Healthy, wholesome, allergy friendly food inspiration, preparation and planning. (Recipes are free of wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and soy. Dairy-free alternatives posted, as well.)
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Menu Plan Monday - Week of May 15th
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I started my weekend off with a kidless (unfortunately rainy) visit to the Mill City Farmers Market. It was my first time to this market (I have always been a fan of the Minneapolis Farmers Market) and I am glad I visited. It is much more intimate with a lot of really cool, unique vendors. Plenty of undercover area to tuck into on rainy days like Saturday, too! The highlight was the asparagus - oh my gosh it looked so good! I bought a pound and we had it for dinner tonight (Sunday) - so yummy. It makes me excited for all the local, fresh veggies to come!
I am excited about my menu this week - some new flavors mixed in with some "old reliables" and of course all of the upcoming in-season produce at the farmer's market - yay!
If you did not give the slow cooker Mexican lasagna a try in March when I originally posted it, I HIGHLY recommend it. It is meatless - the cauliflower gives it a meaty texture though. Hubby and my little guy loved it. For more menu inspiration check out Orgjunkie's menu plan post!
Monday: A "reinvented" kid classic - Mac and Cheese (Annie GF Mac and Cheese - allergy-friendly (unless dairy is on your list) with no artificial colors and GF noodles!) :), green beans and leftover burgers
Tuesday: Poached Ginger Chicken with rice, salad/green beans (I will make this with changes to the oils - no peanut or sesame oil. I'll sub in olive oil. Despite the substitute, I still think this will be tasty! Poaching is a great way to prep meat for kids, too - it turns out tender and soft.) tip: prepare ginger/shallot "dressing" the night before
Saturday: Grilled Pork Tenderloin (sub veg oil for canola oil in marinade) with fresh farmer's market sides (most likely the amazing asparagus that is in season right now!) tip: marinate on Friday night, the more time int he marinade, the better!
Sunday: Burger Night! Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers, Grilled Potato Chips (thinly slice large potatoes the long way, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper, grill!)