Monday, April 11, 2016

Mom's Menu 4/11-4/16


Who's ready for some more awesome meal/menu inspiration?!

If you caught my post the other day about how I have been keeping breakfast and lunch options fresh, easy and kid-friendly, you'll see that I'm still continuing to follow that route.

I am trying to get back into making mostly meatless meals...not sure if you noticed that I deviated from the norm in a few of my recent Menu posts. But I'm getting back on track pretty well!

I try to limit the amount of dairy we use...we drink rice milk, for example...BUT I use real butter (Kerry Gold, baby!), some cheese...and eggs have become quite the staple around here lately. I need to find a local farmer that is an organic egg dealer, dude...because store prices on cage free are killing me. And they're not even organic.

Most of this week's inspiration came from Trim Healthy Mama and Paleo recipes. I meandered over to Pinterest to see what I could find...and boy did I find a lot of goodies! haha

And now, without any more rambling on my part, here is what you all came for:
(as always, recipes with an * mean I will be doubling to make into freezer meals and many of the meals will be linked to a recipe link!) (UPDATE: no making freezer meals this week...got caught up with birthday parties and such this past weekend and forgot to plan for prepping freezer meals on my grocery list! oops)

DAY 1

Breakfast
Scrambled eggs with slightly sauteed baby spinach

Lunch
Chicken salad in an avocado bowl
Orange Dream Smoothies

Dinner
Broccoli, Cauliflower & Red Pepper Bake
with mixed green salads

DAY 2

Breakfast
Overnight oatmeal with fruit
(for tons of overnight oatmeal recipes check this page out)

Lunch
Large mixed green salads with hardboiled egg
Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothies (healthy ones!)
(the recipe link is for Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothies...I'm sort-of basing mine on this recipe...subbing raspberries for the blueberries and minus the protein shake mix for sure!)

Dinner
Roasted zucchini and corn tostadas with sweet potato tots
(for the tostadas, I'll be roasting the veggies instead of grilling AND I'll just be using store-bought hummus instead of making my own)

DAY 3

Breakfast
Scrambled eggs with slightly sauteed spinach

Lunch
Chicken salad in avocado bowls
Orange Dream Smoothies

Dinner
White Bean and Avocado Baked Burritos with zesty Avocado Lime Dressing
and Zesty Zucchini Spears
(for my zucchini spears, I'll be using Panko bread crumbs instead of...gag...pork skins)

DAY 4

Breakfast
Overnight oatmeal with fruit

Lunch
Large mixed green salads with hardboiled egg
Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothies

Dinner
Cauliflower Chowder
maybe with a loaf of crusty French bread...but I'm trying to cut down on carbs, so we'll see

DAY 5

Breakfast
Scrambled eggs with sauteed baby spinach

Lunch
Chicken salad in avocado bowls
Orange Dream Smoothies

Dinner
Buttery Garlic Mushroom & Chive Spaghetti Squash
with mixed green salads

DAY 6

Breakfast
Overnight oatmeal with fruit

Lunch
Large mixed green salads with hardboiled egg
Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothies

Dinner
Roasted brussel sprouts
with "Spanish rice" quinoa


Well, that's my menu plan for this week, guys!
Let me know in the comments what your meal plans are for the week!

xoxo

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