I readily admit that I am just as concerned about my outward appearance as any other red blooded woman. However, the older I get the more I realize that the right foundation, bronzer, shampoo or Spanx will only get you so far for so long, without a balanced diet and a regular exercise regimen. I’m very consistent when it comes to exercise, but a little less so when it comes to my diet.
Lately I’ve been working on planning my meals for the week ahead of time. The hardest part of that process for me is getting to the grocery store. Two things we here at Of The Comely hate, are laundry and going to the grocery store. Why? Maybe it’s because you have to leave the comfort of your home, drive to the grocery store, fight for a parking space, shake somebody down for a cart, use everything you learned in Geometry to get said cart through the aisles without dismembering any small children or the elderly, to pick through heaps of mushed, felt up fruits and veggies. Then you have to wait in line behind the person who wants to argue with the cashier as to why he/she/they should be able to use the ten cent coupon they clipped from Parade because the brand wasn’t specified and there is no expiration date. After which you push your goods out to your vehicle which is now completely surrounded by an assortment of carts, move those carts of of the way, put your groceries in your vehicle, use the carts to make a halo around the vehicle next to you and drive home. But wait there’s more. You still have to unload the groceries, put them away and no you’re not finished yet, you have to stand over a hot stove and cook them. But I’ve digressed.
If the stars align, I make it to the grocery store during the weekend, and I start the week off with my refrigerator stocked like it is in the picture above.
Then on Sunday night I whip up a main dish and a salad that will last me at least two
days and then wash, rinse and repeat on Wednesday.
|Tofu, onions, garlic & Tikka Masala simmer sauce|
I started this week off with tofu and brown rice,
|I read somewhere that glass containers were better than plastic for microwaving so I’ve been using glass dishes ever since|
with a Kale salad.
|Kale, blueberries, oranges & ginger|
I used some of the left over Kale when I was finished to make a nice smoothie.
What say you guys? Do you plan your meals in advance?