Sunday, March 11, 2012

Menu Plan Week of March 11-17, 2012

Good Sunday evening!  I realized that I never posted my menu plan for last week.  We hd been out of town over last weekend, so the menu didn't get planned until Monday and grocery shopping didn't happen until Tuesday!  I still have it and plan to add it, even though it will be out of order.  Oh well...

I've been trying to lose some weight recently.  My body just isn't cooperating like it should with all this extra weight on it.  I have a sweet Chaplain spouse friend named Suzanne who is helping me get onto a better eating plan for me and also my family.  I'm sure there will be some resistance when I really start trying to change what we eat, but I'm praying it will be short lived.

What I'm doing is less meat and sweets and more veggies, fruits and whole grains.  Suzanne tells me to think "Garden of Eden".  Adam and Eve were instructed to eat food from the garden, which includes veggies, fruits and grains.  Meat isn't necessarily part of that, neither are sweets.  So I've been trying to fit in more good stuff in mine and my family's diets.  I'm enjoying it so far.  Its causing me to stretch my thinking as a home cook.  There are some days that I would kill for an oreo, but I'm committed to this change.  I don't want my body to give out on me because I chose to eat things that aren't good for me. 

Anyway, my menu plan doesn't reflect all the foods that I'm eating right now.  I still have to feed 3 hungry boys, you know!  Just know that many more fruits and vegetables are being consumed.  :)

Sunday, March 11

B - Cinnamon Rolls, grapes, strawberries and bananas, scrambled eggs
L - YOYO - I ate quinoa with tuna, cucumber, carrots, red bell pepper, feta and kalamata olies.  Yum!
D - Roast Chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, brown (pinto) beans, cooked apples (for the boys)

Monday, March 12

B - Baked Oatmeal with apples and raisins
L - PB&J, tortilla chips, fruit salad
D - Meatloaf (with portobella mushrooms!  Shh!  Don't tell my family!), leftover mashed potatoes and green beans.  Possibly bread - haven't decided yet.

Tuesday, March 13

B - Eggs in a cup
L - Quesadillas, applesauce
D - Chicken and Rice made from Sunday's roast chicken, salad

Wednesday, March 14

B - Leftover Cinnamon rolls, fruit
L - Meat and cheese homemade lunchable, grapes, banana
D - Chapel

Thursday, March 15

B - Applesauce Muffins, fruit
L - Leftover Chicken and Rice, cucumbers and carrots
D - White Chicken Enchiladas with green chile sour cream sauce - new recipe for me - found here.  Usng some more leftover chicken!, rice, crock pot black beans

Friday, March 16

B -Leftover Baked Oatmeal, fruit
L - Chicken nuggets, cucumber, carrots
D - Spaghetti with my homemade marinara sauce (don't tell my family, but I'm going to cook a spaghetti squash and mix that with some regular noodles and see what they say!), salad, bread?

Saturday, March 17 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

B - Cereal with green tinted milk  :)
D -Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

I also plan to make an eggplant lasagna this week to put into the freezer for when I think my family is ready to try that!  :)

Hope you all have a blessed week!  I love reading your comments!  If something speaks to you, let me know!