Saturday, May 7, 2011

Menu Planning

This is something that most deem necessary to eating healthy and saving money.  Both things that I am striving to do.  However, I really suck at menu planning.  I'm going to give it another start.  This time I'm taking and making lists of foods that I will make at a point in a week.  I just don't have what day I'm going to make them wrote down.  With my schedule (or lack of) I need to have lots of flexibility with meals. 
So what I'm going to do is write out a list for each meal and one snack.  Then that morning(or the night before) look at my schedule and decide what I'm fixing that day.  I think this will work and I got a yummy sounding meal plan with help from 100 Days of Real Food.  So I'll share what I serve and what is liked by my bunch and what is not so liked.
So here's the plan for the week (from today to next Saturday):
Breakfast
Whole Wheat Pancakes 
Oatmeal
Cereal
Whole Wheat Muffins
*fruit will be served with the pancakes and muffins*

Lunch
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (will be making homemade bread tonight or tomorrow)
Leftover Chicken Enchiladas
Hummus and Spinach Pitas
Leftover Pizza
*also pretzels, unsweetened applesauce, carrots and fruit

Snacks
Whole Wheat Muffins
Dried Apricots
Banana
Lara Bars (or homemade granola bars)
Carrots w/ Hummus
Homemade Trail Mix
Yogurt w/ honey, frozen berries, granola

Dinners
Chicken Enchiladas
Farmer's Market Stir Fry
Leftover Stir Fry turned into Fried Rice
Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese
Slow Cooked Chicken w/ salad and Mashed Potatoes
Whole Wheat Pizza


These are not in any type of order.  Tonight it's the Macaroni and Cheese for dinner, we had cereal and fruit for breakfast and since I haven't felt well today lunch was a find-your-own deal.