Sunday, December 11, 2011

Menu Plan Week of 12/12

We are yet another week closer to Christmas and New Years.  I don't know about your family, but ours is in full swing with the spirit of the Christmas season!  Lots of Christmas music and the building of new traditions.  Some of those traditions will continue to include new versions of our favorite foods to accommodate our little guy's food allergies and intolerances. 

We try to keep sugar to a minimum in our house, but I cannot resist a few cookie creations for the holidays.  One recipe I ran across this week that I am excited to try are these Sunbutter Thumbprint Cookies from Easy, Breezy Food Allergies.  For a full rundown of some great allergy-friendly cookie recipes check out this allergen-friendly cookie exchange!

Here is our menu for this week:

Monday: Baked chicken with slow cooker wild rice (no almonds) and broccoli
Tip:  Cook rice the day/night before - start it right when you get home from work and it will be done by bedtime, as long as you stay up until 10 or 11 :)

Tuesday:  Leftovers and/or whatever is in the fridge

Wednesday: Quinoa Burgers with kale chips and green beans
Tip:  Make burgers the night before, chill.  You can even blend in the food processor and leave it in the processor in the fridge, make patties when you arrive home.

Thursday:  Slow Cooker Beef Stew (no potatoes) over noodles with green salad
Tip:  Assemble stew the night before

Friday:  Baked Salmon with steamed sugar snap peas and rice
Salmon:  just squeeze some lemon over it and a drizzle with melted coconut oil, bake at 375 degrees until done to your liking, 10-20 minutes depending on thickness

Saturday:  Out

Sunday:  Out

Check out orgjunkie's blog for more menu planning inspiration!


  1. I love seeing healthy menu plans! I can't wait to try the Quinoa Burgers and the Slow cooker wild rice!

  2. Hi Christina, Thank you for posting about my sunbutter thumbprint cookies. I hope your readers can enjoy them as much as we do.
    Easy Breezy Food Allergies