Monday, February 28, 2011

Meal Plan Monday - Week of February 28th

On our recent vacation, I read Crazy Sexy Diet from cover to cover - and loved it! Not only was it another nudge in the direction I needed (away from vegan junk food towards back towards a mostly whole-foods diet) but also a real eye opener in terms of self renewal.

As you may (or may not) know, I'm big on "me time" . . . but apparently, I've been going about it the wrong way. I've been choosing activities that - while they are all really fun - just place more events on my calendar rather than really giving me time to reconnect with myself. And as an introvert my nature, I'm starting to find that I really need that!

So, I'm excited to embark on the CSD three-week cleanse tomorrow - both to kick-start the return to a nutrient-dense diet and to (hopefully!) finally establish a daily, self-renewal routine that keeps me balanced. That said, my meal plan is a little in flux this week as I prepare for three weeks without sugar, gluten, caffeine and (of course) animal products and filled with (mostly) raw, alkalizing foods. Wish me luck!

Advance Preparation
Make veggie tray (Jim)
Make pecan butter
Make almond milk
Make kombucha

Breakfast: Green smoothie, whole wheat toast
Lunch: Out
Dinner: Mac & trees (recipe coming soon)

Breakfast: Fruit & oatmeal (kids); green juice & fruit (me)
Lunch: Everyday Chickpea-Quinoa Salad
Dinner: Creamy Zucchini Fettuccine

Breakfast: Green smoothie & fruit (kids); green juice & green smoothie (me)
Lunch: Tofu salad wraps & fruit (kids); tofu salad on green salad & fruit (me)
Dinner: Creamed corn, steamed broccoli & asparagus

Breakfast: Green smoothie & oatmeal (kids); green juice & fruit (me)
Lunch: Out
Dinner: Soft Broccoli Polenta; salad

Breakfast: Green smoothie & fruit (kids); green juice & fruit (me)
Lunch: Veggie pitas & fruit (kids); Everyday Chickpea-Quinoa Salad (me)
Dinner: Gravy bowl (brown rice, mustard greens, tofu, chickpea gravy)

Breakfast: Green smoothie & oatmeal (kids); green juice & green smoothie (me)
Lunch: PB&J on whole wheat; cut veggies
Dinner: Out

Breakfast: Pancakes (kids); green juice & fruit (me)
Lunch: Soup & salad
Dinner: Miso soup & veggie sushi


  1. Interested to hear how the CSD goes! What is green juice? And where can I find the Creamy Zucchini Fettucini recipe?

  2. I'm optimistic . . . it has that whole self-renewal aspect which is what I know I need (but have never made time to do).

    The green juice had cucumber, mustard greens, romaine, celery, apple and pear. It was pretty good (for green juice). :)

    Creamy Zucchini Fettuccini recipe goes up on Friday. I will divulge that the cream sauce was AMAZING!!!