Our go-to Thanksgiving week meal plan when we need to make food we know the family will eat on their own during busy prep and cooking days – plus it’s hands-off cooking!
Meal Plan for the Week of November 22nd, 2021
Total unique veggie count for this week’s meal plan, just for dinners: 30! 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.
- Balsamic Root Vegetables
- Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Horseradish Mustard Sauce (You can snag this meal for. yourself at Balanced Bites and get $15 off your first order!)
Kicking off the holiday week with a heart meal that makes divine leftovers to snack on throughout the week. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 6: brussel sprouts, beets, butternut squash, yellow onion, garlic, avocado Protein type: pork
- Coconut Shrimp from Whole Foods
- Homemade French Fries
- Steamed Normandy Vegetables
Opting out of taco tuesday this week and having an easy night! Plus the kids love any excuse to use our french fry cutter. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 5: russet potatoes, coconut, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower Protein type: seafood
- Clean out the fridge day!
- Thanksgiving 2021 Menu
- Green Beans (Recipe in Real Life Paleo) (guest is bringing)
- Gravy from The Domestic Man
- Mashed Potatoes
- Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussel Sprouts
- Mac & Cheese
- Cheddar Biscuits, the Red Lobster GF mix
- Cranberry Jelly (store bought)
- Carrot Rutabaga Mash (mom is making)
- Gluten Free Rice Stuffing with Cranberries and Pecans (mom is making)
- Turkey – We’ll be having two this year, one smoked and one roasted.
We cannot wait to have our family all together! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 13: green beans, white onion, yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberries, rutabaga, pumpkin, mushrooms, celery, tomatoes, parsley, cilantro, lemon
First day of leftovers is always our favorite! Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 2: turnip Protein type: pork
- Winter Veggie Coleslaw from Fed & Fit
Another favorite leftover dish that really compliments the meal for days. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 3: lemon, kale, pomegranate Protein type: poultry
- Juicy Pot Roast
- Cauliflower Mash
Sundays after a holiday week call for a slow roast. Unique fruit & veggie varieties – 1: tapioca Protein type: beef
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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