This week’s real food meal plan and agenda focus on end-of-year activities, enjoying the nice weather and making more dietary adjustments.
Two activities done for the year. Only about five more to go. I really love this time of year. When we go from busy, busy to lots of down time. The kids really enjoy it too.
We’re already anxious for trips to the park, library and farmer’s market. Lots of time outside and picnics on the deck. And packing, of course. That is a full time job right now…that I’ve hardly made a dent in. I just keep picking away at it.
We do have one exciting event that is (hopefully!!!) coming up this week…closing on our new house! Once we get through that this whole moving thing might actually feel real.
I think we made a big discovery for my son last week. I’m pretty sure he is allergic to latex. I’ve been suspicious for over six months now. But daily reactions when we had balloons in the house confirmed it for me.
Since then I’ve been doing lots of research (and feeling very overwhelmed!!) to figure out next steps to keep him safe. I still have to talk to the allergist as well. I’m trying to start simple with removing a food more cross-reactive foods (tomatoes, melons) and buy some latex free underwear. Lord willing that will help stop his constant itching.
As if we needed a new challenge when it comes to what we eat. Maybe I should create a meal planning service for people with allergies. I’m quite skilled at it. Any takers?
As always I’ll be busy in the kitchen keeping up with my kids’ ever-increasing (yay!!) appetites. Here are my projects for the week:
- Miracle Whip
- tartar sauce
- grind flour
- amaranth bars
And of course cleaning/packing every chance I get.
Kids in the kitchen.
The Kids Cook Real Food eCourse is opening again!! My kids and I started it back in January. It is so cool! They have learned so much and are so excited to help me in the kitchen whenever possible.
Check out these FREE knife skills videos to get a glimpse of what the course is like.
Stay tuned as I have a couple new blog posts coming this week. And don’t forget to read last week’s post about getting kids on board with a rotation diet so you can get your FREE download.
Now on to this week’s real food meal plan (with even more limitations). I’m still committed to serving my family real, nutrient dense food. No matter what allergies we have to deal with.
What is on your menu this week?
ROTATION: Each day starts with dinner and goes through lunch the next day. Foods in () are things yet to be tried.
B – yogurt, granola bar | spinach blueberry smoothie
L – cp pork chops, spinach, beans, quinoa
D – baked cod, chips, salad
prep: make mayo/tartar sauce, grind flour, boil eggs
B – hard boiled egg, toast | pumpkin yogurt, fruit
D – honey herb chicken, roasted purple cabbage, baked potatoes
prep: soak oats, prep smoothies, soak amaranth
B – hard boiled egg, toast | clementine, amaranth bar | leftovers
D – zucchini noodles w/ pumpkin sauce, quinoa salad
prep: make quinoa salad, soak flour for muffins, soak teff for porridge, prep smoothie
notes: early dinner
B – cereal, fruit | teff porridge | spinach blueberry smoothie
D – pumpkin sausage soup, muffins
prep: bake muffins, soak flour for pancakes, soak millet
notes: early dinner
B – yogurt, granola, fruit | millet porridge | leftover soup
D – pancakes, bacon, squash, peas, fresh fruit
B – pancakes, bacon
D – grilled hot dogs & brats, roasted cauliflower & brussels sprouts, chips
notes: kids help prep dinner
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, raspberry)
Day 2: grapes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, orange, amaranth, raspberry
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)