Week 3 of the Fast Food Challenge

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Here we are 3 weeks into the Fast Food Challenge for the month of August. Things are going really well for our family. We have had NO fast food or take out of any kind since July 31st! We have been sticking to our dinner menu plan this past week, with a few minor changes here and there and that has helped a lot. Also, yesterday we went our for awhile and typically we would’ve stopped and gotten the kids some burgers from McDonald’s while out, but we took along snacks from home as well as drinks. So we were able to avoid buying fast food. I think the biggest thing about this whole challenge is just to plan ahead. It helps us to realize ways that we can change how we’re doing things even after this month is over.

Yesterday, Jason and I made these Rueben Roll Ups that turned out so yummy and were very easy to make. They were also very inexpensive. When you can be creative and make things like this yourself, it makes you feel a little better about not buying fast food so much. I will be writing a separate post with the recipe for this one soon.


Here is our dinner menu plan for this week:

Sunday: Sloppy Joe & French Fries

Monday: Cheese Ravioli, Salad & Garlic Bread

Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie & Rice

Wednesday: Tacos

Thursday: Beef Stew & Corn Muffins

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Homemade Pizza


So that is our plan for this week! How is your month going? Has anyone been trying to cut back a little on eating out maybe? Sometimes you have to just take little steps and work on one thing at a time. You could do the challenge for one week instead of one month, for example. I know it can be hard to go a whole month. Jason is craving some pizza from Papa Johns these days! But we only have another week and a half to go! Please comment! I would love to hear from you!




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