Menu plan, Week of January 30 – February 5
Happy Monday everyone! Hard to believe that we are already almost to February. Time is so relative isn’t it? I feel like time is flying by, but then when I think how long it is until my family is reunited under one roof, time seems to crawl by. This is the longest amount of time that we have gone without seeing The Chick Magnet and we don’t get to see him again until March. He’s coming home to surprise our son for his 7 th birthday! I can’t wait! February cannot pass by fast enough.
The sugar detox that I committed to for the month of January took a little detour while I was in the hospital with my son last week. I did try to make healthy choices-my favorites were a veggie omelet, a whole wheat chicken salad wrap and side salad, but there were definitely some carbs thrown in there. Add to that my lack of activity due to the sickness and it definitely showed up on the scale. Because of that I am extending my sugar detox through the end of this week so this week’s menu will reflect that.
- Breakfast: steel-cut oatmeal (kids), scrambled eggs (me)
- Lunch: Homemade egg McMuffins, fruit, greek yogurt (I will just have 2 eggs, cooked over medium and a turkey sausage patty)
- Dinner: Crock pot Paleo meatballs (yes, this has been on the menu several weeks in a row-my menu got thrown out the window last week as we were all just struggling to keep down a little bit of food-so I hopefully will finally get to try this recipe out this week), with homemade tomato sauce (I’ll use what I canned this summer), salad
- Breakfast: scrambled eggs, fruit (for the kids)
- Lunch: grilled cheese, fruit, sliced carrots, broiled fish (for me)
- Dinner: leftovers (I’m hosting a Pampered Chef party this night so a quick dinner is a must)
- Brunch: Healthy, Hearty, Whole Grain and Nut Pancakes (kids), eggs baked in ham slices for me (spray a muffin tin, place a slice of ham in the bottom, crack an egg on top, you can sprinkle cheese on top if you want, bake-so simple and yummy!)
- Snack: almonds, fruit (for the kids), salad (for me)
- Dinner: Southwestern stuffed spaghetti squash (I picked up some spaghetti squash from a local farmer last week and I can’t wait to try this recipe-looks yummy!), salad
- Breakfast: homemade granola with milk/yogurt (kids), hardboiled eggs, almonds, fresh veggies (me)
- Lunch: Slim bagels spread with goat cheese and homemade jam, green smoothies (kids), leftovers (mom)
- Dinner: ”Spaghetti” (made with spaghetti squash instead of regular noodles and my home-canned tomato sauce), roasted broccoli
- Breakfast: Steel-cut oatmeal (kids), scrambled eggs for mom
- Lunch: Zucchini boats (we loved these a couple of weeks ago-they are definitely going on the regular rotation-so easy and yummy!), cottage cheese, fruit
- Dinner: Homemade BBQ sausage pizza (kids), grilled chicken (me), salad
- Breakfast: Quick cook coffee cake (kids-this provides leftovers for Sunday’s getting everyone ready for church madness), 3-egg omelet (me)
- Lunch: Sam’s Club (I like to go on Saturdays and let the kids have samples and then I usually will buy them a fresh pretzel from their food court)
- Dinner: Black Bean stew , corn bread
- Breakfast: Leftover coffee cake (confession: I normally skip breakfast on Sundays because getting four kids up and ready for church and trying to make myself look halfway decent leaves little time for breakfast-making, unless I want to get up at 5 a.m. Which I don’t.)
- Lunch: bagels (kids), 3-egg omelet (me)
- Dinner: Leftovers (I try to make Sunday a true day of rest, so leftovers are an easy option for dinner)
What’s on your menu this week?
I am joining the Menu-Plan Monday link-up at Orgjunkie.com this week. Head on over to get some more great inspiration for your meal-time madness.
And as always, I am happy to post recipes for anything I have not already linked to, just let me know in the comments!