We’ve created yet another delicious comfort food meal plan with over 31 different veggies and fruits for the week for you, and that’s with birthday treats! With snow days galore and Matt’s 40th birthday it was a week of indulgence but we still got those nutrients in!
Meal Plan for the Week of February 22nd, 2021
Total unique veggie count for this week’s meal plan, just for dinners: 31! 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.
We needed a weekend fridge clean out to get our week started on the right foot! What days of the week do you like to do leftovers?
I’m not going to say it’s sneaky, but our version of shephard’s pie is just an incredible way to get in a ton of vegetables in each and every comforting bite. Not to mention the KEY to the perfect topping is a blend of both cauliflower AND potatoes!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 9: cauliflower, potatoes, avocado, onion, celery, carrot, broccoli, mushrooms, garlic
Protein type: beef
- Order in / Take out
A fun twist on the typical casserole but a crowd pleaser with our crew every time. You can certainly follow the recipe and use a tomato sauce, but our Fauxmato Sauce is another great way to get in those veggies!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 10: lemon, basil, yellow onion, red bell pepper, olives, beets, butternut squash, romaine lettuce, spinach, green onions, artichoke hearts, radicchio lettuce, yellow banana peppers
Protein type: pork
- Broccoli “Cheddar” Soup
- Fish, rice, roasted veggies
You know me and my soups. This one is just too easy to not have on a current rotation on our meal plan. I highly recommend freezing and storing individual portions. That way you can just have one ready at any time!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2 : zucchini and asparagus
Protein type: seafood
- Teriyaki Banzai Burgers
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
We are really loving our potato cutter around here. I swear the boys are making fries more than ever. And to be honest, I’m not mad about it! They just toss them into the air fryer and voila! Delicious and perfectly cooked every time.
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6: sweet potatoes, pineapple, coconut aminos, sweet onion, butter lettuce, tomato
Protein type: poultry
- Tuna Noodle Casserole from Fed and Fit
I know I know, it seems like a lot of casseroles. But can you blame us?! It’s COLD! And we want comfort to feed us all. And I just love one pot meals too. Minimal cleanup with the maximum amount of approval from everyone!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4 : peas, cremini mushrooms, coconut, parsley
Protein type: seafood
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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!
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