Monday, January 2, 2012

Meal Planning Monday: 1/2-1/6

I knew that I needed to start meal-planning again, so I used my new cookbook, Peas and Thank You, as a great opportunity (excuse) to test new recipes and feed the family.  I love a good cookbook and this one in particular is easy to read, funny, beautiful and has all sorts of little kid quips and stories.  I first found about this website and "Mama Pea" from this Vegetarian Times recipe (which was absolutely delicious!) so I am so excited to try out the other recipes.

Oh, and a disclaimer of sorts:  We make shakes EVERY morning out of almond milk, fruit, chia seeds, raw protein powder and an occasionally veggie.  Read more about it here.

Meal Plans Week of 1/2-1/6

Shakes and leftover blueberry pancakes
Sandwiches and fruit
Black bean soup, taco salad and steamed broccoli

Shakes and cereal
Hummus wraps,  fruit and salad
Spaghetti and black bean "meat"balls, green beans and french bread

Shakes and blackberry cinnamon rolls
Homemade mac and cheese, applesauce
Spicy African Peanut Slow cooker soup, quinoa, salad

Shakes and toast
Sandwiches and leftover soup
Tofu ricotta gnocchi (leftover marinara from Tuesday), mixed veggies, salad

Shakes and blueberry streusel muffins
Bean burritos, fruit and veggie sticks
Homemade pizza, salad, another veggie of some sort

I am feeling quite pleased about this week's food but the real trick will be to see how the kids do!  
Is meal-planning one of your 2012 resolutions?


mrskdawley said...

Meal planning has always been my biggest wishes to the Kirksey family for an amazing year!

Maria M. said...

Blackberry cinnamon rolls sound yummy. Plus they are only $0.99 this week at Papa Joe's! Is the recipe in your new cookbook?

Amanda said...

Happy New Year Kat and Maria! :)

Maria, the rolls are from my new cookbook BUT...I may modify it now that I have been to the store. No fresh organic blackberries. I'm think bananas could be pretty delicious as well. Holler if you want the recipe. :)

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