Hope you enjoy! 

Day of the WeekBreakfastDinner
Monday Pumpkin Bread  Hasselback potatoes 
Tuesday Spinach Omelet Turkey Lasagna Recipe
Wednesday Italian Sausage Scramble Thai Noodle Salad 
Thursday Sweet Potato Hash  Pan-seared New York Strip
Friday Protein Pancakes   Chicken Spaghetti 
Remember: I only provide 5 meals a week because that’s how many I cook here
(Date night when my kids cook + leftover night are the other two).

DAY 1: If you’re hankering for fall flavors without tons of sugar or artificial additives, give this healthier spin on pumpkin bread from my friend Ashley a whirl. 

Shaun actually told me about seeing a video of these Hasselback potatoes and then came back later and showed me the video. Let’s just say that I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can still take a hint. Thankfully, they did not disappoint with their bacony, buttery, creamy goodness. We served them as a main with a green salad and a good, crusty bread. 

DAY 2: If you’re feeling guilty about the butter and the carbs from the night before, you can assuage your guilt with a yummy spinach omelet. 

Of course, then dinner is my turkey lasagna recipe, which just oozes cheesy goodness. #sorrynotsorry

DAY 3: One of the best ways to make sure that you stay full for a good long while is to get protein into your diet early in the day, and this egg + veggie + Italian sausage scramble is a good bet to keep you going…and going. 

And now for something completely different. This Thai Noodle Salad is a new one for our family, but it looks scrumptious and light and flavorful (especially the homemade peanut sauce!). We’re serving ours with seared chicken. 

DAY 4: This Pioneer Woman sweet potato hash is the bomb! BUT! I skip all of the chopping by grating my sweet potato, and it still turns out great!

Story time: I grew up thinking that steak was guh-ROSS! But then, my husband convinced me to order it at a nice restaurant once, and I discovered that if you didn’t soak the meat in water for hours to completely rid it of all flavor/blood (my mom’s m.o.), steak is actually delicious! 

I’ve passed on this special knowledge to my children, so now, they ALL request steak + fingerling potatoes for their birthday meals. 

This pan-seared New York Strip will get gobbled up in no time around here. And these garlic-roasted fingerling potatoes are crispy perfection! 

DAY 5: Protein pancakes are a great way to get some extra energy to start your day! 

And Chicken Spaghetti is just such a classic comfort food to end the week! 

If you’re wondering about lunches, I don’t provide a meal plan for those because we do leftovers, salads, sandwiches, burrito bowls, and other easy options for our middle meal of the day.  

And there you have it, folks. Another week, another meal plan you didn’t have to make.

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