Menu Plan Monday, January 6th!

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A new year–a perfect time to renew your commitment to menu planning! We had a good week last week. A week of nothing and a little too much rain. We even took the Princess to see her first Disney movie, “Frozen” due to the too much rain part. However, with all the nothing last week, we were certainly ready to jump back into work and school this week!

The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is something new this week. I’m not sure what my something new is going to be this year. I do know that I would like to do the divided kitchen thing a little bit better. Sometimes it seems like I have to fix three separate meals because I can’t eat so many things and my husband and little princess are terribly picky. I’m not sure how I’m going to do it, but I would like to find some more recipes that perk their interest, but still fall within the safe to eat category for me. Along the same line I would like to do better at using up leftovers. Right now we usually have each meal twice, but lately it seems like no one likes the meal the first time and I have to figure out how to eat the same leftovers 4 different times. No fun!

An experiment in gluten-free mac & cheese with kefir and vegan cheese. Still needs some tweaking, but it looks good!

An experiment in gluten free mac & cheese with kefir and vegan cheese. Still needs some tweaking taste wise, but it looks good!

We enjoyed the filling for the egg rolls last week, but we didn’t like the rice wrappers. I want to try it again sometime with a different sort of wrapper. The filling was so yummy that I might just use that with seasonings in a stir fry sometime! I managed to stock the freezer with waffles, pancakes, breakfast cookies, and some muffins last week! Along with my gift of protein bars I think we’re set for breakfasts!

Sunday
Breakfast: protein bar crumbled with strawberries and kefir on top with cinnamon raisin toast
Lunch: steaks (salmon for me), baked potatoes, broccoli, sautéed mushrooms and onions
Dinner: Popcorn, leftover egg rolls, grape tomatoes and cucumber dipped in hummus

Rest of the week:
Breakfast:
Eggs all kinds and all ways!
Paleo Chocolate Breakfast Cookies
Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins

Dinner:
Breakfast for dinner: omelet, toast
tacos, refried beans
Portuguese Soup modified to be Paleo friendly
BLTs (not sure what my modified version will be!)
Pizza, Salad
Smoothie, popcorn
fish, sweet potatoes, veggie
Leftovers!

For more menu ideas check out Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for gluten-free menus check out Celiac Family and the Gluten Free Menu Swap!

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  1. My experience with finding meals that the whole family enjoys, is to keep trying because it takes time — time for the little ones to develop taste buds for different foods, and time for adults to adjust to new tastes and textures. At least at my house, it’s been a slow process but does get better every year. I read somewhere that it can take kids trying a new food 3 or 4 times before they really begin to like it. Funny how that’s not the case for sugar and starches. :)

    • Thanks for the encouragement Heather! It’s been a rough few weeks being home together all the time and having to cook every meal…whenever I gave a choice of two things it always came up that the preferred meal would be neither–just hot dogs or pizza. It’s enough to drive someone crazy!
      I keep reminding myself that my princess is only 4 and she is still detoxing from gluten and she’s doing amazing compared to last year. Still we’re only doing 3 veggies consistently and my husband won’t eat all three of those veggies! :)
      I guess I will just keep trying and maybe I’ll find some recipes this year that all three of us will enjoy without having to prepare two or three meals at a time. :)

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