My beautiful children begin school tomorrow and we begin a new era in our family. I am trying to restrain myself and not make lofty plans for every area of my life. But I do have a few important areas that have fallen to the wayside over the last year or so, and meal planning is one of those. I plan to get back into regular meal planning to help keep expenses down and to eat healthier. I am also planning to put together a weekly newsletter of blog updates which will include weekly meal plans.
Oatmeal with: cinnamon, berries, apples and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup
Peanut butter* toast (on homemade, whole wheat bread) with green smoothies. I use this recipe from Large Families on Purpose. I also make a similar green smoothie using apple juice and frozen mango in place of grape juice and blueberries.
Scrambled eggs with: cheese, peppers and tortillas (depending on personal preference). Those of us who are sugar-free will skip the tortillas.
* we use Adam’s Peanut Butter which contains only peanuts and salt.
Sugar Free Lunch Options:
My sugar-free kids will be packing the following items throughout the week (I am not going to list each day since I don’t think that will be helpful to anyone).This is our first week, I’ll take a few pictures throughout so you have an idea of what they are packing. I bought the kids Rubbermaid Lunch Blox (<<affililate link) so we can keep cheese and tuna cool. I don’t really know how much they will eat, so we will play this one by ear.
Protein: tuna, cheese sticks, cheese, Trader Joe’s Chunky Olive Hummus, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, peanut butter.
Fruit/veggies: the kids will eat take at least one piece of fruit each day, mini carrots, sliced peppers, cucumbers, etc.
Carbs: Triscuits, homemade whole wheat bread, flat bread, pasta salad, quinoa salad
Pork Tacos with Cilantroslaw This is a new recipe for me, but I have pork roast in the freezer and a huge bag of cilantro. Side of rice and veggies.
Chicken Noodle Soup with homemade noodles. Homemade bread.
Homemade pizza with whole wheat crust. Salad.
Baked Potato Soup and homemade bread.
Colorful Chicken Fettuccine. Fresh green veggies.
I plan to begin sending out weekly meal plans with helpful links to recipes and hard-to-find products. If you are interested in receiving them, what day of the week would be most useful for you? I am taking a little survey 🙂