Menu Planning Link up #4

I have to say, I am so impressed with anyone who lives alone and can stick to a menu plan.  My husband had a last minute trip at the end of the week, and our menu planning flew off with him.  L and I were happy to survive on leftovers, simple picnics in the park, eggs, salads, lots of peanut butter, yogurt, smoothies, sweet potatoes and hummus.  It was a welcome break!

We have ingredients for the meals we did not make at the end of the week, so I’m rolling them over to the beginning of this week.  Here’s our plan:


This week’s prize is from FlavorDoctor, a salt-free flavor enhancer.  Their heart-healthy blend of ingredients allows families to cook with great flavor while reducing sodium intake.  FlavorDoctor was created by a medical doctor and Specialist with the American College of Nutrition.  You can learn more about FlavorDoctor here.  They offer the original flavor, Spicy Jalepeno and Zesty Lime.


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Last week’s winner of Daily Dose of Green was Lisa- send me your contact info!

Can I also ask for a favor? I was nominated for one of the Circle of Moms Health and Wellness blogs… if you have a minute to vote for me, I would really appreciate it!

Can’t wait to see what your plan looks like for the week! Link up below:

40 thoughts on “Menu Planning Link up #4

  1. Hi Laura, is it me that won or was there another Lisa that entered?
    I’m going to try to link up today, I’ve had an emotional week trying to figure out where to keep my boys for school.
    If I don’t link up today, I’ll have something posted on my site for tomorrow on my menu planning. Such a great way for me to stay on track! I like how you keep your meals simple and healthy, the carrot soup sounds wonderful. I’ve made other kinds of pureed veggie soup: butternut squash, celery, tomato, pumpkin soup so I must try carrot soup.
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    • I’m a big fan of adding acidic flavors to dishes, too. I haven’t tried the Zesty Lime yet but hope to soon! We can easily overdo the salt, so I love that these are a salt free alternative.
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  2. This challenge has been perfect for me!!! I would love to continue it! It is what I need to get me headed in the right direction in the morning!

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    • Yes- I remember that giveaway… I am really excited about Flavor Doctor, too. It’s way too easy for me to add salt to my food. As a runner, I can probably get away with more than some people, but it’s nice to have flavor alternatives. So glad you’re up for continuing the challenge!
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  4. I often include a leftover night to use up foods. I will also incorporate leftover sides into meals at the last minute. If I have the meat in place, I’m happy with my plan.

    Quick question about the linky. I’m using inlinkz for my Motivation Monday link with the thumbnails. How did you get yours to look so nice? I love the spacing and the two different background colors for the rows. Thanks!
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  5. I definitely want to continue. I’ve gotten some fantastic dinner ideas from you ladies 🙂 And I like that it forces me to stop and really think about what our week looks like and plan accordingly.

    BTW – cheese quesadillas are an old standby at our house – the kids always eat them. And I’m intrigued about eggs and tomato sauce; is there a link?
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  6. I am the exact same way when my husband’s away. Cooking and meal planning go down the drain. Last time he was away, I survived on grilled cheese sandwiches and Trader Joe’s soups the whole week ;).

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  8. This challenge has been great for me and holding myself a little more accountable! It’s going really well too!

    I keep seeing this eggs in tomato sauce thing – and then I probably pin the recipe and forget about – till the next time I see it. Must try harder!! Next week is already planned out for me (I do Wed-Wed) so maybe the week after!

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