This week on Menu Plan Monday, I am going to add what I fix for my teenagers and then try to give a little insight into what my husband and I eat each week. It is not the same menu....we changed our eating habits last March and since then I have cooked for my kids and made our meals too.
This week the teens will be having:
Monday - Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo bake with whole wheat rigatoni
Tuesday - Tostadas with salad
Wednesday - eat at church
Thursday - Chicken in the crock pot and mashed potatoes, green beans
Friday - Homemade Pizza
Saturday - We may not be home for dinner due to family activities today
Sunday - Potato Soup and cornbread
My husband and I will eat:
Monday - black bean/chili tomatoes/corn salsa with spinach salad, triple berry fruit smoothie
Tuesday - large spinach salad with spring greens, grilled Tilapia, couscous with artichoke hearts
Wednesday - eat at church, salad bar
Thursday - large salad, fresh broccoli, carrots, hummus, and sauteed onions, mushrooms, and red peppers, triple berry fruit smoothie
Friday - whole wheat pita bread pizzas with mushrooms, onions, tomato, spinach broiled in the oven
Saturday - bean soup made in our Vitamix, whole grain Ezekiel bread
Sunday - large salad with chicken, balsamic dressing, peppers, onions, mushrooms sauteed, brocooli and hummus
We are following Dr. Joel Furhman's Eat to Live plan. It has been such a huge help to both of us. We were gone this weekend and ate things we have not eaten in almost a year. Tonight we are both MISERABLE! We got off of red meat, dairy (we went to soy), and most meat. We eat a lot of fresh veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds, beans, nut butters, some fish, whole grains, oatmeal, etc. I have been trying to make up a lot of recipes as I go along and will try to pull them out and begin to post them here. It is a huge change of mindset. It has changed my blood levels and cholesterol, blood pressure, sugar levels, etc. Coupled with exercise it has radically changed our lives.
I have been in a rut and have been seeking new recipes so if you have great vegan or vegeterian recipes leave me a comment. We are on the hunt for them!
If you need more ideas for menu planning see Laura at OrgJunkie.com