Meal Plan – Week of August 30

Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite dinners along with tacos and I’ve got both in the meal plan this week. I’m very excited about the sweet potato pancakes that are going to be part of breakfast for dinner.

BREAKFASTS

LUNCHES

  • Black Bean Wraps – this is a simple lunch idea; all you need are tortillas, black beans, and toppings (avocado, cheese, salsa, etc)
  • Leftovers

DINNERS

  • Steak, Baked Potato, Side Salad
  • Breakfast for Dinner – Sweet Potato Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Grapefruit – here’s the recipe that I used for the sweet potato pancakes; I’ll be making some of my own tweaks and will share when I’m ready
  • Air Fried Chicken Sandwiches, Side Salad – the inspiration behind this chicken sandwich can be found here
  • Fish Tacos – recipe coming soon

Meal Plan – Week of August 23

I’m leaning somewhat heavily on the air fryer for this week’s dinners – air fried french fries, air fried chicken wings, air fried blackened tilapia. It’s an air fryer week!

BREAKFASTS

LUNCHES

  • Prosciutto Sandwiches, Fruit

You can find the inspiration behind these little sandwiches here.

  • Chopped Salad

This is a perfect, filling salad for a hot day. You can find the recipe here.

DINNERS

  • Cheeseburgers, Air Fried French Fries, Salad

Cheeseburgers on the grill. Homemade french fries in the air fryer. Leftover salad greens from the LA Chop. Yes, yes, and yes! Making fries in the air fryer is pretty easy. Slice a large potato into fry sized pieces. Toss them with some olive oil. Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 400F until desired crispiness is reached. You’ll want to shake the air fryer basked frequently while cooking.

  • Air Fried Chicken Wings, Carrot Sticks, Celery Sticks

I like air fried chicken wings better than restaurant chicken wings. The wings get perfectly crispy in the air fryer.

  • Blacked Tilapia Burrito Bowls

You can find the recipe here. Sometimes I use riced cauliflower instead of rice.

  • Fried Egg BLTs, Fruit

Exactly what it seems like – bread, fried egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and I added some cheese.


Meal Plan – Week of August 16

No new recipes this week. I’m sticking to some tried and true meals that are quick, easy, and yummy!

BREAKFASTS

LUNCHES

  • Egg-in-a-hole Sandwiches, Fruit

You can find the inspiration for these sandwiches here.

  • Avocado Toast, Fruit

I’m going to use the egg-in-a-hole sandwich inspiration and make avocado toast with some tomatoes from my little garden.

DINNERS

  • Juicy Italian Meatballs, Zoodles, Salad

I made these last week and they were so good that I’m making them again this week and I’m perfecting my version of the original recipe (which you can fine here).

  • Tacos

Nothing fancy – just ordinary tacos with taco seasoning, hard taco shells, and ALL the toppings!

  • Pistachio Crusted Tilapia, Salad

I’m working on an air-fryer version of this recipe. You can find the original here.

  • Air Fried Pork Chops, Roasted Veggies

This is a tried and true meal that’s ready in about 30 minutes! You can find the recipe for the pork chops here and the base recipe that I used for the veggies here.

**TW: The names of some of these recipe websites are not aligned with Intuitive Eating or HAES principles.


Blueberry Protein Smoothie

This smoothie has been called the Wakey Monkey Smoothie in my recent meals. That’s its original name because it’s from a little café in Saluda, North Carolina called Wakey Monkey Café. This is my copycat version of the smoothie because I loved it so much, I had to recreate it. My version is a little bit different than the original version but it’s still an amazing smoothie that has been on repeat in my meal plans.

Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Servings

1

smoothie
Prep time

2

minutes
Cooking time

3

minutes

This smoothie is a great start to your day. It’s refreshing and filling!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

  • 1 banana

  • 3/4 cup oat or almond milk

  • 1 tablespoon PB2

  • 2 scoops protein powder

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.

Notes

  • You may add ice or additional oat/almond milk to reach your desired consistency.

Meal Plan – Week of August 9

For this week’s meal plan, I’m trying a new recipe, going with a few easy recipes, and keeping everything super simple!

BREAKFASTS

  • Wakey Monkey Smoothie

I’m still loving this smoothie…and probably will be for awhile. It’s definitely going to be a regular in the breakfast rotation.

  • Egg Scrambles & Toast

My go-to egg scramble lately has been chopped bell pepper, mushrooms, spinach, and a chopped Applegate Farms chicken & sausage breakfast patty with 2 eggs.

LUNCHES

  • Leftovers
  • Greek Chickpea Salad

This salad is pretty easy. You can find the recipe here**.

DINNERS

  • Juicy Italian Chicken Meatballs, Zoodles, Salad

This is the new recipe that I’m trying. I’ll be making some modifications so I’ll share my version when I can. Until then, click here** for the original recipe.

  • Chicken Noodle Soup, Dinner Rolls, Salad

I know it’s 100+ degrees in Texas but some super sweet humans sent the most amazing care package after my mom passed and honestly, some days are rough. This meal is for one of those rough days. (If you need to send someone a care package, check Spoonful of Comfort out.)

  • Black Bean Quesadillas, Salad

Aaron’s in charge of these and they’re super yummy.

  • Easy Shredded Harissa Chicken, Roasted Chickpeas, Cucumber

This is SPICY! So don’t make it if you don’t like spicy. It’s also super flavorful and easy because the chicken goes in the crockpot and it take very little time to roast the chickpeas. You can find the recipe for the chicken here**.

**TW: The names of some of these recipe websites are not aligned with Intuitive Eating or HAES principles.