Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Week 3 Menu

We have been fighting colds- yuck! Last week lasted a bit longer than a week because of it- we just didn't feel like doing much other than leftovers on some days. With us feeling better now, this week should be great!!!

Day 1:

  • Scrambled eggs and cut fruit (sausage on the side, if desired)
  • Sweet Pepper Kale Toss (Kurt requested it, he loves it! This is not a paleo recipe, but we do use GF noodles)
  • Spaghetti in Creamy Tomato sauce (This is another repeat, but the kids loved it too much not to do again!)
Day 2:
  • Hot rice cereal or baked oatmeal, served with a side of breakfast sausage. (Again, not paleo, but I find that oatmeal really helps my lactation, and hot rice cereal is Harrison's favorite thing!)
  • Leftover Spaghetti or Kale toss
  • Dinner in a Pumpkin
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5:
  • Hot rice cereal or baked oatmeal served with a side of breakfast sausage
  • Hot dogs and chips 
  • Ham, Paleo Holiday Yams, peas

Monday, October 22, 2012

Menu Plan Week 2

Kurt made most of our meals last week (our house roles are currently: me homeschool the kids and work on my own classes, and feed and hold the baby- he is basically the house and food master!) and said he found that linking all of our menu plan online was convenient and helpful. So, I will do it again!!! (Oh yes, I am also the menu planner. Not sure why, lol!)

Day 1:

Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
  • Baked oatmeal or hot rice cereal, served with a side of breakfast sausage
  • Hot Dogs and Chips served with fruit (maybe we can use the grill! Let's hope it is nice out!)
  • Pulled Pork and Kale Chips
Day 5:

Last week we did SO amazing on staying in and sticking to our menu. Sure, we deviated here and there, but our menu lasted a week with us not feeling starved or deprived! LOVE!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Menu Plan

I menu plan each week, but thought I would post this one online, in case any other families would like to see what we eat like, or like to use some of the days/recipes/ideas/grocery list! **THIS IS NOT A FULLY PALEO MENU** This is my own postpartum "ease into paleo" transition!

** I leave extra days open in case we have leftovers or something comes up. =)

Day 1:

Day 2:
Day 3:
  • Gluten-free pancakes (from a gluten free mix) and eggs
  • Kurt's favorite salad (we do not do the goat cheese encrusting part, but we do add extra greens)
  • Chicken salad (made with leftover chicken), served with romaine lettuce
Day 4:
  • Oatmeal or Hot Rice cereal, sweetened with agave and seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg 
  • Lasagna made with zucchini as noodles
  • Leftover Lasagna (Don't judge- everyone needs a lazier day!!!)
Day 5:
  • Bacon and Eggs with fresh fruit
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Burgers (without buns), potato chips (again, don't judge!!!), cut fresh fruits
Beef Jerky (without gluten or soy)
Cut veggies- celery, carrots, tomatoes
Fruit- apples, bananas, berries

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Banana Pancakes

I don't cook very often these days. We have a beautiful new baby, and my husband has been home and dominating the kitchen- so I am a little out of practice. Sure, I admit to tossing together a few things here and there, but not regularly like I normally would. (This is a unique chapter in our lives, and that is okay!)

I saw a post about banana pancakes a few weeks ago- what I remember was that there were just TWO ingredients! Gotta love that, right??? So, I looked it up and thought I would give it a try! Through a mishap I ended up making them wrong (this is where you wonder, "How do you mess up two ingredients???" Yeah... well.... I don't know, but I did!) but they ended up wonderful and I don't think I would change them!

Two Ingredient Pancakes:

2 overly-ripe bananas (those ugly ones that only banana-bread lovers can appreciate)
3 eggs

Heat oil on a skillet (just pretend you are making regular pancakes! I like coconut oil). While skillet is heating, mash bananas in a large bowl. Add eggs to banana mush, and mix together. Pour banana batter on skillet and cook like regular pancakes.

My husband enjoyed his first helping without syrup of any kind, and his second he added maple syrup (which is how our youngest boy ate his). My eldest son and I topped ours with blueberry sauce. We all loved these- they were quite a hit!