Hi everyone, I hope you are excited about planning your weekly menu. Hopefully by now you’ve realized how life changing it can be. I am so thankful to have a weekly menu plan each week but no more so than in the last couple of months. You see I’ve recently been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease of Rheumatoid Arthritis. A couple of months ago I started experiencing very painful joints in my fingers and toes. I’ve now been put on some harsh medication that I’m required to take twice a day for the rest of my life. Unfortunately it’s making me pretty sick and exhausted and I spend a lot of my day sleeping. There is no way I have the energy to cook right now. Thankfully, with my menu plan created each week, my daughter (17) can go into my blog on her iPad when she gets home from school and knows exactly what to make for dinner. Years of training with her in the kitchen have paid off my friends. Trust me when I say it is SO worth taking the time to teach your kids to cook! I’ll definitely be writing more on this later.
Another reason I wanted to share this information with you is that after a ton of research I will be transitioning to the Autoimmune Protocol Diet. I’ve learned that people with autoimmune diseases have done extremely well following this way of eating. For me it will mean no grains of any kind, dairy, refined sugars, legumes, eggs, nuts, and nightshade vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes and peppers. I’ve been gluten-free already for almost 2 years so that won’t be too difficult but the other restrictions will definitely be hard. But I’m an all or nothing kind of gal and if there is any chance that I might be able to get off these meds I will certainly do all that it takes. Eventually I should be able to transition to the Paleo diet.
So what does this mean for MPM? Not much really. I will still be planning regular dinners for the rest of my family and that’s what you’ll see below. For me, and my food allergic 15 year old son, we’ll be sticking to the meat and veggie portion of the dinner even if it means we need to adjust a few of the ingredients to make it safe for us. I’m not a huge fan of meat (especially for breakfast, yuck!) so this is definitely going to take some getting use to. For those interested, for the first little while I’ll be following the autoimmune protocol menu from this book, Practical Paleo:
Your support and prayers would mean the world to me, thank you!!
So enough about me, let’s get on with a few Thanksgiving resources shall we?
Have a great week everyone!
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Tuesday: Classic Roast Chicken
Wednesday: Savory Pot Roast a La Pressure Cooker
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Dinner out
Saturday: White Chicken Chili
Sunday: Church Potluck ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
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