Menu Plan Monday- Feb 11


Many of you have kindly asked how my diet is going. This past week, I have been transitioning into the diet, so although I have tried to eat as strictly as possible, I have made some exceptions to allow for food that was in the house, my previous meal plan, etc.

Starting tomorrow (Monday, that is) I will be officially on the new diet completely. I tried to plan as interesting of a week as possible, within the confines of what I am allowed. I am still eating some grains, although avoiding all of the ones that I am sensitive to and trying to stick to the ones that are the least allergenic and easiest to digest.

Here goes nothing… :)

Monday: Lentil vegetable pottage (from the Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook), with green salad (and homemade sourdough bread for the rest of the family).

Tuesday: Lamb stir-fry over millet (I think I will use broccoli and cauliflower, peppers, carrots and peas).

Wednesday: At a church event. Last week I brought a simple rice pasta with green peppers and nitrate-free chicken sausage. This week I will bring whatever leftovers are in the fridge.

Thursday: Indian Style Lentils and Indian Dumplings, with curry sauce, from Nourishing Traditions. The dumplings are made with lentils and rice, and I will add zucchini to the lentil dish.

Friday: Spicy black bean burgers (from How It All Vegan), with sweet potato “fries” (recipe below) . I am trying to find a recipe to make some sort of a bun for the burgers. I might use my sourdough spelt bread recipe and turn it into buns. Any other ideas?

Saturday:  Fried salmon and rice with veggies, and baked squash.

Sunday: Kimi’s Crockpot Quinoa and Chicken, with a green salad.

I just realized that this week ended up being a little more vegetarian than usual, but it’s really just because I am trying so hard to find recipes that I can eat!

Here’s a quick recipe for the sweet potato fries:

Sweet Potato Fries
Recipe type: Side Dish
  1. I chop several sweet potatoes into rounds. For my husband and I and our young daughter, we can easily eat 3 good sized potatoes. I'd say at least one potato per person.
  2. Put them in a bowl with a bit of olive oil and sea salt and mix them well (I like to use a plastic bowl with a lid so that I can just shake them around until they are well coated).
  3. Spread them out evenly on an olive oil sprayed cookie sheet. Bake them at 350 F, for about 10-15 minutes each side, depending on how thick I slice them.
  4. Enjoy! These are somewhat addictive!

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About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. I always check out your menu (great by the way) and I noticed this week you mentioned Candida..My husband actually just did the diet. I was just curious how you found out about candida?

  2. “on a cleanse diet”? are you still breastfeeding? do the toxins leach in to breastmilk? I’m just curious, because I’m interested in doing a cleanse and I’m breastfeeding my baby. Any info you have regarding that would be great

  3. it all sounds great! love to u

  4. Looks like a great menu and an ambitious start to your new diet! I made lentil tacos this past week and really enjoyed them (link to the recipe on my blog) – they might be another good recipe to try to add to your cleanse-diet repertoire! Also, I have a link to a Vegan “meat” loaf that might work with your diet . . . you put in what you have in your fridge to make the loaf (or in your case, what you can eat versus what you can’t) and it “creates” a recipe for you! This is my first week trying it but I’ve heard good things!

    Have a great week!

  5. I love salmon. I’d have it a few times a week if the family liked it. Great for dieting and heart health. 2x a week is said to cut heart disease by 50%!

    I have two posts this week.

    1. My regular Menu Plan Monday at

    2. An article about menu planning, online helps, and this meme on my homeschool blog

    See you there :)

  6. Your menu looks great!

  7. A bun idea (of sorts!)- you can use some crisp iceberg lettuce! I have Celiac disease and recently had a burger at Red Robin restaurant which substituted a bun with large “chunks” of iceberg-it was great! I’m enjoying your blog and praying for you! Kelly

  8. Oh my goodness, those sweet potato fries sound delicious. I think I will try those next week.