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Fit Meals Monday

It’s amazing how fast Christmas is approaching.  Every day it gets nearer I get a little more stressed. I’m thankful though that we finally didn’t have a swim meet to attend so that I could get some things done. Of course not everything I had planned, but the Christmas tree is up, and zillions of cookies were baked for 2 cookie swap parties.

People usually make excuses this time a year about why they can’t exercise, or get fit.  I think it’s time to lose the excuses and start following a plan.  Speaking of plans. Here’s my dinner meal plan for the week. I’m planning on keeping the holiday pounds off this year. What about you??? To help you out in the New Year, I have a giveaway going on below!  Plus, find out how YOU can get FREE coaching from me!

Fit Meals Monday

Monday: Chinese Chicken Salad

Tuesday:  Garlic White Beans and Greens (red kale and spinach)

Wednesday:  Portabello Mushroom Burger

Thursday: Chicken Caesar Salad

Friday:  Salmon Patties, Potatoes, Corn, Green Salad

Saturday:  Tomato Soup and Faux Grilled Cheese with Apple Sandwich

Sunday: Out to eat with my little Gum Drop from The Nutcracker


My breakfasts this week will consist of eggs and whole wheat toast, Shakeology, fresh veggie juice, or oatmeal.

Lunch this week will be either, Shakeology, sandwich, hummus veggie wrap, or tuna salad.

I’ll rotate the breakfast/lunch meals.

What’s on Your Menu???

I almost forgot to mention. I’m giving away ONE $25 Beachbody Gift Card to the first person who buys a Les Mills Combat Challenge Pack from my site (just $160 you get the workout DVD’s and a 1 month supply of Shakeology)! I will be doing Les Mills combat starting January 7th, and with your challenge pack you are automatically enrolled in my challenge group, where I will coach you and a few others for FREE!!!! If you’ve ever wanted to be coached by an Olympian, for FREE now is your chance. :)  Just go to www.beachbodycoach.com/annettdavis and click on the challenge pack banner on the right side of the page. Next, click on Les Mills Combat challenge pack. After you are finished with your order, message me on Facebook at Get Fit With Annett and let me know you placed your order. If you are the first one to do so, I’ll send you your $25 gift card!  If you aren’t the first one you still WIN!  You’ll still get to have me as your coach FREE!!! So, let’s do this! Start the New Year off right in my private accountability group!

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Fit Meals Monday

Hi Moms.. I hope you’ve noticed that I’m back!!! Back to a more regular writing routine. I hope you’ve been enjoying the posts.  My inspiration comes from YOU! Keep leaving me comments and giving me your feedback. I love to hear from you, and I reply to my readers.  The Meal Planning 101 series was inspired by YOU. If you missed that series click here to start, you’ll find 5 great posts on how I meal plan. Yep, you read that right I share 5 different ways that I meal plan.

Today’s meal plan could actually be a 6th way to meal plan. :) I took an old meal plan that I used in April and revamped it, changed something here and there, and made it NEW again.  I used tips from my shopping the sales paper article as well to make this plan.

If you have a yummy plan you’d like to share with us let us know on our Facebook page!

Oh, by the way.. the picture below is just that, a picture! If you want the recipes you’ll have to download a copy and you’ll get the PDF which has live links to the recipes that are underlined. :)  Click this link to download your copy with active links to the FitMomsFitKidsClub.com Meal Plan October 8, 2012

If you need help getting in shape message me at Get Fit With Annett, and ask about my November Beachbody fitness accountability challenge group! Also, I’m looking for Canadians who want to help others get in shape, and want to keep accountable to staying or getting healthy themselves. Message me for details at Get Fit With Annett.

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids


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Meal Planning 101: using a cookbook or magazine

Hi Fit Moms! The last two weeks I’ve been writing a series about how to meal plan.  I’m hoping that there will be a style that you will like and can begin to use at home.  If you missed the first post that explains why I’m writing this series, check out “Meal Planning 101: how to make a weekly meal plan.”  Here are some of the ways I make a healthy meal plan, “Meal Planning 101: family favorites“, and “Meal Planning 101: shopping the sales paper, and “Meal Planning 101: theme nights.”

The next lesson in Meal Planning 101 is actually something I don’t do very often, because we are on a budget.  But, this is a very fun way to do it, it involves using a magazine or cookbook to plan my meals.  But, with the right cookbook (like a healthy meal on a budget type cookbook) or the right magazine you can find some ready made meal plans for you to just copy and post up on your fridge! All your planning and shopping lists many times are already done for you. This is a great option especially for those of you who want to eat healthy but just don’t know where to start. It’s also good for those of you who just refuse to give meal planning on your own a try.  This way is also good for busy moms who feel like they don’ t have a lot of time to make up their own recipe plan.

One cookbook that I often recommend, was one I used when I was trying to lose 40lbs after the birth of my daughter. I followed it perfectly. I just picked meals from it, writing it on a piece of paper. Every meal was recorded on a resource page, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. I then created a shopping list based on the meals. Click here for a FREE meal plan calendar or log. The book I used was called The Formula. The meals were great! The entire family enjoyed them. You don’t have to use this book! There are plenty out there like The Eat Clean Diet for Family and Kids, and for those of you who have trouble getting veggies into your kids diets, there’s the popular Sneaky Chef. Any book will do with good healthy recipes.

Not only can you find great healthy recipes for your weekly meal plan from cookbooks, but you can also find them in magazines! One of my favorites is called Clean Eating Magazine.  Many times they have the entire week planned for you!  Also, from time to time magazines like Everyday With Rachael Ray will have some healthy meal options.  Other magazines that I like to look through to pull healthy recipe ideas from when I’m making a magazine meal plan are Cooking Light, Eating Well, Taste of Home Healthy Cooking, and Weight Watchers.  If you’d like to subscribe to any of these, I have a way you can do it and save up to 50% or more off of the newstand prices! By clicking on the banner below you can save $$ and at the same time help my son who is trying to raise money to go to Boy Scout summer camp next year! This year it cost over $500 for him to go to summer camp, and he raised all of the funds himself. He’s starting earlier this year. So, if you like the idea of magazine meal planning… and you’d like to save money on your magazine… AND if you’d like to help an 11 year old raise $ so that he can pay for his own summer camp please click the link below.

What magazines or cookbooks do YOU use to help you meal plan?

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Meal Planning 101: Family Favorites

If your family is anything like ours every person probably has a favorite meal. I’m sure that almost everyone has a different favorite meal from each other. In our house, my favorite is homemade pizza. My son’s favorite is a yummy burrito.  My daughter’s favorite meal includes healthy orange flavored chicken. Byron, my hubby, his favorite is any kind of homemade green juice, and stir fry.

As you see we ALL have different favorites. This means that if I was making a “Family Favorite Meal Plan” that I’d instantly have 4 different dinners that I could put on my weekly meal plan, and look how easy that was!

How To Make A Family Favorite Meal Plan

Let everyone in your household tell you their favorite meals, 5-10 of them.  Compile a list of their favorites and use those meals to fill in your weekly meal plan chart. This type of plan will help you make sure that at least one night a week your picky eater is pleased, or it will just let everyone know they are special and loved.

To be clear, sit down and “interview” each member of your family.  Ask them to name 5-10 of their favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack foods.  Record this list on a piece of paper. After you complete this list you should have a list of a ton of options that you can just plug into your weekly meal plan.  Each day you can choose from the list to make sure that everyone gets some of their favorites throughout the week. If I were you I’d do this before my weekly trip to the grocery store so that I can make sure I have all the ingredients I need for the week.

One fun thing we have in our house is a plate that says “My Special Day.”  You can use a plate like this, or any special colored or designed plate you have lying around your house. For fun, try to serve a meal on it to the person whose favorite meal is being served.  They’ll feel special. Everyone will have the plate at least one day or meal a week!

Just imagine…making a meal plan this way takes the guess work out of what your family likes to eat. It also saves you time because you will instantly have a list of at least 10++ breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas to pull from. All you do is pluck one of the options off of your family favorites list, and plop it onto your Fit Moms Fit Kids FREE weekly healthy meal plan template.

That’s it! Super easy!

You will be relieved knowing you’ve planned good healthy meals for your family that you know they will LOVE, because they are their favorites!!

Come back later this week,  I’ll share another of my favorite ways to meal plan!

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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