Sunday, July 27, 2008
Menu Plan Monday
I've been super lax on my menu planning but I expect to get much better the next few weeks! Implementing the Nourishing Traditions way of cooking takes planning and preparation and posting here keeps me accountable. It will be an interesting week since two of my boy's birthdays fall this week as well as my usual work schedule. But planning and buying ingredients in advance really help us stay on track!
Monday: Lettuce wraps using Lentil Taco filling, cheese and kefir sour cream. Yeah, it sounds gross, but they really do taste like tacos!
Tuesday: Kyle's birthday and I'm sure he'll want to eat out. We'll be sure to chase any restaurant meal with a Bragg's ACV cocktail!
Wednesday: Stuffed squash and garden salad. Garden squash stuffed with Italian sausage, homemade tomato sauce, and cheese. Bake until golden.
Thursday: Talapia & veggies steamed in parchment packets.
Friday: Ryan's birthday. I can guess with almost certainty that we will be eating dinner at Kim Son or Tan-Tan (Ryan LOVES Chinese food!) and I'll be drinking another ACV cocktail afterwards!
Saturday: Whole wheat pasta and homemade spaghetti sauce.
Sunday: Roast and vegetables with brown rice.
I cannot tell you how much reading Nourishing Traditions has changed my life! I've been doing this type of cooking/eating for about two weeks and already I feel so much better! I have more energy and I do not have the stomach ailments and digestive problems that I have been suffering with for so long. It's not a "diet" it's just a different way of eating. I've even managed to kick my Dr. Pepper habit (after a horrible week of headaches!) I've even managed to lose close to 10 pounds without really trying....and certainly without being hungry!
Like Martha would say....it's a good thing.