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We’re almost halfway through with Phase 1. I’m thrilled – I’m down 3 pounds already. With pcos, I was NOT expecting that.
Meals for us are going to be a little looser than the traditional Phase 1 menus I’ve seen. Our budget just doesn’t allow for steak three times in two weeks for the three of us. :laugh_tb: Some of the things we eat will be higher in fat than the recommended meats, but we’re trying to do the best we can with what we already had in the house while still keeping our budget low.
S will not be following the Phase 1 – he needs his carbs and fruits. I’ve made some wheat rolls for him to help round out his meals and for sandwiches for lunch. He eats salads really well, but he does tire of them quickly so it’s nice to have sandwich-making supplies in the house for him.
Here’s our menu:
Sunday – chicken breast over tossed salads
Monday – chicken and green pepper stir fry
Tuesday – meatballs and yellow squash
Wednesday – crockpot pinto beans
Thursday – Crockpot Taco Chicken Stew (adapted to make it SB-friendly)
Friday – hot dogs (no buns) and cabbage
Saturday – split pea soup
Breakfast for us is usually eggs somehow. For S – it varies depending on what’s in the house – cereal, oatmeal, grits, pancakes, eggs, etc.
Lunch is either leftovers, tuna, salads, or beans. Tuna salad is a favorite of mine – and served in a garden-fresh tomato – yum. It’d be even better with chicken salad.
Snacks are fresh veggies, cheese sticks, etc.
We’re eating tons of veggies (which I am absolutely loving!), but I’m not planning all those out specifically. I am thankful that our garden is still producing – that really helps.
You can read more menu plans over at I’m an Organizing Junkie.