This week’s real food meal plan and agenda is all about birthday party preparations. Time to start baking!
I’m not sure how it’s possible, but my sweet “baby” boy turns five tomorrow! It seems like he was just born. He sure brings a lot of energy and excitement to our family. We are all looking forward to celebrating this week with a family birthday party.
I can’t forget to mention Happy Mother’s Day to my own mother and all of the wonderful moms in my life. Keep up the good work!
In the kitchen.
An allergy free birthday party means lots of prep work, on top of an already busy week (we only have one morning at home all week!). So pardon me if I seem a bit frazzled this week. It’s because I am.
I better keep this short and sweet. No time to waste. Here is my long list of kitchen projects for this week:
- gluten free cake (experimenting)
- wheat cake
- gluten free cereal
- gluten free bread
- gluten free muffins
- gluten free crackers
- veggie dip
- salad dressing
- coconut milk ice cream
- pumpkin yogurt
On the blog.
This week is Allergy Awareness Week. I’ve got a super delicious recipe coming tomorrow to help celebrate!
In case you haven’t heard of it I want to mention the #mykidmadethis challenge from Kitchen Stewardship. Lots of fun prized just for getting your kids in the kitchen. Sounds good to me!
On the menu.
Here is this week’s real food meal plan. I had to go the ultra super easy route with meals so I can get everything else done. Lots of crockpot meals.
How about you? What are you eating this week? Make it fun and nutritious!
ROTATION: Each day starts with dinner and goes through lunch the next day. Foods in () are things yet to be tried.
Day 1: squash, cabbage, banana (strawberry, pineapple)
Day 1: squash, cabbage, carrot, tapioca, strawberry (cassava)
Day 2: corn, grapes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, avocado (amaranth, tomato, orange, watermelon, raspberry)
Day 2: grapes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, tomato, orange, amaranth, raspberry (avocado)
Day 3: teff, eggplant, zucchini, blueberries, asparagus, spinach, sunbutter (kiwi, quinoa)
Day 3: teff, eggplant, zucchini, blueberries, asparagus, spinach, sunbutter, sorghum, quinoa
Day 4: pumpkin, lettuce, cucumber, cherries, split peas, rice (millet, egg, dairy)
Day 4: pumpkin, lettuce, cucumber, cherries, olives, peppers, onion, coconut, millet (egg)
B – yogurt, granola bar | cm yogurt, bread w/ coconut oil | pumpkin, pork
L – cp pork chops, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower
D – bacon wrapped dates, crackers w/ cheese, broccoli, oranges, salad
prep: make gummies, bake cakes, boil eggs, make granola
notes: Mother’s Day
B – hard boiled egg, toast | bacon wrapped dates, oranges | cauliflower, pork
D – ham noodle bake, peas | spinach, ham
prep: bake cereal, soak flour for crackers, prep smoothies
notes: bring preschool snack, early dinner
B – hard boiled egg, toast | squash cherry smoothies
D – cp meatballs, rice, roasted cauliflower
prep: make cm ice cream
notes: early dinner
B – english muffin w/ sunbutter, fruit | leftovers
D – pizza, roasted zucchini
prep: clean, make frosting, decorate cakes, make hummus, make salad dressing, chop veggies and fruit, make lemonade
notes: bring preschool snack
B – cereal, fruit
L (party) – grilled hot dogs and brats, roasted cauliflower, veggies + dip, fresh fruit, chips + salsa, baked beans, lettuce salad, crackers, cake, ice cream
D – leftovers
prep: make veggie dip, roast veggies, make frozen lemonade
notes: birthday party