what’s good around the web + weekly meal plan

meal plan january 26-30 // www.heynutritionlady.com

Hello folks! Another week, another meal plan. A couple of things out of the ordinary next week. First up, Monday is my birthday so I’m having a bit of a treat day instead of the usual day of lean eating. Going out for Chinese food to celebrate all of the January birthdays was a long time tradition in my family, and this year I’ve decided to bring it back.

At the end of the week I’m off to Helsinki again for another quick business trip, which means another really early morning flight. Last time I went a little container of overnight oats made it through airport security without problem, so I’m going to pack that again. Lunch will be something in Helsinki, no idea what that might be! And Friday evening, which we ‘ve established as my least favourite meal of the week, is going to be a fun one next week! We’ve got a friend from Vancouver passing through Stockholm, so we thought we’d dust off the Baking Steel and have a pizza night. Yay!


MM_Web_Icon_FINAL1. I’d file this one under obvious (but interesting nonetheless): fitness trackers only help rich people get thinner.

2. How do you time your eating? Emerging research says we should be eating within a 8-12 hour window for a healthy weight.

3. I happen to love dark chocolate, but I really appreciate the sentiment behind this post (warning, foul language): F*ck dark chocolate.

4. How about we ditch the desire to detox?

5. Ugh, yes! We lie about what we eat, and it’s messing up science.



  1. Erika says

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! Hope you’re enjoying some fabulous Chinese food right now. Great links as always, this week! Especially loved the detox + 8/12-hour window ones. Btw for your pizza night, I recently had an Indian-inspired “samosa” pizza (masala potatoes, raita, peas, red onion, etc.) in case you need some topping inspiration. I feel like you would have liked it!

    • Katie Trant says

      Thanks Erika! Great suggestion for the pizza night. We often do a ‘pirogue’ pizza with sour cream as the sauce, then baked potato, green onions, spicy peppers, and cheddar. It’s always a hit with our friends! I love the idea of a samosa pizza too, and I know the husband would love it!

    • Katie Trant says

      Thanks Kellie! The meal was wonderful. Actually I think it might be Laotian, not Chinese. Whatever it is, it’s one of the best vegetarian eating spots in Stockholm, and all of my non-veggie friends were completely in love with the place as well.

  2. Christine | No Gojis No Glory says

    Happy Birthday Katie! My birthday is actually on Wednesday…lots of January babies in my family as well. I love this idea about an 8-12 hour eating window. I think most days I tend to eat within a 12 hour window; which is much better than those suggestions of “don’t eat past 8pm”. I always thought those suggestions were so ridiculous. Sometimes I don’t hit the sheets until 4 or 5am, and I’m supposed to stop eating at 8? I don’t think so…

    • Katie Trant says

      Happy birthday to you, too! I think the 8-12 hour window is a good idea, especially for those who do shift work or otherwise work irregular hours. Don’t eat past 8 (or 7 or whatever) isn’t realistic for so many people, but creating your own window is!

  3. Emma says

    Happy Birthday for next week! Funnily enough I just read about the 12 hour eating window yesterday, luckily I usually do that naturally, I’m not sure I could manage at 8 hour day though! I love dark chocolate too… but that article is hilarious 🙂

    Happy Weekend!

    • Katie Trant says

      I do 8 hour days a couple of days a week (without thinking about that that’s what’s happening) and I feel really good on those days. And yes, I am a dark chocolate lover (the milk stuff is way too sweet for me) but he’s good a seriously good point. Love that article!

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