Everyone pitched in their ideas for the meal plan this week. I’m pleasantly surprised at how well it really came together. Leaning into our fall cozy comforts once again but with a few different twists.
Meal Plan for the Week of October 25th, 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.
- Baked Cod Fish from The Stay At Home Chef
- Crispy Potato Wedges from Cincy Shopper
Taking fish and chips to a different level this week. The potato wedges really are good for cleaning the plate from the delicious sauce of the cod. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: garlic, lemon, yukon gold potatoes, parsley Protein type: seafood
- Loaded Carnitas Trash Can Lid Nachos from Fed & Fit
Don’t let the title of the recipe fool you, there’s nothing trash about it! Nachos atop some of our favorite potato chips are just divine! And feel free to add as many toppings as you like. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 10: lime, jalapeños, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, purple heirloom potatoes, radish, red onion Protein type: pork
- Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup from All The Healthy Things
Creamy, hearty and loaded with veggie goodness, this chicken pot pie soup won’t have you missing the old frozen staple. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6: celery, carrots, yellow onion, bella mushrooms, peas Protein type: poultry
- One Skillet Creamed Spinach Chicken from Paleo Running Momma
As the week starts to wind down we tend to want to be in the kitchen less. Any one else? That’s why I love these one skillet and sheet pan meals! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 1: spinach Protein type: poultry
- Harvest Casserole from Paleo Running Momma
- Broccoli Cheese Soup
This sweet and savory casserole can be a side or a main dish by itself. I felt like making a big batch of soup for the week ahead so we paired ours with the Broccoli Cheese. And they work wonderful together! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6: butternut squash, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, apple, cranberries, broccoli Protein type: poultry
- World’s Best Braised Cabbage from Nom Nom Paleo
- Instant Pot Mac and Cheese from Fed & Fit
When the kids asked for mac and cheese I knew just the recipe, but I knew we needed a veggie to go with it. We’ve had this braised cabbage a few times before and it’s always a hit. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2: green cabbage, red onion Protein type: veggies
No need to have the slow cooker going all day. This chili is ready in under 30 minutes! Perfect for your Friday night fun. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 1: pumpkin Protein type: beef
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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