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Monday is Meal Planning Day! 10/10/11

Another Monday, another meal plan.  Although it seems there’s always something that comes up to alter my plan at some point in the week, it’s great to have it all written out to pick up where we left off without much thought.


For those of you who don’t know, we have lots of food sensitivities/ allergies in our home.


I am gluten intolerant and am also currently on a (mostly) anti-inflammatory diet which has done wonders to eliminate my symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease.  (Praising God for that!)  That main things I eliminate are gluten, dairy, corn, soy and peanuts.  I also developed reactions to strawberries and almonds in the past year so those are out too.  You might notice some dairy or peanuts (or rarely gluten) on our menu…those are times when I just fend for myself so my family can still enjoy some of their favorites.


Our entire family follows the Feingold diet for the sake of one of my daughters.  You can read more of our story here.   This week we are going back to Stage 1 in the Feingold diet which means we are going back to eliminating all salicylates.  Over the past couple of years we have been able to add some salicylates back in (mainly tomatoes, grapes, berries, cherries and apples), but we’ve been noticing a growing unrest and an increase in behavior issues over the past several months in our daughter.  My suspicion is that we’ve gone above her tolerance for salicylates, so the plan is to eliminate them for several weeks and see if the restlessness and behavior improves…based on past experience I am confident they will. Then we will slowly introduce them back in and watch for behavior changes.  Elimination diets are the absolute best way to figure out food sensitivities.


I’ve mentioned in previous meal planning posts that I don’t plan lunch or snacks.  Find my method for making sure we have plenty of healthy options here and here.


So, on to our menu for this week.


Note–I’m going to be out of town Friday and Saturday so my hubby is in charge of meals those 2 days.  I’m making a plan for him, but he’s Mr. Spontaneous so it will likely turn out to be something else.



Breakfast: today is usually egg day but we’re out of eggs this morning, so we’ve raided the fridge and eaten a crazy mix of leftover beef, yogurt with cinnamon, and leftover oatmeal.  Doesn’t sound very appealing, but my kids devoured it all.  =-P

Dinner: Plan A is fish if I make it to the market this afternoon, served with steamed veggies and tossed salad.  Plan B is soup made with leftovers.


Breakfast:  Baked oatmeal

Dinner:  Shepherds pie, tossed salad


Breakfast:  Sausage and broccoli crustless quiche

Dinner:  Roasted chicken, roasted veggies


Breakfast:  Yogurt and fruit smoothis

Dinner:  Chicken and mushrooms over gluten free pasta


Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs

Dinner:  at Busch Gardens


Breakfast:  Homemade gluten free waffles

Dinner:  Burgers on the grill, raw veggie sticks


Breakfast:  Hardboiled eggs and fruit

Dinner:  Spaghetti and meatballs, veggies



Please ask in the comments below if you would like to see any of these recipes posted.  Thanks!


Take a peak over at Keeper of the Home for other meal planning ideas.  This post is part of the Plan It-Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge.  

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