Week of 9/12 - Urban Homestead Meal Plan

I knew this time would happen.

When I started to reclaim my health back in November of 2015 I knew I would encounter this super crappy thing: The Dreaded "Plateau". That period of time when you stop losing weight, working out doesn't seem fun anymore (was it ever really fun?), and it's easy to slip into old, unhealthy eating habits. 

I haven't gained a pound, but I have been stuck at the same weight for about 5 weeks. I know this is 100% due to not pushing myself at the gym, making terrible food choices, and the effects stress of going back to work. John and I both commented that we feel bloated, especially in our mid-section. I also notice my arms are bloated too. Is that even possible?! 

So, this week's meal plan is in efforts to get back on track. I am going to be intentional about getting back into the gym, even if it's walking on my lunch break or while watching the free cable (because y'all know I'm too cheap to have cable TV, right?) in the evening after dinner. 

My continued physical health depends on it. 

In this week's meal plan (which is sometimes a photo of our menu board in our kitchen, sometimes a screenshot of my Real Plans, sometimes a simple list with links to recipes), you'll find several homegrown or local item from our urban homestead. Of course, there will be a few repeats throughout the week since we try to eat in-season and lots of leftovers for lunch. Breakfast is usually a smoothie or steel cut oats; something that can be prepared quickly in the morning. 

Monday - Pork loin (maybe we'll fire up the smoker?) and a side salad w/ veg from the garden
Tuesday - Baked tilapia and a sweet potato
Wednesday - Veggie couscous
Thursday - Grilled chicken w/ New Pioneer's Memphis Mop BBQ Sauce and a sweet potato
Friday - Grilled kabobs (chicken, onions, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms) and seasoned rice
Saturday - Slow cooker beef stew
Sunday - Beer brats, sauerkraut, and leftover seasoned rice

It might seem complicating to eat locally and in season, but we actually get the bulk of our meal plan ideas from Real Plans. You can go here to learn more!

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