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Staying Balanced with Menu Planning


Its Sunday! So that means activities with the family, a little rest time, and planning the week ahead. Last week we focused on balance during the Passion Project and this week our focus is nutrition. Our Passion Project is a project dedicated to living life simply, happy, intentional, and balanced.

What better way to combine balance and nutrition that working on our time management skills and menu planning. So today I wanted to give you a few tips on living a balanced life through menu planning. I can't begin to tell you how much menu planning has changed my life! I sit down each Sunday evening look at the week ahead and..
  • Find my recipes 
  • Write my menu and meals for the week
  • Write my grocery list
  • Write any appointments in my calendar
  • Look at each day and what the week ahead is bringing
By planning out my menu I am limiting the amount of time trying to scramble to figure out whats for dinner. The amount of time and stress this saves me is amazing! Not only are you prepared each evening, you have a plan, you have the groceries, and you are less likely to stray and cheat. You are planned and you are prepared and both of those = success!
So reduce your stress during the week and worry less, plan it out.

Here what was on today's dinner menu:

Sweet Potato Quiche

1 sweet potato sliced thin
4 whisked egg whites and 2 eggs
big handful of spinach
1 red bell pepper chopped
4-5 mushrooms chopped
1 lb ground turkey
1 glove garlic chopped
1/2 sliced white onion
Mrs. Dash
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray pan with coconut oil spray. Slice sweet potatoes and line dish like a pie crust. Cook until potatoes are tender. Brown turkey, garlic, and onion. While those are cooking; in a bowl whisk together eggs. Add spinach, bell pepper, mushrooms, and a low sodium season such as Mrs. Dash. Once turkey is browned, let cool for 5 minutes so eggs won't cook when you you add. Mix all ingredients and pour in dish. Cook until eggs are done, about 30 minutes.
***Plan Ahead Tip
I doubled this recipe and made mini egg muffins. That way I can freeze, pull out individually, and enjoy as my morning or afternoon snack! A perfect snack to follow the Cannon Clean Eating Program. This recipe is also great to get rid of any left overs you may have or extra veggies. Be creative with this dish. Dijon mustard added into the eggs is also delicious!
Now you have made a meal and your weekly snacks! Planning ahead, creating balance, and maintaining nutrition. 

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