Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This Week's Menu: 10/27 - 11/2

Banana Ghosts & Tangerine Pumpkins from Weelicious.com

Monday: Family Halloween Party -- bring Pumpkin Bars
Tuesday: Lentil Soup + Apple Slices
Wednesday: Eggs + Toast + Green Smoothies
Thursday: Family Halloween Dinner at In-Law's; bring ____________
Friday: {Halloween} Some combination of the following: Mummy Pizzas (on English muffins) + Pumpkin Oranges + Carrot fingers w/ almond finger nails + Spider Eggs
Saturday: Crock Pot Baked Potatoes w/ toppings (chili, cheese, sour cream, onions) + Green Salad
Sunday: Spaghetti (sauteed veggies and browned ground beef with White Linen marinara sauce over whole wheat noodles) + Green Salad + Corn

Pumpkin Bars

Photo and similar Pumpkin Bar recipe found at Taste of Home
Recipe from my sister, Chalonn

4 eggs
1 2/3 c. granulated sugar
1 c. cooking oil
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

Beat together eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, stir together dry ingredients and thoroughly mix into wet ingredients. Spread batter into an ungreased jelly roll pan (rimmed baking sheet). Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting (bel
ow). Makes about 2 dozen bars.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 c. butter
3 oz. cream cheese
2 c. powdered sugar

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Egg Frittata

Recipe from my friends at Strong Fit Mamas

Alli & Lacey -- real-life sisters and Strong, Fit Mamas
This Summer I joined a 7-day Clean Eating support group on Facebook through my good friends, the Strong Fit Mamas. Go follow them on Facebook or Instagram -- you will love them and for their relatable tips and the inspiration you'll gain toward being a physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthier you.

Anyway, this recipe. Love it. It's super versatile and I can throw in as many veggies as I want or leave stuff out and it's still gonna be good. I'm off to make it for dinner right now.

6-8 eggs
1/2 c. almond milk (or dairy milk)
1 c. protein (chicken and ham are favorites -- but I often leave this out)
Veggies (peppers, onions, spinach, tomatoes)
1/4 c. feta cheese
Garlic salt, to taste
Seasoning salt, to taste

Place veggies, protein, and cheese in the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish. Season. Beat eggs, add milk and pour over veggies. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Monday, October 20, 2014

This Week's Menu: 10/20 - 10/26

Monday: Spaghetti (sauteeing veggies and some ground beef in Costco's White Linen Marinara -- very clean ingredients) + Green Salad + Fruit
Tuesday: (friends over) J-Dawgs on Homemade Buns + Chips & Guacamole + Green Salad + Pumpkin Bars (recipe to come)
Wednesday: Egg Frittata + Green Smoothies
Thursday: Bean Quesadillas + Fruit
Friday: Pancakes + Scrambled Eggs
Saturday: Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes with toppings (chili, sour cream, cheese, onions)
Sunday: Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup + Fruit

Monday, September 29, 2014

This Week's Menu: 9/29 - 10/5

Monday: Pureed Broccoli Soup (didn't get around to it last week) + Cheesy Toast + Fruit
Tuesday: WW Spaghetti + Corn on the Cob + Kale Salad (costco)
Wednesday: Creamy Corn Chowder
Thursday: Crock Pot Baked Potatoes + Kale Salad + Steamed Broccoli
Friday: Ravioli (or something easy)
Saturday: Take & Bake Pizza + Spinach Salad
Sunday: Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup + Rolls (?) (evening treat: Pumpkin Cookies)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

This Week's Menu: 9/23 - 9/28

Tuesday: Spinach Ravioli (Costco) + Marinara (from freezer) + Steamed Broccoli + Apple Slices
Wednesday: Eggs + Toast + Green Smoothies + Steel Cut Oats (make extra for breakfasts during week)
Thursday: Creamy Corn Chowder + Apple Slices
Friday: Bean & Veggie Quesadillas + Bree's canned salsa + Fruit
Saturday: Pureed Broccoli Soup + Cheesy Toast + Apples
Sunday: {Family Dinner} Bring Homemade Rolls + _____________


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

Raw Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Black Bean Brownies