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Diet November 2013 Menu

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For a detailed explanation of what is meant by “diet” we have a post explaining what we mean. If you are new and not sure how to get started we have a wonderful series starting with 5 easy steps to get you on your way to once a month cooking. Good luck! If you like this menu you might want to check out all our past diet menus or in-season menus – November 2011′s or November 2012′s menus if you are looking for something different!

The links below are just so you can see which recipes are included in this month's menu. WE DO THE WORK FOR YOU! To see freezer instructions and adapt recipes to your family size see the DOCUMENTS below.

Harvest Risotto



Curried Pumpkin Apple Soup


**Indicates meals that require NO COOKING on your OAMC BIG DAY aka “throw and go” meals, perfect for the family who needs to adjust to just do the quick meals!

Document Update

As you can see we have a NEW way of getting and printing your monthly menu documents. As part of that change, we have also changed the type/size of labels we use. The above labels will print four to a page and line up with Avery 8168/5168 labels or equivalent.


Are you a person that likes to see the menus visually? Perhaps you should check out the November 2013 Diet Menu via Pinterest to see the yummy goodness you will be cooking up on this menu. Not sure what Pinterest is all about, check out what Once A Month Mom has to say about it.

Test Cooks

Each month we have some wonderful volunteers who “test” out the menu prior to publication. They do an amazing job of helping to eliminate confusion and mistakes. They may not catch everything but they sure do catch A LOT! If you are interested in test cook, feel free to volunteer. Here is a little bit about this month’s test cooks:

  • Courtney Owens-  My name is Courtney and I am a busy work-at-home mom of 3 kids:  a 5-year-old daughter, a 2 1/2 year old daughter, and a 5 month old son. My husband is a police officer and works crazy hours, so most nights it’s just me and the kids for dinner.  I strive to feed my family nutritious, non-processed, healthy foods and am always trying new recipes, even though my girls are extremely picky!Savanna Nagorsk- I am a stay-at-home-mom of infant twins, a military wife, and a student. With a desire to feed my family well, I started cooking this past summer with most the ingredients we got in our CSA share from the local Terry’s Berries farm. My kitchen has been on fire ever sense, my husband’s belly is satisfied, and I am pleased with all the new experiences that cooking great has to offer!

Get Started

Are you new to Once A Month Mom or once a month cooking (oamc) in general? If so, you might want to spend a few minutes (or hours) on the Get Started Series. If you are in a real hurry to catch on we have written some simple steps for getting started. Welcome!

14 Responses to “Diet November 2013 Menu”

  1. Mamachele says:

    Do you have the nutrition information for this month’s menus?

    I LOVE these recipes!

    • Katie says:

      We are updating the labels this morning! Sorry, it did populate as we thought it would.

      • Mamachele says:

        Thank you. One more question. Do I have to do something special with the label file to print? I have the labels you listed (8168/5168) but the labels print out all across the page and there are 7 recipes on the page. I am not sure if I need to do something to get them to print 4 to a page and to fit the labels. :)

        • Katie says:

          Not that I know of- they should automatically print right. Could you send me an email at info at onceamonthmeals.com with which browser you are using (IE 9, Chrome, etc) along with a screen shot of what it’s doing? That way I can send it along to the designers to see what’s going on.

  2. marcea klein says:

    can you advise which of the diet recipes can be frozen and do you know the calories. I need only 600 calories a day meals. Thanks,

  3. Jenn says:

    I’m debating getting a membership and wondering if there is an example that one could look at if all the things that come with I.e labels cards grocery list etc

    As well I read somewhere the it might include weight watcher points plus values… Is this correct

    Thank you

  4. Sumair says:

    I am trying to make this meal for myself only. So if I change the above option to 1 people, will all the lists change accordingly for 1 person?
    Also, how can I limit myself to make lunches and dinners but no breakfast? is it possible?


    • Katie says:

      Hi Sumair, you will need to swap out the breakfasts for other recipes if you only want lunch and dinner. And yes, if you change the serving size to one person, all the lists will change. Let me know if you have questions or trouble along the way!

  5. Angela Tiland says:

    So there are 8 dinners times 2 which is 16 meals… What assumptions do you make for the other 15 dinners in a month? Do you assume eating out or leftovers for those meals?

  6. Linda says:

    What is Thaw Sheet mean and how do you use it?

    • Katie says:

      Hi Linda, it lists all of the meals and how to thaw them, along with cook type (bake, slow cooker, stovetop, etc) and cook time. You can print it out and put it on the fridge for an easy reference while meal planning.

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