Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 17/14

Menu Plan Monday for the week of November 17/14

Hi friends, thank you so much for all your support and encouragement on last week’s post when I shared my recent diagnoses with you regarding my autoimmune disease.  I was so scared to share it for some reason but you all made my day and gave me a real boost of confidence in knowing that I can do this new way of eating.  You are awesome!  I’ve spent this past week researching, food shopping and organizing my kitchen and fridge in preparation.  It’s going to be hard but I’m ready to tackle this autoimmune protocol diet!  If anyone is curious about what I can eat on this plan here is a great printable list, I’d much rather focus on what I can eat rather than what I can’t.  Remember that the recipes you see below are what the rest of my family will be eating unless otherwise noted.

Thanksgiving Menu Planning Resources:

First off I wanted to highlight my contributor, Emily’s post from last week just in case you missed it.  These are great tips for an organized Thanksgiving feast.

3 Steps to an Organized Thanksgiving Feast

Some of you were especially happy to see Thanksgiving side recipes the last time I posted them so I thought I’d include some more for you.

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes


Family Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes


Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Cards

 Hope you find some new recipes for your menu plan 🙂

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Turkey, Bacon and Avocado Panini Sandwiches

Tuesday:  Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole (family favorite)

Wednesday:  Dilled Pot Roast (Paleo AIP friendly without the sauce) served with sweet potatoes

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Easy Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken Breasts (Paleo AIP friendly) served with salad

Saturday: My youngest son turns 9!  He is requesting two slices of Vanilla French Toast served with bacon for breakfast, lunch out at Boston Pizza and for dinner, Homemade Pepperoni Pizza (using dough out of the bread machine).  For dessert, he wants Chocolate Mint Layer Cake with chocolate icing with chocolate chips and sprinkles on top 🙂

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own)

Have a great week y’all!!


Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.

More family favorite recipes here.

Don’t forget to join the growing Menu Plan Monday Facebook Page!!

One of my favorite menu planning resources:

  Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat


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10 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 17/14

  1. 1
    Susan says

    Praying for you with your new way of eating — change can be difficult, but I have confidence that you can make a success of it!

  2. 2
    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says

    Happy birthday to your son! Love that he has food requests for the entire day, and that pizza is on there twice 😀

    I hope you’re feeling good, and that the new protocol works wonders for you!

  3. 3
    Liz - Meal Makeover Mom says

    Thanks for sharing our holiday side dish roundup!
    I’m so sorry to hear about your arthritis. I just returned from a whole grains conference where experts were talking about the rise in autoimmune diseases. Janice and I discussed the research on our radio podcast this week (Hygiene theory + issues with micro-biome were discussed). I have good friends who follow the Paleo diet. They eat a lot of eggs and nuts (but not peanuts), so I’m not sure why you have been told to avoid those foods. I’m just curious based on what my Paleo friends have been eating and what I’ve been reading! Please let me know if you need any help with your new diet plan. Always happy to offer some advice 🙂 Also, this book might be interesting to you (written by celiac expert at Mass General Hospital in Boston)

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      Thanks Liz! I’m actually following the Autoimmune Protocol Diet which is just a little more restrictive than the Paleo diet. Due to my inflammation, I can’t eat eggs, nuts or any nightshade vegetables during the elimination phase but the goal is to eventually reintroduce them after my gut has had a chance to heal and move into the regular Paleo phase.

  4. 4
    Janet says

    Happy Birthday to your son! Praying for you as you make these dietary changes. I hope you see great improvement and healing.

  5. 5
    Jody says

    I love that you are trying to incorporate your meals with your family as best as you can. You already know that I have been on this journey since the beginning of the year and again I want to encourage you and let you know I am here as a support if you ever need. (hugs) P.S. I need to try some of those recipes you suggested…YUM!

  6. 6
    BeBetsy says

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful weekly meal ideas. There are so great recipes here.

    Have a great week,

  7. 7
    Waking Up Bagtas says

    Fantastic party, thanks for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Aubrie B. @ Waking Up Bagtas

  8. 8
    Beth - The Musing Housewife says

    Great meal plan! Good luck with your new way of eating.

    I have submitted my link and have linked to your site in a badge in the sidebar, although not in the post.


  9. 9
    [email protected] says

    I haven’t made the Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole in awhile. I’m so glad your family likes it! Guess I need to add it to the menu soon, we like it too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    [email protected]


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