MENU PLAN October Week 3
One of my best strategies is to think about planning your meals around veggies. When I plan meals this way, I can always count on getting my daily dose of veggies. I love to include fresh, seasonal produce whenever I can. October’s bounty not only includes winter squash and pumpkins, as I have featured for the last two weeks, but also delicious offerings like beets, figs, apples, cranberries, brussels sprouts, pears, cabbage, and sweet potatoes.
MEATLESS MONDAY Roasted Fall Vegetables with Lentils I’ll serve with some mixed greens and a simple vinaigrette
TUESDAY Cornmeal Crusted Haddock Fennel, Cabbage and Apple Slaw I’ll use olive oil mayo, apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar and add some matchstick sticks size apple slices
WEDNESDAY 3 Bean and Beef Chili – Serve with leftover slaw and a small slice of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free cornbread
THURSDAY Skillet Chicken with Cranberries and Apples & Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Red Grapes
FRIDAY Spinach and Beet Salad with Chicken – You could cook extra chicken on Thursday and use it for the salad!
For lots of fall PCOS-friendly recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks visit www.pcosmealplans.com Feel better with better food!
I’m so happy I have found your blog and meal plans. Thank you for doing what you’re doing. It’s making a huge difference to me. 🙂
Hi Amy! Love your menu plans. Do you have a week 4 fo Oct and weeks 1 and 2 for Nov 2011 yet? Thanks so much!
Maria- Life has been crazy lately – I hope to have a new plan up this weekend! Glad you like them!
I very much like your blog; it’s full of good advice and very encouraging. I am puzzled, however, by how much meat you recommend eating in your menu plans, however; is it healthy, especially when you do not seem to be advocating organic meat? I don’t have any particular axes to grind on the topic, as am not a vegetarian(though am trying to be, as I feel much better when I don’t eat it, or eat very little), but there is some quite substantive research that shows that eating meat is not particularly good for us, or necessary, and meat that is not organic is full of growth hormones and other chemicals and comes from animals raised under considerable stress, which can’t be good for us, either. T. Colin Campbell’s 2006 book “The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health” provides a pretty convincing case for the efficacy of a plant-based diet. Thank you.
If you look throughout my site I recommend clean eating. I do recommend organic meat when possible. Some of us need (myself included) animal protein to feel grounded. Every Monday is meatless and this week there are two plant based meals on my Menu Plan. The China Study was also focused on eliminating dairy which you will see I advise for women with PCOS. If you were to work with me on my 1 on 1 health coaching program we spend a lot of time working on figuring out the best food for your body. Some do well vegan, vegetarian, some animal protein, etc. It just depends.