We’re off on our first summer road trip, but we’ve made a perfect summer comfort meal plan for you to indulge in this week. Summer comfort foods is our theme this week. Just simple enough to get you through cooking on hot days, but comforting to everyone! Loaded down with over 35 unique veggies and fruits, you’ll be utilizing all your goodies from the farmer’s market in no time. Don’t forget to make a little extra to make lunches easy on yourself this week.
Meal Plan for the Week of June 21st, 2021
Total unique veggie count for this week’s meal plan, just for dinners: 35! 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.
Still cannot make this one without channeling Adam Sandler Lunch Lady Land, Sloppy Sloppy Joes! It’s an easy win for the whole family and filling to boot. I always tend to double the batch for lunches throughout the week. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 8: yellow onion, carrots, celery, white onion, bella mushroooms, oyster mushrooms, beets, butternut squash Protein type: beef
- BBQ Bacon Burger Loaded Potatoes from Fed & Fit
- Use the extra Fauxmato Sauce from Monday.
Did you SEE the photo for this recipe? DROOL alert! You can’t turn down a loaded baked potato. Even better when you can use up ingredients from the day before too. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 8: white potatoes, kale, green onion, jalapeños, lemon Protein type: beef
- Shrimp Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce from Fannetastic Food
Stir fry is not only quick it’s one of our favorites we can dump any and all veggies in! It’s a great recipe always to use up produce that may be towards the end. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: broccoli, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, water chestnuts, ginger Protein type: seafood
- Basil Chicken Spaghetti Squash from The Roasted Root
Another easy adapted recipe to any of your dietary or even meal plan needs! Swap out the protein for what you have on hand. Add more veggies to your liking! Omit the cheese to be dairy free. So easy! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 4: spaghetti squash, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, basil Protein type: poultry
- BBQ Salmon Mango Kebabs from Fed & Fit
This flavor combination is next level. If you’re having a few people over for dinner outside, wow them with this one! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2: mango, cilantro. Protein type: seafood
- Fresh from the market Chicken Caprese Salad from Paleo Running Momma
Another one that’s going to be on repeat after our market hauls all summer. Light, simple and again one youo can add such a variety of veggies to. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado Protein type: poultry
- Super Gyro Meatball Bowls with Gluten Free Pita Bread from Ela Vegan
Greek night! If you heard our podcast a few weeks back, gluten free baking can be tough. Finding these pitas from Ela Vegan is really a unicorn. Not only do they work, but they are DELICIOUS! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: coconut, cucumber, dill, garlic, zucchini Protein: lamb
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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