Looking for some meal inspiration this week? I’ve compiled a healthy meal plan, complete with grocery list, to help you get started on your planning and preparations for the week.
For a weekend with few plans, it’s become quite a productive couple of days! We started off Saturday morning on the couch with some new magazines and our favorite new Saturday-morning tradition -pretending we’re back in France with croissants and cappuccinos – and quickly found ourselves in the midst of a massive organization and painting project #2.
While Jim’s still working to finish painting the upstairs hallway, I recruited him to paint the laundry room, because why not knock out several projects at once, right? (Easy to say for the girl who’s not doing the painting! 😉 ) I was inspired by a home organization challenge on A Bowl Full of Lemons, and while I had the entire room gutted, we figured we might as well paint. I’ll spare you the before pictures (think 3 different wallpapers), but hope to share the finished project later this week!
While my husband is doing the manual labor, I’m doing some organization in the kitchen and working on our meal plan for the week. Here’s what’s on our menu… find a shopping list at the bottom of this post!
*Note that I do not include breakfast or lunches on our meal plan. We use a lot of leftovers for lunch, and I’ll make a big pot of quinoa to keep for a backup lunch option. Breakfast is almost always the same thing everyday: yogurt with berries and oats, or hot oatmeal.
Buddha Bowls: One of my favorite weeknight dinners! Check out this post for ideas and inspiration.
PaleOMG Spaghetti Pie: I made this recipe weekly throughout the late summer and early fall, and then somehow forgot about it. Just 5 ingredients and comes together quickly for an easy weeknight. (Note: I’ve used venison sausage for an equally tasty result!)
Pesto Salmon Filets over Greens: I find individually frozen salmon filets at Aldi, which makes this an easy meal to keep on hand. If your budget allows, buy fresh salmon filets! A lemon vinaigrette dressing on your greens will pair well with the pesto-mustard salmon.
Quinoa Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese: One of my favorite 1-dish meals to make after a long day at work. It takes just under an hour, and no need for a side dish! Meat, grain and veggie in one dish, topped with cheese…can’t beat it!
Burgers with Homemade Buns: Of course the homemade buns are not necessary, but if your schedule allows and you have the urge to bake fresh burger buns, these are delicious! I don’t have a bread machine but used the same recipe in my KitchenAid with the bread hook (you can obviously knead by hand, too). Just heat your milk for about a minute before dissolving the yeast and then mixing in remaining ingredients.
Salmon Filets (1 per person)
Burger (we use venison)
Lettuce/Greens of choice
Beans of choice
Pesto (or use homemade)
Stone Ground Mustard
Burger Buns (if not using homemade)
What’s on your menu this week?