Menu Planning 10/28

 Check out what others are planning and link up with Laura and Jill who are hosting a weekly menu planning link up every Sunday. I love having this to look back on as the week goes and I forget. It is always fun to see what others have planned and get new ideas. How are you with menu planning? So far so good here, we usually make 1 or 2 changes during the week.

Almond Butter on GF bread (quick dinner before running)

Quick dinner before Halloween (?? Chipotle)
      Chickpea/Quinoa Stew (making a few changes)


Pancakes, tofu scramble


I love fall for stews, soups, winter squash and pumpkin. Here is one of mine. What are your favorite fall foods?

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

  • 1 Cup Oats
  • ½ cup Almonds
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 Scoop Protein Powder (or ¼ cup more flour)
  • 1 Cup Plain Pureed Pumpkin
  • 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 Tsp stevia (or ½ cup sugar)
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • Banana – very ripe (mashed)
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Non Fat Greek Yogurt (could do plain)
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grind Oats and almonds until powder consistency. Mix all dry ingredients together. Then mix in all wet ingredients. Stir until smooth and blended. Add raisins.
  3. Place batter evenly in muffin tins lined with papers.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes
  5. Remove from the oven, gently remove them from the tin and place on a cooling rack.

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  1. The muffin looks so good! My favorite fall foods are soups, spaghetti squash recipes and of course almost anything with pumpkin.

    1. Love spaghetti squash too, so easy to make into anything!

  2. Replies
    1. I think they last 2 days in our house :)

  3. Thanks for the recipe!! I've been making muffins for my daughter's lunches...I'll have to try this one out! Your risotto sounds yummy too!!

    1. The risotto is a new recipe, have to see how it turns out.

  4. Voted again! :) I was just thinking I need to make pumpkin muffins this week, those sound so good!

    1. Thanks Laura, I'm voting for you too :) A few more days, we have to keep those votes coming!

  5. Tis the season for pumpkin! Yum recipe!

  6. YUMMMY!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party last week! have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I hope that you'll join us this week! Domata will be sponsoring our party! They will be giving away a box of each of their gluten free products: Recipe Ready Flour, Seasoned Flour, and Pizza Crust Mix. Cindy from

    The party will start at 7 pm tonight (eastern)

    1. Thanks, I'll have to see if I have another recipe to link up :)


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