Menu Plan Monday - Sept. 5 - 11

>> Monday, September 6, 2010

I'm back to doing a very detailed menu. It takes forever to make up these menus (seriously, close to 3 hours this week) but having it all planned out really helps. It helps when it's meal time because I'm not standing there wondering what to make & it helps at the grocery store - no impulse buying.

The big kids will be getting Bento style lunches again this year. My plan is to take pictures daily & I will do a post at the end of the week highlighting all of the lunches.

I'm also going to try getting back to posting my recipes more frequently. So if there is something on the menu you are curious about, please check back a day or two after it is scheduled to see if the link is up.

And now for the menu!

Please note - I use organic, local ingredients when possible. Also the recipes usually call for all- purpose flour. I usually use a mix of 1/2 whole wheat & 1/2 white or just all whole wheat. Remember a recipe is just something to go by, feel free to change them up for health/your family's tastes.

Healthy Eating Menu for Mommy{Sunday - Saturday}

Breakfast: I get up around 5-5:30, my goal is to eat within an hour of waking so I have a small breakfast (which if I woke later it would be my am snack) and then my 'bigger breakfast' later on when I have more time.
  • Sunday: 10 raw almonds, 1 apple
  • Monday: Yogurt cup , 1 cup strawberries
  • Tuesday: 10 raw almonds, 1 cup grapes
  • Wednesday: 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup strawberries
  • Thursday: 10 raw almonds, small banana
  • Friday: 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup mixed fruit
  • Saturday: Yogurt cup, 1 cup strawberries
AM Snack: 
  • Sunday: 2 slices Ezekiel bread toasted, 1 boiled egg, 2 tsp butter, 1/2 cup blueberries
  • Monday: 3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean, 1/2 cup almond mylk, 1 pear
  • Tuesday: 1 Ezekiel English Muffin, 2 TB natural peanut butter, small orange
  • Wednesday: 2 slices Ezekiel bread toasted, 1 scrambled egg, 2 tsp butter, 1/2 cup blueberries
  • Thursday:  3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean, 1/2 cup almond mylk, 1/2 cup strawberries
  • Friday: 2 egg omelet with mushrooms & peppers, 1 slice Ezekiel toast, 1 tsp butter, small orange
  • Saturday: 1 cup oatmeal, 2 TB slivered almonds, 2 TB raw pumpkin seeds, 2 TB dried cranberries, 1 cup almond mylk.
  • Sunday: Veggie Soup & Salad
  • Monday: Hummus & veggie wrap or sandwich
  • Tuesday: Glop Bowl (Couple cups of baby spinach, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup beans & salsa)
  • Wednesday: Hummus & veggie wrap or sandwich
  • Thursday: Glop Bowl (Couple cups of baby spinach, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup beans & salsa)
  • Friday: Hummus & veggie wrap or sandwich
  • Saturday: Homemade Tabbouleh, homemadebaked falafel (in homemade pita with lettuce & homemade Tzatziki sauce)
PM Snack:
Toddler Menu {Monday - Friday}

  • Monday: Yogurt & monkey platter (variety plate of cut up fruits)
  • Tuesday: Whole grain organic frozen waffle, pears and 1/4 cup milk
  • Wednesday: scrambled egg, cinnamon toast squares (whole grain bread lightly toasted)
  • Thursday: French toast, peaches, and 1/4 cup milk
  • Friday: Organic oatmeal, fruit and 1/4 cup milk
Mid-Morning Snack:
  • Monday: Orange Wedges & 1/4 cup milk
  • Tuesday: Banana &  1/4 cup milk
  • Wednesday: Zucchini bread &  1/4 cup milk
  • Thursday: Yogurt & animal crackers
  • Friday: Fruit slices & 1/4 cup milk
  • Monday: Homemade chicken nuggets & oven fries, blueberries & 1/4 cup milk
  • Tuesday: Healthy Baby's First Pizza, soft cooked veggie sticks & 1/4 cup milk
  • Wednesday: Pasta in tomato sauce, cheese dough sticks, diced fruit & 1/4 cup milk
  • Thursday: Macaroni & Cheese, strawberries & 1/4 cup milk
  • Friday: Small Monkey Platter & 1/4 cup milk
Afternoon Snack:
  • Monday: yogurt & graham cracker
  • Tuesday: Monkey Platter (can be shared with big kids after school)
  • Wednesday: Toast with homemade apple butter from freezer & 1/4 cup milk
  • Thursday: Orange slice & 1/4 cup milk
  • Friday: Apple Oatmeal Cookie & 1/4 cup milk
Regular Cooked Menu {Monday - Friday}

  • Monday: Oatmeal, juice or milk
  • Tuesday: Waffles, juice or milk
  • Wednesday: Homemade zucchini bread, yogurt, juice or milk
  • Thursday: Oatmeal, juice or milk
  • Friday:  Scrambled egg sandwich, juice or milk
  • Monday: Sub sandwiches, veggies & dip {holiday}
  • Tuesday: Whole wheat bagel sandwiches, potato salad, veggies & dip, fruit, juice & water
  • Wednesday: Leftovers, apple slices, veggies & dip, zucchini bread, juice & water
  • Thursday: California Roll-up, orange wedges, veggies & dip, zucchini bread, juice & water
  • Friday:  Pizza Roll-Up, yogurt, veggie sticks & pieces of fruit, juice & water
  • Sunday: Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage & Salad
  • Monday: Glazed Pork Chops, Potato Salad, Sliced Tomato & Cucumber
  • Tuesday:  Meatloaf, Butter & Garlic potatoes, Green Beans
  • Wednesday: Honey Soy Stir-Fried Chicken, Brown Rice, Steamed stir-fry veggeis
  • Thursday: Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Salad
  • Friday:  Pizza Bites & Salad 
  • Saturday: Taco Roll-ups & Salad
Need more menu planning ideas? Then head over to Laura's @ I'm an Organizing Junkie. Also if your interested in more vegetarian, flexitarian or whole foods menus please check out Jenna's Mindful Menus.

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