For this week’s meal plan, both Matt and I are getting our booster shots, so we’re focused on simple, comforting foods that still nourish with nutrient for an immune-system boost. Sprinkle in a few comfort favorites and boom, we’re full of our variety for the week with dinners alone.
Meal Plan for the Week of December 6th, 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.
- Instant Pot Turmeric Ginger Chicken Soup from Savory Lotus
It’s my booster day today so I definitely wanted soup for dinner. The color of this soup alone makes me feel good from the inside out. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 8: white onion, garlic, ginger, sweet potato, cauliflower, kale, lemon, cilantro Protein type: poultry
- Loaded Carnitas Nachos from Fed & Fit
We have some leftover pork so these nachos fit the perfect bill! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 8: purple potatoes, red onion, green onion, lime, avocado, jalapeño, radish, purple cabbage Protein type: pork
- Sloppy Joes see them in action here.
- Sweet Kale Salad with our dressing
Back by popular demand our famous sloppy joes! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: vidalia onions, celery, carrots, butternut squash, beets Protein type: beef
Our leftovers didn’t last nearly as long as we had hoped! So bringing this four ingredient casserole back into the rotation. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 1: red onion, parsley, sage, rosemary, cranberries Protein type: poultry
- One Pan Breakfast Dinner from The Stay at Home Chef
- side of berries
You know I love a one pan meal! Especially on a Friday night after a long week. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: russet potatoes, blueberries, raspberries Protein type: pork
- Veggie Loaded Broccoli Cheese Soup
- with Coconut Shrimp from Whole Foods
I love rounding out the week with another delicious soup. Bonus points is the whole family really loves this one. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 1: broccoli Protein type: seafood
- French Onion Chicken and Rice Bake from Predominantly Paleo
- Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin from All The Healthy Things
Another Sunday slow meal that is just loaded with goodness. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: brussel sprouts, shallot, arrowroot, coconut Protein type: pork, poultry
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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