Monday, January 27, 2014

Meal Plans and (grain free extras)

For whatever reason, I made great use of my time and resources this weekend.  While prepping all meals for the week, I also make chocolate haystacks, paleo cinnamon oatmeal mix, trail mix bars, beet kvass, started beef bone broth, made grain free cinnamon raisin ‘cereal’ and a cinnamon sugar cracker or cereal.  I also started soaking and dehydrating cashews and walnuts and sprouting mung beans. if my kids would eat the grain free treats that I make I would be happy.  They only like the chocolate haystacks so far......more for me I guess!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Meal Plans Week 4

I love it when meal plans work out and work to your advantage!  This week I am so glad I had them prepped and ready to go!  This week my brother was in the hospital, and I had an animal emergency.  Dinner was ready when we got home.  Other than the sides dishes that take a little time to cook.

Saturday-Roasted Garlic Lemon Whole Chicken with broccoli and caramelized onions
Sunday-White chicken chili with collards
Monday - Lamb and Beef Meat loaf with mashed turnips and peas(kids will eat fried potatoes)
    **side note, make a double batch and freeze for a night that you are not prepared for dinner.
Tuesday - Asian Pepper Steak with white rice and cauliflower  
Wednesday***-Pineapple BBQ chicken with roasted brussel sprouts and grain free cheese bread
Thursday-Make your own pizza night
Friday-Shrimp Creole

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Meal Plans Week 3 and a Slow Cooker Recipe!

Kale chips cooling.
I know it is late this week, but I was sick(so glad I had a meal plan) and was able to adapt and adjust days for what we needed. 

 January Week 3 Meal Plans .  (and a recipe)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Meal Plans for January Week 2

Meal Plans for Week of January 5

My kids are starting after school activities this week....They are excited.  I am too. One hour all to myself to read my Nourishing Traditions, book I can't wait.  This means that meal time prep is going to be limited after school days.  I found that last week after prepping all my food for the week, it was so nice to just come home and cook, so I am continuing that this week. 
Kraut and dilly carrots fermenting in window

Sunday Prep Day-This prep day was a little different, we had so many things going on, I was in and out of the kitchen, cleaning and prepping all day.  Total time was about 2 1/2 hours if I would have done all at one time.  Do what you can, when you can and just start somewhere.  Don’t worry if you don’t get to everything.  The biggest things are the prep of veggies for meal plans, all the other stuff is just extra.

Pod-Cast #4

   Every time Melanie and I do a podcast we get a little more confidant and a better understanding of how to conduct interviews.  It is a work in process.  When you don't know people personally, it can be hard to talk to them over the phone and some sound so scripted.  Well, Junior Desouza was a ball of energy and we had so much fun with the interview.  Junior, is a professional soccer player(right up my alley), counselor, author and speaker.  He is also a fitness model!
Junior speaking at a Church