Monday, September 26, 2016

Meal Plan Monday: 9/26-10/2/16



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Here's what we'll be eating this week:

Monday:
B -  Dannon 000 Vanilla Greek Yogurt mixed with a diced apple and cinnamon with water to drink (E)
L - Salad with (2) hard boiled eggs, cheddar cheese and Ranch dressing with strawberries on the side with water to drink (S)
S - Snickers Hot Chocolate (S)
D - Egg Roll in a Bowl with Cider Pop to drink (S)

Tuesday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs cooked in butter and topped with cheddar cheese with strawberries on the side and Hot Cinnamon Spice tea to drink (S)
L - leftover Egg Roll in a Bowl and a small side salad with Ranch dressing with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - cheese stick and a handful of almonds with water to drink (S)
D - Italian White Bean and Spinach Soup with water to drink (E)

Wednesday:
B - Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
L - Colorful Lentil Salad with a diced chicken breast mixed in with Cider Pop to drink (E) ***This will be enough for me to eat for 3 lunches.
S - (2) hard boiled eggs with bell pepper and cucumber slices and water to drink (S)
D - Spaghetti with meat sauce and a small side salad with Ranch with water to drink (S) ***For my noodles I will be eating zucchini noodles made with this gadget. My family will eat them over regular pasta, that is NOT reflected on the shopping list.

Thursday:
B - Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie (E)
L - leftover Colorful Lentil Salad with water to drink (E)
S - cheese stick and a handful of almonds with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Zesty Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Casserole with lettuce on the side and water to drink (E)

Friday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs cooked in butter and topped with cheddar cheese and strawberries on the side with Hot Cinnamon Spice tea to drink (S)
L - leftover Colorful Lentil Salad with Cider Pop to drink (E)
S - Dannon 000 Vanilla Greek Yogurt mixed with a diced apple and cinnamon with water to drink (E)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies on the side and Gimbi Pink Grapefuit Bai5 Bubbles to drink (S) pg. 327 in the old THM book

Saturday:
B - Fields of Green Omcake with water to drink (S) pg. 240 in the THM Cookbook
L - out
S - cheese stick and a handful of almonds with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Chicken Jalapeno Popper Soup with water to drink (S) pg. 90 in the THM Cookbook  ***This makes A LOT of soup. If you have a smaller family, you may want to cut it in half. This will feed my family of 6 two full meals.

Sunday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - leftover Chicken Jalapeno Popper Soup with water to drink (S)
S - 1/2 c. 2% cottage cheese with fresh veggies on the side with Cider Pop to drink (FP)
D - Vegetarian Burrito Bowl - black beans, Brown Spanish Rice, lettuce and salsa mixed together with water to drink (E)

Have a great week!

8 comments:

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  2. How do you make your spaghetti meat sauce? Do you use a store bought sauce base? If so what brand? I just know most of them have sugar and don't know where to start and I want spaghetti so much with the zucchini noodles.

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    1. I buy the organic spaghetti sauce from Aldi that has a red lid. It has no added sugar, but make sure its the organic one. The regular one has added sugar.

      For the burrito bowl I put 1/3 c black beans, 1/3 c of the spanish rice in a bowl and top with lettuce and no sugar added salsa. Super easy!

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  3. I love this menu!! I want to try it out, but I have a question or two. I just cook for myself and my husband (no kids yet), and I know all the recipes serve 6 +/-....should I halve ingredients and prepare less, or would the leftovers freeze well for another time?? I'm thinking specifically of the soup/casserole dinners.
    Just wondering how those might freeze/thaw/reheat. ;)

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    1. Breakfast, lunches and snacks are for one so you should be good there. Everything but Egg Roll in a Bowl and the burrito bowls will freeze and reheat well.😊

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    2. Awesome, thank you so much! Do you think the Spanish Rice (as part of the burrito bowl) would freeze ok? Or is it better to make fresh for the bowls?

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  4. The cheese stick and almond snack is a great idea, however I'm not a big fan of almonds. Could I do walnuts instead??

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