Sunday, February 5, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 2/6/12

Happy Monday!

Cereal (x3) (Rice Chex)
Strawberry Muffins w/ yogurt (no recipe yet, but my mom gave me a few bags of frozen strawberries so I'm going to figure something out!) (x2)
Cinnamon Toast w/ fruit or yogurt (x2)

Cheese Quesadillas

Spaghetti, Spinach Salad (can you believe that my boys will eat raw spinach leaves?!)
Southwestern Chicken and White Bean Soup, Tortilla Chips and Homemade Guacamole (I use the recipe linked as a guide, but I add double the beans, broth and taco seasoning.)  (x2)
Sloppy Joes, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes
Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Mac and Cheese, Green Peas
Tuna Sandwiches, Carrots w/ Ranch Dip/Fruit
Dinner out with family

Snacks and Sides:
Veggies for lunch: Carrots & Peas/Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrot
Fruit: Apples, Bananas, Clementines
Granola Bars

Tip for saving money while eating real food: We don't always eat fresh veggies because of the expense, so one of the things I do is stock up on frozen veggies when they go on sale. My boys favorite is the mix of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots mix and also peas and carrots. They also like corn, which I get at Winn Dixie because they carry organic frozen corn. But remember corn is a grain, so although they love it, we don't eat much of it!  I'll cook a bag of veggies at the first of the week and we'll eat on them for several days  that week at lunch. Later this week I'm going to try to give a break down of foods that I buy organic and others that I don't. It's not a very big list but it will be nice to lay it out to see (at least for me). And hopefully (prayerfully) I can look back on it in a year and see how much better we're eating. It's a journey!

Check out for more menu planning ideas and have a great week!!