Life has been overwhelming me in every way lately, and I've been feeling really, really s-t-r-e-s-s-e-d. It seems as though I am truly working 24 hours a day with little to no rest (although that can't quite be true or I wouldn't be writing this! It HAS taken me 4 days just to write this, though. Little snippets, here and there :-). We hit the ground running around 7 a.m., and it's just go go go after that until I crash into bed at midnight (usually later) with a baby who enjoys an all night feast and sleeps very little. It's such a dichotomy that I can feel so fully blessed and incredibly stressed at the same time...
..."Such is life, Pip. Such is life."
I found Gwen's tips for busy mama's to stay on plan very helpful for planning on how to make this work without causing much extra work for me.
Change of Plans....had a freezer spaghetti pie meal instead.
Change of plans. Had leftovers.
Wednesday: Stuffed Peppers (S)
Saturday: Homemade Pizza on Gwen's sourdough bread (crossover but still on plan.)
The kids and hubby will have their usual quick breakfasts (toast, fruit, eggs, cereal, oatmeal)
I will be having quick THM-friendly breakfasts.This was not an issue at all last week as I love eggs, cheese, omelets, cottage cheese, and 0% greek yogurt with berries sweetened with Truvia. All of these foods are on-plan, and I don't mind eating the same sort of things for breakfast every day.
I had a Volcano Mud Slide Muffin topped with 0% yogurt sweetened with Truvia & berries for breakfast last week. This was surprisingly pretty good. It only takes about 2 minutes to make, too, which is a pllus! I was really skeptical to make it as I had not had success with THM muffins last time I attempted them, but I have been having success with Truvia. It tastes so much better than plain stevia. I will definitely be adding this to my usual breakfasts.
*I plan to eat leftovers for lunch when possible since they are all THM-friendly or can be adapted to be THM-friendly*
*Lunches around here are quick. I add raw veggies & fruit to our simple and often not-so-healthy mains for the kids & hubs*
Grilled Cheese & Cream of Tomato Soup
Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
Crackers, Cheese, Pickles, Veggies, & Fruit
Pancakes (on Saturday... I will probably try THM-friendly pancakes for myself and make usual pancakes for the rest of the family)