monday goals + original food menu plan #5

Original food menu plans for this week:
1. taco salad: black bean, corn, and tomato salsa over mixed spring greens {we will see if the kids like this one! ;)}
2. summer fruit and veggies- squash, corn on the cob, field peas, and watermelon
3. pinto beans and basmati rice w/ nutritional yeast
4. baked potatoes and leftover beans
5. zucchini pizzas {the kids will get real pizza crust w/raw cashew butter :)}
6. vegan gluten-free blueberry buckwheat pancakes {the kids love pancakes, so I'm trying to find a very basic recipe without eggs and wheat- I'd prefer no flour of any kind though, so if you know of any, please let me know! :D}
7. dinner out!

salad w/ nutritional yeast and homemade dressing
pb&js and carrots for the kiddos
beans + rice
fruit + nuts
lunch out
avocados + rice
baked potatoes

oatmeal w/maple syrup
frozen banans
frozen fruit

I'm excited about this week's goals! If the Lord wills, I hope to:

the dishes are definitely on my to-do list for today! :D
sew 1 pillow for the girls
paint two projects
help paint ceiling
wash the dishes each day
2 loads of laundry each day
teach fitness classes and take others
work on cash budgeting system {we are trying it again}
list two things for sale for $10 business
make crockpot beans
stay off the internet during the day except for designated times {the 12 hour challenge}

keep working on my memory verses for this month
work on new combat choreography

3 chapters of The Ministry of Motherhood*
aloud to the kids each weekday

patient: pray each morning specifically for patience to treat my family with love even when I'm frustrated

What are your plans this week? I'd love to hear! :D


  1. I love your blog! I admire how you achieve so much throughout your day and I find you inspirational.
    God Bless you.

  2. Great goals! Since I work I am on the computer all day so I get tired of looking at it. That is why I don't have a regular post on Friday and Saturday. If I didn't have it for work, I might have the opposite problem.

  3. Ha!! Your sink looks like mine right now.

  4. Ooooh! Please let us know how the vegan, gluten-free pancakes turn out. I'm always on the hunt for a good gluten-free pancake recipe. And if its vegan, even better!

  5. For flour-free vegan pancakes - try googling vegan almond flour pancakes. There are many recipes out there. :) I'm sure there are also versions using rolled oats if you allow that in your diet. :)

  6. 3 ingredient banana pancakes from : 2 over ripe bananas, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter

  7. Oh, I apologize. I didn't see that you said Vegan.

  8. So I have a question.. I have been doing bodypump for four months and am builidng up my weights. I don't want to get bulky looking how much do you lift for your muscle groups? Thanks for your time.

  9. Hi there, I found your blog from the Mama's Write website. I'm so glad I stumbled on here too. I feel like God has been working on me about being more intentional about planning out my day so seeing your post was confirmation of what I've been seeing. Hope to meet you at the conference.

  10. Have you tried using Coconut Flour? I have just recently started to cut out wheat & other flours (I am eating a mostly Paleo diet) and I'm having a lot of fun with it! I've made excellent coconut flour waffles (somehow seems to work better than pancakes which seem to break easily). I'm using this recipe here: You can substitute the eggs with 1 Tbs ground flaxseed mixed with 3 Tbs of water (per egg). Applesauce can also sub for eggs, but you'll need to experiment :-)


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