You may have noticed recently if you follow my menu plan, that we have been addressing some health issues with my husband lately. Well, actually we have been dealing with them for a while. I am thankful to say that this year my husband has been cancer free for 6 years. Though, as I write this I am staring out the window of the surgical floor unit at our local hospital. He had to have surgery done to correct some complications from a previous cancer surgery.
My hubby is pretty awesome. He makes me laugh, he slows me down when I am going too fast, he wants to see my dreams come true and has made a lot of sacrifices to see that happen. I say all of this mushy gushy stuff to say that we both really need to focus on being healthier. I want us both to live long lives so that we can annoy the mess out of each other when we are old and grey. In order to do that we both need to lose some weight and get healthy! So you will probably see recipes that don’t fit my usual bill (butter, cream, etc…) but no worries! I promise that I won’t post a recipe that my persnickety husband and I wouldn’t eat and love ourselves.
Here is our menu plan for this week. We are planning on eating really well during the week and loosening the reins a little on the weekend to enjoy the things we really crave in moderation.
p.s. You won’t find a lot of recipes on my blog with fat free ingredients. Reduced fat is just about as far as I am willing to go. While we both want to lose weight, we aren’t interested in taking in a lot of fillers and junk that most of those things have.
General Tso’s Chicken with Brown Rice
Flemish Beef Stew with whole wheat rolls
I don’t know how long we will be at the hospital, plus I have an event on Friday so I am only planning three meals for the week.
I would love to see any recipes you adore that are healthy and under 500 calories per serving. Comment below and enlighten me! 🙂