We’re loving all the fresh fruits and veggies at the farmer’s market this summer! The boys actually get excited about vegetables when they see them at the market and help pick them out. You can count on tons of veggie-filled dinners in our meal plans in this season of fresh, local produce!
If you find yourself wanting even more dinner inspiration, you can check the archives of past meal plans HERE – we hope to help you incorporate balanced meals into your weekly planning!
Here’s what we ate for dinner this week:
Monday: Pork Adobo, Twice Baked Macaroni, Side Salad
—> Pork Adobo recipe from The Ancestral Table
—> Twice Baked Macaroni recipe on our blog, by Paleo Gone Sassy
—> Side Salad thrown together with carrots, cukes, and avocado
These are a few of our favorite things! Pork Adobo, made super tender in no time with our Instant Pot (if you’re not familiar, see our tutorial here!), plus a family-favorite veggie loaded side dish: twice baked mac (spaghetti squash) and cheese (no dairy!). Rounded out with a simple side salad and this dinner was pretty incredible!
Tuesday: Garlic and Herb Perfect Pork Chops, Turnip Puree, Peas with Butter
—> Garlic and Herb Perfect Pork Chops recipe from our blog
—> Turnip Puree from Beyond Bacon
—> Peas sautéed quickly with butter
We’ve been LOVING all the fresh peas at the local farmer’s market this spring- which you can clearly see by our meal plan this week! Tonight we paired them with easy mashed turnips and our one of our staple pork recipes.
Sometimes we plan leftovers right into our meal plan- which means a night off for the chef of the family!
The baby kale we picked last weekend was perfect for making kale chips, so we made a big batch of these to take to our end-of-school-year pool party!
—> Japchae recipe from The Ancestral Table
This is a dish we’ve probably made hundreds of times! We just can’t stop- it’s sooo good! It uses sweet potato starch noodles and is full of tons of veggies. For Father’s day, we got Matt this gorgeous new cast iron wok, which made a huge difference in cooking this- more caramelization, more flavor (and no Teflon, yay!).
Saturday: Every man for himself!
Just kidding, kind of… I went out to dinner and a concert with my mom (check out this gorgeous Lobster Benedict!) and the boys were at home eating leftovers and fending for themselves! They were in good hands with Matt, so there’s no doubt they had a delicious dinner too!
Sunday: Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard, Waffles, and Sugar Snap Peas
—> Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard from Real Life Paleo
—> Waffles recipe from Real Life Paleo
—> Sugar snap peas lightly steamed
A comfort food kinda night! Fluffy, crispy waffles with fruit and whipped cream from our isi Cream Whipper (no additives, just uses real cream or canned coconut milk!), chicken fingers and steamed peas. Cleaned plates all around!
Recipes can be found on the Internet and in some of our favorite cookbooks!