Meal Plan Monday, November 16th

Yay, another Meal Plan Monday to share healthy menu ideas for families that won’t cause anxiety! We chose ease and comfort again this week and it was just what we needed.

Once again even in our favorite comforts, choosing the easy route, and even a few “semi homemade” we managed to hit our goal of 30 fruits and veggies! Here’s how:

Meal Plan for the Week of November 9, 2020

Total unique veggie count, just for dinners: 30!
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

Who doesn’t love a little brunch for dinner? Especially when you don’t have to cook! As you know we love to get our kids in the kitchen as much as possible. It was nice to have the evening off and watch Finn work his magic! Frittata is a great way to add in a variety of vegetables to start your day.

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: Brussel sprouts, spinach, vidalia onions, carrots
Protein type: Pork, eggs

MONDAY

I may be a little obsessed with this recipe! Using just four ingredients including leftovers, we created a veggie packed feast. I love Trader Joes for their quick fixes like their Holiday Hash Veggies. Sometimes you just need an easy button! Seeing many of you make this all over IG this week makes me want to add it to our plan again soon.

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 8: butternut squash, sweet potatoes, red onions, celery, parsley, sage, rosemary, cranberries
Protein type: poultry

TUESDAY

One pan clean up? YES please! Easy to prepare and quick to please. Fajitas are a great way to switch up your Taco Tuesdays.

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: white and bella mushrooms, zucchini, cilantro, romaine
Protein type: beef

WEDNESDAY

Skip the carry out and make your own delicious and savory soup at home. Nutritional yeast gives it just that little bit of extra umami!

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: butternut squash, broccoli, garlic, white onions
Protein type: seafood, pork

THURSDAY

This recipe just screams comfort to me! Very similar to that all too popular dip you see at gatherings and holidays. We paired it with parmesan cauliflower for just some extra crunch!

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: shallots, artichoke hearts, spinach, cauliflower
Protein type: poultry

FRIDAY

  • Leftovers!

SATURDAY

Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6: cassava, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, green chiles, lime and avocado.
Protein type: poultry

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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 address stress of what to 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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