Friday, April 19, 2013

Healthy Meal Plan: Reluctant Soccer Mom

G's first game of the season, it was cooooold.  Of course, then yesterday it was 86 degrees.  Spring in Ohio!

It is the start of spring soccer and with both R and G playing, SPH coaching and yours truly driving to practices, sitting at the soccer field, gathering post-game snacks, cheering, keeping track of cleats, shin guards and other equipment, I have one thought...

How did I become a soccer mom?

For some reason I don't like the term "soccer mom," it being a label and all, and me not liking labels too much.

But what better term to explain my life for the next month and a half as we fit multiple practices and games into each week?

So with soccer season comes busy weeknights and weekends, but at the end of the day, would I really want it any other way?

Maybe I can just be a mom to two soccer-playing boys, okay?

Here's next week's Healthy Meal Plan:

Meatless Monday:  Black Bean and Avocado Tostadas, Fresh Pineapple

Summer Rolls, Steamed Edamame, Fresh Mango

Make-It-Your-Own Baked Penne, Tossed Salad, Kiwi with Shredded Coconut

Chicken Paprikash, Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Olive Oil, Fresh Pear

Panzenella (works great with Gluten-Free Bread), Clementines

Grilled Chicken, Corn and Avocado with Chipotle Ranch Dressing, Apple Slices dipped in Cinnamon Honey

Life is sweet,


lacrosse gear said...

You've got lots of ways to prepare the same ingredients in a healthy way. The salads are certainly colorful. I saw some things I have never seen before and I had to guess at how they tasted.

It's avocado season now and I haven't had as much of that fruit as I would want to. You've given me new ideas that I can try out. Thanks.

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