Saturday, January 4, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan

This week is exciting for me because I am trying out two new recipes. I find that making new things breathes life into my menu planning and makes me look forward to cooking dinner instead of me dreading making dinner (I have been dreading dinner prep a lot lately).

As always, my meals either are gluten and dairy free or include gluten and dairy free options. I have Crohn's Disease and have cut out gluten and diary because it basically makes me sick- since doing so I have been feeling great and nothing beats finally feel in healthy!

Now onto the menu plan...

Beef Hot Dogs (nitrate and antibiotic free)
Roasted Potatoes
Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes
Fruit for the Kids

Pasta with Meatballs (gluten free pasta for me)

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach Sauce (from Cook's Illustrated- will post recipe later)
Mashed Potatoes (will use almond milk and Earth Balance dairy free "butter")
Green Beans
Beets in Vinegar (my husband and kids love these for some reason)
Corn (I cook with a little Earth Balance butter)
Fruit for the kids

Salsa Chicken (chicken breast in a crock pot with a jar of salsa- yum)
White Rice (my husband hates brown rice so I am giving in for this dinner)
Salad with Tomatoes
Fruit for the kids

Tacos with Lettuce, Cheese and Tomatoes (we'll have flour tortillas and corn taco shells)
Brown Rice
Corn (yep, corn again)
Salad with Tomatoes
Fruit for the kids

Whole Roasted Chicken (I may butterfly it, not sure yet though)
Baked Red Potatoes
Quinoa Pilaf (from Cook's Illustrated- will post recipe later)
Corn (one of very few "veggies" my husband will eat)
Fruit for the kids

Homemade Pizza with Nitrate Free Pepperoni (I make gluten free crust for myself)
Roasted Potatoes

I am participating in I'm an Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great menu! I found your menu at the Menu Plan Monday party. I have never cooked gluten or dairy free, so I love reading your recipes. I would love it if you would stop by and share a couple of your recipes at the In and out of the Kitchen Link party! Hope to see you there!