We’re back from our vacations and re-entry was a breeze thanks to our meal plan. Sometimes it can be really hard to get back from back to back trips and get back into the swing of things. But we’ve found that by even just writing it down or making a plan on our board, we almost always stick to it!
Meal Plan for the Week of August 9th, 2021
Total unique veggie count for this week’s meal plan, just for dinners: 31! 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.
- Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs from Paleo Running Momma
- Roasted cauliflower and broccoli
Sometimes Mondays call for easy and tasty! Chicken thighs are an easy win at our house every time we make them they disappear as quickly as they were put on the table. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: lemon, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower Protein type: poultry
Stacy’s soup days are making a come back! Yes even in summer sometimes it’s so good to just snuggle up with a nourishing bowl. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: butternut squash, avocado, onion Protein type: pork
- Maple Pecan Sweet and Smoky Salmon with slow roasted vegetables and cabbage
When we first created this salmon, Wesley wasn’t too sure. But then he went back for seconds! It’s been a hit since we’ve had it and he requested it again. How could we refuse? Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: dates, beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage Protein type: seafood
And sometimes after soup, I want a nice cold salad palate cleanser! This combo just says summer under the stars to me. Or even a nice picnic meal in the park! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 9: parsley, chives, peaches, romaine lettuce, spinach, butter lettuce, carrots, celery, blueberries Protein type: seafood
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 – 3: arugula, red onion, vidalia onion Protein type: poultry, pork
- Breakfast for Dinner – Legit Bread Co Waffles with sautéed peaches, side of apple chicken sausage and scrambled eggs
- Green smoothies for those who wanted a little extra
Our last lazy-ish Sunday before the last whirlwind into summer. What better way to celebrate than with Breakfast for Dinner. Legit Bread Co. Waffles make it not only easy to whip up quickly, but they are delicious! We sautéed some peaches with ghee and spices, over medium low heat until tender. Just DIVINE! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6 : peaches, blueberries, apples, cassava, banana, zucchini Protein type: poultry, eggs
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!
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