Monday, February 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday – February 15th

Sparkling white snowflakes are falling as I’m typing here in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Although I’m already getting excited just thinking about warmer weather and planting a small vegetable garden and flowers around the house, I can’t help but enjoy watching our 1 year old son have a grand time playing in all this snow! Lots of sledding, snow angels, and snowball fights…oh my! After hours of wintry fun, we’ve been chasing away the cold with mugs of minty hot yummy!

I admit I’m a pretty spontaneous menu planner, typically only planning meals a day or so ahead of time. Official menu planning is new to me, but I hope it will make life easier! I think it’s important to eat healthy, home cooked meals as much as possible and I think organizing a menu plan will give me more time rather than wasting time struggling to decide what to make for dinner. I try to feed our family whole natural foods without added sugars, preservatives, or artificial anything. I take help from healthy products when I can and do my best to make eating healthy, tasty and affordable. This is what’s on the menu this week at our house:

Steel Cut Oatmeal topped with Bananas and Walnuts, Whole Wheat Waffles, Veggie Omelets, Greek Yogurt with Granola, Cereal

Lunches: We make enough for dinner to turn the leftovers into a quick and tasty lunch the next day.

Snacks: Apples with Cinnamon, Oranges, Carrots & Celery with Homemade Hummus, Raisins, Nuts, Cheese & Multigrain Crackers

Monday – Minestrone Soup, Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
TuesdaySpaghetti Squash Casserole served with a Side Salad
Wednesday – Smoked Chicken Breast, Steamed Broccoli, Macaroni & Cheese
Thursday – Vegetable Stir Fry with Brown Rice
Friday – Crockpot Chicken Curry with Potatoes, Peas, and Carrots
Saturday – Homemade Pizza Night
Sunday – Roasted Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Do you need menu planning inspiration? Go check out all the great menu plans at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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