Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This Week's Menu - A day late

I've learned over the past few weeks that my body seems to handle small amounts of white cheeses & greek yogurt very well. I'm thankful for this as it's an additional source of gluten free lean proteins in my diet. 

Breakfasts this week:
My nutritionist of awesomeness Cheryl Harris' Millet Cereal, soft-boiled eggs, rice and/or hemp protein shakes. The chocolate shakes, I simply mix the protein with almond milk & a few ice cubes. For the berry shake, I like to make Ashley's Morning Smoothie and just add a few tablespoons of this protein powder. It's delicious!

Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds, Babybell Cheese and/or cheesesticks, greek yogurt, apples, bananas, carrots & hummus, rice and/or hemp protein shakes

Lunches: Dinner leftovers or gluten free sandwiches + apple slices

Dinners: I've got the ingredients for all these dinners this week, so we can pick and choose which dinner we want! Somehow we're eating a lot of turkey this week! lol
  • Turkey Burgers on homemade GF buns with green beans, and carrot sticks
  • Grilled Halibut? (I think that's the fish I bought?? lol) with broccoli & steamed brown rice or millet
  • Mock Chicken Parmesan with Angel Food chicken and spaghetti sauce. Served with green beans or salad and brown rice pasta
  • Turkey hotdogs (since I made gf hotdog buns this week!) served with baked beans & homemade coleslaw
  • Breakfast for Dinner: scrambled eggs, fruit salad, gluten free toast, turkey bacon 
  • Friday Homemade Gluten Free Pizza night! 
  • Easy Tuna Melts using my husband's tuna salad of awesomeness. Served with an easy spinach & mandarin orange salad

Sunday night preparations for the week:
  1. Made 2 batches of dough of my honey oat bread. With the first batch I made an actual loaf of bread. After it cooled, I sliced it, wrapped it in plastic wrap, placed it in a ziplock bag and then froze the entire loaf. With the second batch, I made 4 hamburger buns using english muffin rings (or you could use emptied & washed tuna cans) and I made 4 hotdog buns using heavy duty foil shaped into oblong rings (like this great example). 
  2. Placed my frozen fish & frozen turkey burgers in the refrigerator to defrost so they would be ready for cooking any night this week. 
  3. Sliced 4-5 apples and placed them in bags so we could just grab them in the mornings as we headed out the door. 
  4. Prepared the millet cereal & the boiled eggs in my rice cooker and then placed everything in sealed serving containers so I could just grab these items for breakfast as I headed out the door this week. 

What's on your menu this week? What have you done to make meals easier to prepare for your family this week? 

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  1. Hooray for meal planning! I plan dinners every week - they don't always pan out as planned, but it's a pretty good routine to get into. Last night we had a garden salad, quinoa tabbouleh, with tilapia (which I accidentally stuck in the freezer when I brought it home, and then tried to defrost, and when it wasn't behaving, I turned into fish cakes instead of fillets. Not a success, but oh well). Tonight is leftovers night since I have soccer. Tomorrow, risotto with sea scallops and green beans. Thursday, roast whole chicken with a moroccan quinoa skillet (if I get more quinoa, I didn't realize I was so low!) or sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and collard greens. Friday, leftovers or out - I have soccer again! Lunches are leftover tabbouleh, garden salads with extra meat from dinner or sardines, or there are even soups in the freezer. Breakfasts are green smoothies with jarrow brown rice protein powder or scrambled egg whites with veggies.

  2. I envy your organization! What an aweosme week of food!

  3. nutritionist of awesomeness? perhaps I should put that on my business cards? =P I'm quite honored!

    looks like you've got everything beautifully laid out. Wishing you a great and tasty week!

  4. inspiring stuff! I've been feeling uber sleepy and lethargic lately- I think I'm checking in more often for motivation to clean up my week's menu. :) :)