Saturday, February 27, 2010

Primal Blueprint Menu Planning - making it work for our family

Groceries are in, time to plan the meals!

This is a pretty typical menu for our family - we have a few other staples like primal chili (no beans, lots of meat and some added vegetables), roasts (chicken, beef or pork), breakfast for supper. I try to keep the meals easy, affordable and adaptable - they also need to pass muster for my three very particular food critics. In other words -they need to be ultra kid friendly.

Sunday - Fruit & cottage cheese, a handful of nuts
Monday - Almond meal pancakes, mixed frozen berries, whipped cream (my own recipe, I will be posting it sometime over the course of the month)
Tuesday - Smoothie (berries, spinach, yogurt, 1 banana (a bit of a cheat carb wise, but needed in my opinion), and almond milk)
Wednesday - Fruit (berries or melon) & full fat plain yogurt
Thursday - Eggs (probably scrambled with grated cheese on top)
Friday - Bacon & Eggs
Saturday - Fruit & Yogurt

(often my kids will eat what I am having or they have toast or cereal for breakfast)

Sunday - Spinach Salad (spinach greens, mushroom, boiled egg, bacon, red onion with a olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing), boiled eggs & bacon for the kids
Monday - Mixed Veggie tray or big salad with side of tuna, soup and grilled cheese for the kids
Tuesday - I skip lunch on this day because I am at work - a bit of intermittent fasting
Wednesday - Big Salad, quesadillas for the kids
Thursday- Mixed Veggie tray or big salad
Friday - Mixed Veggie tray with leftovers from supper (meatloaf), kids get some crackers and cheese, meat, and fruit added to their trays

Sunday - Pork loin chops, sweet potato and veggies (thinking of trying this recipe)
Monday - Make your own pizza (this is for the kids) with Caesar salad (for mom & dad)
Tuesday - Perogies (for the kids), Sausage (found some organic beef nitrate free smokies) & vegetables with dip
Wednesday - Chicken Stir fry with some whole wheat egg noodles for the kids
Thursday - Meatloaf (without breadcrumbs or ketchup), mashed potato for the kids, big salad
Friday - Broccoli and Cheddar Soup (my children LOVE this, our recipe is NOT 100% primal or healthy)

apples dipped in almond butter
raw almonds
beef jerky (for my partner, I think it tastes like dog treats and is not a favorite)
primal muffins
fair trade organic dark chocolate

coffee with 1/2 and 1/2 cream - one cup a day
matcha green tea lattes (will post a thread with my instructions sometime this month)
tea tea and more tea

So, that's it in a nutshell.

Contest time!! I have a set of 2 organic muslin reusable tea bags that I'd like to give away. Post your favorite primal/paleo or low carb meals to the comments and I'll do a drawing to pick the winner next Sunday. Don't forget to ensure that I have a way of contacting you if you win.

1 comment:

  1. Well we're relatively new to the primal diet but, thus far, I'm really in love with the big salads, full of veggies. With some roast beef and dressed with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.