Today I am posting much later than normal. We had a family “situation” to deal with this morning. Additionally I usually have the meal plan worked out on the weekend and even as I type I’m not sure what we are having when.
First some reflection (I’m stalling while I think up a Meal Plan), boy am I glad my Unprocessed Challenge is over. Today is a day for some processed food. Did you survive the Unprocessed Challenge? I did not finish strong.
On Saturday we celebrated my 3 year old’s birthday by hosting a brunch and having a few families over to celebrate with. I will not mention all of the animal products that were cooked in my kitchen. I was blown away by how much I spent for one meal (there were a ton of leftovers too), almost $90. That is a week of groceries with some eating out. I’m so glad I don’t normally buy animal products! I am also thankful that we were able to send our friends home with leftovers so I didn’t have to waste it. 😉
Also, I finally took my new food processor out of the box. Can you guess what I made? Oh yes, Chocolate Mousse and Guacamole! Then I made Jalapeno Hummus! What is your favorite thing to use your food processor for? I need some ideas. I hope to use it more this week.
On to the Meal Plan.
For breakfast we will be eating toast with nut butter and fruit (my favorite), oatmeal, cereal, and pancakes.
Lunches will be leftovers, baked potatoes, grain and bean bowls, and sandwiches.
Snacks are sometimes just like lunch. Yes, I eat all the time! I’m sure I will have some of the hummus I made last night with fresh cut veggies. I’m gonna try my hand at granola bar making. I haven’t made them since we when to a Plant-based diet. If they turn out I’ll brag about it soon.
Tuesday: Lentil loaf, mashed potatoes, and broccoli or salad
Wednesday: Bean Burritos
Thursday: Couscous and Veggies
Friday: Baked sweet potatoes for the kids and take out for the parents, woo hoo!
I also plan to do some baking this week. If you follow me on Facebook you’ll sneak peak pictures.