Monday, February 04, 2008

Menu --February 4th

This week I have been working on healthy whole foods meals. Most of recipes that I will be preparing are new. They sound delicious and I am eager to try them out!

Also, I have included some more snack ideas at the end of the post ---great for kiddos. Thanks to the many that contributed some of their ideas last time.

Caramelized Tofu

Caramelized Tofu w/ brussel sprouts
Trader Joes Harvest Grain Blend (Israeli couscous, Orzo, Baby Garbanzo Bean, Red Quinoa)

Vegetarian Lentil Burgers
Chickpea Veggie Burgers (with Avocado Slices, Tomatoes, Sprouts, Sweet Onions on Whole Wheat Bun)
Homemade Sweet Potato French Fries

Vegetarian Asian Hot Pot
(I will be using veggie broth)
Asian Slaw - Dress a bag of slaw mix with an Asian ginger Sesame dressing; garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sliced almonds.

Grilled Cheese w/ apples and ginger sauce
Salad w/ shredded Carrots, Cabbage, Corn, black beans

Campanelle in a Creamy Garlic Sauce with Baked Garlic/Herb Shrimp ( I am going to create my own version adapted from this blog post)
Fresh Greens w/ Apricots, Gorgonzola Cheese, Pecans
Toasted Garlic Bread

Leek, Gorgonzola, Rosemary and Potato Soup
Multi-Grain Rolls

Here are some more snack ideas for you and your young ones.


Organic natural nut and seed butters are a good source of protein and makes a healthy snack paired with the following foods (we like to use organic peanut and almond butters---cashew is nice too):

Spread on chunks of apple

Spread on toast with a slice of cheddar or Swiss cheese

Sandwiched between two waffles or pancakes

Spread on wheat tortilla, topped with a banana and rolled


When the bag of toasted O’s cereal isn’t enough or your child needs variety, do it yourself trail mixes are an easy “to go” snack. Here are some suggestions:

Handful of toasted O’s cereal mixed with raisins

Handful of granola mixed with dried apricots and cranberries

Handful of dried fruit chunks mixed with wheat pretzels

Handful of toasted pumpkin seeds mixed with dried fruit chunks


  1. Anonymous7:42 PM

    That tofu recipe looks terrific... I'm trying out one myself this week (a broccoli & tofu stir fry). Have a good week!

  2. What a great, healthy menu! :)
    That Vegetarian Asian Hot Pot looks great. I'm bookmarking it-thanks for the link.
    Have a great week!

  3. I love the photos of the food. It just looks delicious.

  4. Looks like a fantastic menu this week! The Hot Pot looks great; I'll have to save that recipe for the future!

    Have a great week!

  5. i like the own trail mix snack tip, I have been looking for more ideas for the lunch boxes.

  6. Uh... yuuuummmmm !! I have already had dinner but I am now salivating all over my keyboard ! ha ha. I've bookmarked your blog ... I'll be back for sure !! LOOKS GREAT !!

    My Menu Plan Monday is here

  7. Sounds wonderful, great menu. Thanks for sharing!

    My Menu Plan is up too :)

  8. Wow that soup looks really yum. All those pics have made me hungry. Have a great week.


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