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Allergen Friendly Meal Plans Week of 1-18-15

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Homemade Dutch Apple Pie Weekly MenuGood morning! January sure is going by quickly, don’t you think?

We’re enjoying our three day weekend. We’ve already gotten hair cuts, gone ice skating and had family game night. Still on the agenda…Packers football.  My son is becoming quite the sports fan, so he and my husband will be glued to the TV.

My little one will be five months old this week! How is that possible?? I’m still debating about when to start solids. I may still push it out until six months like I did with my other two. When I do I’ll start with broth and maybe egg yolks and liver. That should give her a nutritional boost.

To boost my own nutrition I finally ordered some vitamin K2.  I can’t wait for it to arrive. Hopefully it’s the last thing I need to help my body utilize calcium and get my teeth back on track.

My son did not do well with avocados. So we gave him all last week off from anything new. But we still had a few rough days. We noticed it was linked to either chocolate or sugar. So we’re still keeping an eye on that.  Next on the list will be nuts. But I might wait another week yet to let his body settle.

I’ve been experimenting with my oldest by taking oats out of her diet. She has had a couple pretty good days. But it could be unrelated. I’m observing for now.sourdough starter

I’m calling this the week of broth, bread and smoothies. I have broth incorporated into our meals every day this week. Check out the links if you need some dinner inspiration.

I am finally starting my sourdough starter (did it this morning).  I’m so nervous about this. It’s easy to take things out of your diet. You just watch for improvement. But when you add things in you have to watch for bad reactions. I really don’t know if anyone besides my husband will tolerate the sourdough. So it’s a big experiment. But I really hope it goes well. I’ll be feeding my starter every day so that by the end of the week I can make bread.

I’m also kicking off my simple smoothie series this week!  Grab your blender. I’ve got some delicious and nutrient dense smoothies coming your way.

I am back to working on a gluten free bread recipe.  But now I’m trying to make it a soaked version. We’ll see how it goes. I’m working on a soaked noodle recipe too so that my son has noodles he can eat. So much experimenting this week!

I need to figure out what appetizer and dessert to make for a party this weekend. Plus it’s time to start planning Super Bowl food (i.e. try to read my husband’s mind about what he’ll actually want).

Here is our menu for the week. I’m hoping all this broth will help us kick our colds!  We’re all sick of being sick. What’s on your menu this week? Are you joining the broth for a week challenge?

Homemade Dutch Apple Pie Menu

B – granola bars, yogurt, fruit
L – salsa chicken fajitas w/ beans and cheese
D – sloppy joes, chips, squash
*soak flour for bread, start sourdough starter, soak rice

B – hard boiled eggs, toast, smoothies
L – sloppy joes, veggies w/ dip
D – sweet and sour stir fry over rice
*feed sourdough starter, make gf bread

B – yogurt, granola, fruit
D – cp beef roast, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables w/ gravy
*feed sourdough starter, soak flour for muffins

B – toast w/ pb, fruit
D (prep ahead) – beef vegetable soup, bread
*feed sourdough starter, soak quinoa, soak oats, make muffins

B – oatmeal w/ fruit and nuts
D – macaroni and cheese, beans, applesauce
*make oatmeal, feed sourdough starter, cook quinoa, make granola bars

B – oatmeal w/ yogurt
D – quinoa granola bars, scrambled broth eggs, roasted vegetables
*feed sourdough starter

B – quinoa granola bars
L – leftover soup, bread
D – at party
*feed sourdough starter, make sourdough bread, make hummus, make guacamole, chop fruits and veggies, make cookies

Need some other broth meal ideas? Try these:

Pumpkin Pasta

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Broth Burgers

Beef Stroganoff

Split Pea Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Squash Soup

Creamy Broccoli Noodle Soup


  1. Sara says:

    I started a small batch (in the crockpot) of beef broth yesterday morning so it’ll be ready once we are home from church. I am also trying to get as much broth in us as possible this week. We have not been sick, but I want to boost our immunity before being gone to Disney next week. So I’m loading us all up on broth, gelatin, elderberry syrup, Ningxia Red, Inner Defense, ImmuPro, Thieves, and am diffusing a combo of different antiviral oils each day (Thieves-Purification, Cinnamon Bark-Exodus II, ImmuPower, Citrus Fresh-Hyssop-Cinnamon Bark, etc. Really praying this helps us fight off all the crud. πŸ™‚ I’ll be taking a supply of oils, Thieves Spray and Thieves Hand Purifier with me and my smallest diffuser, too.

      • Sara says:

        I sure hope so! lol! We are super excited about this trip.. We are enjoying this trip to the max bc I fear our next trip, Carson will be starting to get a little too old to feel the same magic as when they’re younger. It’s already different than when he was almost 5. Granted, next trip, Bristol will be closer to the prime “magical” age.. So that will be awesome. πŸ™‚

          • Sara says:

            Oh I’m sure Carson will still have a fun time when he’s older (the next time we go), but it will be different. He’ll be beyond the make believe age… Or on his way out of it, anyway. It’s just a totally different experience then.

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