Monday, September 15, 2014

This Week's Menu: 9/15 - 9/21

Monday: Whole Wheat Rotini with Homemade Marinara + Spinach Salad + Corn
Tuesday: Egg Frittata or Egg-in-a-Hole + Green Smoothies
Wednesday: Black Bean Burgers (costco) + Oven Steak Fries  + Fruit
Thursday: Pureed Broccoli Soup + Cheesy Toast
Friday - Sunday: with Family

Other:
Raw Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Black Bean Brownies

Monday, September 8, 2014

This Week's Menu: 9/7 - 9/14

Sunday: WW Spaghetti + Homemade Marinara + Corn on the Cob + Spinach Salad + Grape Juice (Black Bean Brownies for Dessert *Note: I made these because of all of the positive comments and reviews. My kids liked them. My first impression was not good -- when eaten warm out of the oven. HOWEVER, after leaving them in the fridge overnight, they are pretty darn good with a bit of powdered sugar sprinkled on top to sweeten a bit more. Very fudgey texture.)
Monday: Salmon Burgers (Costco) with trimmings on Thinwich buns + Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Fruit
Tuesday: Church Youth Fundraiser Pasta Dinner
Wednesday: [Take Dinner to Neighbors] Creamy Tomato Soup + Dinner Rolls + Green Salad
Thursday: Black Bean Chipotle Burgers (Costco) + Corn on the Cob + Salad
Friday: Egg-in-a-Hole + Veggie Sausage + Green Smoothies
Saturday: Bean Quesadillas + Peaches + Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Sunday: Pasta with Homemade Marinara + Corn + Spinach Salad

Other:
Raw Cookie Dough Bites

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This Week's Menu: 8/29 - 9/6

Friday: BYU Football game with friends (BYO Burgers + a side of fruit to share)
Saturday: Fend-for-yourself
Sunday: Spinach Ravioli with Homemade Marinara Sauce
Monday: Smoothies + Eggs + Toast
Tuesday: WW Spaghetti or zoodles with Homemade Marinara + Steamed Green Beans + Sliced Garden Cucumbers & Tomatoes
Wednesday: Stir Fried Veggies (carrots, green beans, bell peppers, broccoli, brussell sprouts, scalloped squash, mung beans -- sprinkled with chopped toasted almonds) + Brown Rice + Fruit
Thursday: Veggie Loaded Chili + Cornbread Muffins + Fruit
Friday: Kodiak Pancakes + Scrambled Eggs + Veggie Sausage
Saturday: Veggie & Bean Quesadillas or Tostadas

Breakfast Ideas:
Muffins + Yogurt & Berries
Eggs + Toast
Smoothies + Toast
Smoothie + Veggie Sausage + Berries

Snack Ideas:
Zucchini Muffins with Apples & Carrots*
CLIF Kid Z Bars*
Apple Slices*
Grapes*
Popcorn
Edamame
(*Good school-snacks for packing in backpacks)

Lunch Ideas:
Sandwiches
Quesadillas & Salsa
Mac & Cheese with Peas
Spinach Salad
Veggie Plate (cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado w/ rice vinegar and s&p)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

This Week's Menu 8/22 - 8/28

Friday: Greek Pita Sandwiches (feta, red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, hummus) + Fresh Mixed Berries
Saturday: Egg-in-a-hole + Veggie Sausage + Smoothies
Sunday: Spinach Ravioli (costco) topped with Tomatoes & Basil and Sauteed zucchini & squash + Fresh Fruit
Monday: [Neighborhood BBQ] Bring Veggie Burgers (Costco)+ Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars to share
Tuesday: Veggie Frittata + Veggie Sausage + Fruit
Wednesday: Caramelized Onion & Mushroom, Avocado, Spinach Quesadillas + Fresh Fruit
Thursday: Veggie Loaded Chili + Chips + Fresh Fruit

Breakfast Ideas:
Eggs + Toast
Smoothies + PB Toast
Fried Eggs + Veggie Sausage
Yogurt w/ Berries, Chia Seeds, Chopped Almonds

Snack Ideas:
Zucchini Muffins with Apples and Carrots
Energy Bites (these or these)
Popcorn
Hummus & Veggies
Chips & Salsa
Edamame
Apple Slices & Peanut Butter
Berries & Almonds

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This Week's Menu: 8/16 - 8/22

Saturday: Black Bean Chipotle Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms & Feta + Fruit
Sunday: Slow Cooker White Bean Chili (minus the chicken) with avocado & cilantro + Fruit
Monday: Black Bean & Sweet Corn Quinoa Salad + Fruit
Tuesday: Greek Pita (or flatbread) Wraps (stuffed with Hummus, sprouts, Feta, red onion, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers) + Fruit
Wednesday: Fried Eggs + Sweet Potato Hash + [Vegetarian] Sausage + Smoothie
Thursday: Spinach Ravioli with Tomatoes & Basil + Spinach Salad + Fruit
Friday: Pancakes or Easy

Quick Breakfast Ideas:
PB Toast & Smoothies
Eggs & Toast
Sausage + Fruit
Muffins + Fruit

School Snack Ideas:
Apple Slices
No-Bake Energy Bites
Zucchini Muffins with Apples & Carrots
Applesauce Oat Muffins







Saturday, August 9, 2014

This Week's Menu: 8/8 - 8/15

Photo of Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Pepita Dipfrom Cookie and Kate
Friday: Date Night - OUT
Saturday: Spinach Ravioli + Pesto + Roasted Veggies + Fruit
Sunday: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Pepita Dip + Fruit
Monday: Greek Quinoa Salad + Fruit
Tuesday: Egg Frittata + [Vegetarian] Sausage
Wednesday: Stuffed Zucchini Boats + Fruit
Thursday: Avocado & Grilled Corn Salad + Chips + Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Pineapple
Friday: Pancakes or Easy

Snack Ideas:
Sara Snow's Energy Bars
Hummus + Veggies
Edamame
Almonds & Berries
Popcorn
Smoothie Pops (from freezer)
Chocolate Chia Pudding

Breakfast Ideas:
Smoothies
Steel Cut Oats w/ nuts & berries
Eggs with Salsa + Toast
Yogurt with Chia seeds, nuts & berries

Lunch Ideas:
Leftovers
Open-face Hummus & Veggie Sandwich
Spinach Salads (favorite lately: greens, nuts & seeds, feta cheese, diced bell peppers, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, salsa)
Black Bean & Feta Cucumber S

Saturday, August 2, 2014

This Week's Menu: 8/2 - 8/8

Saturday: Chipotle Black Bean Burgers (Costco) on top of greens, topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions & Feta cheese + Sweet Potato Fries + Fruit Salad
Sunday: Avocado & Grilled Corn Salad + Sweet Potato Fries (leftover) + Pineapple
Monday: Veggie Fritatta with Garden Salsa + Smoothies
Tuesday: Stuffed Zucchini Boats (sauté onions, yellow squash, peppers, tomatoes, feta cheese and bake in zucchini) + Fruit
Wednesday: Shroom & Bean Burgers + Brussel Sprouts + Fruit
Thursday: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Pepita Dip + Fruit
Friday: Pancakes + Eggs + Smoothies OR mac & cheese

Breakfast Ideas:
Green Smoothies (add spirulina, chia seeds, flax seeds, etc.)
Steel Cut Oats
Eggs with Salsa & Toast
Yogurt & Berries

Lunch Ideas:
Leftovers
Open-faced Hummus & Veggie Sandwich
Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs
Spinach Salad w/ fruit and or veggies, nuts, and lemon & salt

Snack Ideas:
Edamame
Sara Snow's Energy Bars (2.5 c. quick oats, 1/3 c. ground flax or chia seeds, 1/4 c. dark cocoa powder, 1/2 t. spirulina, 1/2 c. honey, up to 1/2-1 cup boiled water, 1/2 c. almond/peanut/sunflower seed butter)
Sara Snow's Chocolate Smoothie (2 c. Coconut or Almond Milk, 1 banana, 3+ T. chocolate [syrup, cacoa nibs, carob], 3 c. ice)
Veggies & Hummus
Almonds & Berries
Apples & Peanut Butter
Popcorn
Yogurt & Berries