Turns out when I don't have a menu plan made, we eat out...a lot. Which is what we ended up doing last week. It's kinda scary eating out now because I don't know what is in everything that I am eating. The problem with this is that I am not sure how much butter and oil is in it, I also don't know the fat content which makes it more difficult for me to keep track of my total fat intake.
However, it is also helping me realize that I can eat more than just a salad when we go out. I don't have to be so afraid to eat a meal, I just have to be smart. Obviously, I am not going to order fried chicken or most red meats. I am also not going to order anything with lots of sauce or gravy because those are typically made with half and half, which I can't have. So it's a learning curve for me and slowly I am getting there.
The next issue I am experiencing, is that regardless of just getting home from SNAP!, I am completely unmotivated to craft. I don't know if I have just been so consumed with food that I can't think of anything else, or if, as my friend Jackie said, my creative gene was located in my gallbladder and now that it's gone, so is my inspiration. I really hope it's the former and not the latter because then there would be no hope for me.
Anyway, I have been doing a lot of research on food and have attempted to make a good menu plan that I can stick to this week. We ate out a lot this last week and honestly, I need to get back in the kitchen, not just because it's expensive eating out, but I really need to keep better track of what I am shoving in my face. I have a new Pinterest board too that you should follow so you can see all the exciting recipes I am adding that I should be able to eat! So, check it out! This menu is pancreas approved (but I'm not an expert so don't actually quote me on that!). Oh and I did a Costco run this week so I don't need to buy much meat.
B-Grape Nuts cereal
L-salad with strawberries and blue cheese crumbles
B-Grape Nuts cereal
L-"snack" lunch and salad
B-Grape Nut cereal
D-ground turkey burgers with baked beans
D-fettuccine alfredo with chicken
D-sweet and sour chicken
B-French toast kabobs from my roundup last week
D-cheesy broccoli soup
B-Mother's day breakfast, leaving it up to Matt!
L-leftovers (or if I am lucky, eating out :P)
D-homemade pizza, or left overs, or BBQ
|tuna in water
blue cheese crumbles
2% sharp cheddar
low fat mayo