Hope you enjoy!
|Day of the Week||Breakfast||Dinner|
|Monday||Apple Pie Oatmeal||Shepherd’s Pie|
|Tuesday||Avocado Toast (Recipe Below)||Greek Chicken Gyros|
|Wednesday||Strawberry Banana Smoothies||Beef Stew|
|Thursday||Bacon, Egg, Potato Casserole||King Ranch Chicken|
|Friday||Sweet Potato Hash||Chicken Salad Croissants|
(Date night when my kids cook + leftover night are the other two).
DAY 1: You can’t go wrong with this simple egg casserole! Cottage cheese adds extra protein, and the addition of baking powder gives it a delightful texture. It’s ooey gooey cheesey goodness! Cut the recipe in half and bake in a smaller dish for 10 minutes less if this is too much casserole for your family.
Give sheet pan nachos a nutritional boost by swapping tortilla chips for sweet potato slices! If you aren’t into beans, chicken or ground beef make great protein options.
DAY 2: What is better than warm muffins fresh out of the oven? (Hint: Possibly nothing.) These banana muffins mix together quickly so you can sip your morning cuppa while they bake! Add chocolate chips or chopped nuts for fun mix-ins.
For dinner, try my ride or die chicken pot pie! We love this old favorite. Make it quickly by using rotisserie chicken from the deli and store-bought pie crust. Or take the slow and steady route by cooking the chicken at home and making your own flaky crust. Either way, it’s the most raved about recipe on my blog, so you’re bound to love it!
DAY 3: Avocado toast! I’ve shared it several times before, but every new person I make it for goes nuts, so it bears repeating. Simple but filling. Full of flavor and healthy fats. Best of all, you can make it in a matter of minutes.
- Toasted Bread
- Ripe Avocado
- Chopped Cherry Tomatoes
- Everything Bagel Seasoning
- Feta Cheese
- Lemon Juice Drizzle
Making fajitas at home has some major perks! You can customize everything from the add-ins to the marinade which means you can’t be disappointed! Grab that sheet pan from Day 1 and get the fiesta going! (P.S. Pre-mixed Taco seasoning works just as well.)
DAY 4: You can make these individual yogurt parfaits the night before for a no-fuss breakfast. Or mix it all in a big bowl first thing in the morning. If you make it ahead of time, be sure to save the granola until you are ready to serve so it doesn’t get soggy. You don’t want to miss out on that yummy crunch!
Minestrone and cornbread make a delicious weeknight pairing! Everyone needs a reliable soup recipe to comfort the soul after a long day. So, here it is!
DAY 5: Chia seed pudding is another one of those breakfasts that can save you time and groggy frustration in the morning by preparing the night before. This is a basic recipe that you can customize any way you like. Personally, I think adding warm spices, vanilla extract, and some fresh peaches sounds AMAZING. (Like healthy cobbler. Yum!)
To round off the week, we’ve got a good old classic, Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Meatloaf can be tricky, so I’ve saved you the hassle and found the perfect recipe. If you’re making them from scratch, Yukon gold make the creamiest, stick-to-your-fork mashed potatoes. For a tangy twist, use sour cream instead of milk!
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.