Saturday, December 17, 2011

Menu Plan Week of 12/18

Happy Holidays!  Christmas and New Years are upon us...  it is a busy time of year but more important than ever to prepare nourishing (but quick and simple) meals for your family to keep them healthy during this busy time.  My little guy is working his way through a cold right now, so there is lots of extra vitamin D and probiotic-filled foods (sour pickles, Cocokefir, etc.) being consumed.  When he is sick, we also find that eliminating dairy (although he does not usually consumer dairy, anyway) and little to no sugar also helps him bounce back quickly.  Just a few tips for battling cold and flu this holiday season! :)

Here is our menu this week.  For those of you celebrating Christmas next weekend, have a blessed holiday!

Monday:  Turkey Tetrazzini using leftover turkey (coconut milk for sauce, I'll omit mushrooms)
Note:  I don't know if there is a good way to make this in advance - you could probably put the whole casserole together on Sunday and cover and bake when you get home on Monday night.

Tuesday:  Spicy Moroccan Chickpeas with salad
Tip:  This is easy to make ahead and only takes a few minutes to put together the night of!  Prepare in the frying pan, cover and refrigerate, just warm it up right in the pan.  Use pre-cooked frozen beans (see this post for details).

Wednesday:  Crock Pot Autumn Sausage Casserole  with roasted broccoli
Tip:  This is super easy to put together the night before!  Try roasting he broccoli with two tbsp. coconut oil at 375 - toss broccoli after 10 minutes, roast and additional 5-10 mins, SO delicious)

Thursday:  Crock Pot Chili with Cornbread and salad

Friday:  Christmas Celebration

Saturday:  Christmas Celebration

Sunday:  Leftovers from the freezer (Chili, Autumn Sausage Casserole)

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

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