Posted on 27 February 2011.
Annett Davis, Olympian, Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great week last week. We had a fantastic week! I got back out on the beach trying to get in shape for my 2011 pro beach volleyball season. It’s always extremely humbling to get back in the sand. I always feel like I’m jumping 2 inches high and running as slow as a snail. But, I always remind myself it’s only going to get easier. I’ll be faster, stronger, and jumping high again in no time. Well, I hope. LOL. I forgot for a minute that I’m now 37, and in my 13th season playing professionally. Whew, that’s a long time! I never imagined I’d be playing this long. But, we are still one of the top teams and doing great!
Besides training we had a great time homeschooling this week. My son got to go on a 6 hour educational hike and team building workshop. He had a blast! We also visited the Quality West Wing. The kids learned about our government. They have an almost to scale replica of the Oval Office. My son learned so much and had a ton of fun doing a half hour scavenger hunt trying to answer questions about Presidents, the Constitution, etc… He also got to spend time pretending he was the President of the United States. The icing on the cake was that on Saturday it snowed a tiny bit again at my Southern California home (and I don’t live in the mountains). This is only the second time in my lifetime that it’s snowed where I live, and both times happened this year! Amazing.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but this week we are doing something new! I took off my regular Fit Meals Monday meal plan blog hop because of low participation and decided to join Menu Plan Monday at Org Junkie. She has a lot of great info to help you organize your home. For those of you who came looking for my normal hop, please go to Org Junkie and feel free to join the hop there. Over 300 women post their menu plans there.
Here’s My Meal Plan For The Week!
I’m shopping from my pantry and freezer this week! Trying to be frugal! I’ll shop mostly for fresh veggies and fruit. Hoping to keep my grocery bill to $50 or less! I’ll let you know if I make it under budget. FYI all of the meals have links to the recipes I’ll be using (well sort of, I always modify).
Meatless Monday- Red Beans and Rice
Taco Tuesday- Healthy Fish Tacos served with cabbage, tomatoes, avocado slices, and cilantro cream sauce. Baked Mexican brown rice on the side.
Wednesday- Hoppin Johns (an African American dish usually served on New Years Day, thought to bring good luck) served with Sauteed Collard Greens (usually African Americans like to cook their greens to death, literally cooking most of the goodness out of them. I started sauteing mine last year. My kids actually like them better!)
Thursday- Chipotle! We will use the Facebook buy one get one free offer that I told you about last week to buy their organic chicken bowls. We order our bowls with chicken, very little rice, black and pinto beans, fajita veggies, corn salsa, pico de gallo, and a very little cheese. We split our bowls between the 4 of us. This week with the coupon it will only cost us $5.85 (plus tax)!!!
Fish Friday- Shrimp Lettuce Wraps (Ok well not fish, but they do live in the water, does that count?) If you press the link you can show your kids the kids cooking show that shows how to make these. My 9 year old son, and 5 year old daughter joined 9 & 7 year old kid chefs to make this delicious meal!!!
Simple Saturday- Baked “Grilled” Cheese Apple sandwiches (weight watchers recipe) served with Homemade Healthy Creamy Tomato Soup FYI “a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition revealed that a high dietary intake of tomato products reduced total and LDL cholesterol levels.”
Sunday- Healthy Homemade Turkey Chili with Green Salad
Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids
I’m sharing my meal plan with OrgJunkie.com for their Menu Plan Monday.
photo credit- Life.com