Sunday, 3 June 2012

Menu Planning Monday....

The kids and I have been following the menu plans from The Better Mom. It is such a blessing to have found these menu plans. These menu plans are designed around real food, nothing processed.

For the past few years I have been struggling with anxiety/depression and I have found since following these plans, I feel emotionally stable, I have energy, my memory is working and I am keeping a healthy and stable weight. I am so thankful to God for these plans.

I had always wanted to find recipes such as these but was not quite sure how to go about it. We have always eaten healthily but have always had our treats as well :) And this menu is no different!!! Yay!! Except for one difference....the treats are healthy. And they still taste absolutely delicious!

My kids have found most of these recipes amazing - 99%.....which is fabulous!! As usually I have found either the recipes are too complex/expensive to make or the kids hate them!!! But not with these plans. I find the recipes straight forward and easy to prepare and the kids LOVE 99% of what I make!!! Their first question in the morning is, "What's for breakfast???". No more boxed cereal!!! (except for Josef who has to have his bubbles!!) Breakfast is now an enjoyable meal of the day :) And lunch is no different. I used to find lunch hard - what to make??? But now...we look forward to it. And the dinners are great too!

For the next few weeks as I use these plans to learn about eating real food, I am going to report the kid approved (from my kids :)) recipes. So here we go...... All these recipe links can be found at The Better Mom. The larger items I have linked up to a recipe myself.

Monday, 4th June
Hearty Minestrone Soup, Sourdough Rolls w/Butter and Spinach Salad w/Honey-Mustard Dressing

Lunch: Turkey & Raw Cheese Sandwiches and Sliced Pears
Breakfast: Soaked Banana Nut Bread, Eggs Over Easy and Sliced Pears
Tuesday, 5th June
 Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Homemade Coleslaw and Cultured Pickles
Post image for Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork 
Dessert: Pumpkin Bars
Vegan Homemade Pumpkin Luna Bar Food Photography vkrees
Lunch: Leftover Hearty Minestrone Soup and Sourdough Rolls w/Butter
Breakfast: Buttermilk Biscuits w/Honey Butter, Cheesy-Basil Eggs and Fresh Berries
Wednesday, 6th June
 Sautéed Sea Scallops and Saffron Rice with Peas

Lunch: Leftover Crockpot Pulled Pork SandwichesHomemade Coleslaw and Cultured Pickles
Breakfast: Egg & Raw Cheese Biscuit Sandwich and Fruit Smoothie

Breakfast: Spelt English Muffin Egg & Raw Cheese Sandwiches and Fruit Smoothie

Friday, 8th June
 Potato Corn Chowder, Sourdough Rolls w/Butter and Garden Salad w/Ranch Dressing
LunchGrilled Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Fresh Melon
Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal w/Ripe Pear & Raw Honey
Saturday, 9th JuneBreakfast for Dinner: Power Pancakes, Eggs Over Easy, Nitrate-free Sausage Links and Fresh Mixed Berries

Lunch: Personal Pizzas and Carrot Sticks w/Ranch DipBreakfast: Yogurt Parfaits and Boiled Eggs
Sunday, 10th JuneDinner: Roast Chicken, Mallow Sweet Potato Bake, Mashed Potato, peas and buttermilk cornbread.
Mallow Sweet Potato Bake Recipe  Buttermilk Cornbread 
Dessert: Chocolate Cream Pie
Lunch: Egg Salad Sandwiches and Cultured Pickles 
Breakfast: Leftover Power Pancakes, Sausage and Berries

For more menu plans check out...


  1. Lots of yummy looking food there Anne, I will have to check out some of theose recipes a bit more.

  2. Hi,

    Visiting from orgjunkie. Beautiful photos


  3. Love me some crockpot pulled pork! Visiting from Org Junkie!