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Our daily bread

So maybe what I really mean is a meal plan, but daily bread sounds more endearing! Since we moved here, I have been jotting my meal plan out in a note book rather than using the nifty little meal planner sheets that Dan made for me that are complete with space for notes and grocery list. My excuse is that the printer isn't handy for me to print things off and it would be one more thing to ask Dan to do for me (I do a lot of asking these days). But, my notebook is getting full and so even though it works better for me to have something that I can hold in my hands and see, I did this weeks meal plan on the computer. Some people are bored by meal plans and others love them so take this post or leave it as appeals to you:). It may seem pathetic that I have to plan down to exactly what we will have for snack but I assure you that if I don't, I walk around in a pathetic haze feeling hungry and not knowing what to do. I  also find it really handy for making sure that we are balanced in what we eat. For example, I can see where we need some more protein or a little less carbs etc. And it is  good for keeping track of what we have eaten, should Aneliese have a day of not feeling well.

Weekly Meal Plan:

Monday

Breakfast: Slow Cooker Oatmeal (I do this but use Wheat free regular cut oats)

Snack: Oranges

Dinner: Quinoa Salad w/ veggies

Snack: Pickles & Cheese

Supper: Sage Squash Soup & Oatmeal Biscuits

Tuesday

Breakfast: Eggs & Bacon

Snack: Banana & Almonds

Dinner: Squash Soup

Snack: Pears

Supper: Pork Chops, Rice, Applesauce and Peas

Wednesday

Breakfast: Egg Muffins w/ Squash Puree (I basically use this recipe but add the squash and liberally grease the pans with bacon fat:)

Snack: Frozen Strawberries & Yogurt

Dinner: Leftover Pork Stir-fry

Snack: Rice Pudding

Supper: Roast, Carrots & Sautéed Cabbage w/ Almonds

Thursday

Breakfast: Almond Pancakes w/ Strawberry sauce & eggs

Snack: Animal Crackers & Apple Sauce

Dinner: Meat, Cheese, Pickles, and Peppers

Snack: Cucumber and Carrots with yogurt dip

Supper: Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Soup

Friday

Breakfast: Quinoa with berries/cream

Snack: Animal Crackers & Cucumbers

Dinner: Broccoli Soup

Snack: Apples w/ nut butter

Supper: Beef Stew with Squash

Saturday

Breakfast: Applesauce Pancakes

Snack: Cheese & Peppers

Dinner: Stew

Snack: Apples

Supper: Roast Chicken, potatoes, carrots, peas

Sunday

Breakfast: Slow cooker egg bake or Dutch Baby (haven't actually tried this recipe & mine would be GF)

Snack: Popcorn

Dinner: Hard boiled eggs, veggies, cheese

Snack: Yogurt & fruit

Supper: Chicken Soup & Biscuits (w/ Browns)

So I am not actually posting this so that you can get a personal look at what we are eating this week but more because I would like a little constructive input. We actually just added rice and potatoes into our diet mostly due to budget so it looks like we are eating a lot of starch right now to me? Does this look like a decent diet for growing little ones and a pregnant mama (not to exclude daddy)? Are there areas that you would suggest changes? Breakfast recipes or ideas (esp. ones using eggs)? Am I missing out on some amazing healthy and cost effective food that we could add in? Pork is also pretty new to me...recipes, especially slow cooker?