Monthly Archives: January 2014

Spaghetti, Egg Cups, and Empanadas

Sounds like an interesting week from the title huh? I am excited, David really helped me pick out recipes for this week. We picked from The 21-Day Sugar Detox and Primal Cravings.

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As for the empanadas…

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The empanadas are out of this world! And that cookbook… Stays in the kitchen 😉

As for the menu, here it is.

Weekly Menu
Sunday
B- PaleOMG Waffles
L- Taco Soup (recipe coming!)
D- Chicken Enchilada Empanadas from Primal Cravings
Breakfasts/Snacks: Sausage-Egg cups to-go from Primal Cravings; Bacon-eggs and fruit; Orange with nuts; Apple with sun butter; some sort of muffin will be baked Wednesday (my midweek prep night)
Monday
L-Taco soup
D- Chicken enchilada soup with rice
*Prep for meatloaf, roast veggies, and purée cauliflower
Tuesday
L- Hot dog salads
D- Mexican meatloaf (from The 21 Day Sugar Detox)
Wednesday
L- Meatloaf leftovers with roasted broccoli and puréed cauliflower
D- Spaghetti squash bolognese (from The 21 Day Sugar Detox)
Thursday
L- Meatloaf leftovers with roasted sweet potato
D- Spaghetti leftovers
Friday
L- Hot dog salads
D- Paleo orange chicken (from Health-Bent blog)

Looks like a tasty week. We just have to finish up the egg cups then we are off the prep day clock!

This weekend was a busy one… Crossfit Candor hosted a hero WOD on Saturday. Clovis– 10 miles and 150 burpee pull ups. It was hard but, like all hero wods, worth it. Happy we could honor a fallen solider this way.

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It was awesome having a partner on that 10 mile loop… Very long loop!

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We had over 20 people complete the WOD– so awesome and that’s just some of the awesome girls I work out with above 🙂

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Post WOD I think the beverage of choice was a Fit Aid. It’s so convenient to have a little store upstairs with paleo goodies! Crossfit Candor supplies all sorts of paleo options!

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Anything from Steve’s Paleo is amazing… Love the fig bar!

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Leo is ready for bed… So off we go!

Y’all have a great week!

*A special thanks to everyone that supports my blog. I love interacting with you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. And in person, no link for that 😉 I appreciate each of you and love to hear from you!

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Weekly Meal Plan

If you missed my earlier post— check it out for some pictures 🙂

Weekly Menu
Sunday Recap 
L- Had a coupon for Zoe’s Kitchen so we ordered the Chicken Kabobs with grilled veggies and grilled potatoes (yah for coupons!)
D- Mushroom Gravy Slow Cooked Rump Roast (amazing recipe from PaleOMG)

Breakfast and Snacks for the week: Banola from The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally; Banana Vanilla Bean N’Oatmeal from The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes for Any Program Level; Gelatin Jigglers from The Paleo Parents; Egg muffins

Monday
L- Zoe’s leftovers over a big green salad
D- Pizza Spaghetti Pie from PaleOMG
Tuesday
L- Roast leftovers or spaghetti pie leftovers
D- Applegate hot dog with kraut; spinach salad with pumpkin seeds, apple, and balsamic
Wednesday
L- Spaghetti pie leftovers
D- Paleo group from Crossfit Candor meets for dinner at Jalapeno’s (they have a paleo menu even!)
Thursday
L- Paleo taco soup (no recipe, just throwing things together)
D- Taco soup with a little no-corn bread (plan to use a recipe like this from Our Paleo Life… which is a new blog, to me, and I love it!)
Friday
L- Leftover soup (sometimes this happens, back to back menu items, but it is the end of the week… grace here!)
D- Hamburgers… grilling and even making these buns from Against All Grain. I will do some sort of salad and some sweet potato fries (baked).

That’s it! I have found it is easier for me to share what we had on Sunday rather than trying to guess what we will have the week before. Lately I have been shopping here and there on the weekends and I would like to get in the habit of planning on Saturday and starting the menu on Sunday. We will see how long that takes 🙂

Have a great week y’all!

Affiliate links were included in this post. The links will allow me to receive a small percentage of sales which helps fund the blog! So use the links to make purchases and know the Cookin’ Up Life team appreciates it… the team being: David the kitchen manager, Leo the editor/approver, and myself the blogger!