Happy Sunday! Yesterday I took some time yesterday to plan out what we’ll be eating this week. Having a meal plan for the week really helps this busy mama to 2 little ones to not feel crazed about dinners. I’ll admit it… I’m type A – I love a good plan for the week!
At the start of 2018, I’ve been trying to help our family incorporate more plants into our diets and less meat and dairy. Why is that? Because you are never going to hurt your health eating more plants, in fact, science shows that eating more plants lowers risk of disease. Dairy, I believe, is an inflammatory food and can cause issues for some people. I have seen both my girls react to eating too much dairy, so I’m trying to move away from it being a part of our daily diet. You can never go wrong with eating more plants and having less inflammation in your body, so i’m trying to cook more in a way that supports this.
Sunday, 2/11/2018: Dinner out with family
Monday, 2/12/2018: 5 Ingredient Skillet Salmon from my very own blog!
Tuesday, 2/13/2018: Black Bean Burgers via Eat, Live, Run which I’m pairing with roasted potatoes and green beans. I made these years ago and loved them, so after checking my pantry and realizing I had two cans of black beans, and had hamburger buns in my freezer, this was perfect!
Wednesday, 2/14/2018: 30-Minute Cashew Alfredo via Minimalist Baker which I’m adding grilled chicken to and will roast some tomatoes and broccoli on the side.
Thursday, 2/15/2018: Leftovers, which is typical for us by the time Thursday rolls around 🙂
Friday, 2/16/2018: Pizza night! Vegan Amy’s pizza for me and regular pizza for Tim & Addie. A note on the vegan pizza… it’s amazing!! I actually don’t miss cheesy pizza one bit when eating it. Highly recommend if you are looking for a vegan option.
Saturday, 2/17/2018: Dinner out with friends in DC!
As for breakfast and lunches, we stick to our standbys: for breakfast, we usually do smoothies, eggs, toast with avocado, and on weekends get a little crazy with pancakes or omelettes and a side of bacon. Lunches are usually some type of bowl with food I prepped earlier in the week, soups, or a sandwich, hubby does his salads, and Addie is a mixture of whatever we have in the fridge! I try to keep breakfast and lunches easy and just make sure we have the basics to throw different meals together.
Hope you all have a great week!