While it seems like it’s been awhile since we’ve posted our meal plan, we really have been sticking to just some easy buttons and comfort foods. But after the month full with our weekend whale watching getaway and spring break, we’re all craving our routine again. We all had input on this week’s plan and it really came out nicely. Not only is it all very family friendly, but the meals are veggie packed and we more than hit our goal for unique veggies!
Meal Plan for the Week of April 19th, 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.
- Brunch for dinner!
- Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins from Fed and Fit with our favorite OneDegree GF/Glycophosphate free oats
- Asparagus Mimosa from Nom Nom Paleo
We went for a full on brunch this week and it did NOT disappoint! There was something for everyone and made for a perfect lazy Sunday graze meal. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 7 : banana, asparagus, shallots, lemon, chives, parsley, dill, Protein type: eggs
- Loaded Burger Bowls from Paleo Running Momma
Bowl meals are always a hit, especially when we can get away with french fries as utensils! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 7 : potatoes, avocado, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onion, pickles Protein type: beef
These nachos can really be a base recipe for you to riff off of and add whatever you have on hand in the fridge. We recommend doing a few layers of your toppings and chips like a lasagna, to ensure that every bite is packed full of goodness!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6 : iceberg lettuce, olives, red bell pepper, cilantro, lime, jalapeño
Protein type: pork
- Gyro Meatball Bowls
- Greek Potatoes from Balanced Bites
I’m telling ya, bowl meals are where it’s at for a house full of teens and preteens! Now if they just remember to do the dishes!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4 : cucumber, garlic, zucchini, red potatoes
Protein type: lamb, eggs
We’re still dancing to “Sloppy Sloppy Joes” every time we make this! Decided to balance it with our copy cat sweet kale salad for some added crunch and more veggie packed punch!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6: sweet onions, celery, carrots, bella mushrooms, beets, butternut squash,
Protein type: beef
We ordered take out! But here are some of our favorites you can make at home.
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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 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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