Meal Planning Monday

Yes, I know it’s Tuesday, but I just didn’t get a chance to do write this up yesterday.  A little background first.  For at least 10 years, I have been planning my weekly dinners.  Why?  I helps me focus the grocery list, and saves time.  I know what’s in the fridge, and there’s never that “um, what should I make for dinner” moment.  Within the past few weeks, I have really been focusing on how I am fueling my body.  While my dinners are mostly “clean”, sometimes lunch and breakfast are not.  Sometimes I open the fridge and wonder what I am going to do about lunch.  So, I am changing that.  I did a 5 day clean eating challenge that made me focus more on my breakfasts and lunches and what I have on hand.  So now, Mondays are the days I plan, prep and shop.  It saves times, it saves money, and I know I am fueling my body the right way and showing my daughter that these Whole Foods are important.  So here’s my meal plan for the week.

Breakfasts: Butternut Squash Breakfast Burrito Bowl.  I made this for my breakfasts last week and am in love.  So filling and the flavors are incredible.  How did I prep for the week: roasted the butternut squash and made the pick de gallo.  That way all I have to do in the morning is top with avacado, and add and egg.  


Lunches: Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli and Sun Dried Tomato Salad with Chickpeas.  Prep for this: just made the whole batch and portioned out in Tupperware.  Note: I portioned out in plastic Tupperware because I’ll eat this cold.  If it was going to be microwaves I would have used our glass storage containers (because dumping onto a plate would dirty another dish).  


Dinners:

Monday we do meatless and this Spicy Falafel and Roasted Veggie Naan-which was where it was at last night!  All clean ingredients, and baked instead of the typical fried falafel.  This will be repeated for sure.  

Tuesday: Adam’s favorite chicken–basically just a super simple baked chicken, and we’ll have a salad.

Wednesday: Teriyaki steak (my daughter’s favorite and roasted veggies.

The remainder of the week we will be making our Blue Apron meal order.  The menu looked way too good to pass up.  We haven’t ordered in easily 6 months, but sometimes, you just gotta do it.  

Sunday we always do a family dinner, and it’s my parent’s turn to make dinner.  

Yesterday’s prep was about 2 hours of work.  But here’s what I got accomplished: breakfasts for the week prepped, lunches for the week prepped, dinner all prepped/made (with the exception of the baking of the falafel part), and assembling my snack kits for the week.  I basically put my day’s worth of snacks into one Tupperware container.  That way I can grab out of the fridge throughout the day without thought.  This weeks snacks kit is a hard boiled egg, apples and a small baggie of portioned out nuts (cashews & pistachios).  I also wash all the fruit and produce for the week.  

Any other meal planners and 1 day prep people out there? 

What’s on your menu this week? 

Do you have any clean eating recipes to share? 

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