Monday, July 28, 2008

Healthy Habits Monday - Week 3

Okay, this paperwork thing still needs work, but I am doing better. Hopefully if I keep working on it a little bit every day, I can tame the beast.

Moving on, football practice started this week for the boys. This involves a meal schedule that challenges everyone. They need to eat early enough that the running and 90+ degree heat doesn't make them sick, but late enough so that they can make it until they get home around 8:30pm. One of the more experienced moms tells me that she makes the more traditional dinner around 4pm, and then they eat a sandwich or smaller meal when they get home. This way they aren't eating a lot right before bed.

Now I don't mind cooking, but I do have a bad habit of wandering into the kitchen around 5:30 wondering aloud what sounds good, so this is going to require a little more advance planning. It's not just temporary, either - the football season and practice 3 nights a week is going to last well into December! So I need to get a grip on this thing.

With all of that in mind, my healthy habit for this week is going to be meal planning/cooking at home. To avoid the lazy cop-out of running by a fast food place (and the calories and cost that entails) I am going to set a goal for myself of planning the week's meals every Monday and planning to eat dinner at home at least 5 nights a week. That leaves a night with the grands and a night to run out for pizza or whatever grabs our fancy.

If I hit any home runs, I'll post recipe links. I'm sure with school starting, at least a few of you are in the same boat. Of course, any money saved can be rerouted to the fabric fund!

I hope you'll share your healthy habits or links to great recipes.

1 comment:

  1. Get yourself a slow cooker. I have the same rigmarole around soccer games and training and would be lost without my slow cooker. STick it on before you leave in the morning, come home to dinner! Check out this link:


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