Meal Plan Monday September 20th

Autumn is here! Our meal plan this week showcases all of our fall favorites. Especially from Fed & Fit to celebrate the launch of her new book, Cook Once: Dinner Fix. We’ve been loving the book so far and I know it will help you too!

Cook Once Book Cover

But we won’t reveal the recipes in the book, we highly encourage you to check it out for yourself – especially if you like to save time prepping meals in the kitchen! This week, we have a few of our go to meals happening this week that incorporate vegetables in every bite.

Meal Plan for the Week of September 20th, 2021

Total unique veggie count for this week’s meal plan, just for dinners: 32! 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.


When it’s all in one pot, when there’s a ton of veggies, and it’s a raved about favorite, we all win! You can use traditional tomato sauce with this recipe, but we use our fauxmato sauce to avoid nightshades, which also gives extra helping of veggies.

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 8: onion, bella mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, zucchini, beets, butternut squash, carrots, lettuce Protein type: beef


It’s always a home run meal when it’s breakfast for dinner. And on busy podcasting days this really helps us all out!

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2: apples, rutabagas Protein type: poultry, pork


      While this combo may not say fall, the flavors still come together beautifully for truly an amazing dinner to celebrate Fall Solstice!

      Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6: dates, lemon, peaches, avocado, arugula, blueberries  Protein type: seafood


      Use up that end of summer basil with a big batch of pesto – I love me a casserole, and this one looks great! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: basil, golden potatoes, cauliflower, pine nuts 

      Protein type: poultry


        This is such a great fridge clean out meal, and a take out fake out favorite around here! We like to make sure that crisper is cleaned out before we head out to the weekend farmers market. This dish delivers!

        Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 7: lime, ginger, cucumber, red bell pepper, snap peas, green onions, cilantro Protein type: poultry


          Now THIS is an epic fall meal, and perfect for after a Saturday full of your favorite fall fun activities.

          Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, cranberries Protein type: seafood


          Don’t you just love the filling of wontons? Us too! The meatballs are all that filling goodies without the wrapper!

          Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2: shittake mushrooms, scallions Protein type: seafood, pork


          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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