Menu Planning Monday: My menu plan for the week of 9/15

This week I had to put a LOT of planning into my meal planning.  I’m starting the Advocare 24 Day Challenge  You can find out more about that here-> Join me in the Advocare 24 Day Challenge

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I’ve learned that one of the biggest things that will make or break weight loss is being PREPARED!  So, I planned out my breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and even snacks for the whole week!  You can see my full menu here-> Advocare 24 Day Challenge Menu Week 3

See last week’s menu here–> Advocare 24 Day Challenge Menu Week 2 (yes, there are some similarities with breakfast and lunch)

See the previous week’s menu here–> Advocare 24 Day Challenge Menu (yes, there are some similarities with breakfast and lunch)

See my menu plans from previous weeks here–> Menu Planning Monday

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SUNDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla soup – I got hit hard by my first sinus infection of the season and all I wanted was SOUP.  I really wanted chicken noodle soup, but I figured with all of the noodles that probably wasn’t the best bet.  When I figured out the calories per serving for this soup using My Fitness Pal, I was surprised to find out that it’s only 119 calories per serving!  I used low fat and low sodium chicken broth and cream of chicken.  I skipped the cheese that I’m used to adding, but did treat myself to one spoonful of sour cream (it was reduced fat and only 20 calories) and 3 tortilla chips!  It hit the spot!

MONDAY: Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken and Spring Vegetables – This is a new recipe for me, but it sounds yummy.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out!  I’ll be serving it with a side of brown rice.

TUESDAY:  Chicken Spinach Parm – This is another new recipe.  It sounds yummy to me.  I’m not sure my husband or son will be crazy about it, but we will see.

WEDNESDAY:  Slow cooker shredded lime tacos – I first discovered these on a friend’s blog.  They are easy to throw together and yummy, too!


THURSDAY:  Baked Ravioli – This is totally NOT on my diet, but it’s something I can throw together before I leave and my husband can heat it up and feed it to the kids.  I’ll be at a blogging conference.


FRIDAY:  Country Style Macaroni – My kids and husband will be able to enjoy all of their favorites while I’m at a conference this weekend!  I will also make this before I leave for the day and my husband can just throw it in the oven and feed the kids when they all get home.

SATURDAY:  Baked Orange Chicken – I love orange chicken and I’ve been missing it.  I found this baked version and can’t wait to check it out.

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