Monday, August 30, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Yep, I've been a blogging slacker AGAIN! I am still trying to stay offline as much as possible these days. There is a LOT going on with my tummy-troubled toddler from more doctors appointments to new diets (which equals more cooking). So, once again, my blog has been neglected. I will try to be better....really!

So, menu plan. Here it is:

Monday - I think we are headed out on a friend's boat tonight. They are ordering pizza. Pizza is a no-no for J and eating any pizza besides my own gives me a tummy ache these days. So, J and I will be bring our own calzone pockets. Hers with raw cheese and chicken; mine with greens and mozz. Yum!
Tuesday - Yellow squash with tomatoes over pasta. I have SO much yellow squash that I will be making a huge batch today and freezing what we won't be eating for dinner.
Wednesday - Falafel with tortillas and homemade tahini sauce
Thursday - Chicken and greens stir fry
Friday - Calzones. I will have to make them again because my hubby loves them and will feel left out for not having any on Monday.
Saturday - Wedding. Grandparents are sitting for J and we are headed to Sam's cousin's wedding. Should be fun.
Sunday - Appetizers...probably along the lines of quesadillas, potato skins, cheese and crackers. All that can be homemade, will be. We are having friends over for a fire, so many finger foods are in order. :)

Struggling with what to make this week? Head over to Orgjunkie or Mindful Menus for some ideas.

This week begins my endeavor to wake up before J to work out. I will be starting with three times per week this week and gradually working up to five days per week. Working out during her naps just isn't happening anymore. I have to cook while she's napping since she's getting more and more mischievous. She's almost two, what do you expect, right? ;) So, I am mentioning this for a way to keep myself more accountable. I've done it before and I know I can do it again. Three weeks to establish a habit? So, this is week one! :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Calling all raw foodies!!!

Hey friends!

I only have time for a quick blog post, but I found this GREAT blog recently and she is giving away a two pound bag of chia seeds. Don't know about chia seeds? In brief: "Extremely high in the essential fatty acid, omega-3, chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants (more than blueberries), vitamins, minerals (including more calcium than milk), fiber (more than most bran products) and protein. Eaten raw, chia seeds contain a rich concentration of essential fatty acids, with 30% of their fat coming from omega-3 and 10% from omega-6, considered the perfect balance for healthy human tissue (excerpt taken from "Change Your Life with Chia" by Christina Pirello)." Chia seeds are nutritionally dense and used by many raw foodies to enrich their cooking. Head over to Love Veggies and Yoga to enter!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Menu plan Monday

Hi all! Sorry for my absence for the last couple of weeks. I have no excuse except that life is super busy. Here is my menu plan for the week:

Monday - Black beans and cornbread
Tuesday - Falafel in homemade tortillas...I think I may try a Tahini sauce this time instead of the Tzatsiki sauce.
Wednesday - Spaghetti squash with sausage
Thursday - Leftovers from Tuesday
Friday - Calzones with homemade sauce
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Bison briyani (I need to post this recipe is inexpensive, healthy and oh so yummy!)

Check out Orgjunkie and Mindful Menus for more menu plans!