Sundays are so homey. Do you agree? It’s a day for personal time, preparation for the week and to reminisce on what took place in the last few days.
Most Sundays, especially when the weather agrees, I go on a run or walk or head to the gym, think of what’s on for the next 5 days and what meals I can prep and package away for easy lunch and dinner decisions.
If I do not have the ingredients I need on Sunday, I make a loop to the grocery, then the health shop and then the market. I love the market so much, even if I do not want to buy anything. It is such a positive happy place and the vendors really make an effort to get to know their customers. Just yesterday the Healthy Cafe owners came out into the market and gave us a hug to see how we were doing.
However, if I do not get lunches and dinner together on Sunday for the week, I tend to get takeaway during the week at work and for dinner, I usually sacrifice time that can spent outside walking or time at the gym in the evening making something from scratch and even worse, may skip the idea of making food altogether and eat out again.
Moral of the story is it is well worth it to plan ahead. This is what my daily food log looks like along with my plans for meals.
Coconut pancakes with nutbutter – ingredients included free range eggs, coconut flour, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla extract, salt coconut milk and coconut oil. Here is a recipe for almond meal pancakes, posted a few months back.
Iced coffee, no sweetener nor sugar
Homemade nori rolls with avocado and shrimp
Corn chips (5 or so) with organic cheddar cheese
1/2 banana and nutbutter
Walk – 4.75 miles
Fish and Spanish chorizo tacos – fresh guacamole, diced tomatoes, sauteed onions and pepper and more.
Meals for the week: I have to suggest this was not the best example of what I do on Sundays. Quite often I make massive meals including soups, chipotle style chicken and vegetables fajitas, grass fed burgers, frittatas, guacamole and more.
But on this Sunday, I bought fresh bell peppers and onions to assist with any meal of fish or meat.
Tonight’s dinner was purposefully made 3x larger- I plan on having the fish taco leftovers for lunch a few times this week.
I made hard boiled eggs for mornings on the go.
I usually make beef, lamb or kangaroo patties but will wait to buy some minced meat on a night we plan on grilling out.
Do you practice Sundays in a similar fashion? What meals to you usually make up?
Cheers to you and good health!