Sunday, November 4, 2012

Menu Plan 11/4

To better understand how we eat, look at What do we eat?  For the basics, we are a grain free, dairy free, egg free, Kosher family.

For this week (and the next several), it is just myself and the PaleoKidz as PaleoDad has already left for Atlanta.

Breakfast depends on our moods.  Either the kids choose or I make a decision based on what we have and what I feel like making.  Because we can't eat eggs, these may not be "perfectly Paleo," but it works for us, for now.

Lunches tend to be leftovers from the night before, if I'm lucky enough to have any or some kind of salad.

** are recipes that are new to us.  We will let you know what we thought of them next week.

This week's menu is:

Breakfast possibilities:
(I will also be trying to work more meat (beef bacon) into the kids' breakfasts, as they are constantly looking for snacks.  I'm hoping that the increased protein and fat will help with this.)


  • Waldorf Tuna or Salmon Salad 
    • using Almond Mayo (I use regular, peeled almonds) wrapped in Romaine leaves
  • Apple Almond Butter Sandwiches
  • Bugs on a Log
  • Chicken Salad
  • Leftovers

  • Sunday: 
    • Honey Mustard Crockpot Chicken from Caveman Feast
    • Roasted Broccolini
  • Monday: 
    • Spaghetti Squash with Spinach Pesto and Turkey Meatballs
  • Tuesday: 
    • Thai Turkey Burgers with Sunshine Sauce and lettuce
    • Sweet Potato Fries
    • Balsamic Eggplant
  • Wednesday: 
    • Fish, wild caught - Depends on what looks good
    • Roasted Carrots
    • Sautéed Green Kale
  • Thursday:
    • Tangerine Chicken
    • Cauliflower Rice
    • Carrots?
  • Friday:
    • Chicken Drumsticks
    • Broccoli
    • Another veggie
  • Saturday:
    • Chicken and Vegetable Soup (w/ Dumplings?) 
Check out my Pinterest Board for this week's recipes.

This Menu Plan will be linked up at's Menu Plan Monday.

Pin It

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Our first Paleo Halloween was not that different from Halloweens in past years.  Last year PaleoGirl picked one or two pieces of candy and left the rest for the Great Pumpkin.  She in turn woke up in the morning to a new game.

PaleoGirl's stash is in the upper left and PaleoBoy's in the lower right.  He wasn't all that excited about the whole Trick or Treating thing.

This year she (and PaleoBoy) traded in the candy she collected from Trick or Treating at our local mall for gluten free rice crisp treats and a couple pieces of gluten free, dairy free chocolate.  Both kids had to "pay" for the new treats with their candy collection.  They each got a couple of the new treats and the rest of the candy went to trick or treaters who mobbed our house.  We had more trick or treaters this year than any year in the past and we ran out of candy.  Yes, I did buy real, rot your teeth, everything we can't eat filled chocolate for the Trick or Treaters.  I just couldn't bare having the label of being the house with the lousy candy.  I'll work on that for next year!

We did have an awesome Paleo dinner though.  I made an Apple Cider Beef Stew with sweet root vegetables.  I know, I know it's a little high in carbs, but I figure we needed some beneficial carbs to keep the kids from "indulging" in too many gluten free treats.  This was a great, filling fall dinner.  PaleoGirl told me how good it was as she finished off everything in her bowl.  PaleoBoy ate all the veggies happily and asked for more, but was not as excited about the meat.  I thought it was yummy, but am starting to question my relationship with beef.  But that is for another post.

Now that Halloween is over, it's time to plan for the events of the next month.  First is my birthday on the 4th.  Then a trip to go visit my family for Thanksgiving, and then we're moving!  Wow!  Busy month.  What is your favorite part of the November?
Pin It