Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weekly Menu Plan: First Week of October

Featured: Parmesan Zucchini Crisps & Warming Butternut Squash Soup
We didn't grow pumpkins this year.  Instead, we tried our hand at butternut squash for the first time, and I'm so glad we did.  We received a bumper crop of them that will last us through the winter and into spring, even if we enjoy one each week.  I don't feel deprived of pumpkins at all.  Wanna know why?  Butternut squash can be used in any pumpkin recipe, exactly the same way.  Ive been roasting them in the slow cooker at the beginning of the day that we will use them (use this method only substitute butternut squash for pumpkin).  I actually prefer butternut squash because it's not as runny as pumpkins.  Butternuts rule!

To do: soak porridge
Lunch:  Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches, Hard-Boiled Eggs, Ants on a Log
Dinner:  Organic Chicken Sausage (from Costco) Marinated Tomatoes (using olive oil instead of canola) over a big bed of lettuce, topped with feta

Breakfast: Porridge
Lunch:  Nut Butter & Manuka Honey Sandwiches, Raw Cheese Slices, Carrot Sticks, Sprouted Pepitas
Snack:  Cleansing Grape & Fig Smoothies
Dinner:  Ratatouille, Slow-Cooked Short Ribs (skipping the flour part)

To do: make cookie dough bites
Breakfast: Grain-Free Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Muffins
Lunch:  Gluten-Free Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal
Snack:  Apple Pie Smoothies
Dinner:  Mexican Beef & Potato Melt, Salad

Breakfast:  Chocolate Breakfast Shake
Lunch:  Turkey & Cheese Wrapped in Lettuce, Cookie Dough Bites, Sprouted Sunflower Seeds
Snack:  Blueberry Bliss Smoothies
Dinner:  Creamy Tomato Bisque, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Breakfast:  Cranberry Vanilla Qia over Raw Yogurt
Lunch:  Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Hummus, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 
Snack:  Nut Butter & Honey Popcorn
Dinner: Zucchini Gratin, Buttery Gluten-Free BiscuitsSalad

Lunch: Quesorritos
Snack:  Mexican Hot Chocolate
Dinner:  Tomatillo Chicken Stew

Breakfast:  Paleo Caramel Apple Spice Waffles
Lunch:  Leftovers
Dinner:  Leftovers
(Sunday is my day off)


  1. Hi I just found your blog and am thrilled to look through it. But quick question I see that most of your meals are grain free/gluten free but can you tell me what kind of bread you use for the sandwiches?

  2. just found your blog today!
    wonderful - thanks for sharing - I love your menu plans and your wonderful attitude!


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