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Fit Meals Monday

Here’s the skinny on our dinner menu for the week!

I used the Shop The Pantry/Freezer, the Shopping the Sales Paper, and Theme Night methods from my Meal Planning 101 series to make the following meal plan. Check out the series!  I looked through my freezer and pantry to make my meal plan, which saved me tons of extra money this week. I just had to add some fresh veggies from the sales paper, and added some milk and eggs to my list and that’s it!

Meatless Monday- White Beans and Greens, Whole Foods Cole Slaw

Taco Tuesday- Steak Fajitas

Easy Wednesday- Low fat Beef Stroganoff

Grill Thursday- Grilled Chicken, Baked Beans, Mixed Green Salad with veggies

Fish Friday- Salmon Patties, Roasted Coconut Sweet Potatoes, salad

Simple Saturday- leftover buffet :)

Sunday- My sweet Victoria’s 7th birthday Under the Sea Tea Party… I’ll share pictures next week. :) or check out my Pinterest page for a sneak peak of cute things I’ve pinned!

What’s On Your Menu???

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Meal Planning 101: theme nights

Hi Fit Moms! I hope you’ve been enjoying the posts about Meal Planning! Have they been helping??

Today I’d like to teach you another way that I meal plan.  It’s another one of my favorite ways and it’s super simple!

I make healthy meal plans by planning theme nights. Having a different theme on different nights makes meal planning a cinch.  All you have to do is switch up different recipes on those theme nights.

How To Make A Theme Night Meal Plan

All you have to do to make a theme night meal plan is to first think of a list of themes.  Your themes can be as simple or creative as you please.  For instance, you themes can come from types of meals such as Mexican, Italian, Chinese.  Or, you can choose themes like dinner for breakfast, or soup and salad day.  Your theme could be a type of meal like vegan or vegetarian, raw food day, or meatless Monday.  You can have a pizza day, or Fun Friday which could include something like homemade pretzels for snacks.  There are fun cookbooks for kids that help them get involved and learn about different countries and states. Maybe you can pick a meal from different regions of the USA and cook those types of meals for the week, while learning about the people and traditions there. Or, pick a country in the world and make meals from that country that week, maybe even dressing up one day.

Another great theme night is Kids Help Cook night. On these nights your kids will help chose and prepare a meal with you.  I suggest getting a kids cookbook and letting them pick one meal each week to add to your meal plan. If they chose they are more likely to eat it! Preparing a meal together will help you bond, and give them lifelong memories.

Example Of A Theme Night Meal Plan

Meatless Monday- these are vegetarian, vegan, even raw meals giving your body a break from meat.

Taco Tuesday- make taco inspired meals.  One week can be fish tacos, another week chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, or even nut meat vegan tacos served in a lettuce “tortilla.” I just gave you 6 different weeks of taco meals! Easy huh??

Wacky Wednesday- meals that are fun like “brinner” (breakfast for dinner).  Have waffles and oven fried chicken, or pancakes and turkey sausage dinner!   Kids Choice Wednesday is another fun option, where your kids get to pick the meal.

Slow Cooker Thursday- meals made in the slow cooker, check out CrockPot365 for inspiration. This woman cooked in her slow cooker for a year!!! She shares the good, bad, and ugly with us.

Fish Friday- a meal with some type of fish. Or, Fun Friday where you make something fun like homemade pizza, sushi, or have a baked potato bar.

Soup and Sandwich Saturday- this will make your weekend easy, serve sandwiches and soup!

Leftover Buffet Sunday- a meal that consists of the weeks leftovers. Or, Super Sunday where you make a fancy meal that takes more preparation. Like old school Sunday dinners at grandma’s (but keep it healthy). :)

If you missed my other meal planning tips you can click on the links below for more inspiration!

Meal Planning 101: how to make a weekly meal plan

Meal Planning 101: family favorites

Meal Planning 101: shopping the sales paper

I hope you liked these ideas! What theme nights does YOUR family have??

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Fit Meals Monday

I’m back!!!! :)

Sorry for not posting a lot last week.  I got to go to the North American Christian Convention (NACC).  It was AMAZING!! Wonderful speakers like our pastor, Dudley Rutherford who was the President of the convention this year. Miles McPherson pastor of The Rock church, an amazing “Do Something” church, who donated over 200,000 hours to the city of San Diego last year (and over 700,000 total hours in the community).  Francis Chan had a compelling talk, and Anita Renfroe left us all in tears from laughing so hard.

Here’s my favorite video from Anita, you may have seen it… “The Mom Song”

I had the opportunity to do one of the workshops at the convention, and I got to speak on guess what topic??? Fit Moms Fit Kids!! I was so excited to be able to share the things God has been teaching (challenging) me in my own life on this topic. I look forward to doing more workshops. Feel free to contact my booking agent if you would like me to come and speak to your group, coachbyron at gmail dot com.

What’s On My Menu?

Monday- I will still be enjoying Balboa Island, and going out to eat.

Tuesday- Vegan Burrito with Cashew Cream Sauce

Wednesday- Portobella Mushroom Burgers and Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday- Engine 2 Diet Sweet Potato & Veggie Lasagna

Friday- Lasagna Leftovers

Simple Saturday- Healthy “Epic” Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich with Tomato Basil Soup

Sunday- BBQ at the Baptisms on the Beach

What’s your yummiest meal that you are having this week?

Anita Renfroe and I.

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Fit Meals Monday- Under $100 Meal Plan

Welcome to Fit Meals Monday!

If you are still partying from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 I’m happy to have you here. If you want to know more about me and this site, please visit my party page.  There’s a giveaway going on! Actually there are two,  so click here for the 2nd one.  We’ll be partying all week here!

Our family just got back from a week long vacation to Sun Valley, Idaho.  It was gorgeous!  We stayed in a beautiful 5000+ square foot home with floor to ceiling windows featuring 360 degree views of the snow covered mountains.  Everyday from our kitchen window we’d watch about 14 elk coming down to the golf course for a sip of water.  It was simply amazing!  We drove to Sun Valley with my sisters family.  The 5 cousins had a blast skiing and making snowmen together. My sister and I got some much needed girl time.

When we got back home we celebrated my brothers birthday with the little dance party that you saw above.  The craziest part of the party was that we had cake and ice cream at about 10:45 am!  NO judgment (see party post).   Did you notice I actually said we “had to”. eat cake and ice cream.  LOL! I was really good. :)  Why did we “have to” eat cake and ice cream at 10:45am?   My sister’s family had to head back to Santa Barbara for their church service that evening.  My brother-in-law is a pastor at Light and Life Goleta, which is next door to beautiful Santa Barbara.  We had to eat breakfast, eat cake and ice cream, and have a quick dance party all before noon!  It was some special party.

Mya, Victoria, and my cutiepie nephew.

As you see this week is starting out super sweet!  I’ve been meeting a ton of cool moms through the Ultimate Blog Party.  I’ve been entering a TON of contests hoping to win some of their amazing prizes (like a $100 Amazon gift card from Wendy Hagen).  The icing on the cake today was that I came in under budget on my weekly shopping trip!

I hear people say ALL the time, that the reason they can’t eat healthy is because it’s too expensive.  My goal this month is to spend under $100 each week in Southern California on groceries.  The catch is, I can’t buy ANY junk.  So, no chips, no cookies, no packaged mac n cheese!  If I want something sweet, I have to make it from scratch.  If I want something like chips, I’m making kale chips instead.


I spent $96.67!  How did I do it?  As you see I went to 3 stores, Sprouts, Valley Produce Market, and Costco.  I didn’t have  a meal plan in mind this week.  Instead, I decided to shop ONLY  for sale items, and then make my plan based on what was on sale.  If it was not on sale, I didn’t buy it (except for Costco items, and about 4 items from the store which were already priced low).  The best deal at Costco was the Almond Milk which was just $8.79 for 6 cartons of milk!  At other stores they cost about $2.50 or more EACH!  So, that was a super price!  As you see, the only thing I didn’t buy was toiletries, paper goods, etc.  We are set for awhile on those items.   I’m budgeting $50 per month for all of those types of things (separate from our food budget).

Here’s My Meal Plan For The Week!

Monday- Healthy Stuffed Red Bell Peppers, green salad.  You’ll notice green salad just about every day on my plan this week.  Romain lettuce was just 3 bunches for $1! I’ll add this veggie or that to it.  Maybe use some of the pears and nuts I have one day.  We’ll never just have plain old lettuce!  I like to make fun creative salads.  You see that I bought apples as well.  We can have a salad with apples and walnuts one day…and maybe blueberries and strawberries another, etc…

Taco Tuesday- Fish Tacos in a Lettuce “Tortilla” served with cabbage, tomatoes, avocado slices, and cilantro cream sauce

Wednesday- Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup I will be using the left over rotissere chicken from Costco (our meal yesterday), green salad.

Meatless Thursday- Crustless Veggie Quiche, green salad.  We usually have meatless Monday, but I have to use up my red bell peppers before they spoil this Monday.  So, we’re having Meatless Thursday.

Fish Friday- Hoemade Panko Crusted Tilapia Nuggets, green salad, squash

Saturday Buffet- No we aren’t going out to eat.  We are eating any leftovers from the week.  If I have left over veggies I can make a veggie omelet, or make a quick stir fry out of it.

Simple Sunday-  Cabbage and Turkey Kielbasa Sausage, green salad

Breakfasts: baked blueberry oatmeal, eggs with green onions and tomatoes, yogurt parfait with fresh berries and granola on top, whole wheat pancakes with fresh berries, granola and fresh fruit (repeat our favorites of the week)

Lunch: tuna salad, tuna sandwiches on homemade honey whole wheat bread, boiled eggs and fruit, Annett’s favorite chocolate smoothie, homemade broccoli soup, leftovers

What’s Your Fit Meals Monday Plan? Tell us in the comment section below?  You can just share one meal if you like.  We’d LOVE to see what’s for dinner, lunch or breakfast!

I’m sharing my meal plan with OrgJunkie.com for their Menu Plan Monday.  Check it out for hundreds of other meal plans from moms just like you.  (Just make it healthy!)

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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