Sunday, May 19, 2013

Menu Planning 5/19


menu planning
It’s that time of the week again to look ahead and plan before things are crazy again! Matt and I are both school free for now, he goes back soon and I am overwhelmed with studying for boards! O is wrapping up school year activities: pre-school ends this week (boy will I miss my weekly free time), gymnastics and dance shows are near and summer activities starting soon. I have yet another job interview this week, still searching for that perfect job since I have a month or so until I can even work yet.

After a couple weeks of allowing dairy back into my diet I have decided it will be gone again for both O and I. She’s had multiple GI issues since birth and now that she is able to easily communicate her pains it will be easier to do an elimination trial. So starting next week, no more dairy! Any dairy free cheese suggestions? This will be the big thing, milk= easy, yogurt= easy, cheese= very difficult! Plus I have decided that nutrition is the next aspect to fully address for my training. Time to stick with a plan, pay attention to hunger and stop boredom eating! It is so easy to just snack while I sit at the computer or studying. I have been good at grabbing handfuls of veggies and drinking lots of water but still working on it. What are your hunger helps for boredom eating?

Breakfast
Overnight Chia pudding (going to try chia seeds!)

Lunch/Dinner
Squash Risotto with Roasted Beets
Blueberry Pancakes (per O’s request)
Black Bean Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

Snack
Veggies and Hummus
Berries and Almande Yogurt
Brown Rice Cakes with Almond Butter
Granola (Not sure what kind to make yet)
Pineapple Protein Bars (Need to fix the recipe)

What's on your menu this week? Linking up for weekly menu planning with Jill and Laura. 

20 comments:

  1. I love when you do this because i always forget to!
    emma @ amomrunsthistown.com

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    1. It helps so much when we get stuck with ideas later in the week.

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  2. Do you have a recipe for the squash risotto with beets? That sounds good.

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    1. I'll have to actually keep track while I make it tonight :) I'll post it later.

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  3. I know that Daiya makes dairy free cheese, but I have yet to try it.

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    1. Daiya is decent when cold but melts odd. Will be a great sub for O since she loves cheese slices :)

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  4. weekly eats look great...I'm about to begin my food prepping! I am the same with cheese...so hard to cut out!

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    1. Why does cheese have to be so good?!

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  5. I haven't planned my meals this week, but I did prep lentil and chickpea burgers for Memorial Day, made black beans (from dry beans), brown rice, chopped veggies and fruit for the week! Tonight I'm making a burrito bowl for dinner with rice, black beans, veggies, and guac :D

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  6. I have no suggestions for cheese. I went dairy free at the beginning of the month and have felt much better. My husband is allergic to whey so he's never had dairy. I've never found an alternative cheese that we like. I do use nutritional yeast to get a cheesy flavor on some things.

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    1. Never tried nutritional yeast. I feel so much better but keep adding dairy (cheese, yogurt) back in for some reason.

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  7. I should just save myself the time and just use your menu :)

    I like an almond cheese I found at Whole Foods and Daiya shredded "cheese" as long as it's melted. Like Carli said, nutritional yeast adds a lot of butter-ish flavor.

    I'm not a boredom eater but stress eating? That's another story.

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    1. I have seen the almond cheese, might have to give it a shot :)
      And I think I will steal your menu ;)

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  8. Chia seeds are great - so good for you! I will second the suggestion for nutritional yeast. It's not melty or anything, you have to think of it more like parmesan you would sprinkle on at the end. My sis sent dairy free for almost a year and she ultmately decided that all fake cheeses were crap and it was better just to plan meals that didn't rely on cheese (so no more enchiladas, lasagna, etc) than be disappointed all the time.

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    1. I am intrigued by the nutritional yeast now :)

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  9. I love it! I also do a weekly food prep post on my blog as well. Will have to come back to check out your week food prep to get some ideas! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, I'm going to have to check your's out :)

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  10. Hope the no diary does the trick for O- it's so hard to see our little ones with upset tummies! As Jill said, Daiya and nutritional yeast are the two big options... curious to hear how it goes for you!

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    1. Thanks Laura :) We have been dealing with it too long I am so frustrated :(

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