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Our Menu for the Week of March 4, 2013

Making a menu isn’t always easy, but when you pair menu planning with nutritional goals, you have a win win situation. My hubby and I have a few health and fitness goals that we want to reach this year. One of my goals is to have a healthy weight gain durning my pregnancy. I want to have energy and feel good, all the while nourishing our little peanut. :)

I consider our menu to be pretty healthy but I do want to play in the kitchen a bit more with vegetarian and gluten free options. So far I’ve been able to come up with an amazing spicy avocado hummus and parmesan grilled cheese and quinoa porridge that fills me up and pleasures the taste buds. The most important thing when doing vegetarian recipes is, it they have to taste good and that is my goal with playing around with these new recipes. :)

I’ve listed next to each recipe if they are gluten free or vegetarian.  If you don’t want a complete vegetarian dish, don’t worry, just add some diced chicken or shredded turkey to add protein and that meat flavor you love!

Well until next weeks menu, get in the kitchen and enjoy cooking up some scrumptious meals for your family.

Have a great week!

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Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snacks

Make Ahead

  • Quinoa Fritters
  • Quinoa Pizza Cups
  • Spicy Berry Marmalade
  • Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
  • Whole Wheat Pita Bread

If you have any gluten free or vegetarian recipes you’d like to share, please do so in the comments! I’d love have more to add to my collection.

Sharing today at Menu Plan Monday. 

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