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Friday, January 2, 2015

Menu Plan January 1-15

I have been keeping up on menu planning for the most part, but now I get to share again!  Starting next week, I am going to be trying the 100 Days of Real Food Mini-Pledges, where you get one real food challenge each week.  Some will be pretty easy for our family, like this first one to have at least 2 fruits/veggies with each meal, and some will be harder, like eating something local with every meal.  Should be an interesting challenge at any rate.  The first couple days this month are working on using up some of the leftover stuff in our house.  Here's the plan:

Thursday, January 1
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Chicken Fajitas

Friday, January 2
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Out with Family
Dinner: 7 Layer Casserole (I now use 2 cups cooked brown rice instead of the instant, and frozen corn instead of canned.  And I actually have the bacon and green pepper this time!)

Saturday, January 3
Breakfast: Eggs and Toast
Lunch: Turkey Bacon Wraps
Dinner: Pinto Bean and Ground Beef Taco Salads

Sunday, January 4
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: BLTs
Dinner: Pinto Bean and Ground Beef Taco Salads

Week 1 Challenge: Eat 2 different fruits or veggies with each meal

Monday, January 5
Breakfast: Eggs with Sweet Potatoes, Bacon, and Mushrooms
Lunch: Chicken Quesadillas with Pinto Beans and Tomatoes
Dinner: Stuffed Peppers, Fruit

Tuesday, January 6
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast with Peanut Butter and Sliced Bananas, Apples
Lunch: Italian Sausage with Peppers/Onions/Mushrooms, served over Rice
Dinner: Chicken Pepper Bake

Wednesday, January 7 - this day may change as we are having work done on our basement and we might have to be away from home for at least lunch
Breakfast: Apple Zucchini Oat Muffins
Lunch: Leftover Italian Sausage with Peppers/Onions/Mushrooms, Rice
Dinner: Crockpot Orange Chicken (an experiment based on this recipe and another one I can't find any more, but if it turns out I'll share the recipe next menu plan! All because I made orange marmalade and it needs to get eaten...)

Thursday, January 8
Breakfast: Apple Zucchini Oat Muffins
Lunch: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon, Yellow Peppers, Onions, and Mozzarella
Dinner: Crockpot Maple Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Friday, January 9
Breakfast: Winter Squash Hash (butternut squash, mushrooms, onions, and bacon) and Eggs
Lunch: Cobb Salads
Dinner: Southern Chicken Stew, Biscuits

Saturday, January 10
Breakfast: Winter Squash Hash and Eggs
Lunch: Cobb Salads
Dinner: Crockpot Turkey Tomato Soup

Sunday, January 11
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Blueberries and Pears
Lunch: Leftovers from Friday/Saturday dinners
Dinner: Pinto Bean and Ground Beef Tacos, Homemade Tortillas

Week 2 Challenge: Real beverages, with only honey or maple syrup as sweeteners.  I misread this challenge as no added sweeteners in ANYTHING, so bonus for me?  The hardest part might be figuring out how to sweeten my coffee, but I'm hoping that my palate is retrained enough that honey or syrup will work.

Monday, January 12
Breakfast: Plain Yogurt and Homemade Granola (I'll omit the brown sugar and maybe add a bit of extra honey)
Lunch: Leftover Tacos
Dinner: Crockpot Mexican Chicken Soup with added navy beans

Tuesday, January 13
Breakfast: Eggs and Sweet Potatoes
Lunch: Easy Chili with Ground Beef
Dinner: Leftover Mexican Chicken Soup

Wednesday, January 14
Breakfast: Southwest Frittata with doubled veggies
Lunch: Leftover Chili
Dinner: Gluten-Free Oatmeal Pancakes, Bacon

Thursday, January 15
Breakfast: Leftover Southwest Frittata
Lunch: Ham Sandwiches, Homemade Pickles, Apples
Dinner: Black Bean Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries


  1. These sounds delicious! I've just started a blog in the hope it will keep me on track!! Good luck to your family