You guys… lately I’ve been LOVING Mondays! Mostly because it’s my “start over” day. Sometimes as moms it’s so easy to get discouraged, so Mondays are my clean slate. Today I thought I would share with you 3 things I will be doing this week to make it so great along with a bunch of other moms from The Mamahood.
We are all starting week 1 of BBG (click HERE if you don’t know what that is!) So if you’ve been wanting to start working out, come do it with us starting TODAY! You can get a week free from her website and can download her app for the next 30 days for $1! So there’s no excuse not to, right? Plus it’s only 28 minutes a day, we got this! I will be posting little tid bits over at @themamahoodblog on instagram and periscope so that we all keep up with each other and stay on the same page!
2. Healthy Eating:
Every Monday I start fresh, ditch sugar and processed foods, and try to eat healthy. I write up what meals I’m making for dinner for that week (it’s best if you can do two weeks in advance), so you can follow the meal plan on the app that I mentioned above, but I kinda like to do my own, so here’s what I’m doing for dinners this week. Side note: We have busy evenings so these are all really quick and easy…my kind of cooking. 😉
Dinner Meal Plan:
Monday: BBQ Chicken Salad – I just throw cooked shredded chicken in with a bunch of spinach/salad mix, add corn, black beans, tomatoes, avacados, BBQ sauce + a ranch dressing you can get at sprouts that tastes pretty good without all the calories and fat.
Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo (sauce is from scratch) + asparagus – Click HERE for Alfredo Recipe. This is a regular at our house!
Wednesday: Turkey Wraps – We do this one on busy nights, just tortillas with turkey, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, pickles, cucumbers, and avocado
Thursday: Hawaiian Haystacks + Roasted Garlic Broccoli – Brown rice + homemade cream of chicken (recipe HERE), throw broccoli in a ziplock with avocado oil or olive oil and minced garlic and put in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes or until it’s cooked to how you like it!
Friday: Wheat Pizza – We love making homemade pizzas every Friday! Love this wheat dough recipe HERE, top with organic tomato sauce + mozzarella.
Grocery List: We will always look through the ads to see where different items are cheapest, but here is generally where we get everything:
Costco: frozen chicken, wheat noodles (you guys, these are AMAZING and taste like white noodles!), tortillas, turkey slices, cheese, milk, avocado oil, frozen veggies, frozen corn.
Kroger: black beans, heavy cream, parmesan, butter, brown rice, chicken broth, mozzarella
Sprouts: Ranch (Get the Walden Farms brand), asparagus, spinach/salad mix, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, minced garlic, organic tomato sauce
3. Uplifting + Spiritual Reading:
The most important thing for me to have a good week is to read my scriptures or conference talks daily. So I linked up ones to do for this week and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you should definitely check them out. They are what keep me going every single day and when I remember to do it before doing other things it helps me stay focused and get more done throughout my day. I can’t wait to hear from them again in a few weeks!
Monday: Protect the Children by Dallin H. Oaks (click HERE)
Tuesday: To the Fathers in Israel by Ezra Taft Benson (click HERE)
Wednesday: Mothers Who Know by Julie B. Beck (click HERE)
Thursday: President Hinckley’s Testimony (click HERE)
Friday: The Moral Force of Women by D. Todd Christofferson (click HERE)
I love having the chance to do this with so many of you! I would love to hear feedback from how your week is going and if any of these help you! Comment below or post what you’re doing to make this week great by using hashtag #momsbestweek so we can help each other!