Meal Planning Bullet Journal
Have you made a New Year Resolution to eat healthier? I would love to sit here and tell you that last year it was my resolution to eat cleaner and I followed through, met my goal weight, and I am a better person because of it. Instead, just like many times before, I failed miserably. It took a doctor to tell me that I might have a food allergy to get me on the right track. My doctor gave me a list of foods I could and couldn’t have and since that moment in October I have been eating clean.
I am not a nutritionist, nor have I figured out what my body is reacting to but eating clean has been so good for me and my family. My husband, the cook in the family, jumped right on board with me on this journey. He has fallen in love with the electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot®) and has been trying all kinds of recipes. I keep on telling him we need to write them down and so I created a bullet journal for our meals. Read on for the best Gluten Free Spaghetti recipe he created for you to try!
Typically he will create 3-4 meals during the week that we can use the left overs for other meals. He also loves to create staples like eggs, rice, quinoa, carnitas, or turkey that he can build on other recipes. For example, if he makes baked potatoes he can then use them in breakfast burritos, make hash browns or country seasoned potatoes later in the week. There are other canned items during these winter months he likes to keep on hand in the pantry like peaches, marinara, and salsa. This makes meal planning easier!
Right now the only tree nuts I can eat are walnuts and pecans. So my husband went to a local farmer and got walnuts inexpensively! I am loving the walnut butter I picked up at my health food store so now I can’t wait to try making our own!
Creating a meal plan helps me stay on track with what I can eat that is already in the house! I have found that if I have a list of things to eat I don’t struggle with my restricted diet. I have used the Beautiful Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp with the included inserts to make a meal list. I placed check boxes next to each snack or meal so that I can mark off what I have already eaten.
I hand drew these cute Instant Pots for my bullet journal and it is so easy to write in the small recipes. They are seriously that easy and it only takes minutes to make!
Here is a recipe Dave created for Gluten Free Spaghetti. If you can have gluten, you can substitute the quinoa spaghetti for the noodle of your choice, just adjust the time for half of the cook time according the the package directions. If you are vegan leave out the sausage. Click on here to get a printable version.
Eating whole foods has been a huge blessing in my family’s life. Visit me on Instagram and tell me if you try Dave’s recipe! He would love to hear how you loved it!