Monday, May 6, 2013

The Week Ahead... 5/6/13

This week's calendar is kind of crazy, so I tried to keep the menu rather simple. There was a request from a certain 3 year old for Sloppy Joes, even though we had them last week. Since they taste amazing and are easy, I agreed. We did not get to the beet salad last week, so I've moved it to this week since I already had the beets.

Tonight's dinner is another favorite of the 3 year old... Cuban-style Beans. The recipe is from my wonderful nutritionist and is super easy, but it does take a while to cook the beans. I made the beans last night and will throw some brown rice in the rice cooker when I get home. I'm not actually eating beans these days as I'm essentially on a paleo diet while my nutritionist gets my thyroid perked up. Beans are perfect for tonight, though, as I'm going to yoga and won't be eating dinner. I used to do yoga a lot but haven't done it in about 4 years. Swimming is making my muscles tighter, so I figured I needed to counteract that with yoga. And, the bonus with the beans is that I can freeze the leftovers and the family can eat them as I'll be away a few nights in the coming weeks. Hopefully that will make the next few weeks not as crazy as they look on the calendar!

Menu for the Week of May 6, 2013

Monday: Cuban-style Beans (source) and rice with avocado and tomato
  • prep salad
Tuesday: Make-ahead Layered Salad
  • prep Sloppy Joes and bake Scrumptious Sandwich Bread (source)
Wednesday: Sloppy Joes with raw veggies
  • cook beets
Thursday: Beet Salad
  • cut veggies and chicken
Friday: chicken stir fry over quinoa

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