Sunday, September 14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Yet onto another week of meals for a meat freak, vegetarian, and a picky toddler. Never a dull moment figuring out how to simplify this puzzle.

So this is the game plan:

Breakfasts ideas are just for greenbean and I so we will have green smoothies, waffles, oatmeal, and tofu scramble. I have become slightly addicted to green smoothies. So simple and delicious, yet packed with nutrition. Best part is greenbean LOVES them too. This might sound nerdy, but I get a huge sense of joy as I watch her down a big glass of greens with a smile on her face.

Green smoothie recipe: In a blender I add: 1 banana, big handful of baby spinach or kale leaves, orange juice, frozen blueberries, flaxseed oil, and ice. Blend until smooth and add more liquid/ice until desired thickness. May add agave nectar or stevia to sweeten if needed.

Lunches will be boring and easy with sandwiches, salads, soups, leftovers.

Dinners are going to be easier this week because it will just be greenbean and I until Thursday.

Monday- Vegetable soup (see my book of the day post).

Tuesday- BLT's with potato salad. I use this bacon and greenbean likes it too.

Wednesday- Rice and lentils with broccoli. Add chicken nuggets for greenbean.

Thursday- Veggie chili with cornbread that did not get made last week. I will add ground beef at the end to my husband's portion.

Friday- Homemade pizza. Toppings for my portion are black olives and pineapple. Husband will have pepperoni and sausage.

Saturday- Veggie burger for me, regular burger for husband, and chicken nuggets for greenbean. Served with cold green bean salad.

Sunday- Leftovers from the week, hopefully.

Visit I'm an Organizing Junkie every Monday for more menu plans and ideas!



lae21 said...

I'll have to try out your green smoothie recipe. I usually just throw a leaf or two of kale in with whatever smoothie I'm making, but yours sounds really good.

I've made the pasta and spicy sausage recipe for several "meat and potatoes" family members, and they've all loved it. You can always add real sausage to individual portions if needed.

Kristen's Raw said...

I love green smoothies! One of my favorites (perfect for fall) is:

1-2 cups water
1-2 handsful spinach
2 apples
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

I call if a Fluffy Green Smoothie :)


The Happy Housewife said...

I love BLT's, I just added the ingredients to the shopping list! Yum!

Renee said...

Ok, I feel out of it that I'd never heard of a green smoothie before - now I'm curious to try them yet somewhat hesitant.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I must try the green smoothie ... sounds so good for you. It may even cure me of this horrible cold I have. lol


Satchell said...

Some great ideas for us to use in our menus.

PS. I added the link to the pizza roll ups recipe I use. I reserve the cheese and add it to the tops, less mess.

Satchell said...

OPPS!! Sorry for the comment about the pizza roll ups!!!! I posted that part on your blog and not the correct one!!