Menu Plan Monday – 03.26.12

Last week, I shared a couple of my recent favorite cookbooks. This week, I’m cooking from another brand spanking new one.

And I love it.

Eat Like A Dinosaur by the Paleo Parents is a fabulour resource for anyone attempting to “paleo-ize” their kids and turn them toward a grain free, whole foods based diet. I’ll try to get up an actual review later this week, but it gets 4 big thumbs up from our family.

We’ve made three recipes so far…

the kale, bacon and black olive egg pie (p. 74) with the almond crust (p. 207). It was excellent – even if I think I went with a bit deeper pie crust and even after baking for an hour had to resort to the microwave to get rid of the runny egg (I have some serious issues with eggs that run…or move… or glisten). It’s a great combination of flavors, and something we’re going to play with more.

We also just finished up a batch of the teriyaki beef jerky (p. 157).

Really good…but…we didn’t get any sense of teriyaki from it. With the spice profile, it’s actually more reminiscent of Indian flavors to me. Whatever we call, it’s good.

It’s going to a busy week (birthday and Little League), but I’ve got lots more recipes planned from Eat Like A Dinosaur…

Breakfasts/Snacks
ZuCakes (p. 223)
Chocolate Chip Cookies (p. 190 – so excited about these!)
Chocolate Avocado Shake (p. 192)
Anytime Cookies (maybe – p. 170)

Monday
Chicken Nuggets (p. 81)
Zucchini Latkes (p. 112)
Green Salad

Tuesday
Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast
Kale sauteed with bacon
Mashed Potatoes (for the kids)

Wednesday
50/50 burgers (p. 50)
Sweet Potato Fries
Broccoli

Thursday
Shakey Pork BBQ (p. 53) with Texas BBQ Sauce (p. 145)
Apple Bacon Slaw (p. 128)

Friday
Rat on a Stick (p. 99 – I’m going to have to come up with a different name. I’d considered doing meat balls…but I don’t think Rat Balls are all too appetizing either)
Cauliflower Rice (using the method in Eat Like A Dinosaur)

Saturday
Freezer Waffles (p. 230)
Bacon
Scrambled Eggs
Strawberries

Sunday
Mom’s Night Off/Leftovers

I’ll share pictures of some of these meals later in the week.

And while I don’t have any artichoke recipes to share for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week, I’ll definitely be checking what everyone else does. I love a good artichoke simply steamed, but something new is always nice.

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

8 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday – 03.26.12

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  2. It all sounds good to me! Except for maybe the rat balls :) Can’t wait to hear how the cookies and chocolate shake turn out.

    • Haven’t gotten to that shake yet, but the chocolate chip cookies are incredible. My 3 year old, non-Paleo nephew, my picky 14 year old, my husband and I all loved them – my husband suggested they’re even better than regular!

  3. I am definitely looking forward to your review of this cookbook. It sounds very neat, and maybe even something my 7 year old would like. I am actually the only one in the house who is truly gluten free, but it would never hurt to get the kids to eat more healthy foods.

    I am curious to the Rat on a Stick…… :)

  4. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the new cookbook! It looks very interesting, and I think my 7 year old might even get a kick out of it. I am the only one in the family who has to eat gluten free for health reasons, but it wouldn’t hurt to get the kids to learn to eat more healthy foods.

    I am intrigued by the Rat on a Stick…. :)

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