Last week was rough, as all four of our girls came down with the stomach flu between Tuesday and the end of the week. Needless to say, we ate a lot of really bland foods — if anything at all — so a lot of the items on our menu plan this week are the same as last week since I already have all of the ingredients on hand.
This week at the grocery store, I focused on reading labels, as I’d recently discovered high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) lurking in the most unexpected items! I made it home without any HFCS, and as an added bonus, with very little artificial food dyes as well. I’m not focusing on food dyes yet because I’m taking baby steps so that I don’t get overwhelmed as we change our eating habits, but I was excited to see that eliminating those is a natural byproduct of cooking more from scratch and eliminating HFCS!
I use Plan to Eat for all of my meal planning because I can simply drag meals from my recipe book to the menu planner and then the system automatically creates a shopping list for me!
With that, here is our menu for this week. You’ll notice that our breakfast and lunch rotation doesn’t change much from week to week even when we’re not sick:
- cereal with fruit
- homemade nutella pop tarts (recipe coming soon!)
- dutch puff
- oatmeal with apples
- chocolate chip muffins
- noodles with cheese
- grilled cheese with soup
- english muffin pizzas
- muffin tin lunch
- peanut butter & jelly
- stuffed shells with easy homemade bread
- bacon cheeseburger twice baked potatoes with a veggie
- homemade pizza
- easy shrimp alfredo
- eggs & sausage
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