Our Weekly Menu July 15-22

 

This week’s menu is ready to go. We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison.  I encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.

Monday: Hamburgers wrapped in a Lettuce Bun

Tuesday: Quesadilla style Tacos for Taco Tuesday (S or E depending on Cheese)

Wednesday: Cheesy Meatball Soup (S) Saw this recipe on Pinterest and I had to add to our menu this week.

Thursday: Chicken Marsala with Dream-Field Pasta (E) Pull out the Instapot, this recipe looks delicious!

Friday: Family Pizza Night (S) with Fathead Pizza Crust (S).  This crust looks promising on our quest for the perfect THM option.

Saturday: AirFryer Mahi Mahi Tacos (E or S) * See Recipe Below

Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner (S)- with breakfast sandwiches on  Low Carb Bagels

 

For My Sweet Tooth:

 

Chocolate Breakfast Cookies (S) Who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast or chocolate, yum?

1 minute Low Carb Brownie (S) I think I’m craving chocolate.

Insta-Pot Chocolate Zucchini Cake (S) Yes, more chocolate! We will see which one is our favorite chocolate recipe!

 

Recipe

Air Fry-ed Mahi Mahi Tacos (E)

Ingredients

For the Fish:

  • 3- 4 fillets of Mahi Mahi
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lime
  • pinch of salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup baking blend

For the Taco:

  • low carb tortillas
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • Tablespoon of lime
  • 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans
  • 1 bag of baby kale
  • sugar-free salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat airfryer to 390 degrees. Cut Mahi Mahi into fork sized pieces and add to a bowl. Blend onion powder, paprika, the juice of half a lime, salt and pepper. Marinade for 20 mins.
  2. Coat the Mahi Mahi and coat with baking blend. Place fish into airfyer and cook for 15 minutes. If you airfryer is smaller, you may have to do in shifts.
  3. Combine greek yogurt with a Tablespoon of lime and some salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. You may choose to toast or broil your low-carb tortillas in the oven to warm them.
  5. Assemble your tacos with fish, beans, yogurt blend, kale and salsa.

Summer Family Adventures Week 6

Week 6

Looking for a way to organize your summer goals, check out our Summer Family Adventures.  Each day, during the the week, we have an academic goal, life skill or sports activity.  Weekends are reserved for a fun family adventure.

Here are our week 6 goals:

Monday: Cooking with Math- Making Popsicles 

Tuesday: Aberdeen Beads and Brushes hosts a Weekly Toddler Art lesson for $5.00.  Time to get out and create!

Wednesday: Life Skill Discovery-Water Safety at the Swimming Pool

Thursday: Sport’s Day-Born Learning Trail in Cartage, NC

Friday: Science Fun: Weymouth Center and Gardens

 

Family Adventure

Prepare for Camp

A Trip Back in Time

An impromptu trip to the local library in Houghton, MI lead way to a marvelous lesson in history, food and fun.

Last week, we traveled up to the Lake District of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  While out exploring and visiting with family, we stopped in to the local library. Invited to join in the history lesson at Portage Lake District Library, we met dynamic National Historic Park Ranger, Katie Keller. Ms. Keller captivated, entertained and taught us the history of immigrants of Cornwall England, what it was like to work underground in the copper minds and what unique heritage they brought to the area. During this particular lesson, the kids ages 4-12 learned how to make a Cornish Pasty, created their own with playdough and then were treated to the most delicious locally crafted pasty.

This local gem of a program is well worth the visit. Get a taste of the culture, customs and cheerful welcome of the community. Just check out some of the pictures from this most creative event.  Then, stop in and say hi to Chris and Katie.

Summer Family Adventures Week 5

Week 5

Looking for a way to organize your summer goals, check out our Summer Family Adventures.  Each day, during the the week, we have an academic goal, life skill or sports activity.  Weekends are reserved for a fun family adventure.

Here are our week 5 goals:

Monday: Life Skill Discovery: Writing Thank you Letters

Tuesday: Aberdeen Beads and Brushes hosts a Weekly Toddler Art lesson for $5.00.  Time to get and create!

Wednesday: Math Fun: Making Rock Candy  page 28 of the book, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids

Thursday: Foaming Slim Page 46 of the Book, Outdoor Science Lab for Kids 

Friday: Sports Day, Family Bike Ride

Family Adventure

Zoo Trip: A quick trip to a local Zoo make for a fun and easy adventure:

 

Aloha Safari Zoo 

North Carolina Zoo

 

Our Weekly Menu

This week’s menu is ready to go. Following a week of vacation, it will be so nice to get back on plan! I follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison.  I encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.

Monday: Lemon Cream Chicken (S) Page 222 from the book Trim Healthy Table. Make plain chicken taste amazing with this simple but delicious recipe.

Tuesday: Ranch Hand Taco Salad (E).  Page 200 from the book Trim Healthy Table. This recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it over some long-grain rice or another ancient grain cooked up in the insta-pot.

Wednesday: Firecracker Salmon(S) Page 230 from the book Trim Healthy Table

Thursday: Spaghetti Night with DreamField Pasta or Low Carb Noodles and Sugar-Free Sauce (E).

Friday: Family Pizza Night with a Low Carb option (S).

Saturday: Hillbilly Chicken (S) Like the bacon wrapped  chicken from a couple weeks ago, this is a similar find with a creative yummy twist.

Sunday: Zesty Tuna Patties (S) Page 234 in the book Trim Healthy Table!

For My Sweet Tooth:

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade (FP) Summertime heat getting to you? Try this refreshing frosted drink!

Green-Tea Energies Bites (S), I’ll be substituting Baking Blend for Almond Flour and using a sugar-free option instead of the maple syrup.

Coconut Treat Squares (S) Low Carb and Sugar-Free, these squares are wonderful delicious and simple to create.


Summer Family Adventures Week 4

Summer Family Adventures

Week 4

Looking for a way to organize your summer goals, check out our Summer Family Adventures.  Each day, during the the week, we have an academic goal, life skill or sports activity.  Weekends are reserved for a fun family adventure.

Here are our week 3 goals:

Monday: Sports Day at the Beach: Waterworks Public Beach in Calumet, MI

Tuesday: Exploring Science at a Gem Museum in Houghton, MI

Wednesday: 4th of July Fun – 4th of July Parade and Fireworks 

Thursday: Cooking with Math – and exploring art through gardening 

Friday: Life Skill Discovery- Fire Safety around Fireworks  check out this adorable video to help teach the safety of fireworks

Family Adventure

Summer Vacation

On the road again!! Our family is traveling to see family this week!