Meal Plan Monday August 16th

We decided to try some new dishes with kiddo this week when it came to our meal plan. Turns out some of our old comforts we relied on for our meal plan seemed to fall out of rotation. Does that happen to you too? We brought them back and they’ve had great success with kiddo. So here’s to having even more in our pile of favorites to rely on. Our veggies came right in at 30, but you’ll have even more with breakfast and lunches! Meal Plan Monday August 16th - Real Everything Blog Stacy Toth 2

Meal Plan for the Week of August 16th, 2021

Total unique veggie count for this week’s meal plan, just for dinners: 30! Add a green smoothie, salad for lunch, or snack on some fruit to get you even more! We build our plans to have a variety of proteins and diversity of fruits & veggies. You’ll get even more variety in your breakfast and lunches, exceeding the goal for optimum gut health diversity of 30 servings per week.


Such a crowd pleaser with this dish, and the possibilities for add ons is endless! You can use up your farmer’s market haul or clear out that crisper. Not to mention really any protein can work here! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 11: lime, ginger, cucumber, red bell pepper, snap peas, green onions, cilantro, carrots, celery, water chestnuts, bean sprouts Protein type: poultry


I mean who really doesn’t love a BLT?  This pasta looks soooo good, we can’t wait to try it! Since I can’t do tomatoes I’ll make my own bowl with cucumber instead. And if you’re like “lettuce, in pasta?” trust me, we serve our Cheeseburger Stroganoff that way and it’s delish! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 8:  romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, dill, chives, garlic, parsley, lemon Protein type: pork


      I don’t know how it’s been six months and we haven’t introduced kiddo to our favorite comfort food! And it’s easy to boot! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: spaghetti squash, broccoli, white onion  Protein type: pork


      Yes, this is on repeat the last few weeks. How can we not? Everyone loves it and I get my fish fix! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: dates, beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage  Protein type: seafood


        I dare you to try this twist on your pizza this week. Especially with peaches being at their peak season right now.  Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 1: sweet potatoes   Protein type: poultry


          This time of year we’re always looking for things to make with zucchini, and these are a fun flavorful favorite.   Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2: zucchini, cauliflower   Protein type: beef


          We really do love our air fryer!  It’s great for making frozen foods delicious and having fries fresh super quickly and easily. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 1 : blueberries Protein type: seafood

          Meal Plan Monday August 16th - Real Everything Blog Stacy Toth Long

          About our weekly menu

          You are not alone in your struggle to put healthy meals on the table without spending all day in the kitchen. Trying to get in a variety of fruits, veggies, and protein while using local, seasonal ingredients, not to mention a variety of proteins and healthy fats, while not spending all day in the kitchen. Work, virtual school, parenting, maintaining social relationship in a time of quarantine… life is hard enough without the additional stress of what to meal plan and cook. But that’s why we’re here!

          You can read about how we meal plan to do your own, or you can use each weekly post as your own menu or just for inspiration. Not every meal, every week will work for you and your family. But, I hope at least I can recommend some new, fun things and provide inspiration for your family to plan ahead in a way that works for you. We hope your whole family enjoys!

          Read the original post about how we make it work for us and factors we consider here

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