meal planning, jan 11-17

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.

Breakfasts:
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.

Lunches:
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.

Dinners:
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.

Wednesday: leftovers.

Thursday: Chipotle
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?!

2 thoughts on “meal planning, jan 11-17

  1. 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!

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