Our meal plan this week has a bit of an asian theme. With over 37 different veggies and fruits though, I’m not complaining that this week is packing a nutrient dense punch!
Meal Plan for the Week of November 8th, 2021
Total unique veggie count for this week’s meal plan, just for dinners: 37! 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.
Kicking off our week with all the veggies and one of our favorite ways to cook salmon. The crust you get is to die for! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 9: broccoli, butternut squash, garlic, lemon, parsley, chives, dill, avocado, macadamia nuts Protein type: seafood
- Moo Shu Pork from The Stay At Home Chef
- With steamed normandy veggies
Moo Shu Pork is one of my favorite dishes to get for take out. I don’t find any one the same! And it can be served over rice, veggies or even in lettuce cups. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 8: shittake mushrooms, bamboo shoots, Chinese cabbage, ginger, green onions, butter lettuce cups, cauliflower, carrots Protein type: pork, poultry
- Tuna Noodle Casserole (recipe still to come!)
- Trader Joe’s Caesar Salad
I promise we’ll get this recipe to you soon! It is finally perfected though and is a family favorite. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: peas, cassava (noodles), romaine lettuce Protein type: seafood
- Chicken Cabbage Soup from The Savory Lotus
There is no absence of flavor in this soup! And it can be made in the instant pot or the stove top. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: white onion, green cabbage, lime, cilantro Protein type: poultry
It’s time for the Friday fridge dump, you know the day where you look in thee fridge and realize you need to eat it all before it turns! Baked Orange Chicken is the perfect swap for that fast food chain you may crave. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: orange, sesame seeds, celery, bella mushrooms Protein type: poultry
This salad is so fancy and fun yet so simple. Please remember though to get good quality and sustainable seafood when possible! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: spring mix of 3 diff lettuces, micro greens Protein type: seafood
- Breakfast for Dinner!
- Legit Baking Co or our own waffles
- Homemade Applesauce
- Leftover Veggie Scramble
Why should brunch get all of the attention on the weekends? Breakfast for dinner is not only a hit with everyone in the house it’s SIMPLE! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: brussel sprouts, white mushrooms, vidalia onion, spinach, apple Protein type: 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!
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