Meal Plan Monday in MA

16 06 2008



I’m happy to announce our household is expecting a new wee one early February! And to jump into the world of eating for two, this week’s menu has notes for each meal on those key nutrients needed during pregnancy. I’m going to try to plan lunches next week too to make sure I’m eating well and not defaulting to potato chips!
Without further delay, here’s this week’s menu (** recipes are below or linked to the recipe)

Monday: Turkey Meatloaf and Creamed Spinach** (protein, vitamins A & C, calcium, iron, fiber)
Tuesday: 3-Bean Chili** and sour cream (Protein, iron, vit. A & C, folic acid, fiber, calcium)
Wed: Mushroom & Spinach Quiche**(I’ll sub onion for the leek) and a dark leafy salad (Protein, calcium, vit. A, iron, folic acid)
Thurs: Beef Fajitas** with salad and yogurt (Protein, vit. A & C, iron, folic acid, calcium)
Friday: Leftovers
Sat: Spaghetti** and a veggie medley (Protein, calcium, vit. A & C, B vitamins, iron, folic acid, fiber)
Sun: Beef Lo Mein (stir fry noodles with leftover beef, carrots, onions, etc…See Thursday)

If you need to get back to I’m an Organizing Junkie, here’s the link. Otherwise, keep reading for recipes adapted from “Eating for Pregnancy” by Catherine Jones.

Creamed Spinach
10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, cooked & draines
1 Tbs butter
2 Tbs chopped onion
1 Tbs flour
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Saute onion in melted butter. Add flour and continue to saute for 30 seconds, then add the milk, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring unti lsmooth and slightly thickened, about 1-3 minutes. Add the spinach and cheese and stir to heat through. Season with salt & pepper. (makes about 3 servings)

3-Bean Chili
I started typing this out, but this recipe is way too long. Let me know if you want it, I’ll get it to you.

Spaghetti Tomato Sauce
1 Tbs olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
Dried oregano & italian seasonings to taste
1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes
Heat the oil. Add the garlic and seasonings and cook for 30 seconds. Add the tomoatoes, stir and simmer for 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Use with enriched thin spaghetti (and parmesan cheese!).

Eat well at I’m an Organizing Junkie with more meal plan ideas.



4 responses

16 06 2008

Your menu sounds great! Is the 3-bean chili meat-free by chance?

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Wishing you a healthy, uneventful 9 months!

16 06 2008

Hi Colleen,
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and congratulations!!
Elk is yummy! Very mild flavored and hardly any fat!

As for salmon…I’m going to try to link a few of my recipes, but if they don’t work, just go to the recipe category and I think I have two or three recipes there.

Hopefully those work. We make salmon quite often, and three recipes above are ones I use the most.

I also melt butter and just put seasonings over it as well.

Can’t wait to browse your site.

16 06 2008

Congratulations! You’re menu looks great!

16 06 2008
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