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Fit Meals Monday

It was a good week at the Davis house, though it started off a little shaky.  My husband said he would take over the kitchen for a week preparing both raw and vegan meals.  When my husband offers to cook for a week, I’m always ALL IN!  Well…Day 1 he had great intentions, but by 5pm he still had not gone shopping for his ingredients.  At 6pm our kids were starving and my little one was whining on my shoulder saying “Mommy why didn’t YOU cook dinner?!?!?”  By 6:45pm I was asking myself the same thing!  But, he finally got things together and dinner was delicious!  We had a Veggie Lasagna (made from all veggies, no pasta).  The “noodles” were made from zucchini and squash.  The sauce was raw made in the food processor and was delicious!!

This week started off with a  fabulous luau party for my daughters 5th birthday!  I can’t believe how fast time flies!  We had a great time, great food, and I had a blast making her hula girl cake!  We played coconut pineapple bowling, did the limbo, learned how to hula dance, played pin the tail on the monkey, and busted open a hula girl pinata.  My little hula girl said this was her best birthday ever!  (She says that every year, but she means it every year too. lol!)  Sweet Victoria is a party planner at heart, so I bet you starting Monday she’ll spend the next 364 days planning her next party!

This week will be one of the most exciting ever for our family.  Not only are we celebrating Victoria’s 5th Birthday, her actual birthday is Monday so we’ll have a special dessert to celebrate again as a family, but, this coming Sunday my husband will be competing in his first Ironman!!  We’ll drive to Arizona on Friday so our meal plan for the week will be short and sweet as I don’t know where and what we’ll be eating in Tempe.  We will possibly have access to a kitchen so we are hoping to find a Whole Foods or Trader Joes and cook our own food while there so he can stay on track eating healthy.  One change for my hubby will be that he has to add extra salt to his food a few days before the race so that his body can retain water during the Ironman.   He’ll do this so he won’t get dehydrated during the 2.5 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26 mile run!  I still can’t believe he’s doing this!  I’m so proud of him, and excited that he decided to take this on at 40!

Here’s my “Ironman” menu for the week.

My husband competing in the 100 fly

Monday Veggie Lasagna this week with pasta

Taco Tuesday- Taco Salad (lean ground beef, black beans, fresh corn, avocado, fresh salsa)

Wednesday-  Chili (white and black beans, fresh corn, garlic, onion, leftover taco meat or  a piece of the chicken that I’ll use for Thursday)

Thursday- Grilled Chicken, broccoli, mixed green salad with veggies

FRIDAY-SUNDAY- Driving to Arizona for the Ironman, hopefully eating at Whole Foods or making our own whole food…Sunday??? I have no idea when he’ll finish the race so the kids and I will be on our own.  We will meet up with our new friends from Kids Can Cook and hopefully find a healthy restaurant that gets the Kids Can Cook seal of approval!  I’ll let you know next week. (FYI my meal plan may change…if it does I’ll let you know.  I couldn’t find my hubby’s triathalon book that tells what he should eat this week.  So, this is my plan, subject to change once I find the book!

What’s Your Fit Meals Monday Plan?

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9 Responses to “Fit Meals Monday”

  1. Thanks for hosting! My post is for a particular recipe – not a full menu; but also planned for the week are Spanish Fish Cakes with Romesco Sauce, Spinach and Chick Pea Pies, and Caramelized Onion “Meatloaf” with a bit of ground turkey and tofu.

    Love your site and looking forward to more great reads!

  2. Beth says:

    Your menu plan looks delicious! I have been wanting to make a raw lasagna with zucchini noodles, but it looks like it’s a lot of prep. Is it? Thanks again for hosting this! :)

  3. admin says:

    Hi Beth! It isn’t too bad.. If you have a nice slicer like a pampered chef one you can easily slice your veggies into long “noodles”.. It’s really pretty fast!! You can throw the sauce ingredients into a food processor. That takes seconds…And, if you want mushrooms, carrots, or any other veggie you can either hand chop them or chop them in the food processor. Which again is fast!

  4. admin says:

    Wow! Spinach and chick pea pie sounds great!! I hope you have a recipe on your site! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Angie says:

    Thanks for hosting! I love being able to come here to find new healthy recipes!

  6. chicken caesar burgers were yummo as usual! i would eat them every week if my family would let us! they are so moist and just plain good! you will have to let me know if you try them.

  7. admin says:

    OK I was just inspired to change my grilled chicken to Lemon Rosemary (b/c Angie’s Healthy living is having it this week). That sound so much better! I always forget that I have a rosemary plant in the backyard, and I just bought a bag of lemons yesterday! Yum! Thanks Angie! I hope you Fit Moms are checking out these ladies meal plans to get yourself some out of the box ideas!


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