Monday, November 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday-- Frugal Low-Grain Meals

I've been working on keeping meals extra simple lately. It just seems to work better for this season of life! Since this is the end of the month, I'm trying to use up odds and ends we already have on hand before I go grocery shopping sometime this weekend.

**For weight loss and general health, we eat a diet low in grains but higher in protein, healthy fats, vegetables and fruit.  For the most part, we avoid wheat, corn, refined sugar and most processed foods. It is a work in progress--our diet isn't always perfect and we are far from eating all organic but we have both lost a good bit of weight since changing to eating this way and we feel great! And for the record, we do eat a lot of brown rice and eggs!**

What we're eating this week:

**scrambled eggs, turkey sausage links (2x)
**scrambled eggs (2x)
**scrambled eggs, bacon (2x)
**hard-boiled eggs, cheese (1x)

**eat out
**celery with cream cheese, eggs, cheese, almonds
**vegetable soup (freezer)
**celery with tuna salad
**garlic butter rice pasta, veggie
**whatever is left!

**clementines, almonds
**yogurt smoothies
**bananas with peanut butter
**whatever is left!

**Snacks for meeting: cookies(Thanksgiving leftovers), nuts
**Rotisserie-style crockpot chicken, sweet potatoes, broccoli/cauliflower mix
**Chicken gravy on rice ( Using chicken and broth from the Rotisserie-style chicken--this makes the BEST gravy!) , veggies
**Southwestern lentils
**Meeting: TBD
**Stir-fry using a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies with shrimp and rice
**Cheesy chicken and rice casserole (new recipe--looks really yummy!), salad or veggie

**This post is part of Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday!

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