Monday, November 29, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Hello all! It's Monday again! Where did the week go? I don't know about you, but last week felt like a whirlwind with the holiday and all. I want to encourage you to not throw your good eating habits out the window with the holidays coming up. I know it can be tempting, but I know when I stray from eating organic, wholesome food that my body is NOT happy with me. I end up lethargic, feeling yucky, and get headaches...almost like I have a hangover because of the food I ate. I also end up with more problems with my asthma. I have been pretty successful keeping it at bay with diet and exercise, but when I eat more dairy the symptoms coming creeping back in.

Anyway, I will get off my soapbox now and share my menu plan. That's why you're all here, right? :)

Monday - Leftover turkey, mac & "cheese"
Tuesday - Turkey fajitas on whole wheat tortillas
Wednesday - Lentil sloppy joes on whole wheat rolls
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Falafel in whole wheat pitas with tahini sauce
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Calzones with homemade sauce

**All dinners served with a heaping portion of green salad**

Breakfasts will be yogurt with banana and wheat germ, smoothies, muffins, toast with almond butter, and cereal.
Lunches will be leftovers, more smoothies, salads, raw "cookie dough" (a mix of oatmeal, almond butter, sprinkle of cinnamon, dash of vanilla and a drizzle of maple syrup...yum!), and PB&J.

Check out more menu plans at Orgjunkie and Fit Meals Monday.

Just some food for thought (no pun intended): Chemical fertilizer is often (if not always) made from ammonium nitrate, which happens to be the key ingredient in making explosives. Pesticides are based on poisonous gases which were developed for WW II (information taken from Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma). Do you truly know what you're eating???

I know for some people it seems financially impossible to buy all organic. Try to convert to organic for the most heavily sprayed foods known as the dirty dozen: celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, bell peppers, spinach, kale, cherries, potatoes, and imported grapes (leafy greens, carrots, pears and tomatoes are also some foods to consider based on how many pesticides are used. They have been on previous "dirty dozen" lists, but were dropped this year). Source There are other reasons to convert to organic food, but that's another post for another time.

Happy Monday everyone! :)

1 comment:

  1. Another yummy menu!
    Your "raw" cookie dough sounds so yummy!