what’s good around the web + weekly meal plan

meal plan April 21-25 // the muffin mythI thought I’d try something a little different this week. I spend some time each weekend planning out and packing my meals for the week ahead, and it really helps me to stay on track with healthy eating and manage my time well. For a few Sundays now I’ve been posting my weekly meal plan to Instagram, and I thought it would be good to share it here as well, along with any links to the recipes I’m using. Let me know what you think, and if you like it, I’ll keep it up.

What’s good around the web is a weekly series where I share some of what I’ve been reading around the web. Each week I post links to five nutrition related articles, good recipes, and just general good reads. I hope you enjoy it! If you’ve got at article or recipe you’d like to see featured, please email me.

MM_Web_Icon_FINAL1. Mind over milkshake: how your thoughts fool your stomach. This is craaaaaaazy!

2. Dietary supplements: who needs them? This article made me think a lot. As someone who lives through very dark winters, I don’t agree with the statement on vitamin D supplementation, but I do agree with a lot of what is said.

3. Food for thought. Is Big Food the new tobacco?

4. Have you heard that Walmart is going to start carrying organic food at low prices? Is this a good thing?

5. A love letter to food.

Also, I’ve been using this when I work on my thesis in the mornings, and I’ve been finding it really helps with concentration.

As for this week’s meal plan, I’m going to be making these brown rice sushi bowls with this miso glazed tofu, and the cottage cheese muffins are a riff on this recipe, swapping in chickpea flour instead of soy, and sun-dried tomatoes instead of roasted squash. The rest is a bit of experimental cooking! What’s in your meal plan this week?

All text and photos © The Muffin Myth 2014



  1. Tessa says

    I think the French have it right for the rich, delicious food. Less is more. Three bites truly enjoyed can satisfy.
    Your comment Katie about the stomach makes me more inclined to listen to the voice down there that says, “Enough already.” Or, “That was good, we can stop now!”

  2. erika says

    Oh I love NPR. That milkshake link was THE GREATEST!!! I could toootally see that happening…like that whole thing about if you eat a small portion of a regular, indulgent dessert, you tend to feel more satisfied than even a larger portion of a low-fat dessert. I’ve definitely been more attuned to that lately.

    I am veryyyy curious to see what happens with Wal-Mart and organic foods. I avoid that place at all costs right now, but I do find myself sometimes choosing conventional over organic at the store due to costs, so if they can bring those organic costs down in a good-for-everyone way…well, that would be miraculous!

    • themuffinmyth says

      You’re totally right about the indulgent desserts. I’m a firm believer in desserts just being desserts and enjoying the real thing in moderation. It’s always better, and yeah, totally leaves you satisfied. Maybe because we believe it will? Or maybe because it is in fact richer. Who knows. Did you know that our digestive system has more nerve endings than our spinal column?! Why that is and what they do is not well understood at this point, but I imagine there is some pretty cool science coming at us in that department!

  3. Deena Kakaya says

    I love that milkshake link, working out how I can Facebook that one. The mind is an incredible machine. X

  4. [email protected] says

    Yes to the meal plan, if that’s not too much extra work for you at this time. And of course great links, as always. The first one – about the shakes/ghrelin – wow! Must follow that up.

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