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I'm getting back into the menu planning game and I'm linking up with Jill and Laura (who just ran the Houston Marathon and BQ'd TODAY, so go congratulate her!).  I used to do really good with menu planning and then I just got away from it.  Brooke asked me if it saved money and I honestly don't know but like I told her, it brings a sense of organization to my otherwise crazy life.  

So here is what I have planned for the week!

Monday:  Blackened tilapia and roasted veggies (broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower)
                  This is meatless Monday for Start Clean 2013

Tuesday:  Pad Thai (without the chicken) and peanut chicken

Wednesday:  Chili

Thursday:  Crockpot Potato Soup and salad

Friday:  Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

I'll also be making smoothies tonight to freeze and thaw for breakfasts on the go.  If I have time I'll make another batch of my granola since a certain 4 year old might have eaten the last of it.  Here is the recipe for my new friend, Kristin!

Honey Cinnamon Granola

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1.5 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 teaspoons cinnamon

1.  Heat brown sugar, honey, and vanilla over medium heat until it all dissolves, stirring frequently.
2.  Pour oats into a medium bowl and add flax seed and cinnamon.
3.  Pour sugar and honey mixture over oats and stir until completely combined.
4.  Spread wet mixture over a silpat covered cookie sheet.
5.  Bake in 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
6.  Remove cookie sheet and let granola cool.  It will harden as it cools.
7.  Store in a ziploc bag or some other airtight container.

#Motivational Monday/ #MoveItMonday

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