background preloader

Meal plans and menus

Facebook Twitter

What to Eat Before You Work Out. If you are a moderate exerciser who tends to perform better with a pre-exercise snack, there are two ways to handle your needs: 1.

What to Eat Before You Work Out

Eat a small (100- to 200-calorie) snack about 30 minutes before you work out. This snack should include fast-digesting (high glycemic index) carbohydrates and very little fat (which digests slowly), so that you digest the meal quickly and the fuel is available during your exercise session. Here are some ideas: Fruit juice Fruit smoothie High-glycemic fruits like pineapple, apricots, banana, mango, and watermelon Sports drinks Pretzels or bagels (but not whole grain varieties, which digest slowly) Energy bars (look for 3-5 grams of protein, at least 15 grams of carbs, and very little fat)2. Be sure to "Pin" this image for future reference. As a moderate exerciser, you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to timing your meals and choosing your foods. This Week’s Menu. Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies So, my ambitious plans to do a lot of freezer cooking last week pretty well fell flat on their face.

This Week’s Menu

I did make the scone mixes, but that was it. A number of unexpected things came up last week and I was just doing good to get dinner on the table each night. So, I’m going to try again this week and see how much process I make. This week’s menu. Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls BreakfastsGranola bars Toasted bagels, scrambled eggs Steel cut oats with dried cranberriesCookie Dough Baked Oatmeal Waffles, scrambled eggs OatmealBread Machine Cinnamon Rolls, scrambled eggs, fruit saladLunchesLunch at Sonic PB&J, carrot sticks, apple slices Annie’s macaroni & cheese, peas, pears Hamburgers, sweet potatoes, fruit salad Tossed salad with hard-boiled eggs, feta cheese, and dried cranberries Leftovers x 2SnacksHomemade Salted Caramel Mocha Fruit/veggies Cheese/crackersDinnersCheesy Chicken and Rice Bake, tossed salad Baked Tilapia, sweet potatoes, steamed broccoliCheesy Vegetable Chowder, Bread Machine Buttery Rolls, apple slicesBroccoli & Cheddar Quiche with Brown Rice Crust, fruit salad, Bread Machine Buttery RollsSlow Cooker Chicken TacosChicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole, steamed veggies Dinner with extended family What’s on your menu this week?

This week’s menu

Share details and/or your link to your menu plan in the comments.

Food seasons

Recipies. Bountiful Baskets Roundup & Menu Plan October 9, 2011. Bountiful Basket October 8, 2011 Hi – It’s Heather here, filling in for Nisha while she vacations at Disneyland with her family.

Bountiful Baskets Roundup & Menu Plan October 9, 2011

I am excited to hear about how she balances healthy eating with vacation. Our Bountiful Basket yesterday was definitely “Bountiful” – I kept thinking to myself, “I really only paid $15 for this???” It is such a great deal and I love figuring out how to eat all of the produce in my basket. And yes, that is 2 bags of carrots and 4 broccoli heads! This week’s basket included: broccoli, carrots, romaine lettuce, red peppers, corn, limes, pomegranates, Asian pears, grapes, Bartlett pears, plums, apples and bananas. Here’s my menu plan for the week. Monday – Layered Caribbean Salad – I am going to add red peppers. Tuesday – Grilled kabobs – chicken, red pepper, onion, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, pineapple; grilled corn on the cob; couscous. Wednesday – Balsamic chicken salad. What are you going to do with your Bountiful Basket this week?