Meal Plan Monday

I want to find Mr. Reese and thank him for creating his peanut butter cups and his little round candy-coated pieces and then I want to slap him in the face.

Because they are so hard to quit. I remember a few years back, Sous Chef and I had successfully avoided sugar for the entire month of October. We decided to splurge on Halloween, having one Reese’s cup each. The inevitable peanut butter and chocolate-lined downward spiral occurred.

What is it about peanut butter and chocolate???

And that damned candy bowl at work. Snickers, Twix, KitKats…the slippery slope of “I’ll just have one” to “I’ll just have one of each” to “I’ll just have one every time I pass the bowl on the way to the copier” is one that you’d think by now I’d have learned to avoid.

As much as I love carving pumpkins and dressing up and all the green and purple and orange decorations, I‘m glad the candy bowl will be gone today. We’ve planned some healthy meals this week to jump us back onto the Track we keep falling off of, and didn’t shop for a single dessert – not even fruit. If I want something sweet, I’ll have a cup of tea.

Because that’s the same as a Reese’s cup.



Meal Plan

Monday: Apple and Mushroom-Smothered Turkey Burgers with Roasted Balsamic Squash (via eMeals)

Tuesday: Beefy Cabbage Rolls with Apple-Pear Salad (via eMeals)

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala (via La Creme de La Crumb) with Pesto-Tossed Braised Potatoes (via America’s Test Kitchen)


Thursday: Shrimp Salad over Cole Slaw

Friday: Breakfast for Dinner – Gluten-Free Blueberry Almond Pancakes (via Table For Two blog) with Eggs and Bacon