What we’re eating this week…

Happy Sunday…it’s almost back to work time after a 2 week Winter Break for me. That means I’m back to doing my meal plans for the entire week. I try not to run too many errands after school so that I can spend more time with Wells! I usually do my meal planning on Saturday and my shopping for the week either Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Disclaimer: this will be a ‘no frills’ post. I’m not going to include any pictures, etc…Just information. I’m just going to post about what we are going to eat this week. I work full time, have a 2 year old, and exercise 3-5 times a week. The dinners I cook have to be start to finish under an hour. I will be posting many more dinner recipes as 2015 gets going, but just wanted to share my menus for the week-in case anyone needs some ideas/inspiration! Many people have asked me what we eat-so here goes! I hope this helps. My posts of this nature in the future will probably be a bit more fancy! Here’s our ‘whole food’, healthy, plant rich meal plan for the week!

Note: I know I didn’t type organic by everything, but all of the veggies and fruit we eat are organic. Just FYI. Also important to note: David and I are going dairy free (pretty much) in 2015.

What we’re eating this week:

Breakfast Choices:

  • Organic Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats (add raw organic honey, frozen blueberries {cool it off quickly}, and organic chia seeds)
  • Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel bread-toasted with a smidgen (literally) of organic butter
  • These banana/blueberry muffins, YUM!
  • A scrambled egg (organic)
  • Some protein smoothie (used to use VEGA, but it bothers me that it’s not organic and not all ingredients are non-GMO, so I’m trying organic hemp protein this week)- When I make the hemp protein smoothies, I will  use organic unsweetened almond milk, a half of a frozen banana, and flaxseed.

Lunch:

  • Lettuce wrap sandwiches (turkey/ham-nitrate/nitrite free!), veggies (organic squash, zucchini), organic olives, etc…with hummus on large romaine lettuce leaves
  • Spinach salad-with raw walnuts and homemade dressing (will post recipe soon-balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper)
  • Baby carrots
  • Organic fruit choice-banana, apple, pear
    • WELLS: homemade lunch able (with the turkey/ham above, grass fed organic cheddar (Trader Joe’s), organic pretzel sticks, baby carrots and hummus, Annie’s organic peanut butter/chocolate chip granola bar, fruit (banana, pear, or apple chips)

Dinner:

  • Sunday-Omelets: organic eggs, spinach, onions, etc…with sliced avocados melted in the middle
  • Monday-Leftovers from last week-White Turkey Chili with side salad
  • Tuesday-Chicken Taco Salads (chicken and jarred organic salsa in crockpot to make the salsa chicken) Making my own cashew sour cream this week-Trying this recipe: scroll down until you see the sour cream. Serve with homemade guacamole, organic corn chips. Top salad with organic micro greens, organic black beans, etc…
  • Wednesday-Chicken Tacos-using the chicken, sour cream, guacamole, micro greens, and black beans from yesterday. Using romaine leaves as shells for the tacos.
  • Thursday-Quinoa Stir-Fry- Cook quinoa according to package directions (rinse first!!). Next-sauté onions, chicken sausages (organic or nitrite/nitrate free) and then add in other veggies (green beans, edamame, peas, mushrooms, peppers, etc…) I have frozen green beans and peas, so I’m using those. Combine veggies with quinoa and add salt, pepper, turmeric, etc…
  • Friday-We’ll grill something in our freezer (grass fed steaks, or chicken) and eat it with veggies and a salad…

Snacks:

  • Green drinks (we all take one to school/work each day. Here’s a recipe and I will be posting more soon!
  • This granola, yum!
  • Tea-I love organic decaf green and organic rooibos (always decaf)!
  • Wells-Even though his school provides snacks, I send organic and non-GMO snacks for him that resemble the things the other kids are eating…some regulars are non-GMO veggie straws (whole foods), Annie’s organic cheddar bunnies, organic pretzel sticks, low sugar KIND bars, fruit, and more.

I hope this helps! I promise I’ll have some pictures in the future and that I will post more recipes. Remember, any step toward eating ‘whole foods’ is a great start! Moving away from processed foods is a PROCESS, literally…but it is doable, even if you work full time and have kids!

Happy 2015!

Lilla

3 Comments on What we’re eating this week…

  1. Laurie
    January 4, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Sounds very nutritious. I bet the entire family will benefit from such a health diet.

    Reply
    • Lilla
      Lilla
      January 4, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Laurie,
      Since we began our dietary changes (2 1/2 years ago) we all feel so much better…and our blood work etc…is better! Everything has improved! The stuff we eat is really good too! It’s not a sacrifice-just a mind set change!

      Reply
  2. Debbie jones
    January 4, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I’m gonna copy this down and follow as much as possible thanks!

    Reply

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