Dinner Recipe Plan: August 7-13
If you are anything like me, you absolutely dread the idea of figuring out what to make for dinner, how to create healthy snacks for your family and then how to tie all of that together and make one cohesive grocery trip.
Each week I sigh out loud as I sign into Pinterest or flip through one of the cookbooks living on my kitchen counter. I get bored of making the same meals all the time, so I am constantly on the hunt for new, healthy and most importantly, easy meals that my husband AND toddler will enjoy.
My goal is to save you that same frustration and provide my weekly meal plans occasionally throughout the month. I'll be honest, I don't do this every single week. Some weeks I fly by the seat of my pants but I know one thing for sure; when I DO spend the time planning and organizing, that week's meals are far more delicious and way less stressful!
I like to do my grocery shopping on Sundays and if time allows I will knock out some of the food prep while I cook dinner so that Monday's dinner takes less time. You will notice below, I am currently on a Laura Lea Balanced kick. She's a Nashville holistic chef and food blogger and her new cookbook was just released. It's pricey, but SO worth it! This next week's worth of recipes is below. Enjoy!
We had enough leftovers from Monday's dinner to recreate the same meal Tuesday night! I love when I don't have to cook EVERY night of the week. And bonus, Hawk (our 15 month old) LOVED the Chickpea cake. He couldn't get enough. By the way, this meal isn't 100% strict paleo as the savory cake has chickpeas (legumes) and goat cheese (dairy).
Skillet Chicken Pizza with a side salad of mixed greens, sunflower seeds, sweet peppers and avocado
I have yet to make this meal so I can't say for sure it's a winner but based on the reviews, I think it will be super yummy. You can make this meal Paleo by following her modifications; otherwise, it will contain dairy.
The pineapple guacamole is reason enough to make this meal. It's so refreshing! The author of this recipes provides modifications to make this meal Paleo or Whole 30 compliant.
Friday & Saturday:
We usually get takeout or go to a restaurant on Friday and Saturday.
I start by browning 100% grass-fed ground beef and add in this homemade taco seasoning (feel free to use store bought - just watch the ingredients). Then I chop and sauté a combination of onion, bell peppers, ghee (or olive oil), garlic, salt and pepper. I also snag a bag of organic mixed greens, shredded grass-fed cheese and full fat greek yogurt (tastes like sour cream!) from the store to really complete the taco bowl. We sometimes add in organic corn tortilla chips if we feel like splurging. Once your beef and pepper onion combo are both cooked, assemble the bowls to your liking. Alternatively, you could serve this same meal on tortillas or lettuce wraps. Double your meet to have leftovers for taco salads during the week!
I would love to hear if you make any of these meals! Leave your comments below and let me know if you find this post useful. If so, I will keep them coming!