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Friday, April 01, 2011

My kids start their softball/ baseball practices this week. Which means I will be at our local ball field 6, yes 6, days a week. Let's throw in 3 days of dance for Madi and she plays on a travel team that will practice 2 to 3 days a week. Eek. I am one stressed out Mama. I have made up my mind that we will not be visiting the drive thru on a regular basis...or eating hot dogs and Pepsi from the snack bar. I have tons of healthy options in mind to avoid it. The trouble is getting my picky children to comply and keeping my laziness from kicking in and heading to the drive thru. Lately I have been so unmotivated.

I am stressed more over dinner than getting everyone where they need to be. I have come so far over the past few months, I hate the thought of undoing all of my hard work. The hubby is no help, his answer is always Subway. Which isn't as bad as burgers and fries, but we can't afford to eat out that much. Sometimes i think he is worse than the kids.

So, when I hit the grocery store this weekend I will be stocking up on stuff to make yummy to go wraps and sammiches!!!

Oh, and I need a new fruit or veggie to try for the 100DTS challenge!!!
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  • DUGIESTONER
    Thanks for all of the ideas!!! I am thinking about trying to pre cook stuff on Sundays like a whole chicken. Then I can shred it for wraps and salads. I was also thinking tacos with soft shells. Can roll 'em up and go!!! One other idea a friend gave me is a whole wheat wrap, spread with peanut butter and roll up a banana!!! I think those will be good for days we have to run out early and the kids aren't really ready for dinner
    3778 days ago
  • MARYOH3
    I have three kids involved in sports, dance, scouts etc. and I would totally FAIL dinner without my crockpot (last year everyone got tired of subway.) On nights when we're eating at different times I put something in we can scoop out and eat as needed, usually a hearty soup (chili, pasta fagioli , black bean and kielbsa) Add whole grain bread and it's a meal ready when needed. When I know we can sit down together I often do meat and a side (usually in different crocks.) Pulled pork or BBQ chicken thighs are fabulous in the crock (meat + bbq sauce and cook) and the meal is easily completed with a can of baked beans and coleslaw you can prep the night before. Good luck!
    3778 days ago
  • YARAC211
    Manwiches! We make them with ground turkey and sometimes I even pre-cook the turkey and freeze it. Kid friendly, reasonable healthy, fast. I put mine on a whole wheat deli flat.

    You can survive this with out fast food!!! emoticon
    3778 days ago
  • ANANGELMOM
    OMG, I can't imagine! I have a feeling I'm reading about my future and it scares the crap out of me! I'm proud of you for trying to head off road blocks. You need to give me those tons of ideas ; ) We do have to be gone for dinner at least 3 times a week, but lord not 6! Good luck my dear.
    3778 days ago
  • PLEEBLES
    My running partner was just telling me last Saturday how she was also stressed out about dinners for the family. She works full time and doesn't get home until 6:00 every night and said she was so concerned about what to make each night.

    She emailed me on Sunday and said she was so proud of herself. She took 2 hours out of her weekend and pre-made 5 dinners! They are all ready to go and all she has to do is put them in the oven (or in some cases, take them out of the freezer in the morning and put them in the oven on a timer).

    So, maybe you can find some good 'to go' dinners that you can make over the weekend and then just 'grab and go' on those busy nights. Good luck, and if you find anything good, let us all know about it!
    3778 days ago
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