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Granola (p.92), banana oatmeal black raspberry muffins (subbed wild black raspberries for the chocolate chips in this recipe, p. 96), peanut butter toast
Tuna Pinwheels (subbed tuna for the turkey in this recipe, p. 111), leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Lime and Garlic Chicken (p. 184), Skillet Millet (recipe coming soon!), Creamy Cucumber Salad (p. 205)
Tuesday: Chickpeas with Potatoes and Peas (p. 138), green salad
Wednesday: Taco Platters
Thursday: Fish Tacos (with homemade Whole Wheat & Flax Flour Tortillas, p. 217)
Friday: Omelette Wraps (p. 124), Colourful Cabbage Salad (p.207)
Saturday: Out at my niece's birthday party
Sunday: Cheesy Mac & Beef Skillet (p. 148)
In keeping with my local and organic challenge, I'd also like to note the local and/or organic items on this week's menu:
Organic: coconut, canola oil, brown sugar (in granola), cane sugar (in coffee/tea), raisins (in granola), sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), flax seeds (in bread), millet, bananas, lemons, green onions, tortilla chips, popcorn
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, cucumbers, red peppers, cabbage, chicken legs and ground beef (from VG Meats), milk, eggs, sour cream
Local AND organic: oats (in granola), sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), milk (used to make yogurt), lettuce (from West Hamilton Produce Cooperative*), arugula, raspberries and herbs from our backyard garden, wild black raspberries (foraged)
*The WHPC produce is not "certified organic" but is pesticide-free.
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.
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