This Mom Tackles Week 3 of Meal Planning

This Mom Tackles Week 3 of Meal Planning

To continue my series in Healthy January Meal Planning for my lunches for the work week, I had to pick something in my pantry since I wasn’t able to plan much before grocery shopping because of the snow storm that hit in my area. So I went with canned tuna and canned chicken and set to making healthy options for make ahead lunches.

The first set of two lunches is Basil Chicken Salad. I found this recipe through a Pinterest 20160124_183748link from Damn Delicious found here. Canned chicken mixed with equal parts basil pesto and Greek yogurt make for a yummy, healthy alternative to chicken salad. I also added a few capers on top to add a little kick and really give in to the Italian flavor. I am going to pile mine on wheat bread, roma tomato slices, and spinach leaves. Simple yet delicious!

20160124_192552My next set of two meals are with the canned tuna, Skinny Tuna Cakes with a Chipotle May0 from Skinny Mom found here. After mixing tuna, chopped onion, old bay seasoning, panko bread crumbs, and two egg whites refrigerate for one hour. Make four patties and skillet cook with cooking spray til both sides are brown. I put two patties on top of a spinach and carrot salad with a little homemade balsamic vinaigrette. On top of each patty I added a dollop of Chipotle Mayo which is light mayonnaise, chili powder, and lime juice. Might be some of the best canned tuna I will have ever had!

I hope you have the opportunity to try one of these recipes and if you do I would love to know what you think. I would also love to hear if you have any other meal plan suggestions. January is almost done but I am going to keep making make ahead meals. It’s been saving me money and I love the new flavors I have been challenging myself with. I will probably keep posting them here but I am also getting ready to start a new series so stay tuned!



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Hello, my name is Amanda and welcome to my blog This Mom's Girl Time. I am a wife, a mom of 2 rambunctious boys, and I hold two jobs. My main job keeps me busy for 40 hours a week as a Recruit Support Specialist. My second job is more for extra money and help support my hobby, I'm a Support Specialist at Micheal's Arts and Crafts. I also have a side store of crochet pieces called Hall of Wonder Crafts. I am also a Independent Distributor for AdvoCare, a nutritional program that helps people to learn healthy habits with an amazing line of products to help nutritionally since we never get everything we need in a day from our diet. I am a lot of different things, I have a lot of different responsibilities, and I have a lot of different interests. Which is why I hope this blog is successful for me and hopefully for my readers.

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  1. Slow cooker chicken is a great way to make a bunch of food that tastes yummy that you can eat all week for lunch. I personally love throwing in some chicken with hoisin sauce, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, some fresh lime juice, and some red pepper flakes. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, and shred it before the last hour of cooking. Make some brown rice and veggies and you’re set for the week!

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