What’s for dinner?
My oldest daughter is my I-want-to-know-what-and-when-we-are-eating-at-all-times. This was cute for about a minute and then I realized if I wanted to
keep my sanity put an end to the every-3-hours-question, I needed to have a plan. As a result, I’m in the habit of creating weekly meal plans. I am NOT a person who plans out every meal and snack, I just focus on dinner. I let the my girls choose what they would like to eat for breakfast and lunch.
HOWEVER, I will say that when I was new to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I did plan every meal and every snack so I knew ahead time what I could eat. When you are changing your eating habits it is crucial to know ahead of time what you are going to eat so you don’t fall back into your old eating/snacking habits like grabbing a bag of chips. You need to re-program your brain to reach for different foods when you are hungry. This is hard at first, but gets easier with time.
Anywho, let me say right off the bat, I am not a cook. I’m learning a lot about substitutions for the SCD Diet and finding fabulous recipes on Pinterest and blogs that are SCD compatible. I want to HELP YOU find those yummy recipes because they aren’t always on a dedicated SCD-friendly website. So every week I will share some SCD safe recipes I have discovered to help you cut down on your time to put food on the table.
Here’s the menu for the week! Enjoy!
I mentioned this recipe on Facebook earlier this week. Prepping for the week is crucial. Whip up a batch of this on Sunday and eat it for breakfast during the week. I heat up olive oil in a pan, throw these in and warm up some already-cooked veggies from the fridge. It’s filling and it is so YUMMY! I crave this stuff! PLUS, my kids love it too.
Taking noodles out of my diet was a bit shocking at first. However, zucchini noodles will not leave you feeling heavy in the stomach like regular pasta. This is a perfect spring/summer recipe! Make the zucchini noodles on Sunday so on Monday night this dinner can be made in under 20!
I LOVE me some avocado. If you’ve never tried avocado on Chicken or fish you are totally missing out! This has a marinade, but only for 15 minute so it’s totally doable even if you forget to do it ahead of time (like I ALWAYS do). This is a grilled recipe, but if you are in a pinch due to weather or time- you could also throw it in the oven and broil it – (my idea, not the chef)
I do not make hot dish very often anymore. Here in Minnesota the go-to ingredient is usually cream-of-something and that is not legal on the SCD. So imagine my surprise when I found a SCD friendly hot dish/casserole! To make it 100% SCD compliant skip the onion and garlic powder and use the real deal. Those powders tend to have anti-caking agents in them that have starch (aka: illegal).
This is an easy-weeknight meal that can be eaten for lunch the next day. Again with the avocado, I know – I can’t help myself! Pair this with a pile of veggies and a side of fruit and you will be surprised at how filling it is!
Okay so we were pretty frugal during the week with the homemade sausage and the egg salad so come Friday we get to splurge. Doesn’t your mouth just water looking at this plate? This recipe has a MARINADE. Put it together on Thursday night while you are waiting for the eggs to boil then it will be all ready to grill when you get home from work on Friday. Add a glass of wine and some friends and you’ve got yourself a party!
This recipe takes a little more time so it’s perfect for a Saturday dinner. If you don’t have ramekins, don’t worry you can also cook this in a casserole dish. If butter gives you trouble, try using ghee.
Which recipe are you going to try this week or will you go whole-hog and try them all? Let me know which ones you liked!
Blessings on your week!