Post Turkey Day Detox

My 4 little turkeys on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving has come and gone yet again. And though it certainly looked different this year, some things never change…

I ate my body weight in cheesy, carb-loaded goodness, slept late and relaxed around the house every day, and am now ready to take on a new week (aside from my 5:30 alarm clock 👎 ). For some reason I feel a sense of renewal on this Sunday evening, a new found purpose and motivation, almost like it’s New Year’s Day.

Soccer season is finally over for my boys, and we have a brief hiatus from the hustle and bustle of multiple practices and games per week. I am also out of my first trimester (18ish weeks), and my energy and good vibes have returned.

I haven’t made a home-cooked, nutritious meal for myself in what feels like a decade, so I have decided that this is the week to try. I have selected my recipes, picked up my groceries, and cleaned out all of the unhealthy food from the fridge. I am avoiding cheese this week because I feel like my arteries need a respite from all of the saturated fat I have consumed as of late.

Thanks to Pinterest, I have several new recipes to try out this week. Cooking is complicated for my family, as I’m sure it is for many of yours. Everyone has different tastes and preferences. My kids almost never eat a meal I cook based off of my liking, though I certainly eat cold, leftover mac and cheese off of their plates like a champ.

Just like my own mother always told me while cooking me special, individualized meals, “I feel like a short-order cook.”

Recipes for Week of 11/29

Sunday- Veggie Fajitas with Tempeh (kids bean and cheese tacos)

Monday- Vegan Lentil Tortilla Soup (kids chicken quesadillas with hubby’s leftover fajita meat from Sunday)

Tuesday- Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers (kids sub sandwiches)

Wednesday- Amy’s Frozen Vegan Margherita Pizza (kids English muffin pizza)

Thursday- Tofu & Potato Breakfast Tacos (kids potato, egg, and cheese breakfast tacos)

I am certainly not touting this menu as super healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but for me it is definitely an improvement and perhaps a step in the right direction?

Here’s hoping I don’t throw in the towel and hit up Taco Bell by Tuesday.

Wish me luck, and feel free to link any healthy recipes you love in the comments. Have a great week!

-Lacey