Meal Plan (Gluten Free, Dairy Free) Jan 11-17

We've had another good week with food around here... and when I say "good" I mean tasty, pretty simple, and not much nose-turning-ups from the kids. Technically, a meal success for me is when it doesn't end up in the trash can. I am still waiting for the day when cooking is a joy to me. Sunday - turkey burgers + slaw + steamed broccoli (not pictured). This dinner was such a hit last week with everyone that I threw it into the rotation again for a guaranteed win.

turkey burgers + slaw
turkey burgers + slaw

Monday - Trader Joe's pulled carnitas pork + leftover rice + corn. I had to work late so I needed something easy for Scott to pull together. This pulled pork is so very good and you simply microwave it for 3 minutes.

Tuesday - Crockpot Chicken (1 lb chicken breasts covered with Progresso chicken and wild rice soup. Cook for 4 hours on high) + rice + green beans. Rory loves french style green beans so we've been eating those a lot lately.

Wednesday - Flank Steak Stirfry + leftover rice. I bought flank steak already cut in thin strips and grilled them on my George Foreman Grill. Then, just cooked some frozen stir fry veggies in a wok with coconut oil. I had intentions on making cauliflower rice but the afternoon was so crazy that I just didn't have the time.

Thursday - Breakfast for Dinner. We had turkey bacon + scrambled eggs + Paleo biscuits. I was the only one who liked the Paleo biscuits. I think eating with different flours takes time for your taste buds to acclimate.

Friday - leftovers

Saturday - GF frozen chicken nuggets from Trader Joe's (my kids FAVORITE) + leftover rice + black beans for the kids. Scott and I enjoyed a date night at Century House Tavern in Downtown Woodstock. You guys. It was incredible. We waited an hour to be seated and I have to say that I was doubtful if the food would be worth the wait but it was delish!! I ventured off the GF path and enjoyed a grilled pork chop, mashed yukon potatoes and fried okra. We also indulged in apple cobbler for dessert. If you guys are local, you must go there!

Our breakfasts and lunches were pretty much the same as the last two weeks. I did make this smoothie and this one minus the spinach (Rory can't digest raw spinach well).  I try to keep it simple so that I don't get overwhelmed. I'm proud to say that we have added much more real food into our kids' diet however we do survive most days on applesauce pouches & GF granola bars. I will say this...our kids don't always like our dinners but I try to not let that discourage me. I keep giving the food to them and I refuse to make other foods in that meal's place. I try to put at least one thing in their dinner that I know they will eat and tell myself that it's okay if they go to bed a little hungry--they will eat a good breakfast in the morning!

We had a really tasty dinner Sunday night and look forward to sharing that one next week!