{Meal Plan} Pinning and Planning Our Dinner Menu – Week of August 28

As if planning our family’s dinner menu wasn’t challenging enough, now my husband has thrown a curb ball into the mix. Recently, we learned that Iron Chef Allan isn’t so ironclad.

After an acute allergic attack back in May, Allan was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), an allergic reaction contained in the esophagus which causes a type of choking reaction rather than the typical allergic reactions such as hives, itchy eyes or throat, wheezing, vomiting, etc. While Allan also suffers from acid reflux, EoE may have also caused many of the acid reflux symptoms he had been feeling including a pain in his gut.

So this is my PSA to anyone out there who may be suffering from this rare allergic reaction. CHOKING ON FOOD IS NOT NORMAL!!!

If you are choking on tiny bites of food and the food is still lodging in your throat, please seek medical attention! It took choking on a vitamin to frighten enough Allan to visit the ER which provided answers and his diagnosis, but it should have never gone that far!

With his diagnosis and a skin prick test, we learned that Allan top triggers are peanuts, nuts, soy, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, beans and rice. *sigh* Sadly, this is most of our diet! Now, on top pleasing my 11 year old vegetarian, I need to plan meals that omit his list of allergens and all my wacky food allergies too (egg, nut and peanut butter).

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Our usual pizza night will become a flatbread night. All yummy pasta dishes will now serve tomato sauce on the side or omit tomatoes completely. Yes, it is extremely frustrating and challenging but we will prevail and eat other foods!

With that proclamation, here’s our nut-free, bean-and-rice-free dinner menu for the week:

7-day 1200 Calorie Meal Plan

Run DMT’s 7-Day 1200 Calorie Meal Plan

Sunday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 1 Tbsp sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – 1 cup mixed fruit

Lunch – Romaine lettuce wrap with 2 slices of Applegate turkey, ½ avocado & red onion

Snack – Apple with 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Grilled Lemon Marinade Chicken Wings with Baked Sweet Potato Fries and a Mixed Greens Salad

Snack-  ½ cup mixed berries

 

Meatless Monday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 1 Tbsp sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – ½ cup red seedless grapes

Lunch – Mixed greens salad, ½ avocado, ½ red bell pepper, red onion slices and ¼ sunflower seeds

Snack – Apple with 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Skinnytaste’s Spaghetti with Creamy Butternut Leek Parmesean Sauce

Snack- 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt and ½ cup mixed berries

 

Tuesday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 2 Tb sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – 1 cup Greek yogurt and ½ cup mixed berries

Lunch – 4 oz Buffalo Grilled Chicken Breast lettuce wrap

Snack – Apple and 2 Tb sunbutter

Dinner – Skinnytaste’s Chicken Philly Sandwiches (Complete recipe found in cookbook.)

Snack – 1 cup mixed fruit

 

Wednesday

Breakfast – 1 cup non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt with Strawberries

Snack – 2 Tbsp hummus with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch – Leftover Chicken Philly Wrap

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Lighten Up Grilled Chicken Picatta with Zaghetti (Spiral Zucchini)

Snack – 1 cup mixed fruit

 

Thursday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 2 Tb sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – 2 Tb hummus with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch – Romaine lettuce wrap with 2 slices of Applegate turkey, ½ avocado & red onion

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Grilled Chicken Fajitas (Fajita Salad for me)

Snack – 1 peach

 

Friday

Breakfast – 1 cup non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt with Strawberries

Snack – 3 Tb hummus with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch – Leftover Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Homemade pizza and flatbread with 1967 Salad

 

Does your family live with food allergies? 

What low calorie healthy recipes are you pinning and planning for your dinner menu this week? 

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