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Health, Home, and Happiness: Traditional Food in Real Lives- Menu Plan

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Traditional Food in Real Lives- Menu Plan

If I'm avoiding preparing foods during 'working hours'(more about that here) I need to have meals that build on each other so I'm not cooking an entire meal every night, while also changing the leftovers enough so that they're not boring.  Because I don't love washing dishes (our dishwasher isn't very effective) I'm keeping that in mind too!


Time
Meal planning and grocery list with 'help' and interruptions: 30 minutes (Tip: I just think of what makes up protein/carb/fat/fruit or veggie)
Grocery shopping with kids, doing other errands as well: 2.5 hours
Soaking wheat for tomorrow's bread/biscuits: 20 minutes including clean up time.


Breakfasts:
Smoothies (great for on the run meals!)
Eggs
Biscuits with eggs
Soaked oats or 7-grain cereal
Sausage with fruit


Lunches: 
Chicken Salad
Egg Salad
Squash with meat
Sandwiches
Crispy Almonds
Date Nut Balls
Salad
Fruit


Dinners:
Fried Chicken on Salad, homemade ranch
Salmon Patties with Peas
Waffles, eggs, and fruit spread
Pizza topped with homemade sausage, salad
Tacos
Stir Fried Rice with beef
Burgers (with company), salad, Lemon mousse from Nourishing Traditions 


Saturday Meal Prep: 
Look at what wheat needs to be soaked- two loaves of bread for sandwiches (and two loaves for a friend), biscuits, soaked tortillas.  



Part of Menu Plan Monday and Real Food Wednesday

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Indian Food Buff said...

One problem of cooking is that people would probably loose the interest of learning the craft of cooking because of hectic schedule. For a mom cooking kids snacks is very bothering sometimes so thats why they have to find alternatives to have a less consuming time in cooking for those. And i find all the food listed here appropriate and convenient.

May 16, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

Great post - it just takes some forethought and planning to have delicious and nutritious meals available!

May 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Anonymous michelle burgess said...

Hi,

Is the help for the meal planning coming from the kids? Do you get them to choose some of their own recipes? I find this helps in getting them more interested in their meals.

May 17, 2010 at 4:05 AM  
Blogger Cara @ Health Home and Happiness said...

They love to help- they're 1 and 3 and usually help by coloring on my menu ;) That's a great idea for when they're older, though!

May 17, 2010 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

I love to have breakfast for dinner -- those waffles sound really good.

May 17, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

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