Let’s Look-What I Eat in a Week

Happy Hump Day! My goodness! After my four-day weekend I feel like this normal five-day week is lasting more like thirty-nine days! How is it only Wednesday?!

The good news for today is Shay and I have our February Let’s Look happening! The topic is what we eat in a week. I love reading nosey posts like this. Do you? Sure hope so, because I’m let’s look at my menu lately! I have a few pictures and a long list of what I’ve eaten, what my family has eaten, and what I’ve served my people.

Let me introduce you to this handsome guy…

This is Tab, my husband of almost seventeen years. In our house, Tab is the one who keeps us on a “choosing healthier choices” eating lifestyle. By that, I’m not saying we’re super crazy about what we eat, but we make little choices like wheat noodles, protein noodles, etc. instead of just regular pasta. We have sweet potatoes or cauliflower rice instead of mashed potatoes. Do we do that all the time? Absolutely not! But we try to do it more than not. However, Tab’s out of town this week so my dining choices have been way less than stellar. This isn’t the best week for me to be sharing my food choices! I’m pretty sure the kids and I have indulged in dessert every night so far!

Here’s a little recap…{remember it’s not the norm-I’m going to share our dinners from the week before as well so you can see it’s #balance happening here}

Sunday: Breakfast-Oatmeal

Lunch: The kids and I picked up Raising Cane’s, which is chicken tenders and fries, after church on Sunday.

Dinner: After Bowen’s baseball practice, he and I grabbed barbeque from a local restaurant to eat at home.

Monday: Breakfast-I had an extra cup of coffee {this is terrible, I know.}

Brunch: Leftover turkey from the barbeque restaurant on a salad. I buy a bag or two of the chopped salad kits just to make salad making mid-day super quick. I topped it with Trader Joe’s Ghost Chile BBBQ Sauce and a little Ranch. {You NEED that BBQ sauce in your life!}

Afternoon Snack: Ham {Shay introduced me to this ham years ago. It’s now the only lunchmeat I have at home. I prefer for meat to not really taste like meat and this ham doesn’t! You can taste the rosemary and sundried tomato!} and Cheese Roll-Up, some jalapeno chips, and then another cup of coffee

Dinner: BBQ Apple Chicken Sandwiches-I ate mine on a salad and the kids had macaroni and cheese.

Tuesday: Breakfast-Protein Shake

Brunch: Same leftover turkey on a salad. I much prefer to grab something quick as kids are getting ready and then eat something heartier around 10:00 a.m.

Afternoon Snack: Same-roll-up with chips.

Dinner: Marla had 3/4 of my kids while Ebby Lee and I ran an errand. She made tacos and we ate before coming home. {Forgot to take a picture but crunchy tacos were on the menu and delish! Marla adds Russian dressing to her ground beef and taco seasoning when she makes tacos. They were really good!}

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That’s a little sampling of my meals so far this week. Last week these were our dinners…

Monday: Turkey meatballs in pasta sauce with wheat noodles and green beans. This meal is my go-to anytime I won’t be home but want to serve my family dinner. I purchase one or two bags of these turkey meatballs from Trader Joe’s, dump them in my slow cooker, and top with pasta sauce. Then before I leave I get the veggies and noodles cooking so Tab has just one or two steps to complete before dinner is served.

Tuesday: Cheesy Ranch Tacos-my kids love this one!

Wednesday: Chicken Tortellini Soup-we love that sausage tortellini soup BUT there really isn’t much protein so in order to make us feel a bit better about eating a hearty bowl on a week night I used four chicken breasts instead of the usual sausage. Do you know this recipe?

Sausage Tortellini Soup-

*1 pound of breakfast sausage browned and drained {or I just added four raw chicken breast}

*I bag of fresh spinach chopped

*2 cans of Italian-style diced tomatoes

*1 big box of chicken broth

*1 big bag of cheese tortellini

I dump all of that in my slow cooker and cook on low {but if you’re doing the chicken I’d cook it on high}. About 30 minutes before serving, I add a block of cream cheese. Stir it up really well {and shred up your chicken}. We serve ours with crushed red pepper. It’s delish! The chicken was really good in this one!

Thursday: Chili!! Because I’m pretty sure everyone in Texas had chili last week during that snow storm. 🙂 My kids eat chili but it’s not their favorite so I had hot dogs for them to have a chili dog as an option.

Friday: We ordered Chinese take out…honey walnut shrimp with fried rice was my order.

I try to really change it up on what we eat for dinner. If I’m cooking every night, I’d much prefer to be trying different recipes versus just making dinner repeats. Which could be the reason why I could really chit chat about meals and what you’re feeding your family for dinner this week for a long while! I love hearing about that!

Okay, now I’m off to get this Slow Cooker Beef Stew started!

One more thing- if you missed my January Let’s Look, it was Organization for the New Year! Be sure to check it out if you need a little motivation! Next month, we’ll be sharing our Let’s Look post on March 16th instead of March 9th. If you usually link up, please make a note. Looking forward to talking high school and college!

Have a great day!

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15 Comments

  1. 2.9.22
    Andrea Hooper said:

    This week we had cilantro lime chicken with tortilla chips and rice on Monday. Tuesday we had chicken tikka with rice. My husband loves Indian food so I tried it out for the first time this week and surprisingly the kids loved it. It could have used some more spice. Tonight we are ordering sushi for my sisters birthday. Tomorrow we are having steak and zoodles and then wrapping up the week with homemade taquitos on the last day!

    • 2.9.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for sharing! What is your homemade taquito recipe? I used to make those with cream cheese, chicken? Is that yours?

  2. 2.9.22
    Angela said:

    Hi Erika!
    I love new recipes too. If you haven’t tried The Defined Dish you need to. She has two great cookbooks. Everything is healthy and SO full of flavor and easy to make. My family loves everything of hers. She lives in the Dallas area too. Hope that gives you some new ideas 💗

    • 2.9.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hi Angela! Thank you! I follow her on IG! She posts the most gorgeous pics-mine will not look like that. I’ve made a few things of hers but need to try more!

  3. 2.9.22
    Carly said:

    You gave me some good ideas! I am SOOOOO curious on Marla’s addition of Russian dressing to taco meat. Do you have any idea how much she adds or approximately?? I want to try that

    • 2.9.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      She says it HAS to be Russian dressing, not Catalina, not French. She adds taco seasoning and instead of 3/4 cup of water-maybe 1/2 cup of Russian dressing and 1/4 water.

  4. 2.9.22

    Your eating habits are why we’re besties. Some chicken fingers, a fry, a little salad, some soup…#soulsisters 😉

    • 2.9.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahahahahaha!

  5. 2.9.22
    Sue in Oz said:

    Had a short getaway this week and enjoyed Colombian food, a fantastic breakfast buffet at Melbourne’s Crown Promenade Hotel, sizzling seafood overlooking the beach in Torquay, and the best chicken and wedge salad at The Dunes in Ocean Grove.

  6. 2.9.22
    Gale said:

    By golly, I would say you’re right about all of Texas having chili last Thursday night! Here in Burleson, that’s what we had!

    • 2.9.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Who didn’t?! Right? It was a must! I asked on Monday at my grocery store during my pick up if most of the shelves had been restocked and the guy said, “Not really. We have hardly any beans.” Hahaha!

  7. 2.9.22
    Elspeth said:

    I always love getting peaks into peoples lives and daily routines. This post was so fun!
    http://www.elspethsdaybyday.com

    • 2.9.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!

  8. 2.9.22
    Joanne said:

    I always referred to the weeks my husband was out of town as our “vacation” weeks… we might have been home but holding down the fort solo means something has got to slide and I’d rather feed the kids a bit of junky food if it means we’re all happy at dinner (mom included!). It’s worth it when it doesn’t happen often.

    • 2.9.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh yes!! Me too! That’s a great way to look at it, “vacation week”. I like that!