I know how challenging meal planning can be, so I’m going to do my best to share our weekly meal plan in the hopes that all of us (myself included) can stay inspired with easy and healthy dinner ideas throughout the year.
As I’ve mentioned before, dinner is only meal I feel the need to “plan” for during the week.
Breakfast is almost always a smoothie in our home, along with a few bites of whatever else my son is eating, and lunch is usually made up leftovers from the night before. This routine helps keep my family on track, and saves me from cooking more than one meal a day. You’ll also notice that I’m only including 6 days of dinner ideas to leave room for one night of dining out or social events. (And in my case, recipe experiments.) I usually test recipes on the weekend, so if they turn out well we will eat the result, and if they don’t turn out well we will order take-out!
I do tend to use a lot of the recipes from my cookbook, because I filled it with my family’s very favorite recipes. Naturally, we use it a lot! However, there are plenty of alternatives in my recipe index if you don’t own a copy of the book and prefer to look online.
Here’s our dinner plan:
- Sunday: Sweet Potato & Lentil Curry (cooks in the Instant Pot for 10 minutes!)
- Monday: No-Fail Kale Salad (from Everyday Detox) and Better Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Tuesday: Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Boats
- Wednesday: Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Thursday: Mushroom & Spinach Quinoa Risotto
- Friday: Cauliflower Pizza with Creamy Caesar Salad (from Everyday Detox)
- Saturday: Dine out
- Sunday: Skillet Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw (from Everyday Detox)
I usually use Sunday to shop and prep in advance. Most important to me are cutting up some veggies to snack on, along with making a few dips and salad dressings to use all week long.
Here are the snacks I’m planning to make this week:
- Date Energy Balls
- Hemp Seed Ranch Dressing (from Everyday Detox)
- Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette
- Sliced bell peppers, carrots and cucumbers
Healthy eating is so much easier when you prepare ahead of time, plus it can help you stay on budget without wasting food. I hope you find these meal plans helpful going forward!
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