Here I am, a little late to the party but you don’t even mind because I made a cute thing and dropped it off without dirtying your carpet or anything. I had this plan. Or rather an INSPIRATION to make meal planning cute, and fun, and less mommy-Pinterest-y. And I’m totally cool with mommies and Pinterest, but I’m not a mommy and I guess I’m still not TOTALLY down with Pinterest. I’ve been itching to create more graphic design-y stuff and noticed that I was naturally drawing in this made up style that I don’t feel mega self-conscious about. I’ve also been focussing a lot on how I cook and eat. So, here comes this plan. I don’t wanna babble on about it too long because I feel like that’s all I’ve been doing lately and I just want to put it out there. I’m hoping to stay on top of making one of these monthly produce charts (at the beginning of the month, not the middle, heh) that you (and I) can print out and be guided by throughout the month. I’m trying to be more seasonally conscious, but it can be a bit overwhelming, can’t it? So, here is a condensed list of stuff that’s in season, but not EVERYTHING that’s in season. I’ll expand on all of this soon, but I tend to enjoy meal planning a little more when I have a few ingredients to focus on each week. I hope this will end up being helpful to others too and that the posts I’m planning around it will be fun for me and you. Because we don’t have to think of eating in terms of New Year’s Resolutions anymore – it’s March! So let’s just try to eat well and not be burnt out about it all the time! Yeah! And P.S. Please feel free to print this out for your own fridge! I didn’t even stamp my name all over it! (Is that a thing I should do? hmmm)
I returned from a school related trip on Sunday night. It was a quick and easy trip and I’m glad it’s over with. Even though I didn’t have much to do to prepare for it, I felt like there was some mysterious wall that I couldn’t move past until the trip was behind me. My first order of business upon my return was to get a really good nights sleep. I was sharing a hotel room with a few other girls and had a really hard time falling asleep every night. Something about being in a silent room with people I’m not used to staying with made it really hard, I guess!
Anyway, the second order of business was to get back into the grocery shopping groove. I ran across the street to Whole Foods in hopes of getting inspired to do some meal planning. Every time I’m in an airport I get the urge to eat salad. I think all the traveling just makes me feel gross and sluggish, which makes me feel like I need to eat healthy. So, that was my mindset and I lucked with some pretty good sales! I love the Naked green juice, but it’s always so expensive. There was a really good deal on the big jug so I snatched it up as a special treat. Even though it’s not as portable this way, I feel like it tastes better straight from the fridge to a glass! Even an airport induced salad craving can’t stop me from snacks and sweets though. My Whole Foods started selling Ben & Jerry’s AND it was on sale. If WF is cool with me eating something as ‘normal’ as cookie dough Ben & Jerry’s then it must be healthy, right?