Meal Plan Monday

I feel like this week’s plan isn’t as inventive as normal…and that’s okay.  And this week is definitely going on the 80/20 rule and including some of my daughter’s favorites.  Nevertheless, here it is.  

Breakfasts: Shakes.  My go to combo has been chocolate, 1/2 a banana, a handful of spinach, 1 tbsp of PB2, hemp hearts and almond milk.  So good.  If I’m feeling crazy I leave out the PB2 and add a drop of peppermint essential oil so it tastes like thin mints.  If something that is super good for me can taste like a Girl Scout cookie…I’m in!

Snacks: fresh fruit, veggies and yogurt dip (the same one from a few weeks ago), and these Energy Bites.  

(Image via Gimme Some Oven)

Lunches: Taco Salads/Bowls.  If you haven’t made your own taco seasoning, you really should give it a try.  Chances are you have all the ingredients in your cabinets.  It’s so much healthier.  Who knows what’s really in those packets anyways.  I know the salt content is HIGH, and who needs that?  Salt = Bloat…that’s something I for sure don’t need.  


Monday: Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry with cauliflower rice.  This is a new recipe to me, but everything I’ve made from Skinnytaste has been so delicious.  I’m sure this will be no different.  Is it weird that my dentist is the one that told me about this recipe and said even her kids love it?!

Tuesday: Stuffed Pepper Casserole.  It’s been forever since I’ve made this so it will be a nice plate of comfort on what is supposed to be a rainy day.  I’m 95% sure that my 4 year old won’t touch this with a 10 foot pole.  Maybe she’ll surprise me.  

Wednesday: Leftovers…because with casseroles, there are always leftovers.  

Thursday: One Pot Skillet Lasagna and salad.  You guys, this is so good.  I figured I’d follow up the meal that my daughter will potentially hate with her FAVORITE meal.  I sub a lot of the things in this recipe.  Ground turkey instead of Italian sausage, whole wheat pasta, and 5 laughing cow wedges garlic and herb flavor instead of cream cheese.  I was hesitant of the cottage cheese, but it’s good, I promise.  And I probably use less shredded cheese on top too.  Don’t tell, but I’m not so much making this dinner on Thursday as I am pulling out some of the leftovers that I had previously frozen from the last time I made it.  

Friday: Crockpot Honey Balsamic Pork Roast with sweet potatoes and roasted Brussels Sprouts.  

Saturday: Take Out/ Dinner Out

Sunday: Family Dinner.  Every week we alternate hosting family dinner with my parents.  It’s my week this week and  haven’t quite figured out what I’ll be making.  I’m sure I’ll figure it out on Saturday night or Sunday morning.  


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