Menu Monday

My menu planning efforts have definitely been lacking the last couple of weeks so I'm excited to try some new recipes this week!  Here's what will be on our dinner table for the week...
Monday ~ Meatballs w/ Spaghetti Sauce & Green Beans
Tuesday ~ Enchilada Chicken Stew w/ Cornbread
Wednesday ~ Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Chicken over Rice (or Spinach for me!) w/ Strawberries
Thursday ~ Maple Mustard Chicken w/ Broccoli
Friday ~ Chicken Fajitas
Saturday ~ Breakfast for dinner!
Sunday ~ Grilled Burgers & Hotdogs w/ Corn on the Cob & Baked Beans
I get a lot of questions about Paleo and how I make it work.  I have to say that it seemed so overwhelming to think about at first and I had no idea how I was going to do it.  "What is my family going to eat??"  "I don't have time to make something for me and something different for them!" These were just a couple of the many questions that went through my mind.  But I knew I wanted the results that my eating a paleo-like diet could bring and so i just jumped in and decided to figure it out as I go.
The biggest thing for me has been to find what works best for my family!  For us, I don't make separate meals at dinner, but I do make cornbread for the rest of my family to go with the stew, or get tortillas/taco shells for everyone else to use on taco & fajita nights, etc.  I "accessorize" dinner differently for the family some nights.  Another example is this week when I make the lemon poppy seed chicken, the boys will be eating it with rice while John and I will have our chicken over fresh spinach. And sometimes i stretch the boundaries of "Paleo" a little to make it fit me & my circumstances better.  What do I mean?  Well, every once in a while i use Campbell's cream of chicken or mushroom soups. Or cream cheese. Or other processed convenience ingredients. {gasp!}  Would that fall into the Paleo list of approved foods? Nope!  But the world doesn't end either!  The key words here are "every once in a while".  It's not everyday!  This isn't about being strict and stressed, but about making my norm healthier and better!  I'm planning on doing a post later this week about some tips & tricks that have made all of this a little easier for me, so check back!!
I'm hardly an expert on paleo or healthy eating...quite the opposite actually!  I'm just a normal busy mommy & wife trying to make this healthier way of eating work for me and I love that I get to share some of what works here so that it can hopefully help someone else too!!
Happy Monday!!

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
~Galatians 6:9~

1 comment:

Angela said...

I think breakfast for dinner is the best.