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 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.


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 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).