Sunday, February 28, 2010
I have to admit to spontaneously starting a low carb/no sugar diet last week and when a girl is SO used to carbs in her diet then, well, it takes some serious rethinking of the menu plan. My kids are still eating carbs because they like them and carbs are CHEAP. But last week my personal menu ended up being very different from the kids. I didn't make an extra shopping trip, I just ate from what I had on hand. But seriously....I ate almost the same thing everyday and it was getting a little old. This week I searched for something to disguise my boring low-carb menu and I'm hoping the variety will keep me satisfied.
And I'm doing everything within my will power to not eat the crusts from their plate in a rabid attempt to comfort myself with bread. Because bread and I have been best friends for a LONG time and I'm having a really hard time letting our friendship go. (sniff, sniff) I tend to be a very loyal friend.
So when you follow the dinner links your going to see a low carb theme going on. I won't be eating all of those breakfasts. While my kids are digging into their french toast or smoothies I'll be munching on my hard boiled egg with sad puppy dog eyes, trying to control the drool. But the dinners are all adjustable to fit my diet.
And seriously....I lost 5 lbs in one week of white knuckle will power so I'm not giving up yet.
Here is what's on the menu this week...
Mushroom and Cheddar Omelets
Berry Banana Smoothie and bagels
Oatmeal with apples and brown sugar
French Toast with syrup
Leftover French Toast (busy morning)
Low Carb Pancakes (interesting ingredients...Hmmm)
Intentionally Leftover Pancakes and French Toast from freezer
Chicken, Mushroom and Broccoli Alfredo
Crock Pot Roast, Mock Mashed Potatoes, Green Salad, Lemon Cheesecake Bars
French Dip Sandwiches (made w/ leftover roast) and veggie tray
Homemade Cheese Burgers, tater tots, green salad
Crockpot Roast Chicken, Spinach Salad, Cinnamon Custard
Southwest Chicken Soup with sour cream and taco chips
Leftover Buffet aka "day off from cooking"
For more great menu plans go visit Organizing Junkie.