WHAT?! Another weekly meal plan to make your life easier?! Yes! You are welcome. But for real, I think meal planning is fun… so maybe this is actually selfish and I should be thanking you that I now have a reason to post my meal plans to the interwebs for all to see…hmm. As always our weekly meals are recipes that I spent lots of time hunting down and are tried and true favs. If you want to know how I meal plan check out this post so you can better understand this meal plan.
Dinner 1: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos
Fun fact- this was the first meatless meal I served to my family when I was in college. They are big meat people and I remember being anxious that my dad especially would not like it, but sure enough, he did! Right, dad? I have loved and used this recipe for 6 years now! Sweet potato and black bean goodness accompanied by flavorful Spanish rice all wrapped up? Who wouldn’t love it! Vegetarian, could be vegan if you use an oil or vegan butter for the rice and veggies, and skip the cheese. *images from The Gouda Life.
Minimalist Baker is my go to girl. We are basically bffs. Not really, actually. She has no idea I even exist but it’s all good cause she comes up with amazing, creative, and delicious plant based recipes! I add broccoli to this dish as well. This is a yummy comfort dish. You feel guilty eating it BUT the fact that it is made with brown rice pasta, nut milk, nutritional yeast, and vegan cheese makes it much less fatty and calorie dense. Vegan unless you can’t find vegan parm and are ok using regular parm.
Dinner 3: Slow Cooker 3 Bean Chili
Who doesn’t love a recipe where 90% of the instructions involve dumping things into a pot..? AND you get to back away and let the crockpot take care of it all once everything is inside.! This is a great meatless chili and I love this on a busy day. Cut up a few things and then dump it all in the crockpot, let some time go by, and you’ve got a delicious dinner waiting for you. Vegan, or Vegetarian if you want to doctor this up with cheese etc.
Dinner 4: Mediterranean Tostadas
My newest recipe on the blog. You should definitely check it out and make these if you have not already. This is such an uncomplicated yet delicious and healthy dish. Vegetarian but can be vegan if you skip the tzatziki sauce and feta.
Lunch for the week:
Adrie and baby-
Have you ever had Mexican street corn? SO DANG GOOD. This is that, but in a quinoa salad form. Take away the cojita cheese to keep this vegan. Also, throw in some spinach for a health boost. We are gonna eat this half of the week and the next recipe the second half of the week.
This one is simple, light, and easy to make. While I love cooking dinners- I want my lunch recipes to be almost mindless so that I don’t have to literally live in the kitchen all day. This is one of those “mindless” recipes that does not take long at all to make and requires very little effort to get you a healthy and tasty meal.
Sometimes I throw a little meat in with hubster’s lunches because if we are being honest, it makes things a little quicker-like literally purchase some chicken sausages and cut them up, chop a heck ton of potatoes, carrots, and green beans, roast those suckers up and boom- hearty, filling lunch for hub for the whole week!
I am leaving out breakfast and snacks this week because it is the same from the first well fed weekly meal plan!
Happy reading, planning, list making, grocery shopping, cooking, and eating!