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Menu Plan Monday: May 6, 2013

Planning this week’s meals was hard. Nothing was sounding good… but! I have a plan and I think I am excited about it. Here is what we are eating this week!

Monday: Quinoa Vegetable Soup, Whole Grain Rolls

Tuesday: Baked Shells with white sauce (adding in broccoli, carrots and red bell pepper)

Wednesday: Roasted Chickpea Tacos, Guacamole, Mixed steamed veggies

Thursday: Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing, Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, Popcorn Fries (just potatoes roasted in the oven with coconut oil, smells like popcorn!)

Friday: Broccoli Potato Soup,(i don’t use any of the herbs. i like it plain and simple. it is pure comfort food for me!)  French Peasant Bread

Saturday: Black Bean Burgers, Sweet Potato Tots (thank you Trader Joe’s!), Steamed Veggies

Sunday: ummm… out to eat for Mother’s day? leftovers?

What’s on your menu this week?

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Meal Plan….Tuesday! 6/12

Seriously, the weeks go by so fast! I rarely can find the time to blog and it frustrates me. I want to do it…I really do! But with three kids and a change in our diets I just can’t keep up. We recently watched Forks over Knives and… well… it inspired us to move towards a whole foods, plant-based diet as much as possible. We will still eat meat occasionally but not dairy and we will sometimes eat eggs. Other than that, you will notice our menus being more plant-based. I’m also going to start making things from scratch more often and try to cut out the processed foods. We’ll see how well that goes. ;) Here are the recipes for this week!

Greek Wraps (minus the cheese) and Sweet Potato Fries, pineapple

Black Bean tacos with avocado, lettuce, salsa and vegan sour cream! Can you believe such a thing exists? I hope it’s good! Served with a salad and homemade ranch dressing made with coconut milk. It may sound weird… but it tastes good! I don’t notice a coconut taste at all. (I use the original coconut milk beverage from the carton.) Glad my bff thought this one up!

Crockpot Spaghetti sauce over veggie pasta, some sort of steamed veggie and some kind of homemade bread. :)

Balsamic Green Bean Salad to take to a cookout. (minus cheese)

Lazy Granola with shredded coconut , sliced almonds and flax

smoothies with fruit, honey and coconut milk

It’s going to be a yummy week!

What’s your favorite meatless meal?

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Menu Plan Monday: 5/21

So it’s been like a month since I’ve blogged? I’m such a sad excuse for a blogger! Oh well, I have a 7 week old, a 2 yr. old and a 3 1/2 yr. old. I’ll let myself slide. So here is this week’s menu plan! And hopefully I will be back later this week with a silly conversation, a snoopy birthday party recap and and letter to my 2 yr. old.

Monday: Salads with lots of toppings, fruit and bread

Tuesday: Raspberry chicken, corn on the cob, roasted garlic potatoes

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Mango Chicken with rice and vegetables

Thursday: Beef and noodles, green beans

Friday: Chicken and veggie foil packets, sesame noodles

What’s on your menu this week?

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Menu Plan: March. 19th – 25th

Well, still no baby. His official due date is this coming Wednesday… but I’m not feeling too optimistic. So I planned 5 dinners for this week just in case, leaving the weekend open for leftovers or random eats. Here’s the list!

Monday: Southwest Chicken Salads with Baked Potatoes (trying this homemade Ranch dressing)

Tuesday: Fruity Chicken Pasta Salad with Breadsticks

Wednesday: Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice & Stir Fry Veggies (still haven’t gotten around to this!)

Thursday: Pizza Casserole with Salad

Friday: Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup (still haven’t gotten around to this one either!)

I’ll be making some Strawberry Bread and some Yogurt Covered Blueberries as well. We didn’t get around to the Shepherd’s Pie from last week but I still have the ingredients. If I’m having a burst of energy one morning I may whip it up and stick it in the freezer, possibly this Southwest Chicken Pot Pie as well.

What’s on your menu this week?

Menu Plan: Mar. 4th-Mar. 11th

So baby is due in roughly 2 1/2 weeks! My blood pressure was high for me at my last appt. so I’ve been ordered to rest as much as I can. My freezer is now empty of freezer meals (boo!) so I’m going to try to rely on my slow cooker for the next few weeks. Challenge! I’m excited about it though. :)

This week’s list!

(Mostly) Slow Cooker Week 1

Garlic Alfredo Pasta with Chopped Broccoli, Crusty Bread

Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Potatoes

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas with all the fixings,

Garlic Chicken with Rice, Steamed Broccoli/Cauliflower

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken over Rice, Green Beans

Italian Bean Soup (not a crockpot meal, but maybe I’ll adapt it.) Rolls

Mexican Lasagna (not a crockpot meal, but it’s simple and I can split it in half and put one in the freezer for later!), Corn

Homemade Pizza and Veggie Dippers

And there you have it, our menu for the week! Sounds yummy doesn’t it? :)

What meal are you most looking forward to this week?

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Menu Plan Monday: Jan. 23

Short and sweet today! Here’s our menu:

Monday: Honey Lime Chicken, rice and broccoli

Tuesday: Southwest Chicken Chili Mac

Wednesday: Chicken tenderloins, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies

Thursday: Deceptively Delicious Lasagna, green beans and bread (I promise you we don’t eat lasagna once a week. We just keep skipping over it!)

Friday: Chicken pot pie, salad, rolls

Saturday: Dinner at my parents’ house

Sunday: Leftovers or something simple

What’s on your menu this week?

 

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Menu Plan Tuesday: 12/13

Today is a big day! We are finally joining the minivan club. I know that it’s going to change my life to the point where I say “how did we ever survive without this?” Because everyone says it will. But I have to say I’m sad to see my lovely little Mazda 3 hatchback go. It was the best car I’ve ever owned. Love, love, love that car! But it’s ok. I’ve made my peace with it and I’m ready to welcome a big old honking van into my life. Beep, Beep! Besides, baby Ephraim is going to need somewhere to sit in a few months!

Here’s the menu for the week!

Monday: Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, rolls

Tuesday: Citrus chicken salads, baked potatoes in the crockpot

Wednesday: Taco Casserole, chips and salsa

Thursday: Honey Lime Chicken over rice, green beans

Friday: Ultimate Chicken Fingers, potato wedges, corn

Saturday: Eggs, bacon and waffles

Sunday: Out for my birthday!! :) Ugh… 30 years old… blah. ;)

What’s on your menu this week?

 

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Vegan Choc-Oat-Chip PB cookies

These cookies are delightful. I absolutely love making these cookies, and I love eating them even more. These cookies saved me during my nursing times when I had to cut dairy out of my diet and I’m sure they will save me again in a few more months as baby boy is born. I’m just going to go ahead and assume he, too, will have a dairy intolerance. But, maybe he’ll surprise me. ;)

These cookies are a breeze to make and are very adaptable, unless you don’t like peanut butter. If you don’t like peanut butter then I don’t know what to tell you, something is wrong. ;) Unless, you are allergic to it. Then it’s ok if you don’t like peanut butter, we can still be friends. :)

Ok, I hear you. Enough of the chitchat. Here’s the recipe!

Disclaimer: I don’t know where I found this recipe. I’ve tried searching for it, but to no avail.I do know that I doubled the original recipe.  If you think this is your cookie recipe, let me know!

Vegan Choc-oat-chip PB Cookies

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup plus 4 tb. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 tb. oil
  • 1/4 or 1/2 cup brown sugar (i’ve made both and both tasted great)
  • 4 tb. white sugar
  • 4 tb. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • chocolate chips ( I prefer milk chocolate)
  • chopped nuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Mix together oats, flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Stir oil and sugars together. Stir in peanut butter, applesauce and vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture and combine.
  5. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips in desired amount.
  6. Bake 12-14 minutes.

*I have also used chunky peanut butter in place of the peanut butter/nuts and it worked perfectly fine.

*I use a 2 tsp. cookie scoop and this recipe makes about 26 or so small cookies.

Menu Plan Monday: Dec. 5

So I made a monthly meal plan and the first week we stuck to it for the most part. But this week, I’m changing it up a bit. There are some things I need to use up and some fantastic grocery deals that I wanted to take advantage of. So here’s this week’s plan!

Monday: Creamy Chicken Pot Pie, salad (making up the recipe, will post if it turns out. Have you noticed I say that but rarely do I ever post the recipe? Sigh…)

Tuesday: Ravioli, green beans, breadsticks

Wednesday: Chicken & Broccoli Enchiladas, chips and salsa

Thursday: Chicken Fingers, mac and cheese, corn

Friday: Beef Stroganoff over egg noodles, broccoli

Saturday: Eggs, bacon and waffles

Sunday: Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, rolls

What’s on your menu this week?

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Freezer Cooking & Menu Plan! Nov. 21st

This past weekend I got together with my friend Stephanie to tackle some freezer cooking! It had been about two months since our last adventure so we were both excited to have our freezers stocked with some yummy dinners to get us through the holiday months. We chose 12 recipes and doubled them, resulting in 24 meals plus a surprise extra meal! It’s always fun when that happens! Here’s the list of what we made!

Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, Rice Casserole (we had this last night and it was super yummy!)
Chicken Broccoli Enchiladas (we nixed the Anaheim pepper)
Citrus Chicken Strips
Ultimate Beef Stroganoff (crockpot)
Holiday Brunch Casserole
Calzones (we ended up using pillsbury pizza crust for these, they taste good, but they don’t look like the picture!)
Crockpot Orange Chicken
Layered Taco Casserole (we adapted this to be baked in 8×8 pans and we had extra ingredients that resulted in a surpise taco dip meal!)
Taco Dip
Spinach, Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Cheeseburger Soup
Souiza Cornbread Bake (we made ours with ground beef)

And there you have it! A big chunk of my menu planning for the next month :) So here’s this week’s menu plan!

Monday: Citrus chicken strips, rice and salad

Tuesday: Spinach, chicken and rice soup, drop biscuits

Wednesday: Heading to my mom’s, probably just sandwiches

Thursday: Thanksgiving # 1, contributing Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Friday: Thanksgiving # 2, contributing Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie!!!!

Saturday & Sunday: breakfasts = orange sweet rolls, holiday brunch casserole
                              dinners = leftovers if we have them, crockpot orange chicken or souiza cornbread bake.

What’s on your menu this week? Besides turkey, that is. :)

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