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Real Food Menu for Week of 4.6.2020

For the past week and a half, I’ve been traveling nowhere except work and home. I feel like I’ve been on house arrest with work release! I’m coming out of that today, and I never thought I would be so happy to (cautiously) go to the grocery store, or for a socially-distanced run.

Cooking from the pantry has been a good experiment and we’ve proven to ourselves that it’s doable for a few weeks at a time, if necessary. When it looked like the Governor might place Virginia under shelter in place, I stocked up on veggies that are good keepers: cabbage, carrots and potatoes, etc. We’ll use some of those up in this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Chocolate Pecan Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies – If you don’t have a sweet potato, take a little help from the store and substitute canned pumpkin. We add a smidgen of nutmeg to the dough and a sprinkle of these chocolate chips.
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/sweet-potato-breakfast-cookies/

Lunch:
Italian Lentil Soup – Classic! Don’t skimp on the veggies.
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/italian-lentil-soup-recipe/

Spicy Roasted Chickpea Salad – New Recipe! Don’t let the word ‘spicy’, deter you from trying this one; this spice is not heat. Roast the chickpeas and make the dressing ahead of time for quick dinner prep.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/spicy-roasted-chickpea-salad/

Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Salmon and Red Potatoes – Serve with a green vegetable on the side, if you’re into that kind of thing.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-sheet-pan-garlic-butter-salmon/

Minute Steaks with Quick Chive Butter – I gotta admit, I’ve never been much of a steak fan, but Mark’s been craving them lately. This recipe is a tasty one!
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/12/04/minute-steaks-chive-butter/

Keto Western Omelette – New Recipe! – As with all Diet Doctor recipes, scale for your crowd. I chopped up extra onions, peppers and ham to freeze for another day. We love these quick, easy meals for evenings when we’re on the run, literally or figuratively.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-western-omelet

Snacks:
I used up a bag of dried garbanzo beans last week making hummus and I’m still not sick of it. Hummus with carrots, cucumbers and bell pepper strips is the order of the day. Also, our requisite bananas, grapes, apples and popcorn. We really never tire of it.

Treat:
Double Dark Chocolate Brownies – So good! The recipe says to finely grate the zucchini, but we’re not trying to sneak vegetables past picky eaters, so I give my zukes a regular grate. You can see them in the finished product, similar to a chocolate zucchini bread. If that bothers you, go with the fine grate.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-double-dark-chocolate-brownies/

Have a great week!

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Meal Prep for Week of 3.24.19

We’re trying several new recipes this week. Three of these are recipes that we’ve made before and they are keepers! The baked oatmeal is a breakfast favorite. It’s an easy dish for guests and is a crowd-pleaser. The Steak Fajitas and Roast Chicken with Carrots and Bacon are tried and true as well.

Here’s the menu for this week:
Breakfast:
Blueberry and Raspberry Baked Oatmeal https://www.sohowsittaste.com/blueberry-raspberry-baked-oatmeal

Lunch:
Sweet N’ Spicy Pineapple Chicken Skillet https://cleanfoodcrush.com/sweet-n-spicey-pineapple-chicken-skillet/

Dinner:
Strawberry Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Dressing https://cleanfoodcrush.com/strawberry-avocado-salad-clean-eating/
Roast Chicken with Carrots and Bacon – I’m taking some help from the grocery store and using a bag of organic baby carrots. I prefer crispy bacon, so I’ll fry it separately and sprinkle it on top when I serve this dish. https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chicken-bacon-skillet/
Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas https://kirbiecravings.com/sheet-pan-steak-fajitas/
Quick and Easy Chicken Salad https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/
Garlic Butter Salmon and Red Potatoes https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-sheet-pan-garlic-butter-salmon/

Quick and easy Chicken Salad – I made a little extra dressing because we are serving this over a bed of baby spinach.

Snacks:
Homemade Granola – This recipe name should say “processed sugar free” because it contains maple syrup. https://www.5dollardinners.com/homemade-granola-sugar-free/
Greek Yogurt, Grapes, Mandarins, Cantaloupe, Pineapple
Bell Peppers and Cucumbers, Celery and Peanut Butter
Homemade Dill Dip is from this dressing recipe. We use Sir Kensington’s Organic Mayonnaise and substitute raw honey for the sugar. https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/layered-salad/

I found the joie containers at Home Goods; they hold about two tablespoons of dip. The tiny jar in the back is from a restaurant. It’s the perfect size for this use.

Treat:
Double Dark Chocolate Brownies https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-double-dark-chocolate-brownies/

So good! The recipe says to finely grate the zucchini, but we don’t have kids that we’re trying to sneak vegetables into, so I gave my zukes a regular grate. You can see them in the finished product, similar to a chocolate zucchini bread. If that bothers you, go with the fine grate.

I hope you’ll try some of these recipes this week. Let me know in the comments if you do! Have a great week!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.