Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mealplan Monday

... a day early!! Here's our menu for the week!! Remember you can always modify the recipes to your families needs. Purchase all organic, swap out creamed soups for homemade sauces, spice it up a bit! This is our inspiration, not our exact recipe list.

   Ham and Cheese Tortellini Bake with Peas

   Cajun Shrimp Casserole 

   Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

   Crockpot Beef Stroganoff 

   Chicken Enchiladas Verdes with refried beans

How do you make your own "Cream of Soups" you may ask. Wellness Mama has a great recipe for one that can be a starting point. I tend to start with onions, garlic, a bit of butter, and fresh milk and go from there.


  1. I know it is not on your recipe list but how do you make a fruit smoothie as I see different recipes and not sure if best combination

    1. Honestly smoothies are one of those great things that you really can't go wrong with. Experiment!! I buy fruit when it goes on sale and any extras get frozen. Right now we have bananas, pineapple, blueberries (very cheap already frozen at Aldi's), and strawberries in the freezer. I also add in anything that's a little too ripe for fresh eating. Other great add ins can be yogurt, kefir (a yogurt drink with more probiotics), and honey. If your fruit choices aren't quite sweet enough on their own a dab of honey is great. I use frozen fruit and fresh fruit juices never any ice but that's just a personal preference.

      My kiddos also LOVE chocolate smoothies. For those I use the powdered Carnation Breakfast (6 spoonfuls), a bit of milk, frozen banana, yogurt if I have plain on hand but it's not necessary, 2T of peanut butter, and a handful of frozen spinach. You can't taste the spinach and it adds iron and veggies!!