Menu Plan: 9/30-10/7

It took me several hours yesterday to come up with a menu plan that, I think, will suit everyone. My husband’s marathon is next weekend, so he needs to be sure he is eating well and A LOT to get him ready. His need to eat well actually WORKS with Lily’s eczema diet, so the meal planning was a little simpler than I anticipated. But, it still took quite some time to replace gluten items. I have been told that gluten-free will get easier, that it is difficult at the beginning only.

So, I am buying very little processed foods, a TON of fresh produce, and I have a lot of work ahead of me as far as prep! The eczema is a great motivating factor, though, as it is pretty much essential to do the prep work in order for Lily to eat well and get this skin thing under control. (And I apologize if it seems like that is all I talk about these days, but we are just at our wit’s end here with keeping it under control and helping it heal. So, there will probably be lots more eczema talk in the coming weeks! Just a heads up…)


Pumpkin Pancakes  (eggs for Arthur…he isn’t a pumpkin fan), fruit

Hashbrown Pizza

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (again, eggs for Arthur)

blueberry Chia Muffins (and you guessed it…eggs for Arthur)

Braided GF Nutella Bread (although I may make my own chocolate spread instead of buying Nutella…they have soy ingredients, and I am trying to avoid soy for Lily)

Eggs for all! and bacon :)

Smoothies (chocolate PB banana), fruit / eggs for Arthur

Cereal (krispy rice or GF chex squares)


Salad x 3 (for Lily and I ), PB&J  or quesadillas for other kids

Brown rice and beans

Leftovers x 3


White Chicken Chili, Tortilla Chips (they’re GF!)

Cornbread Taco Bake (may sub in my own cornbread mix instead of looking for boxed GF mix), Refried Beans

Bacon Ranch Chicken (doubling the recipe to feed us all), Wild Rice, Green Beans

Cauliflower Breadsticks (I will probably add a red sauce to make it more of a pizza bread), Salad

Chipotle Chicken (chicken breasts seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle powder, S&P, and a little cumin then shredded), Brown Rice and Carrots

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes (I will cube the cooked sweet potatoes and pour the Joes over, instead of doing individual  baked potatoes), Salad

Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies (doubling the veggies here, as we will eat a lot!)


Homemade “lara bars” (dates, peanuts, chocolate chips, cocoa powder)

Granola bars

GF cookies – the chickpeas cookies. they are delicious! we double the recipe, though, because it doesn’t make very many…and we love cookies. :)

Homemade Items to Try

Almond Milk

I found an easy recipe (with pictures!) for making homemade sweetened almond milk. Almonds, water, dates and honey are the ingredients. Seems to take some time for the almond soaking but it looks fun, so I will try it. Lily’s been drinking rice or almond milk instead of cow’s milk, but the store-bought versions have extra crap in them to preserve. Homemade would be nice, but I realize it doesn’t make very much at a time. We will see how it goes!


Day 3 of Ending Eczema :)

I was trying to be clever with my post title….in case it came off as more cheesy than clever!

We are on Day 3 of eliminating foods to end her eczema struggle. I thought starting on a weekend would be good, as we would have more time on Saturday to prep meals and think through our ingredients and choices. BUT, I did not take into account that HER BIRTHDAY IS TODAY and we always have cake on birthdays!!

Yesterday, my mother-in-law visited, and she picked up ice cream (the good kind, made from real cream and without a bunch of additives). Obviously, it contained dairy, so that was something we were supposed to NOT be eating. Since it was her birthday celebration and only day 2 of our journey, I figured it wouldn’t be too bad a choice. For good measure, I applied the 1% hydrocortisone cream (over-the-counter, not the prescription) last night before bed in case of any extra irritation throughout the night. Today, it doesn’t look as bright red, but she said she did scratch one spot last night.

So far, we have been doing well with food avoidance. Other than the ice cream, we really haven’t had any dairy or gluten. I did put half and half in my coffee this morning and topped our scrambled eggs with cheese without even thinking. Those were minor offenses, but I will do better. :)

Today’s breakfast was scrambled eggs and bacon. Lunch was big salads with hardboiled egg, avocado, red onion, great northern beans, romaine, spinach, green pepper, carrots and radishes topped with olive oil and raspberry balsamic vinegar. And the smoothie for today had rice milk, frozen banana, frozen blueberries, Spirulina, and wheat grass powder. It came out as a creepy purple-black color because of the Spirulina and blueberry combo, but it was delicious!

A friend from church gave me a gluten-free cookie mix, so we made those to have after dinner tonight (I subbed coconut oil for the butter in the recipe to stick to “no dairy”) instead of birthday cake. Lily does not seem to mind; I think she is enjoying being creative with foods. I took a quick taste of one of the cookies and they are SO good! I was pretty impressed!

I am realizing omitting gluten won’t be that hard for us; it will be avoiding dairy that I, personally, will struggle with.

For dinner, I want to make THESE meatballs. I am struggling with whether or not to omit the Parmesan cheese in them. :( I love Parmesan with meatballs, but to avoid dairy I know I should exclude it. I might grind up some oats to fill that dry ingredient void and maybe let everyone else top theirs with Parmesan (and watch and cry a little). I have some homemade red sauce in the freezer to pour over them. I will make brown rice to go with them as well. For veggies, I will probably just do some green beans or leftover salad and maybe some carrots.

Tomorrow is my big meal planning day for shopping on Wednesday. I am excited to be creative with our menu, hoping to be able to (at some point) bring everyone on board with no gluten or dairy. I DID read about using sheep’s milk cheese, so I may be able to win over my loves-cheese-on-everything husband with some yummy sheep’s milk cheese and some nutritional yeast (a cheese substitute that is non-dairy; popular in the vegan diet). We shall see!

AND, just to give everyone an idea for where we are starting with how her eczema looks, I have two pictures. I took these today at lunch, so they aren’t as “angry” as they can sometimes be when they are irritated and all red and yucky. But, as we get further along in our journey, I’d like to be able to see a difference from now, Day 3, and Day 50 or 100 or however long it takes to get the irritating food out of her body and her skin recovering!

Left leg and right leg. She is right-handed, and I definitely think that busy hand is why her right side is bigger and more irritated. She itches and doesn’t even know it, especially when nervous or upset…or sleeping. :( Cannot wait to post better pictures!!

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Eating Our Way to Better Skin

My sweet daughter, Lily, will be 8 years old on Monday!! We are so excited to celebrate on her day. She is such a sweet child and a wonderful addition to our family.

She struggles, though, with one thing….ECZEMA. This poor girl has been struggling on and off with eczema since she was a toddler. It was usually more “off” than “on,” but this Summer the eczema went crazy! And I mean, gross-pictures-on-the-internet crazy. She has two big patches, one on each of her outer thighs, and a few smaller patches down the back of her legs. The two big patches appeared mid-Spring, and we went to the doctor for advice on how to fix them before Summer and swimming (because we know the pool chemicals irritate the already irritated skin). Our doctor gave us a prescription for steroid cream, as the hydro-cortisone cream we had at home wasn’t working, and we quickly ran to fill it. I thought for sure she would do a course of the steroid cream and all would be well.


The patches started to heal initially, and she seemed less itchy. But, after a while they kind of stopped healing. I was online and came across a woman’s story about steroid withdrawal and started reading it out of curiosity. She wrote about her young child that had severe eczema and was on a strong steroid cream but the skin worsened so much after stopping the cream – to the point of not being able to wear clothing or touch the skin without pain. The child had to sit in water for most of the day to keep it soothed. As you can imagine, that story freaked me out a little. I searched online for more info on this, to make sure she wasn’t exaggerating the story for shock value. Sure enough, I found several stories of people talking about this steroid withdrawal and how starting a steroid cream makes it extremely difficult to heal the skin completely because once you stop the cream, the skin goes through a withdrawal period and the condition WORSENS!

I immediately had Lily stop the steroid cream that she was using twice a day. Sure enough, in the couples days after, the skin worsened – being more red and irritated and itchy. I was upset; I knew the cream was the “fix”…but I couldn’t have her use it because it became UNfixed the second she stopped using it and more spots showed up further down her legs! And I was aware that prolonged use of steroid creams is bad for the body.

I went back online to look for homemade remedies. Several sites/blogs mentioned honey and essential oils. I made a honey salve using raw honey and beeswax and almond oil and essential oils. She started using that and it seemed to soothe the irritation but not necessarily make the skin look any better or heal it. (And it was sticky, which made the skin stick to her shorts/pants. Ugh.)

For the third time, I went back online to look for more remedies. Everything I found topically was to soothe but nothing really claimed to heal. I considered going gluten-free for her, to see if it is a gluten allergy coming out as a skin condition. Or maybe dairy? Or something else?? Everyone has an explanation for what allergy causes it, but none really made sense for Lily.

So, we’ve been treating it in a variety of ways the past three weeks – Cetaphil lotion when it is dry and itchy, lavender coconut lotion (homemade) from time to time, aloe (from our plant) and vitamin e oil, and shea butter when it needs a thick covering to protect it. It looks much better than it did a month ago…but my husband, who doesn’t see it as often, was shocked at how raw it looked the other night. To me, it looked great compared to earlier this Summer. But he wasn’t convinced that going off the steroid cream was the best idea, so I don’t know that I’ve won him over with my homeopathic stuff yet!

Just this morning, I FINALLY found a site that has useful info for HEALING the eczema. As I thought might be the way to healing, the site recommended food changes. BUT, these changes have nothing to do with allergies. Instead, it suggested several things that made perfect sense – completely cut out processed foods (we are about 70% there right now, slacking off a bit this Summer), increase alkaline foods intake, decrease acidic foods intake, increase super food consumption (think wheat grass, blue-green algae, avocado, etc), and limit grains and beans. It is not a gluten-free diet. It says to cut out yeast. Also, it mentions to eat only in moderation brown rice and beans. It suggests cutting out dairy completely and replacing with rice or nut milks, as well as only eat soft raw goat cheeses. And nuts and seeds are perfectly ok.

Silently, I am praising the Lord that this condition happened to my BEST and most diverse eater. Lily loves nut milks, nuts and seeds, goat cheese, avocados, coconut milk, and she is willing to try smoothies that are green. :) I won’t have to change much for her, except the cutting out completely of processed foods as well as white rice, white flour and white sugar. I had moved away from white rice and flour to brown rice and whole wheat flour. And I have been sweetening things with honey or maple syrup lately.

Yeast can be a huge trigger for eczema, from what I read today. It mentioned that most people with eczema suffer from a candida issue. Since we make our bread and drink water kefir, Lily does get quite a lot of yeast weekly. I could see this as a good first thing to cut out. She may not be happy with no bread, but she might be willing to try the Ezekiel bread suggested.

While I don’t think I can convince the whole family to change their diet, for now Lily and I will stick to these guidelines. Here is what the site recommended for meals:

Breakfast – raw fruits, smoothie (no dairy but rather coconut water/milk, fruits, ground flaxseed, blue-green algae, wheatgrass, coconut oil).

Lunch – boiled eggs and veggies OR brown rice and veggies OR mashed potatoes made with coconut milk and veggies OR sweet potatoes and veggies

Dinner – fresh dark green juice (kale, parsley, cucumber, etc), salad with raw nuts and seeds

It does mention to cut out all meat (including chicken), but I think I may just limit her meat intake more. We don’t eat that much meat (usually spread out in a casserole rather than a portion of cut meat).

Snacks include nuts, seeds, cut veggies, fresh or dehydrated fruits.

I expect the next few days will be difficult, mood-wise, as she and I will detox a bit from the sugars (although I am keeping my coffee! I will just sweeten with maple syrup…it is quite delicious in coffee!) and from the white rice and flour. BUT, I am excited to try this. There is absolutely NO RISK involved, so if we find out it isn’t the solution she hasn’t suffered in any way….as opposed to the steroid cream not working!

If you think of my Lily, please pray for her. She is tired of the itchy legs and ready to sleep without scratching in her sleep. Pray that this change in foods works or that we come across what will work if this doesn’t.

And pray for me, as this will be a new challenge to feed two types of eaters – Lily and I eating no processed and more super foods, and everyone else eating normal. :)

AND pray for my food budget! I will definitely need to be more cautious about my shopping and not cave for easy foods when I am tired. I will need to stick to my plan and do more prep for meals (already hard-boiled our eggs for lunch today!), but it will be worth it if her legs finally heal!

Menu Plan

This week, I planned out just one week of meals. Things change so often now around here, as far as timing for meals, I have found it easier to just do a week at a time. I am sticking to homemade items, as much as possible. I love homemade tortillas, but knowing this week was going to be hectic, I just purchase tortillas from the store. All bread and snacks will be homemade, though, as those are not as hands-on and time-consuming as tortillas are. Also, there are no red meat meals this week. I did not do that on purpose! :) I just started listing a few of our favorite meals and a few easy ones, and those just all happened to be either chicken or meatless! We do have some bacon on the menu…does that count as red meat??


Eggs, Bacon, fruit

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread, fruit

Baked Oatmeal

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Coffee Cake

Eggs, beer bread


Snacky lunch (on our super busy day)

PB&J x 2, carrots and ranch, fruit, chips

Leftovers x 2

Quesadillas, fruit, yogurt

Peanut Butter Apple sandwiches, yogurt with maple syrup, chips


Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs, brown rice, salad

Mac and Cheese

Enchilada Casserole, Corn

Chicken, Brown Rice and Veggie Casserole, Salad

Bacon Tortellini Bake, Applesauce

Broccoli Cheese Soup, Biscuits, Salad



Air-popped popcorn

Cinnamon popcorn mix

Energy Balls

Beer Bread (made with sprite) x 2

PB Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

Marshmallows (yes, this is a snack. we have lots leftover from our fire pit times this summer. may as well eat them!)

Back to School

Another school year has started in our home. I did not have a big “first day of school” announcement. I did not take a single picture the day we started. I did not even tell the kids until the morning that we were starting school that day.

That was SO.MUCH.EASIER…..for me. Not knowing we were starting until an hour before we did, the kids did not have time to whine and complain about work. They didn’t have a chance to think of deals to try to make with me (“If I read this chapter, can I play a Wii game??”). I had a LOT less arguing to do with my older ones about just how much work they would have to do.


Yes, I took the easy way out, planned the day secretly and silently, and I just sprung it on them that morning. They knew it was coming because I was organizing and purging our messy school book corner like a mad woman, but they just did not know which day we were starting. My plan was to wait until after Labor Day, but now that all of our Summer classes and activities and parties were over, everyone was annoying each other. Every game or play time became an argument. Honestly, I was tired of being a referee for Polly Pocket playing (sheesh, girls!!).

So, we started school without any fanfare. And I LOVED IT. So much less pressure to make the day something spectacular. Just focused on the books and it went great!

This year, we are covering these subjects with these books/curricula:

Bible – Lots of memory work here. Right now, they have the first half of Psalm 23 memorized (yes, all five kiddos learned it! Very cute to listen to.). After Psalm 23, we have a lot of individual verses to learn, and I plan to work in some more short chapters again later this year.

Besides memory work, I am also having the older girls read a Proverb a day (which ties into copy work as well). And we will start Bible stories soon, too.

Geography/History – These are combined for the most part. We will be learning about the Greeks. I am not great with keeping up on a timeline, but I am hoping to tie it in to what we learned about Romans last year, then work it into a timeline with the Bible. We shall see how this goes. (FYI – History is NOT my strong suit, and my girls aren’t overly interested in it. I did not purchase a curriculum for it; we are working off what we already have, in addition to a TON of library books from both the children’s and adult sections.)

We are also covering our home state (Illinois). I am not doing too much of the history of it right now. I am focusing mostly on maps – finding it on the globe, on our USA map, and then being able to identify things within a map of the state. We are completing a MY Illinois book with lots of coloring and fact pages. Iris and Lily are the only ones doing this.

Science – This is definitely more child-led than a lot of the other subjects. The kids had mentioned wanting to study the human body, so I am breaking that down in to the body systems. Right now, we are finishing up the Skeletal system. We memorized major bones of the body, facts about the number of bones in different sections of our body, the function and purpose of bones, and other things like that. I am finding it interesting, and the kids are having fun using the bone names in everyday conversation (“I just hurt my coccyx!”). I am trying to keep it light and fun. The older girls had pages to fill out, identifying the bones on a skeleton picture.

I did not purchase a science curriculum either. I am finding library books, along with free curriculum printables online to print out and use.

We are also working on a nature study but have not started it yet. It will probably start later this Fall and go through Winter. We don’t usually do outdoor Winter things for school, but I  would like to do hikes and whatnot during the cold months so we can appreciate the plants and animals we don’t get to see in the Spring/Summer months.

Spelling – We will be using words from other subjects to create our spelling lists. Most recently, we used names of 12 different bones to make up our list. Addy had 3 words (rib, bone and skull) to learn to spell and write.

Writing – We are doing copy work to practice handwriting. Iris and Lily are writing out a few verses from the daily Proverb. Addy works on writing her spelling words. Iris and Lily are also required to NEATLY write their spelling words as handwriting practice.

Reading – There is both group reading and individual reading. For group reading right now, we are finishing up Island of the Blue Dolphin (I forgot how much I really like that book!). The boys don’t seem very interested in it, so they don’t usually stick around for it. I end up reading them little books at a different time. I am also reading a Magic School Bus book that corresponds with our skeletal system study (Case of the Missing Bones).

Math – Iris and Lily are on the next levels of Singapore Math. They are still below their grade level, I believe, in the curriculum’s levels. But, we are moving quickly through them, and Iris is actually much more interested in math this year and doing quite well with it. My (personal) goal is to help them through their current level of books in the next two months, so that they can complete two levels by January. I think they can do it, as long as we stay on track. They are much more open to learning new math ideas this year already, so I am sure they can coast right through their current books and “catch up” to their grade level by Spring. Lily is very good at math, but she doesn’t enjoy doing the work (imagine that!). And last year I was not very pushy with it. I am not worried about them being behind. They can add and subtract like they need to in everyday life; Iris is actually getting much better with adding large numbers and multiplication. I know they will get even faster when they see the NEED for math in more areas of life.

Art – We are working through 1-2-3 Draw Wild Animals for art. This is a library book, and I like that it is very basic with drawing but works up to pretty detailed characters. That allows all of us, even the little ones, to attempt the drawings. I also like how it shows the relationship between simple shapes (circle, oval) and a finished animal picture. I haven’t decided which book to work through next. We do not have art every day. It will most likely be once a week. They do a lot of “crafting” on their own, so I will let them continue that – card making, fairy house building (no, I don’t believe in fairies, but they get rather creative with using boxes from our recycling bag to dress up and make little homes. It is pretty cute…and messy.)

In a different kind of art category, we will be memorizing poetry again. I am amazed that they remember the two poems I rushed to teach them in the Spring. Every now and then, I hear one of them reciting it (perfectly) out loud around the house. :)

Music – Iris and Lily will be participating in the Children’s Choir at church in a few weeks. I will also start up piano lessons again with them. We did not get very far last year with piano; I plan to be much more intentional with setting aside time to teach them. We have borrowed beginner piano books from my mom to use.

Life Skills – I have several things planned for this category. First thing we are working on is cleaning! I have created a chore chard for each of the girls (and for the boys because they wanted one, but theirs mostly just say “behave, listen to mom, and get dressed”). Each girl is responsible for some are of the home – Iris and Lily have a bathroom each to clean, and Addy is responsible for keeping the school/loft floor clean. We also have a marker board on the fridge explaining what must be done before breakfast. I am hoping this cuts down on the amount of demands in the morning, but so far we have had quite a bit of whining when the kids remember the board. They still have to go do the work before they can eat, but my hope is that eventually it will just be automatic to do those things before expecting breakfast.


I included some school work on a couple of the days so far. This incites more whining. Haha! But, they get it done. :) This week, I have been lazy and just required they do the basics – dress, bed, hair, read Bible, tidy room.

Another life skill I would like for them to learn is table setting. I have a book from the library on different ways to set the table for different occasions (formal dinner, brunch, casual dinner, parties, etc). I think it would be nice for them to know the proper way to set a table, all the different silverware pieces, and whatnot. This will also include proper table manners…..we have several that like to chew with their mouths open!

Lastly, I would like at least Iris and Lily to do more with cooking and baking. Iris loves to create snacks; she will ask me to pick 5 ingredients and leave her to create something. Lily has done this on occasion as well. They like being creative in the kitchen, which is great, but I would like for them to learn basic cooking skills, baking skills, and a few other things. I have had Iris write out a recipe I created for dinner the other night. It is good handwriting practice, good math work (fractions and measurements), and spelling practice. Plus, I really like that they have an interest in the kitchen, like their momma. :)

I think that covers everything we have planned for at least this first half of the year. The only curriculum I actually purchased was their math books. Everything else was printed from online or borrowed (from library or another person). My goal was to see how inexpensive we could go this year but still get a full, quality education for them. I think we did a pretty good job meeting my requirements!



Menu Plan: September 1-8

School is in session here. :) We are back at it, full-time, and so far it is going well. A few hiccups of unexpected interruptions, but we are on track and alive. So, I am happy.

Being at home more often to get our schoolwork completed gives me more time in the kitchen to make more foods from scratch. Our menu plan for this week reflects more homemade items, and we only purchased chips and applesauce (unsweetened) as far as processed foods for this week. The chips are very few ingredients and nothing unpronounceable, so I feel happy with that! And the applesauce is because it was cheaper to buy the unsweetened jar than to buy a bunch of bags of apples and make it myself. Soon, though, we will be making some homemade applesauce.


Breakfast Tacos (with homemade refried beans)

Whole-Wheat Banana Pancakes

Fruit and Yogurt Salad with Orange Zest


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies (or blueberry for my one guy that prefers blueberry)

Whole-Wheat Biscuits Topped with an Egg

Whole-Wheat Coffee Cake


Apple Sandwiches, plain yogurt sweetened with honey, carrots and homemade ranch

Cream cheese and jelly on homemade whole-wheat bread, air-popped popcorn, bananas

Quesadillas (on homemade tortillas), applesauce

Snacky lunch (yogurt with honey, banana bread, grapes, veggies and ranch, etc)

Hardboiled eggs, homemade whole-wheat crackers, apple slices

PB&J sandwiches, carrots, strawberries/blueberries

Hummus and cheese mini pitas, veggies and ranch, grapes


Tacos with homemade refried beans and brown rice (and whatever toppings…tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, onion, avocado)

Weeknight Chili, Homemade Cornbread, Salad

Chicken Marsala, Whole-Wheat Pasta, Green beans, applesauce

Whole-Wheat Mac and Cheese, Carrots

Greek Fajitas on Whole-Wheat Pitas, Quinoa, veggies and ranch

Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Salad, Corn

Pork carnitas on homemade tortillas, avocado, Brown Rice, Applesauce

Snacks (All homemade)

Pumpkin Bread Muffins

Bananas with Peanut Butter

Air-popped popcorn

Pita bites (if any leftover mini pitas)

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix

Frozen yogurt pops


Peanut Butter Cookies

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Peanut Butter Fingers

(do you see the theme here with desserts?! mmmm, peanut butter…)

Anyone else changing up their menu now that school is back in session??

Menu Plan: August 15-31

Summer is almost over!! It has been a crazy, busy, fun, stressful, wonderful Summer. We had so much happen over the past 2 1/2 months; it feels like forever since we did any schoolwork!

I planned out our meals for the next two weeks, and I pre-made a bunch of the breakfast options – 25 breakfast burritos, 29 crepes (filled with Nutella…mmmm), 30 Pumpking Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (new recipe – deelish!), and 34 Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Balls. LOVE having some homemade, healthy items for the kids to choose from and not having to cook up a whole meal each morning!


Pancakes x 2

Waffles x 4

Eggs x 2

Cereal x 2

Breakfast Burritos OR Granola Bars and yogurt x 3

Crepes OR Oatmeal Bars and fruit x 3

Oatmeal x 2


Chicken Salad

Leftovers x 6

PB&J x 4

Snacky lunch x 4

Church Jamboree!!


PB Crackers, fruit, chips


Creamy Veggie Casserole

Sirloin Roast, Carrots and Potatoes, Salad (gluten-free)

Mexican Cheesy Rice (meatless)

Round Roast, Carrots, Green Beans (gluten-free)

Corn Chowder (meatless and gluten-free)

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Pizza x 2

Mac and Cheese (meatless) x 2

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Teriyaki chicken (gluten-free)

Fettuccine Alfredo (meatless)

Crockpot BBQ Chicken (gluten-free)

Chicken Paleo Piccata (gluten-free)

Bacon Tortellini Bake x 2

Chicken Taco Bake

Homemade to Make


Breakfast Burritos

PB Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites (gluten and dairy free)

Crackers (such a yummy recipe; I will share it soon!)

Granola Bars (regular and the pumpkin chocolate chip ones)

Oatmeal Balls (peanut butter, chocolate chips, agave nectar, chia seeds, wheat germ, vanilla)