Now that the Miracle Mommas series is winding down I’d like to be more intentional about sharing our weekly meal plans here on the blog. I’ve had a few people recently express that they’ve found the ones I’ve posted helpful, but wish there were more. Sharing them here means that I have to be diligent about making plans and sticking to them, so it’s a good challenge for me!
And in case you missed any of the Miracle Mommas stories, you can find them here. Thank you to everyone who participated by sharing your stories, and to all of you who spent time on the blog reading them. And if you wanted to share your story but didn’t get to, please contact me! I’d love to include your story on the blog. We serve a God who brings miracles out of our broken places, and those testimonies are too good not to share!
Before diving into this week’s meal plan, here is a list of some of the meals we had last week that were big hits. (Big hit= Both my husband and daughter liked it, prep and clean up were easy, and the ingredients were affordable.)
Disclaimer: While all of these meals are gluten free, not all of them are grain or dairy free, so depending on what feels good to your body (mood, energy level, digestion,) all of these meals may not be for you.
Paleo egg roll in a bowl: Both Bonnie and Andrew asked for seconds. The entire meal took less than ten minutes to make. You can serve this over wild rice, cauliflower rice, or over nothing. You could also add meat, which we did not do.
Cajun spaghetti squash pasta: This is a keto recipe, and is not dairy free. It is, however, low carb, delicious, and very filling.
Spaghetti squash Chow Mein: Simple, cheap, and tasty. I used coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, a green onion, and left out the white pepper because I didn’t have any.
Flourless almond butter chocolate chip cookies: These are amazing. We made them as a mid-week, afternoon snack. We used coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, and didn’t use quite as much as the original recipe calls for.
Husband (and PCOS) approved Paleo banana bread: This is my go-to banana bread recipe. The entire loaf got eaten in two days, as usual.
Two Timin’ Pasta: I used gluten free noodles, but even so, this recipe is not the best choice for those of us with PCOS. It is, however, a wonderful comfort food for a long, cold weekend, which is exactly what we had!
Here’s what this week will look like, in terms of dinner:
- Monday: Paleo egg roll in a bowl
- Tuesday:Paleo pizza casserole
- Wednesday: Paleo sweet potato chili with these grain-free dinner rolls
- Thursday: Chili leftovers (Andrew has class through dinnertime, so Thursdays are a great leftover night for us.)
- Friday: Paleo chicken and broccoli casserole (Will probably leave out the chicken.)
- Saturday: Honey balsamic chicken tenders with balsamic roasted brussels sprouts
- Sunday: Slow cooker Paleo pot roast (A way to put some of our deer roast to good use!)
We only ate meat for one meal last week, but we’re making up for it this week!
Lunches are a bit less organized, but will probably look something like this:
- Avocado egg salad on these Paleo sandwich rolls
- Avocado, mozzarella and tomato grilled cheese on gluten free bread
- Pioneer Woman’s veggie stir fry, with a couple changes here and there (coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, coconut sugar instead of brown, no corn.)
- Tuna salads
On Friday I will be sharing a snack round-up. I created the post with my 19-month-old in mind, but nearly all the snacks on the list are PCOS appropriate snacks that she and I eat together. Hopefully many of you will find it helpful!