Menu Plan Monday ~ Aug 17/15

Menu Plan Monday for the week of Aug 17/15. Recipe links and menu planning inspiration!!

Hi friends!  For those that read my most recent ramblings post, you know that I spent another day in the ER this past week with my oldest son and a scary allergic food reaction to gluten (in a product clearly labeled as gluten-free).  If you haven’t read about it but are interested you can find that post HERE.  He is doing much better now and so am I 🙂

So as you can imagine my menu plan was all over the place last week and things got shuffled around a bit but here’s the main thing….by the end of the week my fridge was empty.  That’s the beauty of a menu plan!  I may plan recipes for a certain day but as curve balls are thrown at me I can move recipes around from one day to the next depending on my needs.  I have all the necessary ingredients in the fridge ready to go, as I shop once at the beginning of the week, so it really doesn’t matter when we eat them as long as we do and no food gets wasted.  Gosh I love menu planning!

Healthy Double Chocolate & Greek Yogurt Zucchini Muffins:

I had planned on making some different zucchini muffins last week but changed my mind when I saw this recipe for Healthy Double Chocolate & Greek Yogurt Zucchini Muffins that Tammy from Organize Yourself Skinny posted on Friday.  I had company coming over on Sunday so I decided to whip up a batch for them.  I was told they were very good, even my picky 9 year old loved them.

Double Chocolate & Greek Yogurt Zucchini Muffins

Healthy School Night Recipes:

Dara over at Cookin’ Canuck has compiled a great list of her family’s favorite healthy school night tried and true recipes.  If you need some new recipes for your rotation maybe you’ll find something you love here.

20 Healthy School Night Recipes

Have a deliciously organized week y’all!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  5 Ingredient Honey Mustard Salmon served with roasted sweet potatoes

Tuesday:  Paleo Swedish Meatballs served with spaghetti squash

Wednesday:  Baked Chicken Breasts served with carrots

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Pizza Party Friday Night! and for me Clean Eating Tuna Patties

Saturday:  Coconut Crusted Turkey Burgers

Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)


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

More family favorite recipes here.

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

My favorite menu planning resource:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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13 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Aug 17/15

  1. 1
    Jamie @ Medium Sized Family says

    Thanks for hosting this each week! That is scary about the ER trip. I’m glad it turned out ok. And thanks for sharing. My Mom and sister both have Celiac Disease, so I will be sure to pass that info along to them.

    • 1.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Thanks for sharing the info Jamie, that’s why I ultimately decided to share the product. I almost didn’t but would just really hate for someone else to get hurt.

  2. 2
    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says

    Thanks as always for hosting! I passed along your warning about Chex oatmeal to my friend who has celiac – oy! I’m glad your son is ok!

    • 2.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Oh thank you Cathy, I would really hate for anyone else to get hurt by this.

  3. 3
    Keri says

    So scary! I hope your family has a nice, quiet week ahead.

  4. 4
    Bridget says

    That’s so scary about your son, but i’m glad he is okay. Thanks for hosting the menu link up each week, I just discovered it and have been getting some great ideas for for my menu each week. so, thank you! 🙂

  5. 5
    Kim Munoz says

    Salmon is popular around here 🙂 Sorry to hear about that scare but glad you both are better! Allergies are no joke! I’m awful about sticking to the menu by day so I just plan the menu but wing the days. Heres to a nice calm week!

  6. 6
    Nicole says

    I must not be putting my link up right? Can I get anyone to help me? First timer here.

    • 6.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Nicole where are you having problems, I’d love to help you out. Are you getting any error messages?

      • Nicole says

        I already got it figured out. Thank you though. I just opened my wordpress site switching over from blogger so it was hard to figure out everything in one day but I got it.

  7. 7
    Mridu Parikh says

    OMG! you have had your share of emergencies for 10 years!! So glad your son is okay. Wishing you a peaceful week ahead! xo, m

  8. 8
    Dianna says

    I am glad your son is doing okay. It is really scary to think you know what is in a product, even what the label states, and then find out it is not what it seems. Thank you for hosting this wonderful sight. I am trying to get some type of order back in our months…MONTHS…of chaos and get back to menu planning and cooking for the freezer. Your menu sounds pretty good. I am getting some meal plans together, grocery list (won’t need much as I have been working on stocking up a bit) and hope to be ready to go by payday. It has been so long since I posted to my blog that I really had a hard time even logging in.

  9. 9
    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort says

    I’m so glad your son is doing ok after that scary reaction! I really love your argument for menu planning – we can’t control everything in life (as your week proved), but by controlling what we can control & planning ahead we can make our lives so much easier. I’m looking forward to a deliciously organized week!


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