Menu Plan Monday: Week of July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015

Why I’m happy the weekend is over, plus this week’s Link Love and Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday

Did everyone have a great weekend?! I love summer weekends with barbecues, swimming, and hanging out with friends. When the sun is shining and the sky is blue there’s nothing better. We had our share of all that this weekend, but I was still happy for the workweek to start and the kids to head back to camp.

Three and a half year old twins are lots of fun, but a heck of a lot of work, so after a hot, sweaty weekend I’m spent. Add to it that hubby had a spinal tap last week and has been out of commission since last Wednesday. I feel terrible for him. He can’t stand for more than a few minutes at a time thanks to pain radiating from his neck into his arms and back. He was also sick while we were in Nantucket and over July 4th weekend, so he’s been missing a lot of summer fun. We’re hoping he’s back to normal by the end of this week. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, as I try to hold down the fort with the kids, taking care of the hubs, and regular household responsibilities, I’m trying to stay on top of work and this blog. I’m hoping to post some new recipes this week – they’ve been sitting on my desk for weeks, and I have some recipe development included in this week’s menu below (why else would I be making soup in the summer?!).

Before you get to the menu be sure to check out some great articles and recipes from last week. Have a great week everyone!


Healthy Eating: What to Eat and Not to Eat @ The Daily Basics (This article is about getting to the truth about nutrition, specifically understanding nutrition research studies. Thanks to my friend Robyn Webb for including me in her article!)

Why the FDA should take Health Canada’s lead and ditch its added sugars labeling proposal @ Food Navigator

How Dinner in a Restaurant Can Be a Healthy Lesson for Kids by Hope Warshaw, RD, CDE @ The Washington Post

Eating in Echo Chambers @ David L. Katz, MD, MPH

Why I Don’t Eat Clean @ Enjoy Every Bite (I couldn’t have said it better myself!)

How to Cut a Pineapple (video) @ The Nutrition Adventure


How to Make a Mason Jar Salad + 3 Summer Salad Recipes @ Avocado a Day Nutrition

Vegan Chocolate Cherry Milkshakes @ Delish Knowledge

Cucumber and Carrot “Noodle” Salad @ Meal Makeover Moms

Tuna Stuffed Jalapenos @ Runnin Srilankin

Watermelon Lime Ice Cubes @ Nutrition a la Natalie

Salmon Cucumber Rolls @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

Cucumber Lime Basil Prosecco Spritzer @ fANNEtastic food

menu plan monday


Week of July 13, 2015

Monday: Grilled Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa and Red Cabbage Salad

Tuesday:  Tuscan White Bean Soup with Parmesan Crostini

Wednesday: Zucchini Pie with Greek Salad

Thursday: Leftovers (if there are any!) or take out

Friday: Sumertime Basil Chicken Curry with Coconut Ginger-Lime Cauliflower Rice

What’s on your menu this week?

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Linking up at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday

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    1. Thanks Amy! Hope it comes out as good as it sounds 😉 And so glad the menu is inspiring – that is a big reason why I do it!

  1. Ha– I feel like I’m always dreaming of the weekend. I’m starting to hit a bit of daily fatigue in this pregnancy.. and just want a break…Hope you’re husband recovers quickly and the kids enjoy camp while mama gets some peace and quiet.

    1. Oh, I did too pre-kids, lol! Just wait and see 😉 Hope you are feeling good and putting your feet up enough!