Hope you enjoy!
|Day of the Week||Breakfast||Dinner|
|Tuesday||Yogurt Parfaits||Tomato Basil Soup|
|Wednesday||Sweet Potato Hash||Chicken Broccoli Casserole|
|Thursday||Breakfast Burritos||Sausage + Tortellini Soup|
|Friday||Overnight Apple Pie Oats||Butter Meatballs + Rice.|
(Date night when my kids cook + leftover night are the other two).
DAY 1: This basic, fail-proof quiche recipe that you can add any kind of extras too is a great way to start your week.
And for dinner, this veggie pizza is easy, delish, and a close second cousin once removed to healthy. At least it’s crammed with fresh, crunchy veggies! * (Psstt: we added bacon to ours, and it was the perfect complement)
DAY 2: For breakfast, we’ll just head right on back to fruit + yogurt + granola parfaits while there are still good berries to be had in some parts (I pretty much include these once a week; remember: We love Bear Naked Granola + The Greek Gods yogurt).
I feel like I’m passing down a sacred family heirloom by sharing my mom’s killer tomato basil soup recipe (as written down/blogged by my sweet friend, Jennifer), but it really was made to be shared. So, consider yourself blessed. It’s the perfect complement to ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwiches. Pretty much the ultimate comfort food (but the soup has a powerful kick of garlic that also makes it healthy).
DAY 3: I’ve shared this Pioneer Woman sweet potato hash before. I’ll probably share it again one day soon.
We don’t eat enough broccoli around here as a general rule (my kids’ noses invariably wrinkle with distaste when I even mention it), so I try to combine it, when possible, with yummy things like chicken, cheese, and rice, which is just what this recipe does.
DAY 4: Two words: avocado salsa. Those words have the power to take just about anything savory to next level deliciousness in my book. And these breakfast burritos include both of them!
Everywhere I look, people are using words like “cozy” and “warming” to describe their food for fall. It sounds so good until I go outside and think things like “melting” and “sweating like a pig.” Yay, East Texas. Even so, I’m putting this sausage + tortellini soup on the menu in a sort of “if you build it, they will come” move. Either I’m going to force crisp weather by making soup, or I’m going to be forced to crank my A/C to an all time high. And if the latter, at least dinner will be yummy!
DAY 5: Speaking of cozy, this overnight apple pie steel cut oats is pretty much C-O-Z-Y spelled with a bunch more letters.
We eat a lot of ground turkey around here–instead of ground beef, I mean. I grew up eating it and am so used to the texture/taste that I often prefer it at this point. The problem is that I run out of ways to use it. Enter: this 30 minute butter chicken (or turkey) meatballs + rice. These are saucy and full of flavor and pair perfectly with this amazing homemade naan recipe. It’s a win all around!
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.