As most of you will know I am a huge fan of meal planning to keep me on track and organized throughout the week. It is not terribly fancy, on the back of my weekly shopping lists I scribble out dinner plans for each night of the up coming week.
I’d love to say we stick to my meal plan every night, but life happens and often dinners get shuffled around throughout the week. However, with my weekly dinner plan stuck on my fridge we do eat healthier, and the grocery bills stay manageable.
As I’ve been watching my crumbled lists pile up (I keep them for the reference) I thought it may be helpful to share my weekly meal plans with all of you with this new weekly feature ‘What To Cook This Week‘.
Our American friends have a busy (stressful) week ahead with Thanksgiving, but they are not the only ones! I just wish my busy week included turkey.. To make sure I’m prepared and have healthy snacks, make a batch of Tahini Coconut Energy Protein Bites tonight. These bites are packed full of goodness to keep you fuelled and focused for whatever gets thrown your way. Store in an airtight container to keep them fresh all week.
Monday is a good day for an easy, meatless dinner. This Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is a little bit of comfort food, without the carbs. Serve with a green salad for a plate full of veggies to start your week.
I have always disliked Tuesdays, to fight the blahs planning fun, flavorful dinners is a must each week. If you also find yourself fighting off the blahs give these Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas a try. Bonus the recipe includes a wine pairing, because why wait for Wednesday for wine?! Save yourself time by using a store bought rotisserie chicken.
Since you skipped the carbs on Monday, treat yourself on hump day by using the leftover rotisserie chicken to make Chicken Puttanesca with Angel Hair Pasta. This quick dinner is full of flavor, and a staple on my weekly meal plans.
Of course if you find yourself celebrating Thanksgiving week the best use of your Wednesday night may be making cranberry sauce. Since it’s wine Wednesday feel free to add a splash of wine to my recipe!
For those of us not celebrating, Thursday night cook Pork Cutlets with Crunchy Cabbage Slaw. Cook a few extra cutlets to diced up and add into Friday nights Bibimbap. Bibimbap simply translates to “mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables” making it a great Friday night meal to use up leftover meat (read that giant plate of turkey in your fridge) and veggies from the week’s dinners.
Since you started with week with some healthy baking, end the week by treating yourself and your family by baking a batch of $250 cookies for the weekend.
Hope you have a great week!
Check out my tips and tricks for weekly meal planning in this earlier post.