Do you ever come back from vacation feeling scrambled and burnt out? Well we’re doing our best to avoid that this week after our escape to Virginia Beach to go whale watching! Yes! I grew up there my whole life and had no idea it was a stopping point for Humpback Whales on their migration path back to Canada. While we packed most of our food and cooked while we were there, I still like to come home with a plan in place for the week. Not to mention trying to make it as nutrient dense as possible!
Meal Plan for the Week of March 8th, 2021
Total unique veggie count for this week’s meal plan, 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.
- TAKE OUT / ORDER IN! Last night of vacation
- Breakfast for Dinner – Legit Bread Co Waffles with sautéed apples, side of apple chicken sausage and scrambled eggs
We decided to make breakfast for dinner for easy button meal after vacation. Legit Bread Co. waffles make it not only easy to whip up quickly, but they are delicious! We sautéed some apples with ghee and spices, over medium low heat until tender. Just DIVINE
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2 : apples, cassava
Protein type: poultry and eggs
It’s still slow cooker season, and we’re putting it to work after vacation! Taco Tuesday made easy. If you’ve got leftover turkey, it makes great quesadillas or taco bowls – just pan fry it with softened onions and Tex Mex seasoning!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6: cilantro, lime, avocado, romaine lettuce, salsa, jicama
Protein type: beef (or turkey)
- Creamy Chicken Potato Casserole from Paleo Running Mama
This recipe just screams comfort to me!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 8 : potatoes, garlic, onion, thyme, arrowroot, coconut, chives, green onions
Protein type: poultry, pork
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 – 6: cassava, orange, broccoli, ginger, yellow onions, mushrooms
Protein type: beef
- Coconut Shrimp
- Mac and Cheese from Fed and Fit (love their one-pan recipe), we add zucchini and spaghetti squash* or you could also swap with our favorite Twice Baked Mac and Cheese for dairy-free
*we often add previously frozen or spiralized and previously cooked zucchini and spaghetti squash to noodle dishes. You can’t taste them and they blend in so well – just make sure they’re not raw or their texture will stand out.
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: coconut, zucchini, spaghetti squash
Protein type: seafood
Who needs take out? It’s back on the menu because it’s just that good! I hope you love it too for your take out fake out night this week!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 7: bok choy, spinach, white mushrooms, peas, carrots, green cabbage, red cabbage
Protein type: pork
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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!
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