Menu Planning for February 2, 2013

I am trying to combat boredom on my three week food rotation.  The first two weeks were fine, but the last week that I just finished was seriously the most boring food week ever, so I have been scouring Pinterest for new ideas.  (You can find me on Pinterest here).   I try to remind myself that I won’t have to eat like this forever.  I am doing what I have to do to make myself better.  I have to adhere to this strict eating plan until at least June.  (I’ll take my food intolerance test again in May, but I won’t actually get the results until June.)

If many of my food intolerances have gone away by then, I will know I am on the right path to healing.  Because I don’t have any external symptoms or signs that let me know I am getting better, I just have to trust that I am.  Did I mention I am not the best at trusting?  I’ll just continue to monitor how I am feeling physically, which is already so much better than I was feeling in July when I first went to my new doctor.  That alone is a tremendous improvement.

Here is our menu plan:

The Family’s Plan (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Lunch–leftover Sloppy Toms on gluten free buns, chips, carrot sticks
Dinner–Enchilada Pie, guacamole, lettuce, tomato

Lunch–Beef Stew with potatoes and carrots

Swiss Chard Soup with Gluten Free Pasta

Corn Tortilla Taco Casserole, Guacamole, Lettuce, Tomatoes

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup (adapted to be dairy and gluten free)

Chicken Pesto Soup


My Plan (Paleo Auto Immune, Rotation Week One)

Lunch–meal out with husband
Dinner–Rib Eye steak, butternut squash fries

Lunch–hamburger patty, Swiss chard, silky acorn squash soup
Dinner–Cod fish, butternut squash fries

Lunch–Hamburger Patty, Swiss Chard, spaghetti squash
Dinner–Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon, Cod Fish

Lunch–Meatball soup with Baby bok choy and spaghetti squash
Dinner–Cod Fish, butternut squash fries, Swiss chard

Lunch–Halibut, acorn squash, Swiss Chard
Dinner–Turkey patty, butternut squash fries

Lunch–Cod, Swiss chard, spaghetti squash
Dinner–Meatball soup with baby bok choy, spaghetti squash

Lunch–Hamburger, butternut squash fries
Dinner–Turkey patty, whatever vegetables are left on this rotation

Isn’t it funny?  I look at this list and think how redundant it is, but even if we are not limited by food rotations, don’t we all often eat the same foods?  My son eats peanut butter and jelly almost every day for lunch.  After my stomach is better, I am going to make sure to enjoy a variety of foods!

For more meal ideas, visit Menu Planning Monday, Menu Monday  and Gluten Free Menu Swap.


  1. I often get bored with my own meals, just because I get into a rut. It’s easy to just prepare the same meals that I know my family will enjoy. The GF Menu Swap helps encourage me to try new recipes and meals. But, I guess that’s harder when you have additional restrictions on your diet.

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