Yesterday marked the start of Simply Filling February and I’m really excited! Every Sunday I’ll create a meal plan and prepare as much food for the week as I can. I have really enjoyed my meal prep and it’s something I want to continue this month.
A few things first…
1. I am following the Simply Filling Plan BUT I am making adjustments in order to meet my needs. For example, I am going to eat low fat dairy instead of fat free dairy. I am also going to be using cashew milk instead of skim milk in my oatmeal. Cashew milk isn’t on the simply filling foods list, but I am going to use 1 cup and not count PP for it.
2. I am not going to use the 14PP eat day for breastfeeding. This is one of the reasons why I’ll be eating low fat dairy in place of fat free dairy and treating Avocado as a Filling Food.
3. I am going to eat my Activity Points as needed.
Overall, like with any plan or program, I think it’s important to make it work for you! Here’s my meal plan and meal prep for February 1-7.
Breakfast – 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup cashew milk, 2 tbsp PB2 (+1PP), and 1 banana
Lunch – Brown rice, salsa chicken, fat free refried beans, 1/2 avocado
Snacks – Fruit salad, hard boiled eggs, sliced cucumber, cottage cheese, Salted Caramel yogurt, and 1 Quest Bar (+5PP)
Dinner – 1 light English muffin, 1 veggie patty, 1 slice cheese (+1PP), ketchup, mustard, and whole wheat orzo and giardiniera salad
Now the whole wheat orzo and giardiniera salad is SUPER easy to make!
To start, I cooked the whole wheat orzo according to the package, drained it, and set it aside to cool. Next, I drained the giardiniera, saving the liquid. I then placed the giardiniera vegetables in my Vitamix (you can use a food processor) and added back 1/3 cup of the giardiniera liquid to the vegetables. I pulsed the Vitamix roughly 6 times until the vegetables are a small chop.
Next I added the chopped giardiniera to the whole wheat orzo, stirred to combine, and stored in a large bowl for this week’s dinners. This salad is tangy and filling! A simple salad to go alongside this week’s veggie burgers.