This week’s real food meal plan and agenda focus on packing, cleaning, having fun and not spending too much time in the kitchen!
Happy Father’s Day! I’m thankful for my wonderful husband, father and father-in-law. Such a blessing to be able to celebrate three God-fearing men.
We’re getting down to crunch time on packing and cleaning. I think we’ve got most of the major stuff done. But there is always more. Now we just need a closing date!! (don’t ask…we’re getting pretty annoyed by the whole thing).
Last week I let my youngest try strawberries for the first time. I had cut them out when she was very little because she reacted when I ate them. Amazingly she did just fine with them!! One more food to add to her rotation. I love it!
I also love that my husband picked 30 lbs. of fresh strawberries. Now we have a freezer full for the year ahead. I also made five jars of strawberry jam and a batch of strawberry fruit leather.
In the kitchen.
I’m going to do my best to keep us well fed and stay out of the kitchen this week. I really want to have as much time as possible to spend with my kids. I do have a few kitchen projects. They include:
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On the menu.
Here is our real food meal plan for the week. I’m trying a couple new recipes (one my own creation, one not mine). I’m trying to get a little more variety in our diets. But it’s not easy with so many food restrictions.
What’s on your menu? Are you trying anything new this week?
ROTATION: Each day starts with dinner and goes through lunch the next day.
B – scrambled eggs, toast w/ strawberry jam | banana, muffin, molasses tonic | crackers, sunbutter, blueberries
L – crockpot roast beef, roasted asparagus, spinach, seasoned rice
D – bbq beef on buns, salad w/ cucumbers, jello
prep: make pumpkin yogurt, freeze bananas
B – yogurt, granola, strawberries | pumpkin yogurt w/ bananas and graham crackers
D – sloppy joes, squash, french fries
prep: roast squash, prep smoothies, make banana ice cream, soak oats, soak amaranth
B – oatmeal| amaranth porridge, squash cherry smoothies
D – creamy broccoli chicken soup, crackers w/ cheese
prep: make squash cheese, soak flour for bread
B – toast w/ sunbutter, fruit | spinach blueberry smoothies
D – crockpot hobo dinners, salad
B – fried egg, toast w/ strawberry jam | leftovers
D – grilled chicken burgers on lettuce leaves, roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts, chips
prep: bake teff crackers, bake muffins
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, raspberry)
Day 2: grapes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, 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)