Sunday, 27 April 2014

Paleo Meal Plan ... when living with the in-laws!

Healthy meal plan
... And we're completely moved out of our old house! It has been a crazy pants weekend, and I am so glad that it's evening, and we are finally able to sit down for a bit. Time that I am using to get this post up, while Hubby enjoys a well deserved beer and zones out to some brainless tv.  

I mentioned before that we are going to be staying with my in-laws while construction is going on. This may or may not have ramifications for how our meal planning looks. Initially we had discussed trading off cooking (dinner), which, while nice to give me some free time, is not something I am per se happy about. 

What?! Someone else cooking for you? I know, I sound crazy, but we have different food ideologies - they aren't paleo, which isn't a big deal. They also don't follow a clean eating lifestyle, which is a very big deal for me. I think I will try to still cook for them, while opting out of meals they cook if they aren't 'clean'? I don't know though. Is that rude?  

Tentatively speaking, here is what I hope to cook while maintaining as close to a paleo menu as I can and simultaneously accommodating their preferences. Breakfasts and lunches will probably be pretty easy to keep clean, whereas dinners are the meals I am concerned about. 

Breakfasts 

  • Smoothies and hard boiled eggs 
  • Omelet or scrambled eggs probably with spinach, mushrooms, and scallions because that's tasty. No milk. 
And if I have time or feel up to it, I really, really want to try making this Bacon and butternut squash paleo quiche from Giselle at My Healthy, Happy Home. I love her blog and healthy recipes!  

Bacon Butternut Squash Quiche


Lunches

  • Leftovers
  • Tuna salad 
  • Beet salad 
  • A bisque or a soup with something like squash or tomatoes. This will come from somewhere on my list of recipe ideas, depending on what I pick up at the market. And by the way, roasted tomatoes in a soup/stew = awesome replacement for tinned tomatoes! 
  • A skinny Russian salat olivier - a salad with ham, peas, potatoes, carrots, eggs, pickles, and dill

Dinners

  • Chili with cauliflower rice or a Mexican soup
  • Chicken stew 
  • Zharkoe - A Russian dish with potatoes and meat. It's basically like a stew, and I'll serve it either with a side dish of veggies of some sort or I'll add peas and/or carrots to it. 
  • Leftovers
  • Roasted veggies with ??? 
  • Wraps of some sort. Maybe Asian-y inspired lettuce wraps. 
As you can see, it's not a 100% planned out menu specifically because I really haven't been good at following my meal plan at all, and because I'm not sure how busy we will still be this week. I am hoping to get back to eating our normal, healthy meals instead of the junk that we let creep in last week on our busiest days. We'll see! 


I am linking up with Org JunkieLaura at Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers for today's post! 

Thank you for stopping by, 
Yuliya