Monday, July 7, 2008
Menu Plan for the Week of July 7th 2008
Something about menu planning has me hooked. I think it is a nice balance to my normally random, somewhat chaotic personality;). So this next two weeks we are going to base our diet around mostly whole grains, fruits and veggies. My husband will still be eating milk, eggs, and sugar, because as you can see he needs the extra calories, not me;). I was pretty happy to be able to find some great deals on foods to support us in this two weeks of plant-based healthful eating at our local Fred Meyer. We are going to be trying Quinoa for the first time, having couscous (both of us like it, but I always forget it exists!) and almond milk (just me though). The end goal of these two weeks is to see if we can work towards a larger repetoire of healthful, more plant/whole grain based meals that are fairly quick and easy (and that we enjoy)! I don't know if I will continue eating primarly vegetarian after these two weeks, but I think it will be a valuable time either way. Here are our meals, keeping with my desire for our meals to be relatively quick, and easy as well.
Monday: Beans and Rice (something we have often anyway-but w/o the sausage!) and Salad
Tuesday: Potato Carrot Soup and Whole Wheat Bread and Green Salad
Wednesday: Chana Masala over Couscous
Thursday: Polenta w/ Marinara sauce (and cheese for hubby) and green beans
Friday: Cheese Pizza W/Salad
Saturday: Hot Dogs (bought some veggie ones to try) and Spicy Fries
Sunday: Tortilla Casserole with mixed veggies
We will try the Quinoa next week...if you have any good recipes to share, I would appreciate it!
More menu plans here.