We’re back in a meal plan groove! Anyone else love the rhythm that back to school brings? I feel such a sense of coming back to center in our routine and creating new habits. We’re back into our routine of picking meals together and planning the week. Our farmer’s market haul also dictates our menu, which we’re very happy for a few more months! This week we have some fun dishes that I feel really embrace and highlight the last few weeks of summer.
Meal Plan for the Week of September 6th, 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.
- Orange Chicken Stir Fry from Primal Palate
You know we love a good stir fry around here since it’s a great place to add a big variety of veggies! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 9: carrots, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, orange, white mushrooms, broccoli, green onions, cilantro, lime Protein type: poultry
- Poppy Seed Chicken (made with Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers)
- Brussel Sprout, Kale and Peach Salad from Tayste of Paleo
Crunchy comforting chicken with the perfect summer salad! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: lemon, brussel sprouts, kale, peaches, shallots, almonds Protein type: poultry
- Philly Cheesesteak Skillet from Fed+Fit
I don’t know how it’s been six months and we haven’t introduced kiddo to our favorite comfort food! And it’s easy to boot! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: yellow onion, bell peppers (we will sub zucchini), cremini mushrooms, garlic Protein type: beef
- Roasted Chicken with Honey-Thyme Stone Fruits from Against All Grain with rice
- Balsamic Root Veggies
Our farmer’s market is starting to really flourish with stone fruits. Which makes this recipe perfect to celebrate the end of summer! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 9: plums, apricots, cherries, mint, beets, butternut squash, radish, parsnips, sweet potatoes Protein type: poultry
- Easy Lemon Ricotta Pasta & Spinach from The Clever Meal (we added shrimp)
I dare you to try this twist on your pizza this week. Especially with peaches being at their peak season right now. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 1: spinach Protein type: seafood
- Peanut Sauce Stir Fry with Shrimp from Fannetastic Food
This time of year we’re always looking for things to make with zucchini, and these are a fun flavorful favorite. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2: zucchini, cauliflower Protein type: seafood
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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