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Yay, we made it to our second week of Menu Plan Monday with OrgJunkie.com!  This week, instead of copying a meal plan off of someone else, I actually checked out my fridge and came up with a plan of my own.  Go me!!

Net carb counts per serving are in ( ), and the meals don’t correspond to any certain day of the week since I like to change my mind often.  I’ll plan 5 meals for the week since one day will be left overs, and Sunday’s we try to do tacos or something fun with friends.  I’ll add those recipes at a later date.

Spiced Apple Pork Loin – Total Meal (63)

  • Spiced Apple Pork Loin (6)
  • Small(148 gram) baked potato (24)
  • 1/2 cup steamed green beans (12)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (7)
  • 1 cup 2% milk (14)

Turkey Burgers – Total Meal (63)

  • Turkey burger (0)
  • Whole wheat hamburger bun (Orowheat) (25)
  • Ketchup (4)
  • Tator Tots (18)
  • 1/4 cup sliced red bell pepper (2)
  • 1 cup 2% milk (14)

Corn Chowder & Salad – (60)

  • Corn Chowder recipe (52)
  • Green Salad (0)
  • Ranch dressing (1)
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk (7)

Bow Ties & Meatballs – (60)

  • Pasta & Meatballs (47)
  • 1 cup 2% milk (14)

Chicken & Rice – (60)

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Hopefully I can remember to post this each weekend as I prepare to plan our menu for the next week.  I predict that I’ll do okay for a while.  Maybe I’ll go add it my calendar now so I don’t have an excuse!

Meat:

  • Spiced Apple Pork Loin (6 carbs per serving)
  • Chicken Drumsticks marinating in BBQ sauce (approx. 7 carbs per serving)
  • 2 lbs. of ground beef
  • Frozen Meatballs
  • Turkey Burgers
  • A Whole Chicken (which I really hate cooking)
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Flounder Fillets

Possible Side Dishes

  • Tons of frozen veggies
  • Stove Top Stuffing (which was an actual Christmas gift from my husband’s grandparents)
  • Tator Tots
  • Russet potatoes
  • Salad
  • Ingredients from the Corn Chowder recipes that I never made.

Breakfast

Devyn is really into eating cereal for breakfast and for her bedtime snack.  Regular Cheerios, Rice Crispies and (I think) Honeycomb have been the ones that she can eat that keep her full and her levels in check.

I’ve been making scrambled eggs and grilled ham in the mornings for her brother’s and sister, and on those mornings I’ll have her eat a smaller serving of a sugarier cereal so that she can still get the protein from the eggs and ham.  It’s hard to get Devyn to eat a lot in the mornings, and she still needs to eat more right before school starts since it’s such a long time before Nutrition.  That’s usually the time of day that she’ll drop really quickly.

Snacks

  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Sun Chips

I don’t track lunch since she buys at school every day.

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It’s been quite a long hiatus, especially since Devyn and I only have a few posts on this blog to begin with.  I kind of freaked out today when I realized that I hadn’t been to the grocery store since before Christmas, and I was hungry.

I decided to be a cheater.  Not a bad cheater, just a busy one.  You see, usually when I plan a weeks worth of menus I’ll pull recipes from all over the internet or from my own arsenal.  Not today, because today I got lucky.  I remembered back before I started my own business that I used to frequent really awesome blogs with stuff I used to actually do.  I’m An Organizing Junkie is one of those awesome sites, with an even more awesome feature called Menu Plan Monday.  I’ve wanted to contribute hundreds of times, but I think I only did it twice.

Anyhow, when I logged on to her site this morning before I hit the grocery store, I expected to find a few great ideas.  I didn’t realize I’d practically adopt the entire menu.

So, thanks to Laura at OrgJunkie.com we will be heating well this week!  I didn’t choose specific days for each meal as I prefer to go with what I’m in the mood for that day, or what’s ready to expire in my fridge.  Here is her original post.  Carb counts will be added as I post them each evening.

Asian Chicken Wraps

Mama’s Amazing Ziti

Breaded and Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Corn Chowder

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