Healthy Meal Planning for the Cabin

The cabin is usually my sabotage for healthy eating. Something about that place makes me want to pretend calories don’t exist and turn my head to the obscene amounts of unhealthy choices I make.

This time I am going to be prepared!

I entered two diet bets and can’t afford almost a week of setbacks. Want to join in?  It’s over on the 3rd so we can overindulge on the forth (and start all over again!).

It’s going to be hard, but I’m committed! I started looking through some of my old Weight Watchers cookbooks Best Eats and Sensibly Tasty Deliciously Easy and outlined a meal plan and shopping list.

This goes against all my thrifty, couponing training but, regardless of price (within reason), I’m going to shop for this health goals are much more important at this point. I’ve also found many recipes with ingredients in common so they’ll do double duty.

Without further ado, on to the plan! Keep in mind that this is an outline – I plan to utilize each recipe but times and days may change.


Lunch – this one is up in the air because we’ll be driving up after Baby Gymnastics -I’m thinking sandwich or salad

Dinner – Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries


Breakfast – Egg Florentine

Lunch – Ham Sandwich with Edemame Spread and Black and White Bean Salad

Dinner – Grilled Flank Steak with Potato and Pepper Packets


Breakfast – Breakfast Pizza with Turkey Sausage

Lunch – Steak Salad

Dinner – Orange Beef with Noodles


Breakfast – Bacon, Egg, Hashbrown Stackers

Lunch – Curry Chicken Salad

Dinner – Grilled Pizza with Chicken Sausage, Sweet Peppers, and Onions


Breakfast – Oatmeal

Lunch – Frozen Pizza Snacker with fruit

Dinner – Stir Fry

And an alternate – because it looks/sounds so good.

This is just a general idea. I’m not going to feel so stuck that I can’t deviate from this plan. I know things will change as we have boat days, raining day, etc. We can always grill chicken breasts or grab some yummy Trader Joe’s Tomato Soup if there is a rainy day. At least I feel like I have a plan and some ideas. Next, I need to figure out some healthy snacks, but there’s always fruit or veggies.

5 thoughts on “Healthy Meal Planning for the Cabin

  1. Anonymous

    I also struggle with healthy eating during the weekends when we visit my husband’s family. They are all fantastic cooks and there are so many snacks sitting out! Making a plan and being in the right mindset is a big help. Best of luck to you and I am really enjoying your blog!

    1. 2Momma2

      Thank you so much! The cabin is the worst for me! Amazing cooks and delicious snacks – not to mention, my dad makes a mean fish fry that I can’t resist! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Julia Terpstra

    I need to explore that curry chicken salad! I’ve been trying extremely hard to not put anything in my mouth that has more than 5 ingredients; and if I can’t pronounce any one of those ingredients, or don’t know what it is… I don’t eat it. I’m kinda going crazy. 🙂
    Thanks for coming by and seeing my foot washing station… I really appreciate it! xoxo jules

    1. 2Momma2

      Haha! I seem to do the same thing – too many ingredients scares me off! That’s why I chose most of these – seemed doable with what we have at the cabin. Thanks for stopping!

  3. Aimee Hi

    It looks like you have a good start to ideas! I am trying to make an effort to eat healthier as well.
    I just found your blog and look forward to reading more of the posts!


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