Tag: gluten free

Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 5.19.2019

This week’s menu has several recipes with the flavors of restaurant meals, plus the added benefit of knowing (and controlling) what’s in our food.

Breakfast:
Keto Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits – Prep these on Sunday and you won’t need the drive-thru for breakfast. These are nutrient dense and very filling.
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/
I baked the sausage patties in the oven and used this genius method for the eggs. While slicing the biscuits with a bread knife, use a sawing motion without applying pressure. Let the knife do the work, so the biscuits don’t crumble.

Lunch:
Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl – Edible dianthus is entirely optional, but it’s pretty!
https://ancestral-nutrition.com/paleo-egg-roll-bowl/

Dinner:
Cheeseburger Salad – I know this sounds weird, but we eat warm meat over lettuce and call it taco salad, right? This is the same idea, just with the flavors of a cheeseburger. And guess what? We like it!
https://www.facebook.com/cleanfoodcrush/posts/2369352406632167

Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken – New Recipe!
https://www.noshtastic.com/low-carb-general-tsos-chicken/

Lemony Avocado and Tomato Tuna Salad – So refreshing! I subbed in cucumber because my avocado wasn’t ripe, and used tuna packed in olive oil, omitting the 2 T. of olive oil in the recipe.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Best Ever Broccoli Salad
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/11/20/best-ever-broccoli-salad/

Sukuma Wiki – So good! I double the collard greens in this dish.
https://thedomesticman.com/2013/07/02/sukuma-wiki-kenyan-braised-collard-greens-and-ground-beef/

Keto Snacks: Celery and Peanut Butter, Walnuts, Almonds, Cucumber Slices, Pimento Cheese, Boiled Eggs

Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs – Take some help from the grocery store and use a clean pre-made guacamole. Serve these right away.
https://laurenrabadi.com/2019/05/05/bacon-guacamole-deviled-eggs/

All the delicious carbs for Hubby: Bananas, Oranges, Watermelon, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn

Treat:
Peppermint Fat Bombs – I made a double batch using 1 tsp. of peppermint extract and 1 tsp. of honey for the sweetener. Divided by 30, the honey adds less than 1 gram of carbs per fat bomb. Adjust to your tastes.
https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/peppermint-fat-bombs/

Happy Monday! Have a great week!

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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 5.12.2019

We’re up to our eyeballs in home and garden projects this week, so we’re keeping meal prep easy. I’m commiting to keto for two months and I’ll reassess after that. I’m still not comfortable with copious amounts of dairy and sweeteners ending in “itol”, so I’ve decided to go light on the dairy and use maple syrup sparingly as long as I can achieve and maintain ketosis. Fingers crossed for no keto flu!

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Pancakes with Chocolate Chips – I left out the stevia, but added one tsp. each of vanilla and maple syrup. The maple syrup adds about .5 g of carbs to each pancake. These would be amazing with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries on top. I’d also like to try mixing cocoa powder into the batter for a double chocolate variation. Maybe next time? These freeze well with a piece of parchment paper between them.
https://joyfilledeats.com/almond-flour-pancakes/


We used Lily’s chocolate chips in the pancakes and the mocha ice bombs.

Lunch:
Cauliflower Pizza – I’ve been substituting milled flaxseed for the psyllium husks and it works great.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

My husband made our version of Mellow Mushroom’s Mighty Meaty Pizza
on a cauliflower crust. It was fantastic!

Dinner:
Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Zucchini Noodles – New Recipe!
https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-meatballs-with-lemon-zucchini-noodles

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Homemade Tzatziki and Greek Salad
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/grilled-chicken-skewers-homemade-tzatziki/
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/greek-salad/

Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers – Make a double batch of the filling, freeze half, and you have a quick and easy dinner just minutes away.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Breakfast for Dinner – Skinny Buns Egg Sandwiches – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-skinny-bun-egg-sandwich/

Chicken Bacon Skillet – Hubs can eat the carrots.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-skinny-bun-egg-sandwich/

Low Carb Snacks:
Boiled Eggs, Almonds, Celery and Pimento Cheese, Cucumbers, Cheese Cubes
I usually make a 1/2 batch of the pimento cheese.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/09/sauced-pimento-cheese-recipe.html

Fruit for hubby: Bananas, Apples, Watermelon

Treat:
Mocha Ice Bombs – New Recipe!
My ice bombs are based off of the linked recipe, ’cause I can’t metric! Makes approximately 18, one inch bombs.
8 oz. softened, full fat cream cheese
1 tsp. maple syrup
3 T. cocoa powder
2 1/2 T. strong coffee, chilled
Chocolate coating:
1/2 c. Lily’s chocolate chips
1 T. coconut oil
Using a hand mixer, mix the above ingredients until smooth. Freeze in the mixing bowl for 10-15 minutes or until firm enough to scoop. Scoop the bombs onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, using a 1″ cookie scoop. Freeze the ice bombs for 20-30 minutes or until they release from the parchment easily. While the ice bombs are still in the freezer, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler. Working quickly, drop the ice bombs one by one into the melted chocolate and transfer them back to the paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze until the chocolate is set. Store in an air-tight container in the freezer. These are about 3.5 grams of net carbs each with the chocolate coating. Let these sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/mocha-ice-bombs/

Have a great week, everyone! I’m off to enjoy some pancakes.

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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 5.5.2019

I’m inching closer to keto this week and sharing some family favorite recipes with you!

Ropa Vieja is a delicious, Cuban, shredded beef dish that I’ve made frequently over the past 18 years. My version is Americanized; I take some help from the store and use jarred salsa. If you serve it over cauliflower rice instead of white or brown rice, it’s very low carb. I love the richness of flavor that slow-roasting gives, so I use the Dutch oven. As a bonus, the house smell amazing while it cooks!

Here is this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Blueberry Smoothie – New Recipe!
“Looks so bad, but it tastes so good.” – My husband
Y’all. I have laughed so hard over these smoothies which look NOTHING like the beautiful purple in the recipe photo. These look more like something you would serve at a Grinch party! Trust me, they are tasty, and you know you’re getting your daily dose of green goodness from the spinach. If the kids are constantly drinking your smoothie, offer them this and watch them recoil in horror! Looks can be deceiving.
https://tastythin.com/anti-inflammatory-blueberry-smoothie-paleo-keto/

Copycat Starbucks Keto Egg Bites – New Recipe!
https://laurenrabadi.com/2018/08/29/copycat-oven-baked-starbucks-keto-egg-bites/amp/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_smartloop&utm_content=smartloop&utm_term=8803022

Lunch: Ropa Vieja
My husband will have his over brown rice, I’ll have cauliflower rice.

Ropa Vieja
325° for 2 1/2 to 3 hours
3 lbs beef chuck roast
1 package (1 oz.) dry onion soup mix – or make your own like this:
https://feedingbig.com/clean-eating-onion-soup-mix.html
1 onion, chopped
1 c. red wine
3 T. coconut oil
1/2 c. salsa – look for salsa with no added sugar
1/2 c. water – optional (I almost never add this)
Garnishes: sour cream, cilantro, lime wedges and avocado

Heat oil in dutch oven, over med-high. Add beef and brown on all sides . Reduce heat, add onion and cook until soft but not browned. Add onion soup mix, wine, salsa and water (if using). Bring to a boil. Cover and place in preheated oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Check occasionally to make sure there is sufficient liquid in the pan, add more wine if necessary. Shred beef before serving. Serve over rice, or cauliflower rice for low carb. Garnish as desired.

Dinner:
Keto stuffed bell peppers with side salad
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Guacamole Bacon Burgers on a lettuce bun – we make lettuce buns two ways:

  • Slice large rounds from the sides of a head of iceberg lettuce.
  • Stack several large leaves of romaine lettuce to make each half of a bun.

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/strawberry-avocado-salad-clean-eating/

Summer Squash Oregano – I found this recipe in Southern Living magazine years ago; and we make this all summer long. Well, as long as the squash from Pa Kettle’s garden are rolling in! Add some rolls or cloud bread, and you’ve got a nice vegetarian dinner.

Summer Squash Oregano – Serves 6 as a side dish
From Southern Living magazine
3 T. butter
1 medium yellow onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small, green bell pepper, chopped
1 T. chopped, fresh oregano
3/4 lb. yellow squash, sliced
3/4 lb. zucchini, sliced
4 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 t. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 c. grated parmesan
Melt butter in a large skillet; add onion, garlic and bell pepper, and saute until tender. Stir in oregano, yellow squash and zucchini; cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Stir in tomato, salt and pepper; cook uncovered until squash is tender. Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with cheese.

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Homemade Tzatziki and Greek Salad
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/grilled-chicken-skewers-homemade-tzatziki/
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/greek-salad/

Snacks:
Low carb for me: Peanut Butter Dip with celery sticks, Cucumber slices, jicama sticks
Fruit for hubby: Grapes, bananas, pineapple, watermelon
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/peanut-butter-fruit-dip-clean-eating/

Treat:
Lemon Cheesecake Keto Fat Bombs – So good! Swap out limes for the lemon and make lime cheesecake fat bombs instead!
https://www.eatwell101.com/lemon-cheesecake-keto-fat-bombs-recipe

Have a great week, everybody!

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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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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 4.21.2019

We’re eating Easter leftovers for the next few days, so meal prep this week is super easy. I don’t think we will need five dinners, but two are simple salads that we can eat along side our leftovers. Here is this week’s plan:

Breakfast:
PB&J Overnight Oats – Yes, we’re a one-trick pony! But it’s a tasty trick.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-pb-j-overnight-oats/

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

Dinner:
Chicken with Carrots and Bacon – We saute the bacon and serve it crumbled on top of the chicken. No, this dish is not swimming in grease, it’s a tasty white wine sauce!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chicken-bacon-skillet/

Best Ever Broccoli Salad – This salad is served warm and is a nice alternative to the classic broccoli salads with mayonnaise based dressing. Three tablespoons of vinegar is a little too tangy for our tastes, so we use two.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/11/20/best-ever-broccoli-salad/

Garlic Butter Salmon
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-sheet-pan-garlic-butter-salmon/

Greek Salad – I left the black olives and feta out because Mr. Arthurized Home doesn’t care for them. This salad is just as tasty without them. We leave the pinch of sugar out as well. This recipe has been a favorite for several years and will be in regular rotation all summer long.
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/greek-salad/


Breakfast for Dinner – Needs no explanation!

Snacks:
Celery and Bell Pepper strips with Dill Dip, Cucumbers, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Cantaloupe

Treat:
Stupidly Easy Banana Bread – I threw in a handful of Lily’s chocolate chips this time around. The next time I bake this, I’ll try them in muffin cups because I’m having to bake the loaf on the high end of the time range.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2015/03/31/stupidly-easy-banana-bread/

Have a great week, everyone!

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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 4.14.19

My husband decided that his first full marathon should be America’s toughest road race, the Blue Ridge Marathon with its 7,430 feet of elevation gain/loss. I’m very proud to say that he successfully completed it, so we’re taking it easy on meal prep today. We’ve planned a few tried and true meals this week.

Breakfast:
Berry Smoothies – Frozen berries (we like strawberries and blueberries), coconut milk, a banana for sweetness, a small handful of baby spinach and/or a half an avocado. Add ice cubes if needed and blend. If you like a sweeter smoothie, add honey to taste.

Berries and Cream Overnight Oats
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-mornings-strawberries-cream-overnight-oats/

Berries and Cream Overnight Oats

Lunch:
Chicken Pineapple Curry – This is an easy favorite that we’ve made for several years now. It’s creamy and mild, but you could certainly add some heat if you like. Use one can of coconut milk if you prefer a thicker sauce. We usually serve this over cauliflower rice, or brown rice.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/chicken-pineapple-curry/

Chicken Pineapple Curry

Dinner:
Bowl of Doom – Don’t let the name deter you, there is nothing ominous about this breakfast hash. Simple and satisfying, this recipe feeds two and you can arm-wrestle over the leftovers for lunch the next day. Or fry a couple more eggs, add a veggie side and you’ve got a nice dinner for four. I give the sweet potatoes a 1/4″ dice; and use either ground beef or Jimmy Dean Natural sausage, depending on what’s on hand. If using sausage, I do not add salt.
http://www.vicariouslypaleo.com/bowl-of-doom/

Bowl of Doom

Shepherd’s Pie
Beef and Vegetable Filling:
1 lb. ground beef
1 T. coconut oil
1/2 c. diced onions, optional
3 – 4 large carrots, peeled and diced
1/2 bag of frozen peas, thawed
12 oz. tomato sauce
1 t. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c. cheddar cheese, grated – for topping

In a large pan over medium heat, thoroughly brown the ground beef. Remove beef from the pan and set aside. Melt the coconut oil, then saute the onion and carrots until tender. Add the beef, spices and tomato sauce. Mix well, then fold in the peas.

Mashed Potatoes – Two real food options:
Bob Evans Natural Mashed Potatoes are made with the same ingredients you would use at home; Potatoes, Milk, Butter and Salt.
OR
Homemade:
8 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 c. plain sour cream
8 T. unsalted butter
1 c. milk
salt and pepper to taste
Add the cubed potatoes to a large pot of boiling water and cook until fork tender. Drain the water and return the potatoes to the pot. Add the sour cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Add more milk if needed.

Spread the beef mixture into a buttered 9″ x 9″ casserole dish, and spoon the mashed potatoes over to cover. Bake at 350° for an hour, covered. Uncover, sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and broil for two minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serve.

This dish can be assembled up to a day ahead of time, refrigerated and baked just before serving.


Clean convenience food. Make sure that it says All Natural, not Original.
Made with: Potatoes, Milk, Butter and Salt.

Teriyaki Salmon
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-teriyaki-salmon-meal-prep/

Teriyaki Salmon

Cumulus Spiced Eggs – Such a simple and tasty dinner! We tried this recipe for the first time last week; my husband loved it and suggested that we put it on the menu this week. This comes together so quickly! I had dinner on the table in under 20 minutes, start to finish. I used two teaspoons of coriander, a jar of organic marinara sauce and added a smidgen of crushed red pepper flakes. I knew that trying to sneak goat’s cheese past my husband would be a step too far, so I used shredded cheddar on top.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2012/07/24/the-5-most-common-dinner-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/

Lemon Baked Cod
https://momfoodie.com/lemon-baked-cod/

Lemon Baked Cod

Snacks: Apples and Peanut Butter, Oranges, Bananas, Cantaloupe, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn

Treat:
Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chocolate-chickpea-blondies/

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Note: I am not in partnership with, nor do I own any of these websites or the recipes linked here.

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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 4.7.2019

Hmm, let’s see: Parmesan in the broccoli salad, mozzarella on the pizza and a cream cheese based spread for the banana bread. Yep, we’re heavier on dairy than usual this week.

Breakfast:
Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal – New Recipe
https://thehealthyapple.com/gluten-free-baked-carrot-cake-oatmeal/

Lunch:
Balsamic Chicken with Onions
https://www.5dollardinners.com/balsamic-chicken-with-onions/

Balsamic Chicken with Onions – We made this last week using chicken thighs and it was so good that my husband suggested we meal prep it for lunches this week with brown rice and broccoli on the side. I caramelized the onions well before baking.
I didn’t feel comfortable keeping chicken in the fridge for five days, so we kept Monday and Tuesday’s lunches in the refrigerator and put the rest in the freezer.

Dinner:
Minute Steaks with Chive Butter – New recipe
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/12/04/minute-steaks-chive-butter/

Sukuma Wiki
https://thedomesticman.com/2013/07/02/sukuma-wiki-kenyan-braised-collard-greens-and-ground-beef/


Perfect comfort food on a chilly spring day! This dish sounds more exotic than it is; and you may have the ingredients on hand already. The blend of spices is amazing. Be sure to drain excess grease from the ground beef if necessary.

Best Ever Broccoli Salad – New Recipe
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/11/20/best-ever-broccoli-salad/

Cauliflower Pizza – New Recipe – I’m using ground flax seed instead of the psyllium husks.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Breakfast for Dinner – Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Potatoes

We love breakfast for dinner!

Snacks: Cantaloupe, Apples & Peanut Butter, Grapefruit, Oranges, Bell Peppers, Cashews

It’s nice to have a healthy treat available throughout the week so that we don’t feel deprived or tempted by junk food. This banana bread is very nutrient dense, egg free, dairy free and of course, gluten free.

Treat:
Stupidly Easy Banana Bread
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2015/03/31/stupidly-easy-banana-bread/

Maple Cream Cheese Spread
I added about a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg to the maple cream cheese frosting recipe linked below. You could whip chilled coconut cream for a dairy-free version. If your mixture is too thick to spread easily, mix in a tablespoon or two of milk or coconut milk.
This is so good, it’s dangerous!
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2015/09/15/the-best-birthday-present-ever-a-sale/

Have a great week, everyone!

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Meal Prep for the Week of 3.31.2019

Happy Monday to you! Our weekend was crazy-busy which is a little unusual for us. We painted our bedroom last week so we played catch-up on all the delayed chores while the house was turned upside down.

Here’s what we’re eating this week:

Breakfast:
Tuesday, April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day in the US, so it seems like the perfect time for PBJ Overnight Oats. Plus, they’re insanely tasty! For a smooth mixture, whisk the PB and J together before the other ingredients.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-pb-j-overnight-oats/

PB&J Overnight Oats

Lunch:
BLT Bowls with Cabbage – New recipe
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/blt-bowls-with-cabbage-eat-clean/

Dinner:
Ina’s Perfect Roast Chicken with Carrots and Onions
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe-1940592
Lemon Baked Cod – New recipe
https://momfoodie.com/lemon-baked-cod/
Meatballs and Marinara with Zoodles – I don’t bother baking the meatballs separately. In a large skillet, bring the marinara sauce to a simmer and carefully place the meatballs in the sauce so they are not touching each other. Simmer for about twenty minutes or until cooked through. While the meatballs are simmering. saute the zucchini noodles in a separate skillet. Drain liquids from the zoodles and serve with meatballs and sauce on top. A little sprinkle of parmesan and Italian parsley doesn’t hurt! https://cleananddelicious.com/easy-meatball-recipe-gluten-free-paleo-whole-30

Meatballs and Marinara with Zoodles
My husband cooked, styled and photographed this one. I think he did a great job!

Teriyaki Salmon and Veggies – We use tamari to make this gluten free.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-teriyaki-salmon-meal-prep/
Balsamic Chicken with Onions – New recipe: I’m going to try this with chicken thighs, brown rice and green beans on the side.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/balsamic-chicken-with-onions/

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Veggies – not the prettiest dinner, but it’s flavorful!

Snacks:
Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Grapes, Apples, Oranges, Bananas
Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Celery and Peanut Butter, Cheddar Cheese

Treat: Coconut Snowballs
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/coconut-snowballs-recipe/

Be on guard today for any April Foolin’ and have a fantastic 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!

Note: I am not in partnership with, nor do I own any of these websites or the recipes linked here.

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Real Food Meal Planning

An empty refrigerator can only mean one thing. It’s time to get meal planning! But first, a note about “real” food: I define real food as made in nature and not in a factory. If you define it differently, that’s great! Do what works best for your health, lifestyle and budget.

If you are on a budget like me, the first step is to review the online weekly grocery ads. In our small city we have Aldi, Kroger, Earth Fare, Fresh Market, Wal-mart and Food Lion. Skim the ads quickly because we’re looking for foods that are natural or minimally processed. List the sale items by store. I’m old school, so I use a low tech piece of paper for this step. Use ‘notes’ in your phone or a grocery store app if that works best for you.

Now it’s time for the menu. If you have go-to recipes for the sale items, list those. When I need some recipe inspiration I search my favorite real food websites. If strawberries are on sale this week, enter “strawberries” into the search box. Scroll through the recipes for something appealing and save to Pinterest or print the recipe out. I typically plan five dinners per week. This leaves room in the schedule for a leftovers night or eating out.

Bonus points if your meal uses more than one sale item!

We have a high tolerance for eating the same meal repeatedly, so breakfast and lunch are the same Monday-Friday. If that’s not you, make enough at dinner to have lunch leftovers the next day.

Once you’ve compiled your recipes, fill out the rest of the grocery list. I skim each recipe and make sure that I have the pantry items on hand. If not, they are added to the list, keeping a tally of how many of each item I need. For example, if three recipes call for garlic, total up the number of cloves needed and note that next to “garlic” on the list.

If I’m going to buy an item at a certain store, I add the store’s initial to the check box.

Now it’s time to grocery shop! I’m heading to the store(s), but if you’re using a grocery app, plug in your list or order online. I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any questions about my process let me know in the comments.

Note: I am not in partnership with, nor do I own any of these websites or the recipes linked here.

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