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Homemade Ketchup

1 6 oz. can of tomato paste

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)

5 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp basil

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp molasses

1 Tbsp corn syrup

1 and 1/4 cup water


1. Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer for 45 minutes to an hour (till it reaches the consistency of ketchup)

Brown Rice Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)

1 cup cooked brown rice

1 egg

3/4 cup plain yogurt (or greek yogurt)

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

2 Tbsp. homemade ketchup

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. basil

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 cup homemade ketchup



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Mix all ingredients (except 1/2 cup ketchup) by hand

3. Put into loaf pan and top with remaining 1/2 cup ketchup.

4. Bake for 1 hour

New Day 2


French toast (using leftover bread from last 2-3 days)

Homemade syrup



granola bars


leftover pasta

baby carrots

chocolate milk


Brown rice meatloaf

mashed potatoes

steamed veggies

chocolate milk

New Day 1


Granola Bars

Apple juice


banana and strawberry slices

peanut butter and honey sandwiches

mozzarella cheese sticks



baby carrots

herb dip


The kids had their leftovers from last night and they actually ate 🙂


Blue Bunny All natural vanilla Ice-cream with homemade chocolate syrup

Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

2 cups oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup dried cranberries (craisins)

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup what germ

1/4 cup flax seed meal

1/4 cup chopped almonds

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup honey

1 egg

3/4 cup applesauce

2 tsp. vanilla extract



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 inch pan

2. Mix oats, flour, cranberries, brown sugar, wheat germ, flax seed meal, almonds, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl

3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the honey, egg, applesauce, and vanilla

4. Mix well then spread into the prepared pan

5. Bake for 18-30 minutes (depending on how chewy you want them; less time means more chewy) and cut into bars while still warm.



Day 2


Oatmeal with homemade syrup and bananas

Orange juice


Dannon Plain Yogurt with peaches and sugar (Kroger canned peaches also had corn syrup)

Mozzerella Cheese stick




Peanut butter (Jiff all natural) and honey sandwiches

Organic nectarines



Homemade granola bars

Blue Bunny Natural Vanilla Ice-cream

Dinner (the kids didn’t actually eat any)

Whole wheat pasta with a creamy cheese sauce, chicken and broccoli

*Then we went to McDonalds to let the kids play and they had some of their Wild Berry Smoothie which is not all natural/ chemical free so tomorrow may be our new day one.

Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes

1 cup whole wheat flour (or any mix of whole grain flours)

1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 Tbsp toasted wheat germ

2 Tbsp flax seed meal

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 beaten egg

1 1/4 cup buttermilk (or regular milk and about a Tbsp vinegar)

1 Tbsp applesauce

Mix together all the dry ingredients. Then combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and pour into the dry ingredients all at once . Stir till blended. For each pancake pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a lightly greased griddle cook till bubbly then flip and cook till golden brown.

Day 1


Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes

Homemade syrup



Dannon plain yogurt with strawberries, bananas, and sugar


Grilled cheese sandwiches (homemade multigrain bread with Tillamook white cheddar cheese)

Grape juice


Mozzarella Cheese stick

Kirkland Organic tortilla chips

Dinner (which they didn’t eat )

Pot Roast- Beef Roast, red potatoes, baby carrots, onions, celery, garlic salt, and pepper