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Monday Menu Plan: 4/9-4/15

Yesterday was Easter. Our morning consisted of being particularly lazy, and then making these cute little Rice Krispy Easter egg treats inspired by a recipe I found on Pinterest:

Homemade Rice Krispy Easter Egg Treats: yep, these were awesome.

Afterwards we polished up and headed over to my Gramma’s to hang out with my awesome family and eat copious amounts (that is an understatement) of good food. What is it about holidays that causes so much overeating to take place? The amount of food I ate just for dinner yesterday is comparable to how much food I might consume over the course of 24 hours on a normal day. Oy.

This morning as I reluctantly scribbled down a meal plan I wanted to think of anything but food, as I now have a foodbaby AND a food hangover.

From now on I will refer to Easter as “Feaster”, a term my mom’s friend Beth threw out there as I complained of my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad too-much-food-blahs this morning on Facebook. Thank goodness there are months of recuperating time between large food holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, (F)Easter and the 4th of July. Otherwise my stomach would be curled up crying in a corner somewhere right now. Time to eat a lot of salad, dig out the 30 Day Shred dvd and hop on that wagon again. Gah!

More food: adorable cookies made by my cousins!

How do you recover from holiday overeating? Share with us in the comments section below!

Breakfasts: quick oats, eggs & toast, fresh fruit

Lunches: Easter leftovers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, egg salad or curried chickpea salad sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies

Snacks: fresh fruit and veggies, veggie straws, goldfish crackers, spinach & fruit smoothies


  • roasted chicken thighs
  • baked brown rice (Click the link. Seriously, my fave mush-free way to cook brown rice.)
  • sauteed green beans
  • scrambled eggs
  • toast
  • raw pepper strips and broccoli spears
  • Eating out in NYC (Emma’s birthday trip)
  • baked ground turkey taquitos
  • corn salad
  • homemade pizza
  • spinach side salad
  • baked eggplant parmesan
  • quinoa
  • spinach side salad
What’s on your menu plan this week? Share in the comments section below! If you blog your own menu plan, leave a link so we can check it out. And if you want information on how to plan a weekly menu, click HERE.