Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekly Menu



Breakfasts:
Sausage and Fruit
Primal Banana Muffins
Paleo Pancakes
Hardboiled Eggs and Smoothies

Lunches (packed):
Meat and Cheese
Veggie Straws
Fruit

Lunches (home):
Clean-out-the-fridge

Dinners:
Monday - Spaghetti Squash & Meaty Marinara Sauce, Salad Greens
Tuesday - Leftovers for the family*
Wednesday - Sausage/Pepper/Pineapple Kabobs, Salad
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Salmon Burgers, Sweet Potatoes
Saturday - Meatloaf, Sweet Potatoes
Sunday  - Chicken & Green Bean Stir Fry with Cashews (kids' favorite)

Snacks:
Fuit and Nuts, Veggies and Dip

I found a new blog I like for paleo recipe inspiration... Health-Bent.  Some of the recipes have some sugar or sweetener which I mostly try to avoid since that is a slippery slope of me, but still a great resource for brainstorming.  I want to try the fish sticks.  I wonder if I could do them in the oven to be less messy and easier?

One fun find this past week was finding Medjool dates at Costco in the produce section.  It is easy to take the pits out, and they really work much better in blending with nuts (I used Aldi prunes in Fudge Babies before, and though they work and my kids like them, they taste very fruity).  With the dates, you don't taste them, just the sweet chocolate-ness! :)

Our Wal-Mart is so hit or miss.  I typically avoid going there, but I had to for work and so picked up a couple things for us while I was there.  Last time they didn't have any coconut milk without added sweeteners.  This time they did, for a great price of $1.29 a can, and so I bought several.


I was also happy to see spaghetti squash on sale for 69 cents/lb. at our local grocery store.  Yay for fall squash.


*Confession: It is my turn to cook for my Bible study group this week on Tuesday, and I am doing non-paleo and doing pasta (stuffed shells to be exact), salad, bread, cookies, and homemade ice cream.  (I feel bloated just writing that.) There are some things I miss making, and this is a chance to make them, especially since no one else there eats paleo.  I did do gluten-free the last time two times but decided to be a rebel this time.  I thought about doing spaghetti squash but decided they will prefer the cheesy shells.  I hope my stomach doesn't hurt after dinner.  Well, I kinda hope it does (it probably will) so I will be deterred from wanting any more in the future.  I haven't had an all out pasta meal since starting paleo last spring.

Hope everyone has a great week!

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