Tag: Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Real Food Menu for Week of 4.20.2020

I feel like we’re living the Groundhog Day life up in here. Get up, go to work, come home, sleep, do it all over again. The odd excitement is getting to go for a long run, which we did on Saturday morning. We ran the virtual Blue Ridge 10k and had a wee sliver of race day fun. Even though the race was cancelled, Roanoke still came out to support the runners. There were shouts of encouragement from strangers driving by, signs to distract and entertain, and even a stash of water on the way up to the Star on Mill Mountain.

Crossing back over the Walnut Avenue bridge, we heard a band playing below us at Dr. Pepper Park. I later learned they were filming Rock to the Rescue, an ongoing benefit for Downtown businesses who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 closures. As we approached Elmwood Park, we were surprised by a small group of people waiting to cheer us across the virtual finish line. I love the spirit and tenacity of our little city! We’ll be back next year, Blue Ridge!

I’m diving headlong into another work week, filled with delicious, home-cooked meals:

Breakfast:
Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal – One 8×8 pan will be enough for Mark’s breakfast. If you’re meal prepping for two, double the batch and bake it in a 9×13 pan. I like to add a little extra cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg for good measure.
https://www.erinliveswhole.com/healthy-carrot-cake-baked-oatmeal/

Lunch:
Lunch will be a bowl of soup and a small side salad. I’m making both of the salads below.

Green Curry of Broccoli Soup – So good!
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2012/01/16/7-surprising-reasons-to-eat-more-soup-green-curry-of-broccoli-soup/

Zucchini Salad – Like potato salad, only made using zukes. As with all Diet Doctor recipes, scale it for your crowd. I use half of the mayo the recipe calls for, and sub in Greek yogurt for the other half.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/zucchini-salad

Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – This one is a favorite. Crunchy and refreshing!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

Dinner:
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon – New! Serve with a piece of grilled chicken or fish – I subbed Canadian Bacon for *actual* bacon, because that’s what I had on hand, and I was too lazy/tired/sorry to visit another store.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-roasted-brussels-sprouts-bacon/

Mason Jar Spinach Salad – Sub Whole Earth sweetener for the sugar, we use Sir Kensington’s mayo.
https://www.theseasonedmom.com/spinach-and-bacon-mason-jar-salads/

Teriyaki Salmon – Scale the recipe for your crowd, as written it serves one. If you’re gluten free, substitute tamari or coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-teriyaki-salmon-meal-prep/

Supreme Pizza Inspired Salad – New! – Because of the pepperoni, this is a once in a while recipe. We like Hormel Natural pepperoni. This salad is best prepared just before serving so the pepperoni and tomatoes stay as fresh as possible.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/supreme-pizza-salad/

Snacks:
Watermelon season is finally upon us and I could not be happier about that. Kroger has seedless watermelons on sale and the one we brought home is delish! Wanna know how to select the perfect watermelon? Thump them hard with your fingertips and listen for the one that sounds the most hollow. I usually thump six or seven of them just to be sure. Give it a try!
Watermelon, Popcorn, Veggies and Hummus, Apples, Bananas

Treat:
Keto Key Lime Pie Jars – These are a tasty way to sneak a little healthy fat into your dessert. For maximum creaminess, make sure the avocado is guac-ready before you make these babies.
https://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/keto-key-lime-pie-jars/

I hope you all are staying happy, well and safe. Have a great week!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 12.15.2019

Slowly but surely, we’re decorating the house for Christmas. We’ve never been early decorators, although I admire those who are. I just can’t get it together. We buy our tree later in the season, so it is fresh for our family visiting between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Don’t want the tree to be the first to leave the party!

Some years we’ve had to buy the Charlie Brown trees due to our tardiness, but we love the scraggly ones just the same. Amid all the last-minute preparations, here’s what we’re eating this week:

Breakfast:
Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal – Smells and tastes amazing! Bake once, and eat breakfast all week long. We doubled the cinnamon and cut the carbs by using monk fruit maple flavored syrup. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt for a protein boost.
https://www.erinliveswhole.com/healthy-carrot-cake-baked-oatmeal/

Lunch:
Crock-Pot Italian Chicken Soup – Creamy (dairy-free!) and packed with flavor, this recipe is a favorite! It’s very forgiving; use whatever veggies you have on hand. If including broccoli, add it during the last hour of cooking so it doesn’t get mushy. Top with chopped parsley and a little parmesan cheese if you like.
http://yourworldnatural.blogspot.com/2013/01/whole30-challenge-day-10-and-delicious.html

Dinner:
Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon and Zucchini Noodles – Yum! We ate this a few weeks ago, and my pictures turned out horribly. (Darn you, dark-at-5:00 evenings!) I’ll try to get some good pics and update the post.
https://abraskitchen.com/mediterranean-sheet-pan-salmon-with-zucchini-noodles/

Autumn Pear and Goat Cheese Chicken Salad – We can’t get enough of this one! Subbing parm for the goat cheese.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/autumn-pear-goat-cheese-chicken-salad/

Creamy and Skinny Tuscan Soup
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/creamy-skinny-tuscan-soup-recipe/

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken and Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce – New Recipe!
https://www.themediterraneandish.com/mediterranean-grilled-chicken-dill-greek-yogurt-sauce/

Perfect Roast Chicken – Ina’s recipes are always a home run. This chicken turns out perfectly every time. Great company meal!
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe-1940592

Snacks:
Bananas, Apples, Grapes, Avocados, Oranges. Almost daily, Mark makes popcorn in his Whirley-Pop. Who needs potato chips when you’ve got a fresh bowl of hot popcorn? A sprinkling of Lily’s chocolate chips makes it a decadent treat.
We’re also having roasted red pepper hummus with cucumber slices, and an antipasto snack of olives, grape tomatoes and mozzarella pearls. And by *we* I mean *me*; Mark doesn’t do hummus, or olives.

Treat: With all the Christmassing going on, we really don’t need a treat this week. See also, sprinkling chocolate chips on popcorn, above.

4 quart enamelware popcorn bowl

How cute are these vintage (1960’s?) popcorn bowls I thrifted a million years ago?!

I hope your week is off to a happy start, with loads of fun activities planned for the days ahead!

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.