Let’s eat! Meal Plan #13

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Hello, hello, hello!

I hope you’re having a good week! I’m really enjoying this beauticious weather we’ve been having in good ol’ Austin, TX. With such wonderful weather, why not go out and stinking’ enjoy it? Seriously. What are you doing on your phone reading emails?!

Anyway, these meals include some grillable options, and I encourage you to invite some friends over and share a meal outside. Sharing a meal together is one of the best ways to get to know people, and honestly, if you’re not sharing a meal with a person, then do you really even know them? What do you do for your birthday? Have a meal out and invite your closest friends and family? Great! Do you have a certain meal of the week you eat with your parents or some close friends? Terrific! So, knowing folks and eating with them go hand in hand. Want to get to know someone? Share a meal with them! If you eat approximately 3 times a day, then this gives you 21 opportunities in a week to build relationships with people. These meals are meant to be shared with others so put them to use and let me know how it goes!

Aaaaanyways, here’s the plan.

-Tom Eats


Meal Plan #13

Breakfast:

Last week I had a green smoothie for one breakfast. It was good, though I could tell I was a little hungrier than usual by lunchtime. Green smoothie = 80% green veggies 20% fruit. That “fantastically healthy!” orange-pineapple-mango-passionfruit-banana smoothie isn’t really doing ya much favors. When you make a smoothie, make it mostly with green veggies; fruits in moderation. And then of course there are egg scrambles with mushrooms, spinach, onions, whatever. Just because it’s breakfast doesn’t mean you can’t include some greens in there.

Lunch:

Leftovers. If we don’t have enough leftovers for a meal, I usually make a spinach salad with ham, walnuts, oil & vinegar, and maybe some blueberries or chopped pear.

Dinner:

Beef & Broccoli – a slow-cooker recipe, but a good one.

Chorizo & Beef Lettuce Wrap Burgers – Mix equal parts chorizo and beef add a single egg and form into patties and grill. serve in a leaf of romaine lettuce with all the usual burger fixin’s. Want to skip the fries? Try this recipe for sweet potato tots instead.

Thai Meatballs – These sound great, I haven’t gotten the opportunity to try them yet, though. I’m sure they’d be perfect to take to a potluck/party/appetizer extravaganza.

Chicken Fajitas – This girl has a pretty good recipe but I prefer to grill or use a cast iron skillet to cook the breasts whole and then cut them. I think it leaves the chicken moister this way. Also, serve with my recipe for mango salsa:

1 cucumber

1 red bell pepper

1/4 cup cilantro leaves

1 mango

1/2 red onion

juice of 1 lime

1 jalapeno, or more depending on spice preference

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

Blend all ingredients in a blender until fully salsa-fied.

Tom is also involved with Globe & Crown Publishing and Podcast, and The Surreal Appeal Art & Jewelry. Celebrate art and creativity by checking them out!

 

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