Menu Plan Monday: September 18, 2017
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After a busy weekend, it was quite hard getting out of bed this morning, but alas, Monday is on its way. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my Instastory last night showing some of my meal prep I did over the weekend. I had my girls’ breakfast, lunch, and snack ready to go before I went to sleep, and it’s a good thing I did because this morning was mad rush to make the bus.
If you need some help with back to school meal planning, be sure to check out Your Ultimate Guide to Back to School Meal Planning.
This week is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, so you’ll see my menu below is a little different than usual since the girls don’t have school Wednesday through Friday. I’m hosting a holiday dinner Thursday night and hope to have enough leftover for the weekend!
If you celebrate Rosh Hashana, I want to wish you a sweet and healthy new year. And to everyone, have a great week!
Link Love Articles:
6 Sources of Omega-3s That Aren’t Fish @ Food Confidence
⇒ I’m sure you’ve heard about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and all their health benefits, but maybe you have a hard time eating omega-3 rich food because you’re a vegetarian or don’t like fish. If that’s you, this post will help.
Should You Be On a Gluten Free Diet @ Jill Conyers
⇒ Gluten free diets are still really popular, but not everyone who follows that lifestyle needs to. And if you don’t need to, you could be missing out on important nutrients. If you do have a medical reason for being on a GF diet, be sure to check my recipe library for gluten free recipes.
What Is a Low FODMAP Diet? @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
⇒ Have you heard of the FODMAP diet? It’s been around for a while, but has gained a lot of popularity over the past couple of years. One of my friends had to go on it and I couldn’t even help her because I didn’t even really know a lot about it myself. Luckily my colleague EA, aka The Spicy RD, is an expert in it and she shares the scoop with our colleague Katie.
Link Love Recipes:
Lunch Box Cookies @ Nutritious Eats
⇒ I don’t send cookies for lunch all that often, but these may make an appearance soon. They’re full of whole grains and have less sugar than most baked goods.
Harvest Butternut Squash Farro Salad @ Joyful Healthy Eats
⇒ Farro is one of my go-to grains and I love the pairing of fall veggies and dried cranberries. This is definitely a dish my family will enjoy.
Aquafaba’s Versatility @ Today’s Dietitian Magazine
⇒ Are you familiar with aquafaba? I explain what this popular ingredient is and how to use it in my latest feature article at Today’s Dietitian Magazine.
Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 18, 2017
Snack: I Heart Keenwah Sea Salt Truffle Quinoa Puffs & grapes
Lunch: Apple Cranberry Tuna Salad with crackers, olives, veggies, and orange smiles
Dinner: Avocado Pasta with roasted tomatoes and corn
Snack: Clementine & cheese stick
Lunch: Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pinwheels,
Dinner: Baked Eggs with tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms and Citrus Fennel Salad
Snack: NO SCHOOL
Lunch: NO SCHOOL – eat something at home
Dinner: Rosh Hashana Dinner with family
Snack: NO SCHOOL
Lunch: NO SCHOOL – Lunch at home
Dinner: Rosh Hashana dinner at our house – Classic Chicken Soup, Brisket with parsnips and carrots, Miso-Glazed Chicken Breasts, Mushroom Onion Barley, Cinnamon Apple Noodle Kugel, and Roasted Garlic Curry Cauliflower
Snack: NO SCHOOL
Lunch: NO SCHOOL