Meal Plan: Week 7

If you’ve been watching the news, then you know that where I live (Fort Worth, Texas) is in quite the situation right now. We are in a winter storm that is not normal for Texas. There is snow everywhere. The river is iced over and snow covered. The wind chill has been -20 at times. It’s a struggle to keep my old house warm. It’s my personal mission to keep the pipes from freezing (the cold water to the kitchen sink froze briefly but I got that taken care of with a hair dryer dropped through a hole in the floor where the pipes come in). Needless, to say, meal planning this week has been a bit different. The goal is to use what we have so here’s what I’m creating from what we have.


  • Yogurt & granola (still have some granola and yogurt from last week’s meal plan)
  • Bagels (bagels have been in the freezer so gonna use them up)
  • Egg scrambles (I always have eggs…one time, I let myself run out of eggs and it was not a pleasant experience)


  • Leftover chili (we made a batch of chili and plan on eating it all) – chili mac & cheese (mac & cheese is leftovers); chili potatoes; chili
  • Charcuterie boards (I have a bunch of random items that can be used to turn create charcuterie boards)


  • Meatballs with pasta (there’s pasta in the pantry and ground bison in the freezer)
  • Burrito bowls (I’ve got some cod in the freezer and then there’s black beans and rice in the pantry; pair this with some salsa and ta-da, you’ve got a burrito bowl)
  • Breakfast for dinner (see comment above about eggs)
  • Grilled cheese & fruit (there’s some fruit around here that needs to be eaten; there’s some frozen bread if I run out of unfrozen bread and I always have cheese)

Meal Plan: Week 6

This week’s meal plan is all about using up some leftovers. We made a smoked brisket this weekend and now need to use that up.


  • Yogurt & granola
  • Waffle, peanut butter, and banana


  • Brisket sandwiches (grilled cheese, bbq, etc…)
  • Brisket mac & cheese (I use a mac & cheese recipe from The Kitchn)


  • Easy coq au vin w/ buttered egg noodles (this is from one of the new cookbooks that I got – Half Baked Harvest)
  • Brisket tacos (this is the inspiration)
  • Bleu cheese bison burgers (the bison is coming in my Imperfect Foods box)
  • Mahi mahi burrito bowls


  • Granola
  • Cherries (I love cherries)

Strawberry Mint Protein Smoothie

This smoothie is simple and refreshing. It’s a great start to your morning or it’s an awesome snack!


  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup oat milk (or almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder

To Make It

  • Place all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Add ice cubes if needed to reach desired consistency.

Meal Plan: Week 5

This week’s meal plan is some tried and true dinners that I pulled off of my “go to meal ideas” list.


  • Egg scrambles & toast
  • Mind body smoothie (I’ll share this recipe on the blog soon)


  • Smoked chicken salad (we smoked chicken over the weekend so this is going to use up some leftovers)
  • Leftovers


Meal Plan: Week 4

I’m kind of excited about this week’s meals. I’m trying some new recipes!


  • Turmeric Eggs & Tomatoes
  • Mind Body Smoothie


  • Pulled Pork Leftovers
  • English Muffin Pizzas


If you aren’t already, follow @FriendlyNutrition on Instagram. I’ll share some of these meals and recipes over there.

*TW: recipe has the option to show nutrition information.

**TW: Recipe shows nutrition information and makes references to diets. (I’ve learned to ignore this stuff and can help you learn to as well.)