What a difference a week makes right? How are you doing? What’s been on your meal plan these days? We want to hear what you are cooking too! We had a good week this week. Especially celebrating Matt and I’s 19th wedding anniversary. We’re truly grateful for each other to go through this wild, messy and imperfect life. And to celebrate with good food to boot!
Meal Plan for the Week of January 25th, 2021
Total unique veggie count, just for dinners: 32! 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.
- Meatloaf with roasted potatoes
Last week we had pot roast and talked about Sunday meals. Meatloaf is another staple Sunday supper for many. We really love this one as it has a far from traditional flavor! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: yellow onion, tomato paste, potatoes Protein type: lamb, poultry
- Broccoli “Cheddar” Soup
- Fish and rice
You know me and my soups. This one is just too easy to not have on a current rotation on our meal plan. I highly recommend freezing and storing individual portions. That way you can just have one ready at any time!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4 : butternut squash, broccoli, avocado, garlic
Protein type: seafood, pork
- Magical No-Night Shade Smoky Carnitas (similar to this recipe just a different rub Taco Bowls
Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to be boring old browned meat. Make it fun! Our Magical No-Night Shade Smoky Seasoning is just perfect to make carnitas. And when we don’t want to splurge on our favorite Siete tortillas or taco shells, we make taco bowls!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 9 : iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, olives, red bell pepper, cilantro, lime, avocado, jalapeño
Protein type: pork
Sometimes you just want a big crunchy salad! We needed something that could be tossed together easily with the goodness we had on had. This recipe always delivers!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: savoy cabbage, carrots, scallions, mint, basil, Protein type: poultry
We are working on new and improved Sesame Beef recipe for you all. The one linked above is still a delicious one!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 7: cassava, orange, broccoli, green onions, ginger, yellow onions, mushrooms
Protein type: beef
- Spinach, Artichoke and Chicken Creamy Parmesan from Butter Be Ready
- Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower from Peace Love and Low Carb
I think this is steadily becoming a weekly staple in our house. We just can’t get enough! And when we can even cook the cauliflower in our air fryer it’s simply perfection. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4 : shallot, artichoke, spinach, cauliflower 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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