Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

 This week’s Menu Plan Monday plus food myths, tips for loving your body, getting your kids to eat better, and more!

Menu Plan Monday featuring spring pasta salad @jlevinsonRD, one pot chicken @tspbasil, chicken lettuce wraps @FeedMeSeymour9, panko cauliflower bites @ChocolateSlopes, egg strata @foodiephysician

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a special Mother’s Day! Yesterday I saw so many beautiful photos of families on Instagram and Facebook – I especially loved the vintage pics of my friends as kids with their parents! We had a fun weekend celebrating Mother’s Day and one of my daughters had her first dance recital. I was skeptical of this whole 3-year old dance performance, what with a $95 dress + tickets for the whole family. The cost sure added up and I told my husband I am so not geared to be a stage mom!

But as soon as I saw my little doll in her Rapunzel dress, my heart melted! I was especially amazed by the self confidence of all these 2, 3, 4, & 5 year olds to get on stage in a big auditorium (the same stage Patti Lupone performed on May 2nd!). Besides the adorable dance routine, one of the cutest parts for me was that my other daughter was sitting on my lap missing her twin sister. This is the first time they have chosen to participate in activities separately!

My daughter the ballerina

The rest of the day was spent playing outside and having a BBQ with our family. And I think I got my money’s worth on the dress – my daughter insisted on wearing it for most of the day so everyone who wasn’t at the show could see!!

Now, back to regular Nutritioulicious stuff like this week’s menu plan and links I loved from last week, including some from No Diet Day and celebrating National Osteoporosis Month. Check out what’s new below and share something with me:

How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?

What are you eating for dinner this week?

What were your favorite links last week?

Link Love


Food fact or toxic fiction? by Leah McGrath

How Many People are Making This “Health” Mistake? @ Rebecca Scritchfield

Dietitian’s Top Tips for Loving Your Body, Self, & Food in Celebration of No Diet Day @ Abbey’s Kitchen

Medical Mondays: Osteoporosis @ Fairyburger

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Better (For All Ages) @ A Mind “Full” Mom

What to Do About Junk Food Sports Snacks @ Real Mom Nutrition

Shut Down the Negative Voice on Your Next Run @ Run to the Finish (inspiring even if you’re like me and not a runner)


Vegan Recipes to Impress a Carnivore @ The Big Man’s World

Broccoli Stalk Salsa Verde @ Nourish RDs

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies @ Enjoy Every Bite

Healthy No Bake Triple Peanut Butter Bars @ The Big Man’s World

Menu plan monday


Week of May 11, 2015

Monday: Spring Pasta Salad with Snap Peas, Feta, and Tomatoes

Tuesday: Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Plum Sauce and Panko-Crusted Cauliflower Bites

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Spinach, Mushroom, and Gruyere Strata with side salad

Friday: One Pot Chicken with Olives and Mushrooms over quinoa or farro or brown rice (TBD)

Tweet me @JLevinsonRD with #DinnerTonight

Linking up at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday

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  1. This post is precious! Your daughter is such a doll 🙂 I am traveling back home to SE Ohio tomorrow to have a belated celebration with my mom! 🙂 Can’t wait! And on the menu…time will tell but we will put my parents nice big kitchen to use! 🙂