Wednesday, October 12, 2011

31 Days to a Cleaner Diet {8}: 2 Weeks of Menus {Part One}

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For the last four weeks, I’ve written down every dinner we’ve eaten at our house, exactly as they happened.  I wanted to give you a peek into what a regular family might eat on a daily basis.  Most are clean, some are not, and other times you’ll notice that we ate out or were invited over to someone’s house (keeping it real!). 

Unfortunately, since my computer (um, literally) went up in smoke last week, I temporarily don’t have a lot of the pictures of the meals that I prepared.  So this post is going to be a little balder than I planned. :) But that’s okay, I’m sure you all have lovely imaginations and can work your way through it. 

I’ve provided links where I can (if I got the recipe off the internet).  Some of them I’ve found via Pinterest (you can follow my Clean Eating and Recipes board if you’re not already doing so to see when I post new things!). 

Three things to note:

1.  So you don’t get annoyed by a zillion asterisks, assume that our food is the way I’ve been describing healthy food to be over the past two weeks.  So if I post about chicken, it’s veggie-fed and hormone-and antibiotic-free, if I post about fish, it’s wild-caught, etc., etc. 

2.  I pretty much tweaked every single one of these recipes.  I’m not posting the modifications I made under each one; please feel free to comment if you’d like to know how I changed it and I will happily answer you in the comment section. 

3.  Some of the recipes were made using ingredients from my company, Wildtree.  It was kind-of a fine line because I want to keep eating and experimenting with the products so I can learn more about them, but I also didn’t want to alienate those of you who don’t have all those products available to you, either.  I tried to find a good balance between being a good blogger and a good representative. :) If it has an asterisk, that means it’s a Wildtree product.   (P.S. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of these products, by all means feel free to message me at jessicawildtreerep{at}gmail{dot}com.  I just don’t feel comfortable stating my last name on my blog. :)

Here we go! :)

Week One

Sunday – Meatless Lasagna (using the recipe on the back of the Healthy Harvest box, below)
Cucumber/Spinach/Feta tossed with Garlic Grapeseed Oil* and Garlic Galore Seasoning Blend*


Monday – BBQ Chicken Drumsticks in the Crockpot (the sauce is definitely not clean! haha)
Organic corn
Alexia Organic Fries (frozen foods section)

Tuesday – Hamburger-Vegetable Soup topped with whole-wheat Saltines and shredded cheddar cheese
Best Bread Machine Bread topped with Wildly Blueberry Jam*


Wednesday – Roast Beef Melts & Baby Carrots

Thursday – Stir-fry veggies (frozen foods section) tossed with Pacific Fusion Sauce*  over brown rice

Friday – Five Guys (my husband’s pick for his b-day!)

Saturday – Engagement Dinner for my brother at a restaurant

Week Two

Sunday – Picnic food at my parents’ house; my mom cooked (I didn’t have to cook for 3 straight nights! Awesome.)

Monday – Lasagna (I froze half the pan from last week and thawed it out)
Salad topped with Caesar Dressing*

Tuesday – Salsa, Chicken, and Black Bean Soup topped with crushed tortillas, sour cream, and cheddar cheese


Wednesday Autumn Salad (highly recommend!!)
Best Bread Machine Bread


Thursday – Pan-Seared Flounder
Leftover Alexia Fries
Steamed broccoli tossed with Garlic Grapeseed Oil*, California Style Garlic Pepper Blend*, and parmesan cheese

Friday – Steak Tips sautéed with Rancher Steak Rub* and Garlic Grapeseed Oil*
Caesar salad* (leftover dressing!)
Sautéed mushrooms

Saturday – Family BBQ (I brought two Wildtree products; Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Hot Chili Pepper and Garlic Dip with crackers)


Tomorrow I’ll be back with two more weeks of recipes!  Please don’t hesitate to ask about any of the recipes…especially the bean soup. ;)


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