In last week’s menu plan, I didn’t mention that the meals were actually what I was planning for the kids and that Hubby and I were going on what I call a Crazy Diet. Really, it’s a liver-cleanse-thing his doctor recommended where we eat only fruits and veggies.
For two whole weeks.
I didn’t mention it because I was in a rather bad mood about the whole thing and might have gone on a snarkiness-overload-binge if I wrote about it.
Honestly, I also didn’t think we could really do it. When Hubby was complaining of a really bad headache for the second day in a row on Tuesday . . . I was secretly hoping he was going to call it quits. I was ready to be an encouraging wife and assure him that it was okay, and that fruit/veggie-only diets just aren’t for some people.
But he kept going, and so did I. And honestly, it hasn’t been nearly as bad as I expected. We’ve tried lots of new ways of fixing veggies, our kids have eaten way more vegetables than usual because there are so many options on the table at each meal, and we’ve been amazed at how just a week of this kind of eating has positively affected our overall appetites.
Anyway, this Crazy Diet will have a big effect on our menu plan this week. One more week.
Only . . . one . . . more week . . .
Monday – Veggie Stir Fry (water chestnuts, broccoli and kale) plus Ramen for the kids.
Tuesday – Baba Ganoush (recommended by Mary on facebook after my Eggplant Catastrophe Saturday night)/Quesadillas for the kids
Wednesday – Caramelized onions with spinach and mushrooms/Fajitas for the kids
Thursday – Shredded sauteed Zucchini with a marinara sauce made from fresh Roma tomatoes. (Unless I can find a spaghetti squash.)/Pasta for the kids
Friday -Spinach and artichokes/Pizza for the kids
Saturday – Portobello Mushrooms and salad
Sunday – Hummus and veggies
I seriously can’t wait to make NEXT week’s menu plan.
Please PLEASE feel free to leave links to any vegan recipes you love in the comments! We also aren’t eating grains, so that rules out a lot of the ones I’ve found.
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