Thanks to Laura at orgjunkie.com for hosting menu plan Mondays!
Last week I was more 'loose' with the plan - I didn't choose the days, and I just made a 'things I could make this week' sort of list. It worked really well!
This week I planned the menu by looking in the fridge and the pantry. You'll notice that there is less meat and we are getting more fiber by having whole grains and beans at several meals. Also, tonight I made two loaves of bread and a small pan of cinnamon rolls (I am eating one right now, and it's so good!) The dough is whole grain (wheat and oat), so the fiber and nutrients are all still there. If you were here, I'd share - promise!
OK, here is the plan. Hubby is on 'early nights' so lunch will be our main meal each day.
We have lots of grapes, oranges and grapefruits on hand, plus we have peaches, strawberries and pineapple in the freezer, so we can choose any of those to go with:
peanut butter on whole wheat toast
bagels w/cream cheese
...and we have milk, juice and water to drink.
chili-cheese baked potatoes, oranges
barbecue chicken, 3-bean salad, scalloped potatoes, pineapple
eggs, whole wheat toast, hash browns, grapefruit
homemade tomato soup, grilled cheese on whole wheat, apples
garden salad with warm chicken, whole wheat pasta marinara, grapes
nachos made with beans and soy 'meat', lettuce, tomatoes, etc., strawberry lime smoothies
bbq chicken pizza, vegetable sticks, 3-bean salad, grapes
Mostly, suppers are leftovers from previous days. I'm also making some hummus, and I'm going to try my luck with whole grain pitas to make into pita chips.
popcorn, string cheese, yogurt, pretzels, dried fruit, fruit smoothie pops, ants on a log (peanut butter, celery, raisins), fresh fruit.
Now, if I can just stay away from the cinnamon rolls until morning....