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Meal Plans Week of 5-25-14

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We’ve made it to the last week of May. This is the last week of dance class. Next week is the last week of school! That is just crazy.

This week won’t be too crazy. We might go to a parade tomorrow. My daughter has a dentist appointment. The end of the week is filled with dance class, dance recital rehearsal and dance recital.

I was hoping to finish moving my son’s stuff to my daughter’s room yesterday, but I got sidetracked with other projects. Hopefully I can finish it today or tomorrow. We did get a new mattress and bedding so we can set up the kids’ trundle bed. Once that transition is complete I can actually start working on something baby related! With 12 1/2 weeks go to I should probably start thinking about that πŸ˜›

I was very busy in the kitchen last week. If you missed them I posted my recipes for dairy free chocolate pudding, rhubarb quinoa breakfast porridge and rhubarb crisp. I still have a couple new recipes to share this week. I’m sure there will be plenty more good stuff coming too. Are you wondering what to do with your rhubarb? I’ve got two rhubarb recipes on the way. I finally restocked my cupboard with homemade grahams (two batches) so at least we have something to munch on. But I have a few other staples to get to like gummies and chocolate sauce. I also made a second batch of dairy free pudding. My son just can’t get enough of it.


I’m really disappointed that at only 27 weeks my bad leg swelling has begun. It will likely only get worse until the end of this pregnancy. I have had bad swelling with all of my pregnancies. So far I have not found a remedy. I am taking a few days to track my protein intake to make sure that is adequate (many say lack of protein is what causes swelling).

I also just had my thyroid rechecked. My numbers haven’t really changed much. But I still don’t think I’m on the right dose of medication…or possibly the right treatment at all? It’s hard to say. We’ll see what the doctor says and go from there. I think the swelling is somewhat related to my thyroid. Back to researching.

I’m planning easy meals this week so I can keep working on other things around the house. I also need to do my best to not stand in the kitchen for long periods of time. That is TOUGH for me. Now that I’m heading into the third trimester I also need to start focusing on 3T nutrients like fish. What’s on your menu? Eet smakelijk!



S (church, make gummies, make chocolate sauce, make mayo, milk pick up)
L – leftover pizza
D – grilled burgers, french fries, carrots

M (parade, clean)
D – grilled chicken, grilled asparagus, baked potatoes

T ()
D – salmon cakes, pesto quinoa salad, peaches

W (dentist)
D – pork chops w/ apples over rice, roasted cauliflower

Th (dance)
D – (early) – TBD soup and bread

F (dance rehearsal)
D – (early) – egg puffs, broccoli, toast

S (dance recital)
D – (prep ahead or out to eat) – TBD


  1. Shannon says:

    Have you tried swimming for your leg swelling? I have found that water immersion, especially several days in a row, can help you pee off the extra fluid and get the swelling down a lot.

    • Mary says:

      I have not tried that. It sounds like fun…but I’m not sure where I would be able to swim πŸ˜› Does sitting in a bath tub have the same effect?

      • Shannon says:

        probably not, you really need total immersion and for some reason that’s been shown to have a diuretic effect. You could check into a hotel for the night! Or try the local YMCA?

        • Mary says:

          I think our local school has open swim. The hard part is finding time and being able to get away from the kids πŸ˜› I suppose it would require a swimming suit that fits too πŸ™‚

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