Monday, March 7, 2011

This Week's Menu - More One Pot Meals & Cooking Ahead

I've been trying to plan more meals lately so that I can be a more prepared "Gym Hamster!" Here's what I''m cooking in our kitchen this week! I'd love to know what you're making too! 

You can also find more wonderful gluten free menus with The Gluten Free Menu Swap... hosted this week by Celiac Family

Breakfasts this week: Made ahead in the rice cooker -- cooked rolled oats with stevia, raisins, slivered almonds, ground flaxseeds, applesauce, and cinnamon. Made a big batch in the rice cooker last night and divided into 4 containers for breakfasts. Boiled eggs for my healthy protein. 

Lunches: Either leftovers or sandwiches with sliced apples.

Monday: Made Ahead One Pot Meal -- Chicken baked with "Spanish" Rice -- made this with 5 ingredients: defrosted one bag of precooked brown rice I made last week... mixed it with frozen peas and leftover salsa. Poured half of it into a greased casserole dish. Placed 3 frozen chicken breasts on the rice mixture, and then placed the remaining rice & peas over the top. baked at 350 for about an hour. I prepared this last night to serve today. 

Tuesday: Errands & GF Coffee break night, so we'll have sandwiches on the sourdough bread I made yesterday, along with apple slices and carrot sticks. We're adults.. really, we are... lol

Wednesday: Made Ahead One Pot Meal -- Ground Turkey & Quinoa with veggies casserole. Made this last night: Basically cooked 1 cup of dry red quinoa in the rice cooker. Once cooked, I placed it in the bottom of a greased casserole dish. Browned ground turkey and cooked it with onions, garlic, green pepper, and a frozen bag mix of different types of green beans & wax beans and carrots. Then added some drained & rinsed large lima beans. Poured this mixture on top of the cooked quinoa in the casserole dish. Made a quick "sauce" to pour over everything with unsalted chicken broth, thickened with arrowroot starch. Poured it over everything and covered the casserole dish. For dinner on Wednesday night all I have to do is pop the casserole in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Dinner Ready!

Thursday: Leftovers or Breakfast for Dinner -- Hubs' favorite GF Pancakes, Turkey Bacon, and Scrambled Eggs

Friday: Pizza night! We love to make simple pizzas on Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas. I like to top mine with homemade pizza sauce, onions, green peppers, turkey pepporoni, mushrooms, pineapple, and daiya cheese!

What's on your menu this week?
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