Last week I posted this on Monday but honestly, it's the weekend when I do most of my menu planning for the days ahead. It's easier for us that way, as my husbands work schedule, my homeschooling the kids and the fact we only have one car (for now) makes it difficult for me to get to the grocery store during the week. My husband is great about going to the store for me on weekdays to pick up things I need (last week, for example, they commissary did not have chicken when I went grocery shopping on the weekend and he had to go pick up chicken tenderloins for me later that week) but only has time to pick up one or two things. (Today the commissary had Chicken, but absolutely no Black Pepper.. Go Figure)
|This is typically how I look shopping at the commissary|
Anyhow, this week we wanted to try something different. My husband has lately been complaining about the fact his pants are fitting a little snugger than they have in the past. Now, we're about to be heading to Florida in 2 weeks where we will spend 8 days stuffing our faces with less than ideal foods in Disney World so I'm sure all of our pants will be a bit snugger (hopefully all the walking we will be doing will counter the calories). As luck would have it, some of the women on the Homeschool Review Crew were discussing various detox/cleanses and one of the ones that seemed popular was the Whole30, which is basically eliminating sugar, breads, pastas and such for 30 days allowing your body to reset. Well, it sounded rather interesting and so I decided to look more into it. After all, I love to cook, I enjoy cooking with fresh ingredients and so after talking to my husband we decided we would try some following a few of the guidelines for these two weeks just to see if the kids would be able to handle it as well.
|One Does Not Just Eat Healthy at Disney.. One of our plates at Whispering Canyon Cafe from our trip in 2009|
Because of this, most of the dinners this week are Whole30 friendly (for the most part, we're not going full in until after we get back from Disney World). There will be none approved foods on this list, since this is just to try things out. Since NONE of these recipes are my own (other than a few sides) , I'll add links to the blogs where you can find each one :) Also, if you notice that Greek Kabobs are on my menu again, it's because of the chicken fiasco, I had to find something else to eat one of the nights.. LOL
|Recipe from Three Beans on a String|
Almond Crusted Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes and Salad
|Recipe From One Lovely Life|
Lemon Crock Pot Chicken with Artichokes and Roasted Brussels Sprouts
|Recipe from Nom Nom Paleo|
My husband is taking us out to eat somewhere..
Thanks for linking to my oven baked green beans recipe! If you got a chance to try it, let me know what you thought! :)ReplyDelete
I went to Disney World this past January and boy...the food (for the most part) was NOT good. I'm so used to cooking most of my food or at least knowing the ingredients in it, so I felt pretty gross when I got back. I'm sure it also had to do with us not drinking enough water. We were gone at the parks for 10-12 hours each day! I'd like to try the Whole30 some day, but haven't been willing to give up everything all at once. I do, however, eat less grains, refined carbs, and sugar (any form). Makes me feel a lot better when I avoid these things.
Hi Elaina, Thank you so much for stopping by. :) We had the opportunity to try the recipe on Thursday and they were soooooooo good. Both of my picky kids gobbled them up like there was no tomorrow and even my husband said they were wonderful (when he got to them hours later.. lol)Delete
I admit, the Whole 30 is going to be difficult for us. My husband loves carbs and cheese, I'm addicted to Cola, and the kids love their pop tarts.. But we will see how it goes :)