Category Archives: Lunch

Menu Plan Monday!

It’s time again for Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie!

Here’s what I have planned through Wednesday. Wednesday we meet with an allergist at the leading children’s hospital in our region and Maya’s diet will likely change significantly. Again. Thursday is also my regular grocery shopping day, so that works out nicely 🙂

Breakfasts:

Lunches:

  • Leftovers
  • Beans and Quinoa

Dinners:

  • Chili con Carne
  • Something creative and yummy with boneless skinless chicken breasts….with potatoes and some other sort of side….
  • Breakfast for Dinner

Maya Suppers

  • Beans, lots of beans, as it’s her only great source of protein right now
  • “Egg” Drop Soup from VegWeb
  • She’ll have plenty of leftovers.

Maya Update:

I’m trying to feed her very mild, non acidic foods right now as her reflux has worsened considerably. After speaking with the allergy dietitian I was told to take Maya to the allergist they have on site so all the doctors needed for her care could be on the same page and have easy access to each other so we can get some help in feeding/treating Maya. Right now her food is severely limited and I’m very worried about protein, B vitamins, iron, and calcium deficiencies. Just about anything substantial and filling gives her projectile reflux, thus the very mild menu this week. Your prayers would be much appreciated as we meet with yet another set of doctors to try and help Maya.

Happy planning and be sure to check out Organizing Junkie for more menu ideas!

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Loaded Potato Soup (Dairy Free!)

 

 

 

 

 

*This is kind of a non recipe recipe. I don’t measure my spices, I just throw them in, taste, and adjust accordingly.*

Loaded Potato Soup

Ingredients:

6-7 cups peeled, cubed potatoes

1 large onion, diced

Salt to taste

Pepper to Taste

Onion Powder to taste

Garlic Powder to taste

Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Blend to taste

Earth’s Balance Buttery Spread

6-8 Slices Bacon, crisped and crumbled

Directions:

Boil potatoes and onions until potatoes are fork tender. (approximately 16 minutes) Don’t drain! Add in the Earth’s Balance, I used about 1/2 a cup, and your spices and mash until soupy. Taste and adjust until you have the flavor you want, serve, and garnish with bacon crumbles.

So this recipe isn’t really a recipe so much as a springboard for ideas. Next time I think I might add browned sausage and forgo the bacon to make it a more filling meal. If you have broth on hand, like vegetable or chicken broth, drain those potatoes and replace the liquid with that! I can’t do chicken and I was out of veggie broth, so I just used the starchy cooking water.

Another way to make this is to use leftover mashed potatoes. That’s essentially what we made here, just soupified. Yes, new word, haha. I would  add water or broth, spices to taste, and sauteed onions to the mashed potatoes and just make soup from that. Super easy, right?

I hope this ‘recipe’ is helpful to you! Take the idea and run with it! It’s another totally adaptable, customizable dish that you can tailor to fit your needs without much effort! Enjoy and please let me know how it goes!

As always, if you have any questions or need anything, you’re welcome to contact me! Look in the About page and you’ll see my contact information 🙂

Have a happy day!

~Lindsey