Menu Plan Monday, February 24!

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It was a better week this week! The Cauliflower Alfredo was surprising easy and actually a fairly big hit with everyone. We will be enjoying it again! I was so on top of cleaning out the fridge this week that it was almost scary by the weekend. Time to get cooking again!

The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over Gluten Free Goodness is Maple. We certainly love some maple syrup around here. I started shopping on amazon for mine so that I could get the Grade B (more vitamins and flavor) and now I love it even more. It’s a staple for the Princess and her pancakes/waffles and anything else she thinks she needs to dip. It is one of my favorite natural sweeteners. This week we’ll be using it in our breakfast for dinner when I make these Apple Cinnamon Waffles (using gluten-free flour mix, and adding a bit more flour to get the right batter texture) and I used quite a bit to make Apple Chunk Muffins from Peas and Thank You (blog no longer available).

Spaghetti sauce on spaghetti squash!

Spaghetti sauce on spaghetti squash!

This week I think I will double the breakfast for dinner to have some leftovers for the freezer. I might make some breakfast cookies too. We seem to have run out of quick breakfast options and that is not a good thing!

Sunday
Breakfast:
Buckwheat granola with strawberries and Apple Chunk Muffins from Peas and Thank You
Lunch: Lunch with the family. I had a veggie burger with spaghetti sauce, coleslaw, and veggie tray with ranch dressing dip. Everyone else had meatball subs with the same sides.
For dessert we celebrated my mom’s birthday with a cheesecake from a local goat farm and I made some mini vegan cheesecakes for myself.
Dinner: Maybe Broccoli apple soup or fish, bread, roasted beets with balsamic vinegar, chocolate covered strawberries

Rest of the week:
Breakfast:
Eggs all kinds and all ways!
Green Smoothie
Waffles

Dinner:
Breakfast for dinner: Waffles with bacon for everyone else. I will top mine with nuts and/or almond butter.
Some soup from the freezer either veggie or chili!
Fish Chowder (using coconut milk instead of heavy cream)
Feel Good Lunch Bowl
Veggie pot pie probably with a side of BBQ Chicken breast for everyone else
Pizza, Salad
Orange Berry Smoothie, popcorn
Pan cooked Fish with sauce DU JOUR, roasted sweet potatoes, veggie
Leftovers!

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

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    • Hmmm. I don’t know about that. I used a miniature food processor myself or if that hadn’t worked I would use my regular blender. That sounds like it might be frustrating.

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      • aww bummer. Dates and nuts are sometimes hard to grind up even with the proper equipment. A good regular blender would probably work too.

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      • Welp, good thing I held off because I only have a blender small enough to make my homemade smoothies and when I went to Wholefoods yesterday to pick up the dates and walnuts, wow! The walnuts were extremely expensive plus I didnt calculate if a pound each of the nuts would be sufficient for the recipe so I held off. Trying to figure It out on the phone standing In the middle of the aisle didnt help either. Plus I need some baking equipment. I used to make cakes from scratch and when I went full gung ho on the gluten free bandwagon, my zeal caused me to swear off baking for eternity hence th reason why I have no muffin pans, cake pans, etc. Yeah u went a little over board.

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      • Do you have a trader joes around? They have really decent prices on nuts. There are no whole foods around here, but I have heard they are expensive. I completely understand about the whole gf baking thing. I know I was in tears more then once before I started doing some more research. Little by little you will get back into it! πŸ™‚

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      • Yes. I just found one in Plano TX. I was so excited because I used to live@ TJs when I was in AZ. For WF overall yes but it also depends on what ur looking for. Of course the meat is expensive but being that it is grass feed I would expect it to be so and after shopping and comparing products and prices among the local food chains WF has become the one stop shop.

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      • I don’t think I’ve been to a WF, but I am thankful that our conventional store (Publix) has a generous selection and pricing on whole foods so I don’t have to visit our local specialty store often since it’s so expensive. Glad you found a TJ!!! I was super excited when one opened about 45 minutes away.

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