menu plan monday, livin’ la vida low carb


Drew and I embraced a low-carb lifestyle a few years ago and until recently were sticking to it quite well. Over the summer we slacked quite a bit, but now we are back and absolutely committed.

Per D’s doctor’s orders, we are eliminating sugar and back to low-carb living. I’m totally fine with it and the kids are enthusiastic about trying new dishes and eating healthier. Although I won’t be totally eliminating breads and sugar from their diet, we are all working together and they’re happy to eat more protein and veggies. (Thank goodness I do not have picky eaters!)

We are back to eating South Beach style, so if you’re looking for low-carb menu ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Mind you, these meal plans will not always apply to our kids, especially breakfast and lunch. As for D & myself, breakfasts will be some kind of preparation of eggs, or yogurt sprinkled with nuts. Lunches will be a large salad with a protein (chicken, tuna, or shrimp most likely). Dinners this week look something like this:

  • Sunday: Chili, green salad
  • Monday: Sausage and peppers on an Oopsie Roll, roasted tomato soup, green salad
  • Tuesday: Lemon chicken, roasted broccoli with Parmesan, green salad
  • Wednesday: Turkey taco salads with black beans, avocado and cilantro-lime vinaigrette
  • Thursday: Roasted lemon garlic herb shrimp, roasted broccoli, green salad
  • Friday: Grilled steak, loaded broccoli, Caprese salad
  • Saturday: Pizza night! Trying out this cauliflower crust recipe. And a green salad, of course.

For more menu ideas, visit Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday feature.

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