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Menu Plan Monday ~ January 23, 2011

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Just a quickie of a menu plan this week (it helps motivate me when I post for all the world to see ;)) – and hopefully provides you with a bit of idea inspiration too!

I do want to note that several of my recipes this week are from the new recipe eBook recently released by Modern Alternative Mama called Wholesome Comfort, which is full of real food/comfort food yumminess (perfect for winter!) and will be followed with a full review and giveaway near the end of February – so keep an eye out!

In the meantime, here’s the plan: Read the rest of this entry »

The Age Old Monday Question…What the Heck Are We Gonna Eat This Week?

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Right now I’m trying to avoid doing much grocery shopping and just use what we have in the freezer and cupboards this week (somehow we ended up with a ridiculous amount of ground beef at our last grocery shop…).

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past several days about making a HUGE change to my diet, which I’m continuing to contemplate and will be writing about soon – hope it’s not too much suspense for you lol.

At any rate, clearing out the cupboards will help get ready for that as well…

We are also starting to get more veggies from our garden, which I am thrilled to include in this week’s meal plan.

I picked a handful of yellow beans to mix with the organic green beans that came in our veggie delivery, and I think we’ll be ready for another zucchini harvest in a few days (we actually got to eat some zucchini on Sunday – no doggie interference this time!)

So here it is…

Monday Menu Plan: Read the rest of this entry »

Monday Menu July 11, 2011

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Monday again!

It always seems to come so quickly…

I can’t complain too much – we had a really fun BBQ last night with friends we don’t get to see often, the sun is shining right now on my giant zucchini plants (they’re pretty much overtaking the rest of the garden lol), Bean is napping and I’m enjoying my coffee.

And wondering what the heck I’m going to make for dinner this week, as usual… :)

Let’s see what we can come up with (besides ending a sentence in a preposition):

Breakfasts: As always, falling back on the green smoothie. It’s quick, it’s tasty, it’s so good for you! If only it didn’t involve so much blender washing…

Lunches: Artichokes! Sandwiches! Cottage Cheese! Yeah…that’s all I got. There’ll probably be some leftovers somewhere in there too.

Dinners: Read the rest of this entry »

Menu Plan Monday (6/20)


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It’s Monday again!

Weekends always seem to fly by in such a blur…I am looking forward to our next 3 day weekend coming up soon! But along with that, I cannot believe it is so close to July – what the heck?

As I’ll be going back to work in less than a couple months (in a coffee shop, for those who may be curious) I feel a need to really get on track with things like meal plans and household-ey type stuff – things I can easily become lazy about when I’m extra tired or stressed.

I wish I had better habits in place by now, but I have made a lot of progress and hope to continue to do so. There’s just so much I’d rather be doing most of the time than cleaning! And though I love to cook, making every meal from scratch does sometimes get wearing – I am definitely planning to start making bigger batches of things soon and freezing some for those days that I just don’t feel like cooking.

I don’t intend to ever become fanatical about it, but I do really want to start sticking to my plans more often – so with fresh Monday morning resolve, here is this week’s meal plan… Read the rest of this entry »

Monday Meal Plan – Getting Back on the Wagon


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What a crazy two weeks it has been…

As I sit down to (finally) write and reflect once again, I’m realizing how stressed and overwhelmed I’ve felt over the past few weeks – not that they’ve been bad – it’s just that we decided a couple weeks ago that I would take Bean and fly to the US to surprise my mom for her birthday, and in all the getting ready to go, flying, PMS :p, taking care of her without the hubs for a week…it was pretty crazy!

One thing that did help me out so much was the amazing guest post contributions I was honored to publish last week from some of my very favorite bloggers: Doula Rachel, The Cloth Diapering Mama, A Little Bit of All of It, State of the Heart Parenting, TouchstoneZ and Let’s Take the Metro. I would love for you to go check them out if you haven’t yet gotten the chance – they are so full of humor, wisdom and just all around awesomeness!

As for myself, I totally fell off the good food wagon!

Though I’ve gotten much better than I used to be, there’s just something about feeling overwhelmed that makes all my good food intentions fly right out the window. During the first 2 weeks of May I actually lost over 7 pounds for the Sparkle Mama’s weight loss challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

Menu Plan Monday 5/16/2011

The Menu

The Menu

I don’t know that I’ll be on the ball enough to do this every Monday, but Julia over at A Little Bit of All of It has inspired me to give it a shot. :)

Personally, I love reading people’s menu plans as it means I can steal ideas (it’s also handy for me to come back to my blog to see what I’m supposed to be cooking. ;) )

At the moment, we are going grain free and sugar free – something that originally started out as a 2 week plan and will probably extend a bit longer than I originally thought – mainly because we are loving the results! I still think we will eventually incorporate grains back into our diet, but we’ll be making many changes to the way they are prepared and how frequently they’re consumed.

In the meantime, here’s my grain free menu plan for this week:

Breakfasts: Read the rest of this entry »

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