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Monday, January 5, 2015

Menu Plan Monday Jan 5-11

My first menu plan of the new year, and there's a bunch of Whole30 recipes!

Monday: Easy slow cooker chicken verde (topping with black olives, diced onions and tomatoes, guacamole, and lettuce. The boys and hubby have additional choices of cheese and sour cream as well as tortillas to make soft tacos)

Tuesday: The Easiest and Most Delicious Crock Pot Beef Ever (minus the Worcestershire sauce) Garlic mashed cauliflower*, roasted broccoli

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Cinnamon Sliders (with sweet roll buns for hubby and boys), baked potatoes, carrots and applesauce

Friday: Kabob Koobideh*, roasted cauliflower, rice (except me)

Saturday: Paleo Chick-Fil-A nuggets, fries (boys), homemade sweet potato "fries" or roasted sweet potatoes, fruit

Sunday: Trip to an indoor water park in the afternoon, so we are eating out.

* These couple of recipes can be found in one of my favorite cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans

To roast any of these veggies: broccoli, cauliflower or sweet potatoes, I coat a couple of tablespoons of melted coconut oil, season with salt, pepper, and minced garlic and roast at 325*. The broccoli only takes about 10-12 minutes until you see a little brown, cauliflower and sweet potatoes take longer at around 30-45 mins, or till tender and slightly browned.

We are trying out three new recipes this week and I'm excited to see how they taste. Monday through Wednesday are busy afternoons and evenings around here, so crockpot/slow-cooker recipes and leftovers work perfect for us.

For even more ideas and meal plans, check out Menu Plan Monday over at I'm an Organizing Junkie!
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