Feb 8, 2015

Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 9, 2015

Last week was a messy week as far as cooking and trying those new healthy products went. I only sorta stuck to my meal plan, and I only tried one of the three products on my list, kefir.

Kefir is a "fermented milk drink" that contains many strains of probiotics, which supposedly aid digestion, immunity, and more. I decided to try Lifeway ProBugs, because a woman in line behind me at Whole Foods raved about them, and I thought it would be sweeter since it's aimed at kids. It was really tangy though - in fact, too tangy for my taste, although maybe I'll get used to it. My fourth-grader hated it, and I didn't even make my sweet-toothed second-grader try it.

This week's new healthy dish will involve a new-to-me vegetable called Romanesco cauliflower, which is coming in my CSA box. According to the farm, Romanesco "florets have the same texture as a white cauliflower, but the flavor is more earthy, with a slightly nutty flavor." We'll see!

And here's what I'm planning for the whole week:

Breakfast - Pancakes
Dinner - Spaghetti Bolognese, Sauteed Green Beans, Garlic Knots

Breakfast - Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches
Dinner - Miso Chicken, Rice, some kind of veggie

Breakfast - Oatmeal
Dinner - Pan Bagnat, Chips, and Fruit

Breakfast - Best Ever Blueberry Muffins
Dinner - Meatloaf Burgers, Cauliflower, Romanesco and Broccoli Gratin, Garlic Knots

Breakfast - Yogurt Parfait with Homemade Granola {recipe forthcoming}
Dinner - "Un"Stuffed Cabbage Soup, bread

Dinner -
LeftoversIt's Valentine's Day! We can't have leftovers!
-> New plan: Lobster, Steamed artichokes, Chocolate Mousse

Dinner - Dinner out

See more weekly menus at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Qwendy said...

Kefir! We drink a lot of this at our house, because it's full of Probiotics that helps my son counteract the side effects his medication. Our favorite is the Lifeway Madagascar Vanilla.
Sometimes we will mix half Kefir and half Naked Mango Juice to make a smoothie of sorts.

Chief Family Officer said...

Ah, that's brilliant! At least I know how to use up the rest of the kefir :) Thank you!