menu plan monday – 10.17.11

We’re in full paleo mode at our house, and I’ll note any adaptations I’m making to the recipes I’ve linked. It’s been about a month since I started the transition, and I can’t believe how much clearer I feel, how much more energy I have and especially that all paleo recipes are naturally gluten-free – it makes planning so much easier for me.

Rosemary Apple Butter Pork Loin (I’m using a cranberry apple butter since it was the only one I could find that was sugar free and didn’t include fake sugars)
Sweet Potato Mash
Tossed Salad

Chipotle Chicken Chili  (a few changes: made with grassfed beef instead of chicken, more veggies and skipping the beans)
Savory Almond Muffins (so excited to try these!)

Easy Steak Skewers (with extra veggies)
Curried Cauliflower

Chicken and Artichokes in a Garlic Cream Sauce (from Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals)
Steamed Broccoli

Chicken and Vegetable Lo-Mein (napa cabbage instead of noodles = genius!)

We’ve got a wedding at 1, followed by a reception and finally a Halloween party at 6. I’m hoping we’ll be able to put together decent, paleo-friendly meals and avoid the nutritional landmines – not an easy thing when the better part of the day consists of sugar-laden celebrations. If nothing else, I’m keeping a bag of jerky in the car.

Church light lunch: tossed salad and bread to go with soup being brought by another member
(maybe homemade artisan bread – there’s an open bag of flour in the pantry that I haven’t tossed yet)
Dinner: we’re having a Pumpkin Party here at the parsonage – pumpkin carving, pizza, treats and watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown outside. I’m hoping to have some leftovers from earlier in the week to eat before the party starts.
*big time finger crosssing*

Shared at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday and Celiac Family’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap

2 thoughts on “menu plan monday – 10.17.11

  1. Found you at OrgJunkie’s MPM this morning. That chipotle chili looks so good, I think I’ll try it this week. If you’re interested, we’d love to have you join us for Gluten-Free Menu Swap. We do a roundup of gluten-free menus every week to share ideas for GF meals. We have someone else who is trying the Paleo diet, too. If you’re interested, just email your menu link, and we’ll include you.

  2. Pingback: Weekly Gluten-Free Menu Plan

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