Recipes I’ve Been Dying To Try

This week I’m going to take a different approach to my meal planning.  You see, in the past I’ve planned out various dinners and then have been at some what of a loss as to what to take for lunch. I end up taking a salad or canned soup, which is very healthy, but doesn’t satisfy me for the whole work day.

Instead I’m going to cook a few meals this weekend, which I’ll pack up for this week’s lunches.  For dinners, Neal and I are going to do salads, loaded with lots of veggies and lean protein.

I don’t have a solid meal plan just yet, but here are some of the recipes I’ve been dying to try.

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo Chicken Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps

Cheeseburger Wrap

Crockpot Ratatouille

Crockpot Ratatouille

Crockpot Greek Chicken

Greek Crockpot Chicken

Buffalo Quinoa Bites

Quinoa Buffalo Bites

Loaded Southwest Potatoes

Southwest Loaded Potatos

My goal is to pack lunches that are filling and are a good balance of protein, produce, and carbohydrates.

I really need to get my dinners under control, as I’ve been eating too much food between 6PM and 10PM since Christmas.  I’m hoping that switching my larger meal to lunch will help with how hungry I’ve been after work and that eating salads for dinner will help to keep my calorie count/Points intake under my goal.

Any recipe recommendations?


  1. says

    i think this is so smart! i tend to bring leftovers for lunch and eat a lighter dinner. i always aim to go to bed feeling empty then i know i am leaning out. try the recipe on my blog today. it was easy and yummy! pumpkin, kale, goat cheese lasagna!

  2. says

    You know, I’ve been doing the AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge for almost three weeks now, and I never thought I would say this, but the meals that give me the most staying power are the simplest. Lean protein, tons of veggies, and a complex carb or a fruit are my mainstays right now. I’m eating every 2-3 hours and I almost have to force myself to eat full meals. So many things look great to me, but when it comes right down to it, my weight loss success stops me from indulging in half a jar of Speculoos cookie butter at 10pm.

  3. Ali says

    Sounds like a brilliant strategy! Another delicious lunch I love are mini homemade pizzas! I try to buy the biggest zucchini I can, slice it up, then put a low sugar pizza sauce, some crumbled goat cheese, and whatever other topping I feel like onto each zucchini slice (mushrooms, bell peppers normally), and then bake all the slices. It’s surprising how much I don’t miss the bread, and a zucchini is like 40 calories for the whole thing, so a little more cheese and sauce doesn’t hurt! Normally I eat them with a couple whole grain crackers (Ryvita’s my favourite brand) to up my fibre too!

  4. Steffany says

    I made that BuffalO Chicken Chili a few times and my whole family LOVES it. After seeing your cheeseburger wrap on IG, I really want that !!! hahaAnd that crockpot Greek chicken stuff because I love any and all crockpot recipes. And Greek food, mmmm.

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