The recurring theme around this blog seems to be food right now. I've mentioned a few times that we are slowly moving towards a healthier lifestyle, and this week, I took a GIANT step.

My menu for the week and my grocery list were made up of items that were either completely whole - meaning only one ingredient like green peppers - or just a few ingredients all of which I understood to be food items, not chemicals. And something I learned from Calle: not one of my purchased items contained high fructose corn syrup!

When I asked for blogging help a week or so ago, Suanna suggested that I post a menu or a recipe. So, Suanna, this is for you! Thanks for lending me an idea.

Tonight - Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches (thinly sliced sirloin, chopped veggies, cheese, on hoagie buns), Whole Pears

Sunday - Turkey (think Thanksgiving), Rosemary Potatoes (sliced potatoes lightly tossed with olive oil and sprinkled with rosemary and salt, then baked -- my sister Charity's recipe), Citrus Asparagus (BooMama's recipe)

Monday - Apple Burgers (Calle's recipe -- I'll let you know how they turn out), Mashed Potatoes, Leftover Asparagus

Tuesday - Chicken Stirfry (Another recipe from Calle, and if I remember, I'll tell you about that one too after we try it), Rice, Berry Muffins, Pears (Okay, I'll admit it, the berry muffins are a "just add water" mix that I bought several weeks ago. We're finishing off what's left in the house that isn't all natural.)

Wednesday - Eat at church (Hallelujah! Maybe they'll have something fattening!)

Thursday - Tacos, Salad (My favorite meal ever!)

Friday - Pizza Quesadillas, Salad, Kiwi (My mom created the idea of Pizza Quesadillas years ago, and everyone I've ever served it to, loves it -- one tortilla shell, leftover from taco night, sprinkled with shredded cheese, favorite pizza toppings added, a little more cheese on top, then second tortilla shell sandwiches it off. Bake in the oven until cheese is melty and tortilla shells are crisp -- for me that's around 10 minutes at 400. Cut into triangles and serve as pizza slices. Jeremy likes to dip his into pizza sauce. I like to smear sour cream and salsa on mine.) Salad, Kiwi.

I'm very excited about this week. I'm hoping to prove to myself that I am capable of eating healthfully and still enjoying it. Also, I took a drastic step yesterday and poured out all drinks that did not pass inspection and tossed all food that did not pass inspection. (Thankfully, it was grocery day, so there wasn't much food left to toss. I kept the Doritos for Jeremy. Really, for Jeremy. But don't judge too harshly, there was only about a serving left in the bag anyway. A Missy-sized serving, not a label-sized serving. Just enough for Jeremy to enjoy polishing off.)
3 Responses
  1. Suanna Says:

    Sounds wonderful! Now, I'm going to work on my menu for next week. Tonight we are having grilled Cilantro Citrus Chicken with salad and pinto beans.
    We are having wonderful sunshine today.

  2. lissa2019 Says:

    i want recipe for apple intrigued..

  3. Donette Says:

    It all looks good! Mind if we head to your house for dinners this week?
    Actually, I just linked to you on my blog. This post reminded me of some food resolutions I made a while back and now I need to get back on the wagon!

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