Monday, April 18, 2016

Mom's Menu 4/18-4/23


Ya'll ready for this week to be upon us? Gah! It seems like this weekend was gone in the blink of an eye. So today starts a whole new menu.

Last week's menu was a bit extravagant. And I was overwhelmed with a really sick little guy and didn't get to make all of my dinners, so a couple of them will be repeats this week because I need to get those meals eaten. So that's why you're seeing double. ::wink::

I'm also cutting down on the super fancy smoothies everyday. I am not a big smoothie person. And I think that last week's smoothies contained a tad too many processed ingredients (cottage cheese, cartoned egg whites, etc), so this week will be much simpler, in comparison. But I am switching out the smoothies for fresh juices...so many "simpler" isn't the right word...ha.

(If you're a new reader and wonder why the breakfasts and lunches repeat, check out my blog post about that HERE.

Not too many recipe links because I'm just trying to go the simple route this week (but you'll notice that any recipe links will be a different color than the rest of the post).

So, ya'll ready? Here we gooooo....

DAY 1

Breakfast
Huevos Rancheros
(scrambled eggs in salsa)

Lunch
with fresh green juice

Dinner


DAY 2

Breakfast

Lunch
Black Bean, Corn, Hummus lettuce wraps
with fresh apple juice


Dinner

DAY 3

Breakfast
Huevos Rancheros

Lunch
Minestrone Soup
with green juice

Dinner
Roasted Sweet Potatoes, green beans & carrots
(okay, so when I make roasts, I throw in potatoes and carrots to roast with the meat..with some onion soup mix...our favorite part of the meal were those vegetables! So, this time I'm cutting out the meat, subbing the white potatoes for sweet potatoes to cut down on carbs and adding green beans...covering with water and onion soup mix and roasting! I am so excited to see how this goes!)

DAY 4

Breakfast
Peach Pie Smoothies

Lunch
Black Bean, Corn, Hummus Lettuce Wraps
with apple juice

Dinner
Zucchini Alfredo
(my girlfriend, Nichole, has been encouraging me to start using my veggie spiralizer again to make zoodles...zucchini noodles! A healthy low-carb option!)

DAY 5

Breakfast
Huevos Rancheros

Lunch
Minestrone Soup
with green juice

Dinner

DAY 6

Breakfast
Peach Pie Smoothies

Lunch
Black Bean, Corn, Hummus Lettuce Wraps
with apple juice

Dinner
with mixed greens salads
(I have made this recipe before and everyone loved it! I always omit the jalapeno...after a really bad experience I had involving my seeding and chopping some jalapenos with my bare hands...and then trying to take out my contacts hours later. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!! Do NOT ever ever ever EVER do that. EVER. I mean, I washed my hands after handling the peppers several times with kitchen soap. Washed them again before taking out my contacts. But it didn't matter. I thought I was blind. I called my mom, screaming, that I had blinded myself by way of jalapenos. So..yeah. No more fresh jalapenos for me, thank you very much. The chowder still turns out great.)

And that is this week's menu.

What do you think?? Anything look like something you'd like to make for your family?

Let me know in the comments below what you guys are having to eat this week!!

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