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The Weekly Spread

When I sat down at dinner with my family Sunday night, I realized we only ate dinner together once last week, on Monday night.

We all ate, just not all at the same time. I missed it, I need that daily connection and "catch up time" with my family.

I want you to know that you don't have to have perfect family meals to eat well. All you need to do is be honest with yourself and pay attention to what is going on. If you don't like how things are going, you can take steps to change. I don't like how I feel when I eat alone, so I'm going to make eating together a priority this week.

I hope you view your healthy eating goals in the same light. If you didn't like the way you felt after eating a meal, you can aim to eat better at the next meal. We need to eat about every 3-4 hours, so there's plenty of chances to do better next time!!

Here's my meal plan for the week:

Sunday: hot ham and cheese sandwiches, carrot sticks, apple slices

Monday: (my 9 year old is cooking, this is so easy she can do it 100% alone)

Baked eggs with broccoli + avocado toast (cut into heart shapes) + grapefruit slices

Tuesday: (my 11 year old is cooking, again, this is so easy she can do it 100% alone)

Hummus, tzatziki, cucumbers, bell peppers, flat bread and frozen mangoes + I will pan fry salmon

Wednesday: Meat tacos + orange slices + lettuce + bell peppers

Thursday: Leek and Potato soup + homemade whole wheat bread + apple slices

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Friday: Homemade Pizza with pesto, canned artichokes, frozen spinach and salami, green salad if there is still lettuce left in the fridge - if not, a green smoothie with frozen spinach

Saturday: lunch: tuna melts

dinner: Hamburgers and ice cream at BYU creamery after going to a basketball game

(my college professors used to say "Never trust a dietitian who doesn't eat ice cream!." And while I don't eat out all the time, I do enjoy eating out when I do, there is a lot of nutrition in a hamburger!)

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