Sunday, April 13, 2014

This Week's Menu: 4/11 - 4/17

Friday: OUT
Saturday: DJ's Birthday
     Breakfast - Eggs + Donuts
     Lunch - J*Dawgs
     Dinner - OUT
Sunday:  Tortilla-crusted Tilapia + Corn + Green Salad + Strawberries
Monday: Deli Sandwiches on Homemade Bread + Green Smoothies
Tuesday: Ravioli with Guiltless Alfredo Sauce
Wednesday: Beef Soft Tacos or Burritos + Fruit
Thursday: Quiche on Whole Wheat Crust + Roasted Vegetables

Other:
Black Bean Hummus
Whole Wheat Carrot Applesauce Muffins
No-Bake Energy Bites

Black Bean Hummus

Recipe from friends, Tiffany & Heather

2 cans black beans
2 cans garbanzo beans
2 cloves garlic
1/4 c. tahini
1-1/2 t. salt
2 t. cumin
1/4 c. olive oil
1/8 c. lemon juice
1/3 c. water

Combine in food processor and combine until smooth scraping sides occasionally.

Friday, April 4, 2014

This Week's Menu: 4/4 - 4/10

One of my favorite weekends of the year is here: General Conference. Did you know that there are living prophets on the earth today? God is not silent. He speaks through His prophets on earth, just as he did in Bible times. Learn more about General Conference here. And tune in this Saturday and Sunday to feed your Spirit.

Here's some of what we'll be feeding our bodies this week...

Friday: Orzo Chicken Salad
Saturday: {General Conference} Breakfast - Lemon Raspberry Muffins + Eggs + Chocolate Milk
                 Dinner - Homemade Pizza (w/ this easy pizza sauce)
Sunday: {General Conference} Paleo Meatballs + WW Spaghetti + Marinara
Monday: Veggie Quiche + Roasted Asparagus
Tuesday: Ravioli (costco) + Sweet Kale Salad (costco)
Wednesday: Chicken & Veggie Quesadillas
Thurusday: Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia (costco) + Roasted Asparagus

Other:
Whole Wheat Carrot Applesauce Muffins
Soft Batch Dark Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Cookies

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Easy Cheesy Crackers

This recipe is from 100 Days of Real Food. I made a few small tweaks and wanted to make note of them somewhere for my own future reference -- but the recipe comes from her awesome website. I also doubled her recipe -- because apparently you can store any "extras" in the freezer for later.

2 cups whole wheat flour
10 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into tablespoon size chunks
8 oz or 3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp paprika
A pinch of garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
Sea salt for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or stand mixer and mix. The mixture will eventually turn into a big ball of dough, but be patient because it can take a few minutes to get to that point.

Roll the ball into a log about 1 1/2" in diameter. At this point you could refrigerate the dough until later. With a sharp knife slice 1/4" thick pieces off the log and place each one flat on an ungreased baking sheet. Try to rotate which side you are cutting down on because the top of the log does start to flatten a little.

Lay them out on a baking sheet, trying not to let the dough pieces touch each other. Poke centers of crackers with a toothpick or fork (optional). Sprinkle with sea salt (optional).  Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Favorite Hummus

Recipe from Ina Garten, cut in half

2 garlic cloves
1 cup canned chick peas, drained, liquid reserved
3/4 t. kosher salt
3 T. tahini
3 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
1 T. water or liquid from the chickpeas
4 dashes hot sauce

Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until the hummus is coarsely purred. Taste, for seasoning, and serve chilled or at room temperature.

This Week's Menu: 3/29 - 4/4

Saturday: Hot Dogs
Sunday: Quick Chili
Monday: Eggs + Green Smoothies + Toast
Tuesday: Chicken Quesadillas
Wednesday: Deli or Egg Salad Sandwiches
Thursday: Crock Pot Cashew Chicken + Quinoa + Roasted Asparagus
Friday: Homemade Pepperoni Pizza (with our favorite red sauce on our favorite pizza crust)

Other:
Lemon Raspberry Muffins
Whole-Wheat Carrot Applesauce Muffins
Easy Cheesy Crackers

Friday, March 21, 2014

This Week's Menu: 3/20 - 3/28

Thursday: Spaghetti + Roasted Asparagus (spread on baking sheet; drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper; bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes) + Strawberries
Friday: J-Dawgs or Completos on homemade buns + Fresh Fruit
Saturday: with family
Sunday: with family
Monday: BFD - Veggie Omelets + Green Smoothies
Tuesday: Chicken Cabbage Salad
Wednesday: Quinoa Burgers w/ Fresh Pico de Gallo + Roasted Asparagus
Thursday: Quick Chili (w/ lots of diced veggies)
Friday: Black Beans & Quinoa

Other:
- Hummus
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 12 Grain Bread
- No-Bake Energy Bites (or as my son calls them, "Enjury Balls")