I need a Meal Planning 101 class or something. Seriously. One of my favorite hobbies is collecting recipes (perhaps I shouldn’t admit that), but then I am faced with an abundance of recipes and I don’t know what to make or how to put things together to make a decent meal. It gets overwhelming at times.
Case in point – last night, I made two really good recipes. A spinach and artichoke soup and roasted buffalo cauliflower bites. These things do not go together at all! I mean, maybe they do in the fact that they’re both healthier spins on bar food?
I was really hungry today. I had leftover soup and this new Greek yogurt that I found for lunch.
I have to tell you, I’m kind of impressed, Kroger. This yogurt had something like 130 calories, 16 grams of protein and 14 grams of sugar (which is not that much for yogurt). And, and this is a big and for me, it was blended! I really prefer a blended yogurt to a fruit on the bottom one. I tend to forget the fruit is there and then I take a spoonful and come up with all this jelly-like fruit. Anyway.
So, it wasn’t for a lack of protein that I was hungry this afternoon. I mean, the soup also had beans and nutritional yeast in it. But I was starving when I got home so when I realized that the Brown Rice Greek Salad that I planned to make for dinner was intended to be a side dish, I was none too pleased. It tasted good though.
And had roasted tomatoes, which has nothing really to do with anything but I thought they looked pretty.
I somehow managed to go over my daily point allowance (also, I ate a Skinny Cow which is 4 points) but was never satisfied. I feel like if I could meal plan better, I would be less hungry.
Anyone have any meal planning advice for me? How do you combine a main and a dish dish and also, how do you make sure the meals are filling? Help!