Monday, April 27, 2009

Menu Monday--Again :)

Right now I am struggling with  a headache thanks to the carry out pizza we enjoyed last week for Sarah's birthday so I am going to try to make this week light and fresh. I can't stand headaches!

One thing I have noticed in my years of a more whole, organic diet is my intolerance to prepared foods. It's a good thing and a bad thing all at the same time. The good thing--it keeps me away from prepared foods. Seriously my head is pounding so bad right now I don 't ever want to see commercial pizza ever again; the mere thought is making my stomach turn. The bad thing--it's hard to get food on the go or on a really hectic day. Road trips for our family tend to get very difficult when we are in the middle of no where and out choices are the golden arches or the gas station 'deli'. I usually end up digging through our bags to find smashed granola bars. Not the yummiest.

So my focus is try to get the pizza out of our system this week. I hope this menu does it!

Monday: Loaded Garden Salad with Tomato Chipolte Soup 

Tuesday: Girls Night Out (will try to take it easy!); family at home will enjoy quesadillas (spinach, cheddar cheese on tortillas pressed in the panini press)

Wednesday: Grilled Mahi-mahi (mahi-mahi marinated in tamari and pineapples) with steamed bok choy

Thursday: Baked Cannelloni (a bit heavy but we should be OK by then!)

Friday: Citrus-Marinated Salmon with Garden Salad

Saturday: Cincinnati Chili (left-overs from freezer)

Sunday: Chicken Quesadillas (chicken breast cooked in tomatoes and peppers, shredded and served on tortillas with peppers and cheese--pressed in panini press)

Let's hope the headache is gone by then!


dani said...

dani xxxxx

jenna @ said...

Welcome! Thanks so much for joining in at the Chive Talkin Menu Plan Blog Roll! It is my desire to have lots of menu plans to inspire healthful, local, seasonal eating. Your menu plan sounds awesome - the mahi mahi and salmon... yummmm! You are my kind of cook! Hope your headache feels better already. Please join in again next week and spread the word.

Loukia said...

Mmm... baked canelloni... I'm so hungry right now! And of course today was the diet I started my diet yet again!

Stephanie said...

Your menu does sound light, fresh and delish! That should do the trick. I hope your headache gets better SOON! (You are drinking lots of water, right? :)

I finally got my menu plan up. If you'd like, you can check it out here.

just jamie said...

As always, yum! One day I might be half as prepared as you. But then again, probably not. ;)

Amanda said...

I hope the birthday girl had a great day!
Amanda x

Brian and Staci said...

Oh I hope you are feeling better!!!! Once again...yummy menu! Have fun at your girl's night out!!!

EatPlayLove said...

I agree about processed foods, so much. We have a neighborhood place we frequent and to save a few bucks I tried a new place. The cheese was gross and the crust was soggy & I had a cheap pizza hang over!

Menu looks fab, if only I could have you cook for me.