My husband is traveling for work this week, so the meal plan was simple. I am not a big meat eater, so I focused on easy meals that didn’t require me to touch any raw proteins.
Saturday, we are making coconut flour, blueberry pancakes and serving it with turkey bacon (something my three year old asked for at the store).
Sunday, my husband’s making a breakfast hash of chorizo and potatoes and topping it with poached eggs. This is a restaurant quality breakfast and one of our favorites!
I have two smoothies planned for the week — the first is from Kristin Cavallari. It’s a green smoothie with avocado, spinach, peppermint extract, frozen banana, and almond milk. The second is one of my standbys: frozen butternut squash, cherries, 4oz of orange juice, and a scoop of beet powder; I add water if more liquid is needed.
I was inspired by power bowls this week and found a Greek power bowl on Pinterest that I decided to alter: rice, grilled chicken, tomatoes & cucumbers. I’m also adding dressing to top it all off — I grabbed a jalapeno ranch at WholeFoods that sounded tasty.
Friday: Kraut, brats for the husband & mashed potatoes. I will never apologize for my love of the potato.
Saturday: football food — spinach-artichoke dip & buffalo chicken dip
For the dips, we use mayo & some plain Greek yogurt to bind and top with goat cheese; I like to load up the spinach-artichoke dip with LOTS of vegetables. Siete grain-free tortilla chips and carrot sticks are our dippers of choice. Delicious!
Sunday: 3 & I are meeting a friend and her son for dinner after hockey — two women and two 3 year olds at Howling Wolf for the win!
Monday: stuffed hot dogs — my mom used to make these for me and they sound repulsive but they’re hot dogs (I prefer Applegate Farms – no funny ingredients and they taste great), mashed potatoes (again) and a little shredded cheese. They are the ultimate comfort food for me and all you do is pop them in the oven to heat everything together.
Tuesday: pasta with pre-cooked chicken sausage & broccoli.
It’s simple and convenient and honestly, you can load a bowl up with lots of lettuce and mild salsa — who can complain about that?!
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Yum! I was thinking you might like the recipe book Build a Bowl by Nicki Sizemore. I got it for Christmas and haven’t made anything from it yet – oops! – but it looks great and I think it would be right up your alley.
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Thanks for the suggestion! I’ve been buying more cookbooks lately and find that I am really varying my cooking with them far more than with Pinterest! I’m going to grab this one!