Hey everyone! It’s another meal plan Monday! Taking our weekend trip to the farmer’s market serves multiple purposes for our meal planning. Not only do we see what is in peak season for us to receive optimal nutrients, but we are able to feel more connected to our community and to our earth. Have you ventured out to your local farmer’s market yet this year? If not, what’s holding you back? We’d love to help you find one in your area or even start your own garden! Let’s get your veggie counts up too!
Meal Plan for the Week of May 24th, 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.
- French Onion Smothered Pork Chops from Paleo Running Momma
- side salad: spinach, strawberries, slivered almonds, goat cheese
These aren’t the dry, chewy and tasteless pork chops you grew up with. NO WAY! These are packed full of flavor and a richness worth craving!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 11: garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon, yellow onion, mushrooms, thyme, oregano, parsley, spinach, strawberries, almonds
Protein type: pork
- Breakfast for Dinner – Legit Bread Co Waffles with sautéed apples, side of apple chicken sausage and scrambled eggs
We needed a fun kick off to the week, Breakfast for Dinner it is! Legit Bread Co. waffles make it not only easy to whip up quickly, but they are delicious! We sautéed some apples (still using up those soft ones from our veggie delivery box) with ghee and spices, over medium low heat until tender. Serve with fresh blueberries and sausage; just DIVINE.
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2: apples, blueberries
Protein type: poultry
One pan clean up? YES please! Easy to prepare and quick to please. Fajitas are a great way to switch up your Taco Tuesdays, and this version skips the nightshades for some veggie alternatives that are just as fantastic!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: bella mushrooms, zucchini, cilantro, romaine, avocado
Protein type: beef
- Cheeseburger Stroganoff aka Cheeseburger Pasta
When it’s all in one pot, when there’s a ton of veggies, and it’s a raved about favorite, we all win! You can use traditional tomato sauce with this recipe, but we use our fauxmato sauce to avoid nightshades, which also gives extra helping of veggies.
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: lettuce, carrots, beets, butternut squash
Protein type: beef
- Maple Pecan Sweet Smoky Salmon with rice and veggies
- Roast sweet potato
We have loved seeing you all continue to make this, please tag us on social! It’s a staple in our home. My tip? Move the fish toppings (nuts and dates) into your rice or a side of sweet potato, add a squeeze of lemon and it will have middle-eastern-esque flavors while still having infused the fish! This also works great on the grill, just sear in the pan on the griddle, then close the lid to finish cooking.
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: dates, sweet potatoes, lemon
Protein type: seafood
It’s back on the menu because it’s just that good, and easy! You can buy veggies pre-chopped, have your teens do the work for you, or enjoy the rhymic act of prepping the veggies – and voila, everything else comes together in your wok. I hope you love it too for your take out fake out night this week!
Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 7: green onions, sesame seeds, green cabbage, red cabbage, red onions, shitake mushrooms, ginger
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!
Read the original post about how we make it work for us and factors we consider here
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