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Menu Plan for 1/5/15-1/11/15 – Week 1 of Whole30 January 5, 2015


I started Whole30 on 1/2/15, but this post covers all the recipes since then.  Looking forward to a great week!

Breakfasts: Eggs with veggies on the side – kale, asparagus, spinach, sweet potatoes, onions/bell peppers – whatever is in the refrigerator!  Also some leftovers from Sunday’s potluck – I brought Whole30 complaint Sausage Breakfast Casserole (made with homemade sausage – I impressed myself with that one too!).

Lunches: Usually leftovers from supper or from a soup made previously in the week, sometimes salad with whatever I have available thrown on top of it.


Monday, 1/5: Fajitas, served over mixed greens for me (spinach, romaine, a touch of cilantro) and with tortillas for the rest of the family.  Today’s fajita recipe: 2 peppers (I picked red and yellow), 1 sweet onion, 1/2 red onion, 4 oz. mushrooms all sliced and thrown into a skillet with some coconut oil.  Add about 2 pounds of sliced chicken breast and 4 TBSP of taco seasoning.  Cook until the chicken is done.  Serve over lettuce/greens and top with tomato, cilantro, and avocado.  Yum!

Tuesday, 1/6: Leftover Chicken Vegetable Soup with some extra chicken from the one we roasted thrown in, and probably a salad.  I impressed myself by making the stock for this soup (the recipe tells you how) so it is completely made from scratch.  I made a few substitutions for some spices I didn’t have on hand, but overall left the recipe unchanged.  It is fabulous.  I now love sweet potatoes in soup.

Wednesday, 1/7: Crockpot Italian Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, served with garlicky spinach for me and on top of spaghetti noodles for the non Whole30 eaters in the family.  Maybe with more salad, because I still have 2 heads of romaine lettuce to use up. 🙂  I’ve made these meatballs before and we all really enjoy them.

Thursday, 1/8: It’s leftover night!  In addition to the recipes above, we have non-Whole30 compliant chili and Whole30 compliant Chicken Tortilla soup (also great!) in the freezer.

Friday, 1/9: Time for some chili!  I’ve made this chili before as well and really enjoyed it.  With our usually chili with beans off the table, it’s past time to make this one again.  Planning on topping it with some avocado and red onion.

Saturday, 1/10: It’s time to re-evaluate what leftovers we have in the refrigerator and freezer.  If I need to, I’ll cook up some chicken breasts seasoned with garlic salt and roast some vegetables (we have carrots, parsnips and butternut squash on hand).

Sunday, 1/11: Heading to another potluck – pretty sure I’m going to make Crockpot Minestrone Soup!

Linking up with Orgjunkie again for Menu Plan Mondays.


Updates and some new recipes! September 2, 2012

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Well, I am back to menu planning but haven’t updated here in a while.  Trying to make even more dietary adaptations here, so look for relatively low-carb meals (I’m not following any particular commercial diet, but keeping meals to under 45 carbs… which has been a challenge).  Outside activities (and time away from the house) are ramping up too, so this is the place to come for crockpot meals!  I have so many meals pinned from Pinterest that I want to try too!

Last week’s notable meals (done with minimal planning, so they don’t even merit their own post) 🙂

Multigrain Waffles, with 1 cup of blueberries added to the batter.
1 blueberry waffle (1/6th of recipe) + 1 TBSP light cream cheese
2 links turkey sausage
410 calories/47 carbs/24 protein/14 fat/5 fiber

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
1 serving + 3/4 cup Ronzoni Healthy Harvest wheat linguini + 2 TBSP freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
335 calories/42 carbs/23 protein/10 fat/7 fiber

Now to figure out a menu plan for next week!


Menu Plan 1/9-1/15/2012 January 9, 2012

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Monday: Lentil Soup (I need to add the recipe to this page!) with Light Oat Bread

Tuesday: Spaghetti Italian with salad

Wednesday:  Mediterranean Chicken with mashed potatoes and honey roasted carrots

Thursday: Leftover Buffet

Friday:  Taco Soup

Saturday: Breakfast for dinner

Sunday: lunch — Leftover Buffet (again, I know, that’s what happens when you have tons of soup!); dinner — potluck @ small groups

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Menu Plan 11/7-11/13 November 8, 2011

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Monday: eating out!

Tuesday: Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Light Oat Bread

Wednesday: Bubble Up Pizza Casserole (new recipe for us, I’ll post if we like it!)

Thursday:  Bacon Jack Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Friday: Leftover Buffet

Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner (eggs, cheese grits, whatever else sounds good!)

Sunday: eating lunch @ a friend’s; eating supper @ small group for church (nice to have a day with no cooking!)

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Menu Plan 8/29-9/4 August 29, 2011

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Finally back to menu planning… and I added in breakfasts for the week as well!

Monday: Pancakes
Tuesday: Crockpot Oatmeal (we can pretend it is autumn, right?)
Wednesday: Homemade Egg McMuffins
Thursday: Leftovers from oatmeal or Cheerios, berries and milk
Friday: Triple Berry Smoothies

Monday: Spaghetti Italian with French Bread
Tuesday: Chick Fil A before soccer practice! 🙂
Wednesday: Tender Barbecue Chicken, mashed potatoes, honey roasted carrots
Thursday: Leftover Buffet
Friday: Dinner on the road…

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