Let’s Eat This Week & A Note

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Changing some things ’round here Queens! Starting with this! Instead of boring you guys with my weekly meal plans…which I’m sure you all LOVED (note my sarcasm there) I decided to take on a different approach with my Let’s Eat This Week series. I’m sure you get it bynow. MEAL PLANNING SAVES LIVES. Yes it’s that serious. If you’re a real queen you know this. Ever since I’ve started meal planning my budget loves me, my stomach loves me, my husband loves me, my kids love me, my sanity loves me. I’m telling you. If you’ve not hopped on the bandwagon do so now. Need some ideas? Look here and here.

Ok, since we’ve got the basics down, I decided that I will post a featured recipe from my meal plan each week to help my fellow Queens get inspired. One of the things I struggled with cooking for a family of 5 on a daily basis, somewhere in between my 9 – 5, raising said family, and living life, was food for me was just a means to survive. We ate HORRIBLY. See referenced posts for more on that. And that’s sad coming from me as I’m a foodie at heart. I love Love LOVE food.

My reason for creating this blog for was for real queens to feel empowered to do it ALL. With little time, little resources, or an abundance of both, we can accomplish all we want in life. Be it small or large. And right now, I want to eat. Glorious decadent food. Every night! So that’s what I do.And YOU can too!

So, please bear with me queens as I continue to find my way with this blog! I just want to thank all of you for the love! Every like, comment, follow, and view is important to me! I have so much in store for the future of this blog and I can’t wait to share it all with you!

Peace, Love, & Blessings.

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This Brown Queen

Meal Planning 102: Cuz I’m Getting Better

This weeks meal plan and preparation. I’m hungry! Enjoy!

Sunday Meal Preparation:

1/2 bag frozen chicken wings

1 bag frozen turkey meatballs

1 lbs boneless chicken breast

1 lb lean ground beef

1 lb tilapia

I cook ALL these meats on Sunday. Simultaneously. Yup. At the same d@m time! Also on Sunday I slice and divide my fruits and veggies for my smoothies for the week. I package in ziplocks for each day to make for easy grab, blend, and go in the morning!

Dinners & Snacks:

Sunday – Meatball Sandwiches with Salad          Snack – yogurt smoothies

Monday – Tilapia, brown rice, broccoli/carrots/cauliflower steamed with cheese            Snack – fruit juicers

Tuesday – BBQ Chicken, cheddar broccoli pasta, corn on the cob            Snack – grapes

Wednesday – Chicken Penne with spaghetti sauce, salad               Snack – uncrustables

Thursday – Chicken Lo Mein with asparagus stir fry               Snack – Goldfish

Friday – *Kids Choice* Make Your Own Beef Tacos (whole wheat tortillas)            Snack – frozen bananas with whip cream

For Breakfast for me (the kids eat at school), I’m starting off slow. Making smoothies all week with my pre-cut and packaged fruit and veggies from Sunday. Mixing a little of this and that to find combos I enjoy. I’ll post those when I find them out!

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This Brown Queen