Monday, March 8, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

So, last week we pretty much stuck with the plan. I didn't make black bean burritos and I'm not sure when I'll make those. I have to buy one additional ingredient to make them, so I might do something else with the black beans. Anyway, here's the plan for this week (head over to for more menu plans):

Monday - Celebration dinner out
Tuesday - Chicken quesadillas
Wednesday - Two bean chili
Thursday - Chicken, tomatoes and olives over whole wheat pasta
Friday - Cajun lentils and rice
Saturday - Pizza
Sunday - Leftovers

In addition to Menu Plan Monday, I wanted to post the link to this article I read yesterday. It's really unfortunate that people eating "real food" is newsworthy, but this is what is happening to the health of America. It's really sad and appalling. Take a look: An inconvenient challenge: Eat 'real food' for a month.


  1. I applaud you trying to eat better. I have been trying for the better part of 40 years to prepare and eat healthy foods. Some days I'm perfect ;) and some days I'm not :(
    After reading the linked story, I would like to put in my two cent's worth. I have studied nutrition and biochemistry. I'm no expert, but I do have a background in food.
    There's real food and unhealthy real food.
    Lard is full of saturated fats and cholesterol. Canola oil is not.
    While canned and frozen fruits and vegetables have been processed; is buying fresh produce from China really a nutritional bonus? (what pesticides and fertilizers were used not to mention the trip across the Pacific)
    Our grandmothers processed their home-grown fruits and vegetables so they could put food on the table year round.
    In our quest for eating better, moderation is the key.


  2. Susan - I 100% agree with you. I would argue the best way to eat is buying in-season, organic produce preferably from a local source. I just find it interesting that people found it so difficult to eat non-processed food for a month. I have a daughter who has a lot of dietary restrictions, so buying local, in-season produce is not always an option. I buy organic, fresh produce when I can and then opt for organic frozen when fresh isn't available. I would love to get a huge greenhouse in order to be able to provide produce for my family without relying on outside sources. That's not possible, so I do the best I can. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!