Hi everyone, look at me, early with the May 2012 Monthly Meal Plan! LOL!  I know I’ve been posting these right at the last minute, but this month I actually had a little breathing room so thought I’d get it out a few days early for you! I haven’t had a whole lot of time to add in our Weight Watcher’s meals, so I apologize for that. Maybe I can get to it this summer once school’s out and we’re on break.

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Download the May 2012 Monthly Meal Plan:

 

Each time I post this, I get a few of the same questions, so I wanted to answer them for you all:

How strictly do you follow your plan?

Honestly, the answer varies from week to week! I do try to do my grocery shopping using my list on the weekend, so that I’m prepared for the up coming week. But there are days when I simply don’t feel like having what I have on the list for that day, or when I just straight up don’t feel like cooking!

On those days, I’ll usually just swap that meal out with another day’s so  I don’t get too far off track. Sometimes we’ll order out, or have left overs depending.

My meal plan definitely keeps me on track, but I also allow myself some wiggle room! After all, I’m only human ;o)

 

Do you have a good smoothie recipe?

Yes, I do! I’m kind of lazy when it comes to smoothies, I buy the family packs of Yoplait or Jamba Smoothies they have in the grocery store for days when I need a quick breakfast. Just add milk or orange juice and voila!

For days when I have a little more time…

Fruit Smoothies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (frozen is better, but I will work at room temp.)
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries (Again, room temp is okay)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (We prefer frozen yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Optional: 2-3 tablespoons honey to taste (The plain fruit can be a bit sour, but the orange juice helps with this, so try it before adding honey)

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth! Pour into glasses and serve!

This usually serves my 4 kiddos and me, but they all get half glasses. If I need a little more, I’ll just add in some more milk or juice. It makes the smoothie a bit runny, but no one seems to mind and it’s cheaper that way!

Note: Really you can use any type of fruit you prefer! Some of our favorites alternatives to above:

  • Mango, peach, & banana.
  • Raspberry, Blueberry, and Strawberry

Hope the meal plans help relieve a little bit of mom-stress this month!

18 Comments

  1. Hi thanks for posting your monthly menu. It is so helpful. I noticed you are doing weight watchers and thought I’d share one of my favorite recipe sites for ww friendly and really yummy recipes. It’s skinnytaste.com. Between the two of you I’m doing pretty good.

    Holly
  2. Great idea! Thanks! We often use the organic juicing carrots, too as a base as that fits within our budget constraints! 😉 An apple or slice of cantaloupe (or both!) and it is delicious! Well, as delicious as carrot juice can get! 😛

    Peggy

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