Saturday, 17 May 2014

Nom Nom Meal Plan Time

Healthy Meal Plans - Paleo Inspired and Toddler Friendly meal plan
Before we get to the good stuff (this week's paleo -rific meal plan), I have a story. The Toddler got his first haircut yesterday. I mean, I've given him an at home hair cut before, but this was real! See:



Hey look! There's me, taking the photo! 

We decided to make a day out of it and went to Sneek, a tiny and oh so quaint city in the Netherlands: 



Sadly, my camera battery ran out after I shot about a billion photos of my child getting his first big boy haircut. Hubby also got a haircut, but that was significantly less exciting. The Toddler and I took that opportunity to explore the city a bit (photo above), and then he got very angry with me because I wouldn't let him climb into every single car that we saw in the parking lot. My child adores cars and thinks every single transportation themed item that ever existed is his. Seriously.  

Even though we had a lovely day, I can't help but feel a bit weird about this whole hair cut thing. Logically, it's not that big of a deal, but I feel like my little boy is all grown up now! He looks so much older! Has anyone else felt so emotional about a haircut? Am I the only strange one out there? 

Okay, okay, enough crazy mommy chat. Let's get onto the good stuff, shall we? Let's talk about food. Our trip to the city was conveniently on a day that the market was set up. It's not nearly as awesome as the one in the big, not so teeny city we used to live in, but we were still able to pick out a bunch of goodies, including two bunches of beets with their greens! I love leafy greens of all sorts, but have only given beet greens a try once. I also picked up some arugula, and a salad mix. This week, greens are going to be consumed. A lot. Partially to make up for the horribly unhealthy eats I had on our day out and about, but 



Breakfasts 

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Smoothies
  • Oatmeal for the Toddler 
  • A secret egg recipe that I will be sharing soon! 


Lunches

  • Squash and/or sweet potato fries with fish 
  • Salads 
  • Loaded sweet potatoes
  • Quinoa salad (not paleo...shhh...) with some oven baked chicken 
  • Mashed sweet potatoes with spinach and kale
  • Beet greens used as wraps ?
  • Leftovers 


Dinners

  • Paleo fried rice with chicken and pan fried beet greens
  • Beet and leek salad with some kind of fish 
  • Mexican inspired bake - probably with quinoa and definitely with corn and black beans.
  • Spinach pizza with a chicory salad 

Welcome to Mommyhood: healthy pizza recipe

  • Shepherd's pie or meat loaf with a lot of vegetables 
  • Leftovers/someone else cooks
  • Someone else cooks


Desserts


Chunky Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream by RaiasRecipes.com

  • Blueberry popsicle experiment 

This week's menu is pretty ambitious, but last week, I ended up being a lazy bum on the couch and didn't get to cook as much as I wanted. This week, I am determined to make up for it. 

Plus, yesterday, something amazing happened - there was gorgeous weather here in the Netherlands, and I cannot wait for ice cream, barbeques, pool time, and hanging clothing out to dry. This means, I need to get my ice cream making skills perfected before it gets really hot! 


QUESTIONS

  • Have you ever made ice cream? Is it difficult? 
  • What is your favourite ice cream flavour? 
  • Is there a specific meal you love to make during the summer? 

Today, I am linking up with Org Junkie, Laura at Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers

For more meal plan ideas, check out my healthy meal plans page! For healthy recipes, stop by my clean eating recipes page!

Thank you for stopping by,
Yuliya