Meal Plan Monday March 1st

RABBITS RABBITS!! You bet your booty I’m screaming that from the top of my lungs all day today after forgetting to say it last month. What are some of your craziest superstitions? We’re taking all this good luck into our meal plan this week too! Ground beef is the theme to this week’s plan. It’s often the base for so many of our favorite comfort foods. However did you know you could get FREE ground beef for life with one of our favorite brand partner’s ButcherBox? Find out more after the meal plan! 

Meal Plan for the Week of March 1st, 2021

Meal Plan Monday March 1st Real Everything

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.

SUNDAY

Sunday comfort food returns! Especially when it’s all in one pot, and it’s a raved about favorite, we all win! You can use traditional tomato sauce with this recipe, but we prefer our fauxmato sauce for an extra helping of veggies. 

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 7: yellow onion, bella mushrooms, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, beets, butternut squash
Protein type: beef

MONDAY

Another great comfort and one pot dish is our version of shephard’s pie. This is a great dish to make extra of to have for the freezer. Or even to bring to a friend or family member. 

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5 : cauliflower, yellow potatoes, broccoli, garlic, white mushrooms
Protein type: beef

TUESDAY

 A twist on your usual Taco Tuesday this casserole is becoming a regular in our rotation. 

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6:  potatoes, white onion, tomatoes, kale, cilantro, avocado
Protein type: beef

WEDNESDAY

Zucchini noodles are super trendy, but we’ve been loving them for years! The trick to keep them from getting too mushy is to salt them after spiraling so they can wick the moisture while you prep the rest of the dish. This take on beef and “noodles” is truly one of our favorites. 

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5 :  zucchini, apple, scallions, coconut, red onion
Protein type: beef

THURSDAY

  • LEFTOVERS!

    FRIDAY

      Friday nights you could switch up your regular pizza routine and make meatzas! You can even raid your local store salad bar for toppings that are already chopped and ready to go!

      Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5 :  pear, arugula, olives, basil, brussel sprouts
      Protein type: beef

      SATURDAY

      It’s finally here! We’ve teased about it long enough, our version of the Egg Roll in a Bowl has arrived. And I’m telling you we’ve tried so many versions of this recipe, we have NAILED IT! I hope you love it too for your take out fake out night this week! 

      Unique fruit & veggie varieties –3 : cabbage, shittake mushrooms, ginger, sesame seeds
      Protein type: beef

      FREE Ground Beef you can trust!

      Yes. This week ONLY when you sign up for ButcherBox you will then receive TWO POUNDS of ground beef with every order for the life of your membership

      It’s been a year of creative eating and using what we have on hand. I will be so grateful for our ButcherBox subscription because we never had to worry one bit about getting quality meat for our family at all during the height of the pandemic. 

      FREE Ground beef for life with Butcher Box

      You can have that peace of mind too! When you sign up you can even customize the box you receive to only get the cuts and meats you want and need. Then when you get your free ground beef, you can refer back to this meal plan as a go to.  And when you use our link to add this to your box it helps us with a small portion of your purchase, without costing you a think – thank you!

       

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      Meal Plan Monday March 1st Real Everything

      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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