Among our New Year's Resolutions, John and I are trying to take a more active role in our health and try to eat specific foods for our bodies needs (like MonoUnsaturated Fats and Fiber - thank you, Tara). Tara gave me an old nutrition text book of hers, which we use regularly. So in order to help us stick to this, and just for general organization, we developed a weekly meal plan (This was John's idea, I resisted for a while because I like to be uncommitted). We've developed this schedule:
Monday: Fish night
Tuesday: Asian Food
Friday: traditional meat main dish meal (like mom's chicken and rice, parmesian chicken, meatloaf, or whatever, with plain old veggies on the side)
Saturday: left overs, eat out or "other"
Sunday: crockpot day (which will primarily be soup since John loves it, and I rarely think to make it).
I make no claims for how long this will last, but so far it's been fun to plan out meals in advance.(which also helps with the shopping). We've also mixed up the nights already, based on bean burrito cravings (which are full of trans fat at Taco Bell, but good-for-you-ish when I make them). We've gotten the chance to try to new recipes that've been hanging around too, like Broccoli Beef and Pesto! (not at the same time)