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Real Food Menu for Week of 2.17.2020

Cheers to a new week of eating real food! If you are new to Arthurized Home, welcome and thank you for taking the time to read here. My intent for these menus is to provide inspiration to try new dishes while staying within the parameters of clean eating. I define that as eating foods made in nature, not in a factory. My husband and I have a high tolerance for eating the same dishes repeatedly, (see: breakfast and lunch) so this prevents us from getting stuck in a rut. Here’s what’s cooking this week:

Breakfast:
Apple Pie Overnight Oats – New! We almost always double the cinnamon in recipes, and this one is no exception. Toss a little nutmeg in there, too. We topped these babies with chopped apples and pecan pieces.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/apple-pie-overnight-oats-jar/

Lunch:
Simple Pumpkin Soup – Easy and delicious! If you can dice an onion and open a few cans, you’ll have lunch or dinner on the table quickly. We’re have this with a side of our favorite Convert Kale Salad. I made a batch of toasted pepitas to top our pumpkin soup and some extras for snacking.

Simple Pumpkin Soup

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious, comfort food

Ingredients

  • ½ c. onion, diced
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 T. maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • pinch of cayenne (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian)
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can coconut milk
  • Garnish with pepitas, if desired

Directions

  1. Dice the onions and gently brown with olive oil in a large saute pan.
  2. Add pumpkin puree, salt, maple syrup, nutmeg cayenne and ground pepper.
  3. Slowly add chicken broth and coconut milk. Heat through, but do not bring to a boil. Garnish as desired and serve.
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Dinner:

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Dinner – I’m not really a steak lover, but I could eat this one once a week. So good!
https://www.eatingonadime.com/philly-cheese-steak-skillet-dinner/

Huevos Rancheros (Without the Grain) – Simple and quick! If you’re not grain-free, serve this with a side of rice.
https://deliciouslyorganic.net/huevos-rancheros-without-the-grain/

Weeknight Tandoori Chicken – New! I wasn’t sure what to expect with this dish. Would it be too spicy? Would hubs hate it? Not to worry, we both enjoyed it. Although, I felt it was a titch too greasy using thighs. The next time I make it, I’ll use chicken breasts. The sauce was tasty enough to eat over the spinach and rice, minus the chicken.
https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/weeknight-tandoori-chicken/

Harvest Minestrone Soup – Fix yo’self a bowl of comfort food. So good!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-harvest-minestrone-soup/

Snacks:
Strawberries, bananas, oranges, popcorn and these delicious pepitas:

Spicy Toasted Pepitas

  • Servings: 4 snack size servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Great for snacking or sprinkle on soups and salads.

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping c. raw pepitas
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar (or granulated sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • pinch of cayenne (or to taste)

Directions

  1. Drizzle olive oil into a heavy pan over medium/low heat.
  2. Add pepitas, sugar, salt and cayenne.
  3. While stirring constantly, toast until pepitas are medium brown in color.
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Toast those seeds from green to golden brown.

Keto No Bake Cookies – Hubs is craving chocolate and peanut butter; best combo ever! Even though I’m no longer doing keto, we still have and use this sweetener.
https://thesoccermomblog.com/keto-no-bake-cookies/

Have a great week, everybody!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 2.2.2020

We’re knee-deep in Arthur Birthday Season and had a super fun weekend of birthday prep and visiting with family. Pa Kettle has suddenly decided to be coy about his age, so he’s just telling folks that he is “forty-four more or less”.

With a busy weekend in the rear-view mirror and an even busier week ahead, we’re going back to the basics with several stand-by recipes. I’m excited to try the new recipe for Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potatoes.

Birthday boy!

Breakfast:

PBJ Overnight Oats – This tasty breakfast fuels our mornings with the familiar flavors of a PBJ sandwich.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-pb-j-overnight-oats/

Lunch:
The Bomb Paleo Chili – This recipe is a great way to get more veggies into your picky eater, especially if you grate them before cooking. (The veggies, not the picky eater.) We happen to like our veg, so no need for trickery. Don’t forget the special ingredient, cocoa powder. Delicious!
http://jennlosesit.com/the-bomb-paleo-chili/

Dinner:

Marinated Salmon with Garlic and Herbs – We love this simple supper and serve it over garlic and herb cauliflower rice, which Aldi carries in the freezer section.
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/marinated-salmon/

Double Baked Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potatoes – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/these-double-baked-chipotle-chicken-sweet-potatoes/

Chicken Pineapple Curry – So yum! Serve over brown rice or cauliflower rice.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/chicken-pineapple-curry/

Kale Salad with Apricots and Almonds – New Recipe! Pa Kettle shared this recipe with me. No, he didn’t make it. He received it in the mail and thought I would like it. It’s very similar to the Convert Kale Salad that we crave on a regular basis.
https://www.whatwouldcathyeat.com/2012/04/kale-salad-with-apricots-and-almonds/

Bowl of Doom – We’ll use up the rest of those sweet potatoes in this dish. This protein-packed Paleo dish would be equally good as a vegetarian meal, minus the beef.
http://www.vicariouslypaleo.com/bowl-of-doom/

Treat:
Superhero Muffins: Shalane Flanagan’s recipe packs a load of healthy ingredients into one muffin. This old favorite is doing double duty as fuel for training runs as well as the occasional treat. These freeze well, so I made a double batch.
https://runfasteatslow.com/blogs/news/superhero-muffins

Have a great week, Superheroes!

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!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 1.26.2020

Ever since we deep-sixed our microwave, we’ve done a lot of our cooking in this toaster/convection oven. Because this little dude is more energy efficient than our full size oven, we’ve realized $20+ monthly savings on our power bill. It’s large enough to bake a 12″ pizza, and doesn’t heat up the kitchen like the full-sized oven does. I guess that’s not really a bonus this time of year, but we appreciate that benefit during warmer months.

Breakfast:
Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal – So good. Don’t skimp on the cinnamon!
https://www.erinliveswhole.com/healthy-carrot-cake-baked-oatmeal/

Lunch:
Cauliflower Pizza – Here’s an old favorite made Mediterranean diet friendly by loading it up with veggies. I made two pizzas, so that Mark can have his favorite, pepperoni.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Dinner:

Carb Buster Breakfast – We love breakfast for dinner and this vegetarian meal is a satisfying, savory option!
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/carb-buster-breakfast-2324125

Chicken and Rice Soup – New Recipe! I’m subbing canned coconut milk for the evaporated milk. Don’t worry, the coconut adds creaminess, not coconut flavor.
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/chicken-rice-soup/

Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – Do you crave fresh veggies in the winter, like I do? This is so refreshing.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

30 Minute Mustard Glazed Oven Baked Chicken Thighs
https://unsophisticook.com/baked-chicken-thighs/

Snacks: Popcorn (can’t stop, won’t stop), apple slices with cheddar, carrots with roasted red pepper hummus

Treat:
No Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip – This is one of those 10% treats. Minus the chocolate chips, this recipe is processed sugar-free. We use these stevia sweetened chocolate chips. Hubs eats his with gluten free cookies, I’m having mine with apple slices. We sampled this dip with gluten free pretzels, and that’s a tasty combo as well.
https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/09/27/new-recipe-sugar-free-cookie-dough-dip/

What’s cooking in your kitchen? Have a great week, everyone!

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!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 1.5.2020

Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas/New Year’s break was an enjoyable time. We had a quiet Christmas with the Arthur fam, ate a delicious brunch and had a leisurely visit.

My sis and nieces came to visit on Boxing Day and stayed through New Year’s Day. We played some new games, watched movies, crafted, ate loads of snacks and generally trashed our sleep schedules. We rang in the new year with our midnight silly string battle on the front lawn. It was fantastic.

One of my goals this year is to reduce our food waste, so we’ve decided to limit our dinners on the menu to four per week. This gives us a night to eat out, a leftovers night and (let’s just be honest), a night to eat popcorn and call it dinner! #reallife

Breakfast:
Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies – New Recipe! These little babies are delicious! (I used these chocolate chips.) I slightly overbaked them at 25 minutes. The next time I make them, I’ll start checking for doneness at 20 minutes.
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/sweet-potato-breakfast-cookies/

Lunch:
Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup – New Recipe! This recipe is very forgiving. For the veggies we used kale, sweet potatoes, carrots and celery. We didn’t have any Old Bay seasoning (my brother will be ashamed of me), so we used Italian seasoning and subbed brown rice for the wild rice. Basically, we used the recipe as a jumping off point and then went totally rogue!
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/cozy-autumn-wild-rice-soup/

Dinner:

Autumn Pear Salad – Tried and true! Very customizable. Add what you like, leave out the rest.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/autumn-pear-goat-cheese-chicken-salad/

Greek Chicken Soup – A favorite. The lemon juice adds a nice brightness to this dish.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/budget-friendly-greek-chicken-soup/

Dijon Baked Salmon – New Recipe! I’m excited to try this one as flat leaf Italian parsley is one of my favorite fresh herbs.
https://downshiftology.com/recipes/dijon-baked-salmon/

Perfect Roast Chicken – Hello, old friend! I love a meal that you literally can’t mess up! I mean, I suppose you could if you forgot to turn the oven on, but outside of that happening…
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe-1940592

Snacks:
I’m still loving the organic hummus from Aldi, so I’ll snack on that this week along with cucumber slices, bell pepper strips and carrot sticks. Nothing revolutionary, just easy snacks during my busiest season at work.

Treats:
Stovetop Cinnamon Apples: New Recipe! My sister made a version of these while she was here and left us a bag of apples to enjoy. I’ll leave the maple syrup out of this; the apples add enough sweetness.
https://joyfoodsunshine.com/stovetop-cinnamon-apples/

Let’s have another look at those breakfast cookies, shall we?

I hope your new year is off to a great start and brings only good things!

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!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 11.17.2019

I feel like a kid at Christmas! National collection week is here for Operation Christmas Child. About 5,000 collection centers open in the U.S. on Monday. What a great way to kick off the holidays by meeting the practical needs of children in poverty while sharing Jesus with them. Many tireless volunteers will work all week long to collect an estimated 11 million boxes. Good news, great joy, indeed!

Breakfast:
Oatmeal with Raisins, Walnuts and Banana – Not really a recipe. Prepare your favorite version of oats and add toppings as desired. I like to add raisins to the water before boiling, so they plump up nicely. A drizzle of this is a tasty addition.

Lunch:
Greek Chicken Soup – Flavorful and light. We made this a few weeks ago and loved it. If you are reheating leftovers, warm it just until heated. If you boil it, you’ll have tiny bits of scrambled egg in your soup!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/budget-friendly-greek-chicken-soup/

Dinner:
Autumn Pear and Goat Cheese Chicken Salad – So delicious, and Mark loves this dressing. I top with parmesan instead of goat cheese.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/autumn-pear-goat-cheese-chicken-salad/

Turkey Herb Stuffing-Style Riced Cauliflower – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cauliflower-stuffing/

Huevos Rancheros – I used half the lime juice and added minced onion.
https://deliciouslyorganic.net/huevos-rancheros-without-the-grain/
Serve with clean corn tortillas if desired. Like these:
https://www.asweetpeachef.com/homemade-corn-tortillas/

Marry Me Chicken – New Recipe! I hope it lives up to its name. I could use some new bling.
https://www.modernhoney.com/marry-me-chicken/

Mediterranean Green Lentil Soup – A family favorite.
https://www.unicornsinthekitchen.com/easy-mediterranean-green-lentil-soup/

Snack:
Hummus and cucumber slices, Grapes, Strawberries, and Popcorn

Treat:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream – New Recipe! A treat for the Mister.
https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2017/07/31/chocolate-peanut-butter-nice-cream/

I’ve blogged about packing shoeboxes here and here. For more information on Operation Christmas Child, go here.

I hope your week brings all good things!

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!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 11.10.2019

I’m diving into crazy-busy season at work, so we’re giving the Crock-Pot a workout this week. I love coming home at night to a ready-made dinner.

Breakfast:
Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal – New Recipe! I’d never tried oats in the crock-pot before, but this recipe intrigued me. These took five hours to cook perfectly; an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top, a drizzle of monk fruit syrup, because, why not?
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/slow-cooker-apple-pie-oatmeal-clean-eating/

Lunch:
Crock-pot Italian Chicken Soup – This recipe is an oldie but a goodie! Use whatever veggies you have on hand. This keeps well in the fridge for a few days. There’s no dairy in the soup, so it freezes well…if you have leftovers enough to freeze.
http://yourworldnatural.blogspot.com/2013/01/whole30-challenge-day-10-and-delicious.html

Dinner:

Perfect Roast Chicken – Tried and true. Seriously, so good!
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe-1940592

Best Ever Black Bean Soup – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/best-ever-black-bean-soup-clean-eating/

Marinated Salmon – Delish!
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/marinated-salmon/

Spanish Chicken and Rice – New Recipe! I subbed brown rice for the wild rice. This recipe makes enough to feed a crowd. We had leftovers for days.
https://fitmomjourney.com/trim-healthy-mama-slow-cooker-chicken-and-rice/

Garlic Butter Meatballs with Lemon Zucchini Noodles – This recipe has become a favorite.
https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-meatballs-with-lemon-zucchini-noodles

Snack:
Jicama Sticks with Chili-Lime Dip – We’re serving cucumber slices with this as well. If you like a little extra kick, add a touch of cayenne or a few dashes of hot sauce.
https://www.marthastewart.com/317906/jicama-sticks-with-chili-lime-dip

Treat:
Vanilla Coconut Flour Paleo Cupcakes – New Recipe! Not Mediterranean Diet approved, but Mr. Arthur has been jonesing for a sweet treat. I used this frosting to minimize the carbs. The recipe says it yields eight cupcakes, but mine overflowed; next time I’ll make nine. We felt that these cupcakes were slightly too oily, so I’ll decrease the coconut oil to 1/4 cup as well. These cupcakes were surprisingly light and fluffy! Store these in the fridge, because they contain no preservatives.
https://www.healthextremist.com/vanilla-paleo-cupcakes-recipe/

Have a great week, everybody!

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.

Real Food Menu for Week of 10.20.2019

Roanoke played host to my favorite festival over the weekend, Go Outside Festival. We were glad that we went Friday night, because the weather was a bit of a bummer; heavy rain on Saturday night forced cancellation of Sunday’s activities. Even if you’re not the hard-core outdoorsy type *raises hand*, there is a little something for everyone. I was able to chat with the master gardeners about our Japanese Stiltgrass invasion.

Nearly every outdoor activity is represented and there are group workouts, (running, cycling, hiking, yoga, pure barre, etc.) races, shopping, food trucks, beer, wine, and loads of concerts and shows. We try to catch the lumberjack, BMX and air dog shows each year. Did I mention that the concerts and shows are free, as as are most of the sports? We’ll be back next year, Go Fest.

Now on to this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats – New Recipe! – I made these with monk fruit maple syrup, and added a dollop of sweetened greek yogurt on top.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/fast-pumpkin-spice-oatmeal-jars/

Lunch:
Harvest Minestrone Soup – New Recipe! Yes, there are a lot of ingredients, here, but I’m making lunch for an entire week. I think that’s a fair trade-off for all that chopping. We each sampled a cup of soup (for purposes of recipe testing, of course!) and I’m seriously looking forward to having this for lunch. You really do need a stock pot for this one; it makes a lot of soup! This recipe would not fit into my 7.5 quart Dutch oven.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-harvest-minestrone-soup/

Marinated Salmon – New Recipe!
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/marinated-salmon/

Turkey Stuffed Peppers – We made this often while I was doing keto. I modified this recipe to make it more Mediterranean Diet friendly. I’m using ground turkey instead of beef, and adding pre-cooked brown rice to the stuffing mix. While you’re at it, you might as well make extra for freezing.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Greek Chicken Soup – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/budget-friendly-greek-chicken-soup/

Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry – Not the most photogenic dish on the planet, but so tasty! I added some diced carrots and left out the tomatoes. Serve over brown or cauliflower rice, with a garnish of fresh cilantro.
https://www.theendlessmeal.com/creamy-coconut-lentil-curry/

Southwestern Squash Casserole – This recipe is tried and true. We use arrowroot powder as the binder instead of wheat flour.
https://12tomatoes.com/southwestern-squash-casserole/

Snacks:
Popcorn, apples, strawberries, dragon fruit, celery and almond butter – Kroger carries Simple Truth Organic almond butter made with one ingredient: almonds – you can’t get much cleaner than that!

Treat:
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Mousse – New Recipe!
https://www.myfussyeater.com/healthy-greek-yogurt-chocolate-mousse/

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!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 10.13.2019

Well, if this isn’t the most autumnal menu, I don’t know what is! I think we’ve covered all of the bases with apples, pears, nuts, seeds, pumpkin and even a touch of pumpkin pie spice.

Breakfast:
Pumpkin Seed Granola – New Recipe! This is scrummy! (I feel like I don’t use that word enough in casual conversation.) I sweetened with monk fruit instead of maple syrup. Without the syrup to bind it, my granola didn’t form clusters when baked, but that doesn’t affect the flavor one bit. I added lots of cinnamon (3 tablespoons or so) and a dash of vanilla. Bonus points for making your house smell like pumpkin pie while it’s baking. This would be delicious with diced apples on top.
https://detoxinista.com/pumpkin-seed-granola-nut-free-grain-free/

Bake until it’s golden brown.

Lunch:
Greek Chicken and Rice Bowls – New Recipe! We’ll leave the olives and feta out of Mark’s. The dressing is red, because I used the last of the purple basil from the herb garden. This recipe is a winner!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/greek-chicken-rice-bowls/

Prepping lunches before the work week starts makes mornings smoother.

Dinner:

Spicy Pumpkin Chili – New Recipe! So good. I used 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes and one can of kidney beans and black beans. I omitted the chickpeas. We’re not anti-chickpea, I just didn’t have any on hand.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/spicy-pumpkin-chili/

Autumn Pear and Goat Cheese Chicken Salad – New Recipe! Do yourself a favor, and make this salad. It’s amazing. I ran out of goat cheese, so I used parmesan. Delicious!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/autumn-pear-goat-cheese-chicken-salad/

Carb Buster Breakfast
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/carb-buster-breakfast/

Strawberry Chicken Salad
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-strawberry-chicken-salad/

Blackened Salmon – New Recipe!
https://wonkywonderful.com/oven-baked-blackened-salmon-recipe/

Snacks:
Nuts, Seeds, Greek Yogurt, Fruit, Popcorn, Cucumber Slices with Homemade Hummus

Treat:
Apples and Cinnamon Treat – I don’t know that I would call this a recipe, but if we have a craving for something sweet, this is a good option. Mark loved it!
https://www.mediterraneanliving.com/recipe-items/apples-and-cinnamon-treat/

I hope your week is a happy one!

To shop the post: Monk Fruit Walmart carries it too / Silpat / Popcorn Fresh Market carries this brand / Fiestaware

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.

Real Food Menu for Week of 10.6.2019

I quit keto last week. I’ve been solidly in ketosis since late May and lost 13 pounds over the summer, but I don’t think the results were worth the restriction. I recently switched primary care doctors and my new doc feels that the Mediterranean diet is a better fit for me.

So I quit. I mixed up a salad of chickpeas, cucumbers, garden tomatoes (which are soon coming to an end), tuna, black pepper, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. And it was good. So good that I had the leftovers before my run this morning. Weird breakfast, huh? Going forward I will continue to focus on eating foods made in nature, and keeping the carbs low to moderate. Until the doctor tells me otherwise!

Breakfast:
Strawberry Overnight Oats – Overnight oats are back and I’m so excited! I’m decreasing the Greek yogurt slightly, and leaving the honey out of mine.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-mornings-strawberries-cream-overnight-oats/

Lunch:
Mediterranean Green Lentil Soup – It’s officially soup weather! My mother-in-law made the best lentil soup. So tasty and filling. It’s one of Pa Kettle’s favorites, so he orders lentil soup whenever we go to Zoe’s Kitchen.
https://www.unicornsinthekitchen.com/easy-mediterranean-green-lentil-soup/

Dinner:

Cedar Plank Salmon – {UPDATE: We found this salmon to be dry and flavorless. The green beans were delicious, however!}
Earth Fare had these on sale this weekend, and the ingredients all appear to be clean. I wish the package stated the source of the salmon, because we try to buy wild caught if possible. I’m serving the salmon with Green Beans Almondine and a little brown rice.
https://www.food.com/recipe/green-beans-almondine-14804

Perfect Roast Chicken – Again. But seriously, we never tire of this, and love turning the leftovers into something amazing the next day. Carrots and potatoes for Mark, Brussels sprouts for me.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe-1940592

Creamy Tuscan Soup – New Recipe! We’ll use leftover roast chicken in this soup.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/creamy-skinny-tuscan-soup-recipe/

Garlic Butter Sauteed Spinach with Salmon – We’re subbing in olive oil for butter.
https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-sauteed-spinach-recipe

Summer Squash Oregano

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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This old Southern Living magazine recipe is a favorite. It’s so old that I can’t find the recipe online!

Ingredients


3 T. butter
1 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 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions


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, sprinkle with cheese.

Snack:
Black Bean Hummus with Cucumber Slices – Hummus, how I have missed you! Not the prettiest dish to photograph, but this one is slap yo’ mama good! (Don’t worry, no actual mamas were injured in the making of this snack.) I swapped out chickpeas for black beans. Go easy on the lemon juice, but the more garlic, the better. We should not have any vampire problems leading up to Halloween.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/hummus-recipe-1940499

Treat: We’ll give the Mediterranean practice of fruit for dessert a try this week. I will likely stick with fresh berries. Or dragon fruit.

Happy Monday, and have a great week!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 9.29.2019

Happiness is getting to visit with your Tennessee sister twice in four days. She spent the night Thursday night on her way to Massanutten Resort for the Xtreme Hike for Cystic Fibrosis, and then we met for lunch out by the interstate on her way back home. We met at Angelle’s Diner, and sat outside on the patio in 94° heat listening the roar of tractor-trailer engines off in the distance. We really know how to show our guests a good time! It was too brief a visit, but we’ll take what we can get.

This is shaping up to be a busy week, so we’re sticking with mostly tried and true recipes. Except that keto lava cake. We’ll need to perfect that recipe just a little more.

Breakfast:
Cinnamon Roll Noatmeal – There’s nothing like starting the day with a warm bowl of noatmeal. I double the recipe, add 3/4 tsp. of cinnamon and a smidgen of nutmeg (’cause it’s my favorite!) to the dry noatmeal mix from here…
https://www.healthysweeteats.com/my-favorite-noatmeal-aka-low-carb-oat-free-porridge-the-basic-recipe-and-6-variations/
…and made the cinnamon roll drizzle from here:
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/easy-low-carb-keto-oatmeal-recipe/

Lunch:
Cauliflower Pizza – I’m making two of these pizzas, pepperoni for Mark and cheese pizza for me. This crust holds up well to reheating in the toaster oven at work.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Dinner:
I only plan five dinners each week to leave room in the schedule for dining out, or having a leftovers night.

Keto Meatballs and Sauce – I like to make the meatballs using ground turkey. We’ll serve over zoodles to amp up the veggies. The cream in this tasty sauce cuts some of the acidity of the tomatoes.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/keto-meatballs-and-sauce/

Salmon in Roasted Pepper Sauce – This sauce is creamy and delicious! I’m doubling the sauce so there is plenty to mix into the cauliflower rice.
https://cooktoria.com/salmon-in-roasted-pepper-sauce/

Keto Stuffed Peppers – Earth Fare had green peppers 3/$1 and Mark really loves these, so…
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Perfect Roast Chicken – Ina’s classic roast chicken. This recipe is an oldie, but a goodie. We’ll do carrots and potatoes for Mark, brussels sprouts for me.
https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/perfect-roast-chicken

Keto White Chicken Chili – We made this for the first time last week and it was so good we’re bringing it back again! We’ll use the leftover roast chicken in this creamy soup.
https://www.heyketomama.com/keto-white-chicken-chili/

Snacks:
Parmesan chips, if I have a hankerin’. I’m not really snacking on keto.
Carb-loading Hubby will enjoy bananas, grapes and Tiny but Mighty Popcorn. When Mark was a kid, his family had Friday movie nights and his Mom made popcorn on the stove by shaking the kernels in a covered sauce pan. He makes his popcorn on the stove top just like his Mama did.

Treat:
Keto Lava Cakes – We may or may not have had to bake these several nights last week. For purposes of recipe testing, of course. *ahem* These are topped with fresh raspberries and powdered Swerve. Who says you can’t eat low-carb and enjoy it, too?
https://kirbiecravings.com/keto-lava-cake/

To shop the post:
Silpat / Fiestaware / Popcorn Maker / Swerve / Mikasa China

Have a great week, everybody!

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