Sunday, May 4, 2014

This Week's Menu

Well, well, well...

Turns out when I don't have a menu plan made, we eat out...a lot. Which is what we ended up doing last week.  It's kinda scary eating out now because I don't know what is in everything that I am eating.  The problem with this is that I am not sure how much butter and oil is in it, I also don't know the fat content which makes it more difficult for me to keep track of my total fat intake.

However, it is also helping me realize that I can eat more than just a salad when we go out.  I don't have to be so afraid to eat a meal, I just have to be smart.  Obviously, I am not going to order fried chicken or most red meats.  I am also not going to order anything with lots of sauce or gravy because those are typically made with half and half, which I can't have.  So it's a learning curve for me and slowly I am getting there.

The next issue I am experiencing, is that regardless of just getting home from SNAP!, I am completely unmotivated to craft.  I don't know if I have just been so consumed with food that I can't think of anything else, or if, as my friend Jackie said, my creative gene was located in my gallbladder and now that it's gone, so is my inspiration.  I really hope it's the former and not the latter because then there would be no hope for me.

Anyway, I have been doing a lot of research on food and have attempted to make a good menu plan that I can stick to this week.  We ate out a lot this last week and honestly, I need to get back in the kitchen, not just because it's expensive eating out, but I really need to keep better track of what I am shoving in my face.  I have a new Pinterest board too that you should follow so you can see all the exciting recipes I am adding that I should be able to eat!  So, check it out!  This menu is pancreas approved (but I'm not an expert so don't actually quote me on that!).  Oh and I did a Costco run this week so I don't need to buy much meat.

Menu Shopping List
Monday
B-Grape Nuts cereal
L-salad with strawberries and blue cheese crumbles
D-tuna melts

Tuesday
B-Grape Nuts cereal
L-"snack" lunch and salad
D-lettuce wraps

Wednesday
B-Grape Nut cereal
L-hot dogs
D-ground turkey burgers with baked beans

Thursday
B-cinnamon rolls
L-"snack" lunch
D-fettuccine alfredo with chicken

Friday
B-cereal
L-"snack" lunch
D-sweet and sour chicken

Saturday
B-French toast kabobs from my roundup last week 
L-leftovers
D-cheesy broccoli soup

Sunday
B-Mother's day breakfast, leaving it up to Matt!
L-leftovers (or if I am lucky, eating out :P)
D-homemade pizza, or left overs, or BBQ


tuna in water
hot dogs
carrots
celery
broccoli
scallions
water chestnuts
keiser rolls
spaghetti noodles
fettuccine noodles
blue cheese crumbles
2% sharp cheddar
low fat mayo
rice wine
baked beans
penne noodles
elbow noodles



















2 comments:

  1. I don't know your specific dietary needs, but Sophie can no longer have sodium (which is in EVERYTHING) so I have a new board called "Pass the Salt" on Pinterest that has tons of recipes on it. I just make them without the salt and you would never notice. And now when I have things with even a little raw salt in them, they seem SUPER salty to me.

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