Preparing for the Week Ahead

A picture of a woman working on her computer with mixed jewelry items.

{Photo via Pinterest}

I am usually so thrilled that it’s the weekend so that I can catch up on errands and much needed sleep with hope to try and redeem the little social life we have left.  By the time Monday rolls around again, I feel “unprepared”.

Lately I’ve been trying to enforce meal planning Sunday night. I know myself; I can’t wake up early enough to eat a healthy and balanced breakfast (the most important meal of the day) before work, so I try to make some easy-to-grab items that still keep me full through lunch. Like this banana nut bread that I substituted applesauce and Fage Greek yogurt instead of sugar and cream cheese. Turned out delicious. Add a hard-boiled egg, slice of Morbier cheese and a handful of mixed berries and a steaming-hot green tea and you’ve got yourself “balanced”.

Two images that show healthier substitutes for everyday cooking ingredients.

{Check out these great cooking/baking substitutions. Easy, and leaves you no excuse for not making a recipe healthier. Check out my Pinterest board, Tickle my Palette, for more tips}

I also try to make a meal-plan and print out any recipes I might need. This has been a big help in time management. P.S. Don’t go to the grocery store hungry! If you’ve got a list (and a full stomach) you’ll be just fine!

A basketful of vegetables and greens for antioxidants and fiber.

{Got my leafy greens and antioxidants going! }

I always buy flowers on Sunday so they can keep us smiling all week long. There’s no doubt these beauties are instant mood-lifters! Whole Foods was having a sale on their organic tulips. I went red this week!

Red tullips placed in a black cube planter as a fresh and fun centerpiece.

{Subconscious heart awareness? Woo!}

What do you do to prepare for the week? Any tricks of the trade you would like to share with all of us busy women?



P.S. Don’t forget to swing by tomorrow morning at 10 for your weekly dose of ‘One Table’. I’ve got a delicious recipe and tablescape that’ll inspire a trip south of the border!