Posted by: Amy | January 30, 2011


In our busy and hectic world, it is easy to get caught up in fast food.  I’m not talking McDonald’s here, but rather eating on the fly, quickly and often mindlessly.  We lose track of how much and what we eat.  I have learned that the way we eat is as important as what we eat.  While eating whole, clean foods is critical to our health, eating mindfully with awareness is equally as important.  If we are rushed and distracted, we won’t get as much nourishment and goodness from the food, no matter how healthy it is.  This week, before you begin a meal, pause for a moment and acknowledge the food before you, bless it and appreciate the energy and vitality it is giving you.  Make this  “moment of mindfulness” a new daily ritual.

If you’ve been reading my other menu plan posts you’ll  see similar vegetables in my January and February menus because I try to plan meals around  seasonal produce.  The points are Weight Watcher Points Plus

MEATLESS MONDAY – Butternut Squash Leek Soup (4 points) –   If you are having trouble with sugar cravings, adding winter squash which is naturally sweet can really help satisfy your sweet tooth.  Since this soup has little protein, I will probably serve it for dinner with an open face tuna sandwich.  I mix my tuna with a little light mayo and a little greek yogurt, dill and lemon and a bit of pepper.

TUESDAY –  Fruited Pork Tenderloin (6 points) with Brown Butter and Dill Brussels Sprouts (4 points) if you want to add a grain wild rice would make a  nice side.

WEDNESDAY Southwestern Falafel with Avocado Spread (7 points) I will just eat 2-3 of these with the spread for dinner with some veggie sticks.  My family will enjoy them in the pita.

THURSDAY Chicken Cashew and Red Pepper Stir Fry ( 8 points) In honor of Chinese New Year I will make this 5-star stir fry and will add some snow peas and serve with brown rice.  Make extra rice for Friday night.

FRIDAY Cilantro Shrimp Fried Rice (7 points)  I’m extending my Chinese celebration with a little fried rice using up the cilantro from Wednesday and the rice from last night.  Make sure you use fresh ginger to make it extra special.  I’ll serve it with steamed broccoli.




  1. Thank you for posting these!

  2. […] Last week’s menu was a hit in my house.  The kids loved the Southwestern Falafel, Butternut Squash Soup and the […]

  3. […] Last week’s menu was a hit in my house.  The kids loved the Southwestern Falafel, Butternut Squash Soup and the […]

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