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Real Food Menu for Week of 3.8.2021

Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Woebegone. Haha! The weekend weather finally cooperated (somewhat, it was still COLD) giving us an opportunity to work on a few home projects. and of course I was in my happy place working on a couple of baby doll scrap quilts for OCC shoeboxes. We haven’t been particularly adventurous in the food department lately, preferring to fix a few tried and true dishes.


Here is what’s on the menu this week:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Chocolate Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies – Healthy cookies are great for weekend meal prep. Pop one out of the fridge or freezer and warm for a quick grab-and-go breakfast. These store in the fridge for about a week or in the freezer for three months. I like to add a skosh of nutmeg to this preparation.
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/sweet-potato-breakfast-cookies

Mark’s Lunch:
Easy Vegetarian Chili – I was a little concerned that vegetarian chili would just taste like, well, vegetable soup with beans, but this one surprised me! Look for good quality refried beans without inflammatory oils; I used Kroger’s Simple Truth Organic brand.
https://www.3fatchicks.com/diet-recipes/easy-vegetarian-chili

Dinners (We plan four dinners each week to leave room in the schedule for a leftovers night or to eat out.)

Spicy Roasted Chickpea Salad – Flavorful and satisfying, the spice in this salad is not heat. Since Mark doesn’t love avocado, we usually only use half at a time. I recently learned a little trick for storing a cut avocado: Place the avocado cut side down in a container of water. It will keep without oxidizing for a day or so.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/spicy-roasted-chickpea-salad

Amazing Apricot Chicken – This company worthy chicken is a 10! Look for apricot jam that is prepared without added sugar.
https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/amazing-apricot-chicken-5915b11d4f78db20234cb0c2

Italian Lentil Soup – We love lentils! With a simple substitution or two, this hearty recipe is easily made vegetarian or vegan. We carnivores can beef it up by adding some Italian sausage. Delish.
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/italian-lentil-soup-recipe

Keto Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Dinner – So good! Mark can’t get enough steak; I should probably make this more often. We like to double the veggies in this quick weeknight dinner. The only *real* work is in slicing those peppers and onions.
https://www.eatingonadime.com/philly-cheese-steak-skillet-dinner

Snack:
Peanut Butter Fruit Dip: I make this dip without any modifications. Try dipping red grapes in this one. It has all the flavor of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We like it with apple slices too.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/peanut-butter-fruit-dip-clean-eating/

Treat:
See peanut butter dip, above! Between the breakfast cookies, fruit and peanut butter dip, I feel like we have enough treats this week!

If you need inspiration for upcoming St. Paddy’s fun, check out these posts:

https://arthurizedhome.com/2020/03/13/lucky-st-patricks-hoosier

https://arthurizedhome.com/2020/03/11/real-food-mint-shake

https://arthurizedhome.com/2019/03/16/rainbow-fruit-with-3-healthy-dips

https://arthurizedhome.com/2019/03/15/luck-of-the-irish-mini-bunting

Have a great week!

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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!

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 2019-2021 © 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.