Showing posts from May, 2016

Menu Plan Monday: May 2-8, 2016

Join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

How is it May already?  This year is just flying by and we are almost to the half-way point of 2016!  Time seems to just go by so fast, and I am sure it feels that way because our life is so hectic.  Thank goodness for my menu plan each week or there is no way I could keep it together enough to cook dinner most nights.  And then there are the nights where we are soo busy there is no eating at home.
Before I get to my regular menu plan for the week I wanted to take a minute to share my Kentucky Derby Menu plan for 2016 since this Saturday is the Kentucky Derby.  You can find that menu here.  
Here's what I have planned for this week:
Monday:  Pork loin cooked in the crockpot, Low Carb Mac 'n Cheese for Grownups, My Grandmother's Green Beans
Tuesday:  Eating Out
Wednsday:  Taco Salad
Thursday:  Eating Out
Friday:  Eating Out
Saturday:  Hamburgers, Sauteed Mushrooms, Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes, corn on the cob

The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen: The 12 Most Pesticide Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables and the Fifteen Cleanest

I am not a whole food momma by any means.  You will find some processed goodies in my pantry for my kids, we eat dry cereal, and I don't always buy organic.  However, I am doing better than I used to.  I am learning more about GMO foods, the difference between organic and conventional grown produce, what raw milk is, and about RBGH free dairy.  I have changed my food habits immensely over the past few years, and I am on a journey to becoming a whole food momma, but I am not quite there yet.
In my journey I have learned about the USDA Dirty Dozen  list.  It's a list of the most pesticide contaminated fruits and vegetables, and is updated each year by the USDA.  If you can't afford to buy organic all the time, you will want to consider splurging to buy organic when purchasing items on this list.  Many of the items can actually be grown easily yourself, so you could also consider growing them as well.
This year's list is out and it includes:
1.  Strawberries 2.  Apples 3…