Monday, January 28, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

I'm still in the process of moving to a clean eating lifestyle... so I'm making more and more things on my own instead of trusting the packaged items there on the grocery store shelves. Even more so now that I had my episode this weekend -- if you don't know what I'm talking about - please read this post. I found this article leading me to the most nutritious whole foods available as well -- so I'll be incorporating some of these into our menu next week strategically.

Some of these aren't the best choices available, but like I said -- we are transitioning slowly and are using up things that we have in the house and replacing them with better options. So, we aren't completely clean eaters yet, but a few meals are headed that way. I'm making as much as I can from scratch as well -- so I do feel a bit better about that than if I just bought it all and didn't care what was on the label.

I use Pinterest a lot in my meal planning, and have some new recipes I am testing this week. I also used a great template I found online for planning out our meal and creating a sorted grocery list to help make the trip as quick as possible.

Here is our plan:

Breakfast: Homemade Chocolate Chip Scones -- will have them throughout the week and supplement with eggs and other normal breakfast items like fresh fruit & yogurt.

Lunch: Turkey Avocado Club Sandwiches -- and lots of left overs from the dinners that are made throughout the week

Sunday: Roast, Rice & Green Beans
Monday: Lasagna Roll Ups, Salad, Garlic Bread
Tuesday: Chicken, Spinach & Lemon Spaghetti, Greek Salad, and Parker House Rolls
Wednesday: Sweet & Sour Pork Chops, Rice, and Pot Stickers
Thursday: Jack Daniels Chicken, Wild Rice, and Salad
Friday: Taco Salads with Guacamole
Saturday: Steak, Roasted New Potatoes, and Roasted Broccoli

Snacks: Homemade Cheez Its - a popular snack in our house, but this time... I'm making them myself with just 4 ingredients!

Dessert: Baked Apples with Vanilla Ice Cream & Pink Chocolate Chip Cookies (testing these for the boys' school party in a couple of weeks)

Recipes will be added to the blog for new things throughout the week.

In great news -- I've lost 7 pounds since starting this plan 2 weeks ago. I think that with adding the new higher fiber things like the homemade granola I keep in the house -- I'm staying fuller and not snacking nearly as much as I was before.


  1. The menu sounds yummy! Do you have the recipe for homemade Cheez-Its? Congrats on the 7 lbs! I've only lost maybe a pound in 2 weeks of eating healthier. :/


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