This is my menu plan for this week. This week is the beginning of March, so it’s when I’m instituting the inclusion of a leafy green vegetable in my breakfast on a regular basis—I’m aiming for 5 out of 7 days this month. That’s my March new activity of the month. With the addition of a leafy green at breakfast, I should get a boost of protein, vitamins, and iron at the start of the day, and I should stay more full until lunchtime. As I have mentioned before, I was inspired to take on this activity by Meg Wolff’s blog, Becoming Whole. I made and froze some breakfasts that qualify tonight to kick off this month’s activity.
Here’s my meal plan for the week, which, as always, is high in (organic, seasonal, local) veggies, moderate in fat, quite tasty, and gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, and cow dairy-free.
Dinner: Quick pecorino fish fillets with roasted sweet potato fries and steamed lemon-herb broccoli
To Do: Make greens and whole grains to freeze for breakfast combos: wilted tatsoi with brown rice/wild rice mix; chard with red quinoa
To Do: Exercise and grocery shop during morning off
Lunch: Big green salad with roasted vegetables and feta (Go to work after 1/2 day)
Dinner: Sally works late; Dan makes 3R meal
Dinner: Eat at Margaret’s–just show up (Yay!)
Dinner: Sally works late; eat leftovers
To Do: Pick up CSA order!
To Do: Go see Sally’s grandmother (one state over)
Dinner at Grandma’s: Karina’s Roasted Veggies (with pine nuts & pecorino) over gluten-free pasta; gluten-free, vegan brownies for dessert (my tiny little grandmother is a total sucker for good chocolate)
Breakfast: Take ready-to-serve food to Grandma’s
To Do: Make another round of green veggies with whole grains for the coming week’s breakfasts
Brunch: Homemade waffles with orange-cranberry-maple sauce and pecans and organic, pastured chicken sausage
Snack: Winter fruit smoothie
Dinner: Simplicity circle meeting: Make roasted (pastured CSA) pork tenderloin with apples
I’ll be submitting this week’s menu plan to the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, which will be hosted this week at Conviviality.