Monday, January 31, 2011

And the journey continues...

I planned my menu for the week, as I have found it is much easier to eat healthier when you plan ahead... especially for a family of 5 who may have dance class or basketball practice or a ski trip that will interfere with cooking a healthy dinner.

When I plan ahead, I can shop appropriately and cook when I need to fit it into the afternoon/evening schedule. So, this is what I have for this week:

Sunday: Chicken Pot Pie (It was regular old chicken but organic veggies. The potatoes even came from Maine... Yay!) Cooked extra chicken to shred and freeze for Friday's dinner... timesaver!

Monday: Broccoli Quinoa Fritata (This may possibly be my first completely organic and healthy dish!) Pita bread with garlic hummus

Tuesday: Bourbon Marinated Salmon, girls' choice of veggie, organic brown rice

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Haddock, Quinoa Goat Cheese Risotto, girls will pick the veggie

Friday: Shredded chicken with homemade bbq sauce (still researching a good recipe) on whole wheat bread, raw veggies with Greek yogurt veggie dip.

Yup, I've jumped on the quinoa (keen-wa) train. We will see how it goes over this week, but I really hope they go for it as it seems like such a magical food. I will be trying this Quinoa spice cake as a healthy, yummy dessert.

Remember, eating healthy does not have to break the bank, either. I can still use coupons. In this Sunday's paper alone there was:

$1/1 Nature Made Vitamins
$.75/1 Eggland's Best Organic Eggs
$1/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip
$1/1 Imagine Stock, Broth Soup or Gravy
$1/1 Wholly Guacamole
$.60/2 Pace Salsa (organic in mild & medium)
$1/1 Kettle Potato Chips

Keep an eye out on to catch many more great bargains.


  1. Can't wait to hear your review of quinou (sp?)! I've been wanting to try it for awhile now, too. Great job on meal planning!

  2. Looks like a wonderful week of food!! You hae to let me know how you like cooking with quinoa. I have tasted it before and liked it, but have never tried to cook it.

  3. I'm excited to see what recipes you will discover (and share). I use quinoa in vegetable soups and I even add it to chili. It makes for a good stuffed pepper, too!

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