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Real Food Menu for Week of 5.25.2020

A friend pointed out to me that you really can’t have Memorial Day weekend without a big ol’ cheeseburger, so we’re taking that under advisement and firing up the grill today. My gluten-free, real food, Mediterranean Diet version will be turkey cheeseburgers on lettuce buns with a side of grilled corn on the cob. To make the lettuce buns, slice ‘cheeks’ off a head of iceberg lettuce. Pro tip: Slice them thinner than you think you should; they don’t compress like a good ol’ conventional hamburger bun.

For my American readers, take a moment today to reflect on the sacrifices of those who have lost their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy.

Here is our menu for the week:

Breakfast:
Breakfast Egg Muffins with Ham – I use spinach, roasted red pepper strips (jarred, I’m not a maniac!) and mozzarella cheese.
https://www.foodfaithfitness.com/breakfast-egg-muffins-with-ham/

Lunch:
15 Minute Skillet Chicken Fajitas – New Recipe! I like to prep brown rice on the weekend to have on hand for quick dinners like this one. If you’re not a lover of spicy foods, I recommend starting with 1/2 tsp. and increase the cayenne to your liking from there. Two teaspoons of cayenne might just burn your taste buds off entirely.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/fifteen-minute-skillet-chicken-fajitas/

Turkey Burgers on Lettuce Buns – Classic warm weather holiday weekend food…with a g-free, low carb twist. No recipe to follow, just combine ground turkey with a little salt and pepper and grill to perfection. Serve on lettuce buns with your favorite toppings.

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala – New Recipe! – Since I haven’t yet joined the cult of Instant Pot, I’m glad this recipe has stove top directions for us dinosaurs. This dish is not too spicy, but you can kick it up a notch if you like.
https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/instant-pot-chicken-tikka-masala/

Lemony Avocado and Tomato Tuna Salad – Mark’s not on Team Avocado, so we sub in English cucumbers for that. It’s every bit as delightful.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

One Pan Honey Garlic Sausage and Veggies – Yum! We use the Never Any! brand of nitrate free Italian chicken sausage from Aldi. In other news, Mark tried asparagus for the first time in a long time, and didn’t hate it! Which is a really great thing because we just planted two massive rows of it in the garden.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-pan-honey-garlic-sausage-veggies/

Snacks:
We’re mostly noshing on fruit these days; watermelons are plentiful and cheap. Also bananas, apples and berries. And popcorn. Always popcorn.

Paleo Lemon Blueberry Scones – New Recipe! These are so simple and delicious. The brightness of the lemon plays Best Supporting Actress to those sweet blueberries. Great combo. As with most preservative-free, real food treats, store these babies in the fridge or freezer.
https://cookeatpaleo.com/paleo-lemon-blueberry-scones/

Have a safe and meaningful Memorial Day!

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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 4.28.2019

Like most people, I’ve got enough stress and chaos going on in my life right now. Nothing I can’t handle, however. I’ve had a couple high blood pressure readings lately so I went to the doctor to get that checked out. Wouldn’t you know it, at the check-up my blood pressure was fine. The doctor wants me to keep an eye on it and also suggested that I try a ketogenic diet. So, I’m pinning keto recipes like crazy and dipping my toes into extremely low carb for the next few weeks before testing out full-blown keto. (Ain’t nobody got time for the keto flu!) I’m not entirely sold on this idea.

My hesitation with keto is:
1) All that fat. Blah. I like my veggies and fruit.
2) All that dairy. Dairy and I don’t get along. Right now we use cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese as a condiment and unsweetened coconut milk for most everything else. I really don’t want to increase my dairy intake.
(First world problems, I know.)
3) I don’t mind using stevia as a sweetener; in fact I’m trying to grow the plant this year. But nearly every keto treat contains sugar alcohols, which gives me pause. I prefer a teaspoon of local, raw honey or organic maple syrup over a teaspoon of erythritol.
4) Mr. Arthurized Home is not joining me in this keto adventure, so I’ll fix different breakfasts and snacks for him like I did before he went gluten free. Again, with the first world problems.
5) What should I eat before and during running? I usually eat a piece of toast with peanut butter before a short run and eat a Larabar or Honey Stinger waffle during long runs. I have no idea how to fuel on keto. Some say you can’t do keto and strenuous exercise, others say it’s amazing for endurance sports.

The jury is still out on this decision. That said, here is this week’s menu:

Breakfast: Breakfast Egg Muffins with Ham – New Recipe
https://www.foodfaithfitness.com/breakfast-egg-muffins-with-ham/

I used spinach, roasted red pepper strips and mozzarella in my egg muffins.
They’re delicious!

Almond Flour Biscuits with Keto Chia Jam – New Recipes – I made the jam to go with a coconut chia pudding. I added a smidge of stevia sweetener and it’s very good. So good that I nixed the pudding and found a low carb biscuit recipe to go with the jam.
https://www.gnom-gnom.com/paleo-keto-chia-jam/
I used ghee in the biscuits and they were buttery and filling. They are not sweet at all, and could go savory with the addition of a little garlic powder and cheddar cheese. Maybe some crispy, minced bacon?
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch: Broccoli Cheese Soup – New Recipe – To decrease the dairy I’m subbing canned coconut milk in for the heavy cream. I’m not sure this will work, but I’ll give it a whirl!
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/broccoli-cheese-soup-low-carb-gluten-free/
Garden Side Salad with Dill Dressing – This dressing recipe is an old standby and normally we substitute honey for the sugar. This week we left the sweetener out all together. It’s tasty without it.
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/layered-salad/

Dinner:
Southwestern Squash Casserole – My sister-in-law made this for Easter and we’ve gone slightly crazy for it. We substitute a gluten-free flour blend (not low carb) for the all-purpose flour. We also use 1/8 tsp of cayenne and leave out the jalapeno.
https://12tomatoes.com/southwestern-squash-casserole/

Breakfast for Dinner – Almond Flour Pancakes – New Recipe
https://joyfilledeats.com/almond-flour-pancakes/

Cauliflower Crust Pizza – So good! Add some Italian herbs and a little more parmesan to the crust if you don’t love the slight cauliflower flavor.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Turkey Meatball Zoodle Soup – New Recipe
https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-turkey-meatball-zoodle-soup-whole30/

Chicken Salad on Baby Spinach – We’ll add grapes for my husband, omit them for my salad.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/

Snacks: Hard-boiled eggs, Celery, Cucumber and Green bell peppers, organic guacamole from Aldi
Pimento Cheese – Every good Southerner should have a favorite pimento cheese recipe and this is mine. I use Sir Kensington’s mayonnaise and finely grate the cheddar.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/09/sauced-pimento-cheese-recipe.html
Additional snacks for my hubby – Banana, Watermelon, Pineapple and Apples
*sniff* I love you, fresh fruit.

Treat:
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Keto Cookies – New Recipe
https://thesoccermomblog.com/keto-no-bake-cookies/

Let’s have another look at that biscuit, shall we?

Have a great week, everyone!

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