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)
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.
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)
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.