Meal Plan – Week of August 2, 2021

I’ve been in a meal planning rut and I had to give myself A LOT of grace and compassion because of this. Meal planning is my thing. I generally love meal planning. I love helping people meal plan. But, and this is a very big BUT, everybody needs a break and right now, I need a break. So, we’re doing some meal from Blue Apron this week!

BREAKFASTS

  • Wakey Monkey Smoothie (recipe coming to you this week)

I found this smoothie in a cute little café in Saluda, NC. The café is called Wakey Monkey. The smoothie is so good that I’ve recreated it at home and it’ll be breakfast all week! I’ll also be posting the recipe for you!

LUNCHES

The dressing for this salad is fantastic. I’ve started making some modifications to it so I’ll share my version when I’ve got it to my liking.

  • Open Faced Tuna Melt Sandwich (recipe can be found here)

This was surprisingly satisfying. I paired it with some fruit.

DINNERS

  • Spicy Pork Sausage Pasta (from Blue Apron)

This was pretty good. I did add some marinara sauce because I felt that it needed some.

  • Calabrian Beef & Gnocchi (from Blue Apron)

I’m not sure if I like gnocchi!

  • Breakfast for Dinner – French Toast (recipe can be found here), Scrambled Eggs, Fruit

Breakfast for Dinner is a go-to around here and it can be something different every time. This time, I wanted French Toast. I took the recipe from Pioneer Woman and cut it in half.

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos (recipe can be found here)

I made some modifications to the tacos toppings using some things that I had on hand – romaine lettuce instead of red cabbage, guacamole instead of avocado, salsa, sour cream, and cheese. I also used flour tortillas instead on corn tortillas because I prefer flour tortillas. These tacos also made their way into the lunch rotation for the week since there were some leftovers.

SNACKS

  • Fruit
  • Trail Mix

I don’t like almonds. So I replace them with pistachios!



Meal Plan: Week 14

BREAKFAST

  • Crunchy PB&J Toast (from Gentle Nutrition)
  • Smoothies

LUNCH

  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches (we smoked a pork shoulder this weekend)
  • Veggies Sandwiches

DINNER

  • Cheeseburger & Air-Fried French Fries
  • Chicken Wings with Carrot & Celery Sticks
  • Blackened Fish Tacos & Mango Salsa

Meal Plan: Week 11

I’ve decided to give myself a little cooking challenge/goal/inspiration. I’m going to cook my way through The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook. This little challenge/goal/inspiration makes my heart so happy! You see, I love Disney and had to cancel a Disney trip this past summer and I need some Disney in my life so I’m going to make it my house. Each week, I’ll cook at least one recipe from the cookbook and sometimes, like with this week, they’ll be part of my meal plan for the week.

BREAKFASTS

  • Smoothies.
  • Waffle with Peanut Butter and Banana.

LUNCHES

DINNERS

  • Corn Dog Nuggets (from the Disney cookbook). Salad.
  • Chicken Tawook Quinoa Bowls.
  • Pork Belly Skewers (from the Disney cookbook). Grilled Veggies.
  • BLT. Fruit.

SNACKS

  • Fig Bars.
  • Veggies & Dip.

I’m also planning to make The Grey Stuff and Dole Whips from the Disney cookbook. I’ll be sharing my adventures over on instagram and may even blog about them.


Meal Plan: Week 10

I feel like I’m getting back into the swing of meal planning. I don’t know why but that winter storm and the inability to do my typical meal planning routine threw me off. Meal planning is definitely a tool that helps me feel less stressed for the week.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week…

BREAKFAST

  • Smoothies.
  • Egg scrambles.

LUNCH

DINNER

  • Steak. Baked potato. (I’m making my own steak seasoning this time. Wish me luck!)
  • Griddle sandwiches (from PW’s The New Frontier Cookbook). Grapefruit.
  • Baked spaghetti. Salad.
  • Chilaquiles (I’ll probably modify this recipe a little bit).