Monthly Archives: August 2015

Menu Plan Tuesday, August 18!

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gluten free snacks

Yesterday was the first day of school!! Whew, what a busy day! Today we have off since we do staggered start, so we get to take a deep breath before starting over again tomorrow.

The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Mom’s Plans is gluten-free snacks! I think that the Princess would eat snacks all the time if we let her. We have some larabars on hand, plus some gluten-free pretzels, cheese, and some sunbutter! Target started selling the individual packages, so we got some special for the start of school. Since the Princess has a hard time finishing her breakfast at breakfast time, we’ll also be using those leftovers for snacks.

homemade nutella

stuffed pepper

I was busy this weekend–homemade nutella and stuffed peppers! Both are super yummy!!!

Breakfasts: (breakfasts are the same again this week! Partly because the banana bread never got made until Saturday night!)
Paleo Coconut Pecan Breakfast bars
Egg McMuffins
Banana Bread
Smoothie
Simple Grain Free Granola

Lunch/Dinner:
Chicken salad, veggies, chips, rolls, ice cream cake (Happy Birthday Princess!)
Grilled Chicken and Pineapple with sweet potatoes and yellow squash
Breakfast for dinner: either eggs or French toast–husband can’t decide!!
meatloaf with French fries, broccoli
Fried rice
Pizza

Healthy dessert: Cookies if I have time!

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

Menu Plan Monday, August 10!

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SchoolLunch

Woohoo! We’re almost ready for back to school! I’ve made new routine lists for this week (rough drafts so I can tweak them before school starts next Monday!) and next is a list of lunches. The goal is to have the Princess help/make her lunch as much as possible. She’s already been making her snacks for camp with supervision, so hopefully the transition of packing a lunch everyday will go smoothly.

The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family school lunches! We’ve already made a rough draft of school lunches including tuna fish and lunchmeat with crackers and other sides and of course an old favorites like beans and hot dogs and sunbutter and jelly. (The Princess doesn’t have a peanut allergy, but her school is peanut free.) We’ll see what happens when we pack and what the Princess will actually eat. She tends to get distracted when eating with others, so this will be an interesting experience for all of us.

New school year new routines 2

No picture of food this week–just a picture of the new routines for the Princess. So far, she hasn’t liked them too much.

Breakfasts:
Paleo Coconut Pecan Breakfast bars
Egg McMuffins
Banana Bread
Smoothie
Simple Grain Free Granola

Lunch/Dinner:
Bacon Mushroom Frittata
Salmon Salad
Grilled “Peanut” butter and jelly –likely sunbutter or almond butter for me!
Some sort of noodle/ground beef/tomato sauce type of thing. My hubby has a recipe in his head he likes to make, so he’s in charge this night!
Crock Pot Pork Chops with sweet potatoes and sautéed yellow squash
Pizza

Healthy dessert: Some sort of ice cream–it is hot!

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!

Menu Plan Monday, August 3!

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SchoolBreakfast

Summer has gone by so fast–I cannot believe that school starts in two short weeks! I am sure that the teachers feel it even worse than I do. Summers have changed drastically since I was a wee tad. I remember getting somewhat bored and having time to read great quantities of books during the summer and now I feel like I’m lucky to have time to sit down to read for a few minutes each day during the summer! I’ve kept things easy this summer and quick! I’ve also seen my grocery bill get higher–and not because I’m buying a ton of convenience foods either! In trying to combat that I’ve made a lot of meals from leftovers including tonight when I made Chicken A La King from some leftover roast chicken from last week! Has your grocery bill gotten higher this summer? What do you do to try and keep it lower?

The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is quick and healthy breakfasts for back to school! I’ll be trying some new muffin recipes from one of my favorite cookbooks, “The Allergy Free Cook Bakes Bread”. I can’t recommend this cookbook enough, especially if you are dealing with multiple allergies and not just gluten!

almond choc muffins

The almond chocolate chip muffins that I made for breakfast! They got rave reviews from the princess!

Breakfasts:
Almond Chocolate Muffins from “The Allergy Free Cook Bakes Bread”
Chocolate Gluten Free donuts for a birthday breakfast
Pancakes, sausage
Smoothie
Simple Grain Free Granola

Lunch/Dinner:
Chicken A La King (from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook–although it was so easy I almost didn’t need a recipe!)
Pancakes (same as above)
Chicken nuggets (Trader Joe’s gluten-free), sweet potato fries, broccoli
Beans and rice/beans and hotdogs
Pizza
Fish and sweet potatoes

Healthy dessert: Simple popsicles

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!