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Meal Plan – Week of 4/26/2021

Heading into the week with a meal plan and feeling like I can take on the world. Seriously though, mapping out a weekly meal plan takes a little time and effort – but in the end saves so much time and frustration throughout the week.

I don’t know about you – but I hate going into the dinner hour without a plan…..and don’t even think about asking the family…..it will either end up in a fight or worse – result in the dreaded “I don’t care” answer which you know isn’t true.

So – I like to gather up a few ideas from the family on the weekends, then try to weave them into the week in one way or another + mix in some healthier “mom approved” meals and build a plan that works for everyone.

Here is what’s on the menu this week. Dinners are family style – breakfasts and lunches are mapped out for me and my meal plan. I base my meal plan on a macro based plan.

THE MEAL PLAN

Monday

Tuesday

  • Breakfast – egg & spinach breakfast burrito + fruit
  • Lunch – leftover sloppy joe bowls
  • Dinner – grilled shrimp, fried rice + egg rolls (store bought)

Wednesday

  • Breakfast – baked oatmeal, hard boiled eggs + fruit
  • Lunch – leftover grilled shrimp + fried rice
  • Dinner – bruschetta chicken, side salad + french bread

Thursday

  • Breakfast – baked oatmeal, hard boiled eggs + fruit
  • Lunch – open face turkey, avocado & tomato sandwich + veggies & hummus
  • Dinner – leftovers / clean out the fridge

Friday

  • Breakfast – egg & spinach breakfast burrito + fruit
  • Lunch – leftovers or chicken salad on whole wheat crackers + veggies & hummus
  • Dinner – open face turkey, avocado & tomato sandwich

Saturday

  • Breakfast – egg & spinach breakfast burrito + fruit
  • Lunch – chicken salad wraps + veggies & hummus
  • Dinner – out to eat

Snack options

  • protein smoothie (my favorite superfood protein blend)
  • veggies + hummus
  • banana + peanut butter
  • cottage cheese + cuties
  • canned chicken + crackers

RECIPES I’M USING THIS WEEK

Sloppy Joe Bowls from Physical Kitcheness

Whole30 Sloppy Joe Bowls from Physical Kitchness – A delicious and kid-friendly recipe on a classic – these Whole30 Sloppy Joe Bowls are the perfect healthy comfort food. Easy to make, easy to devour.

Favorite Fried Rice from Gimme Some Oven

Favorite Fried Rice from Gimme Some Oven – Learn how to make fried rice with this classic recipe. It only takes 15 minutes to make, it’s easy to customize with your favorite add-ins, and it’s SO flavorful and delicious!

Easy Baked Oatmeal from eating bird food

Easy Baked Oatmeal from eating bird food – Baked oatmeal is perfect for meal prep and so delicious.

Bruschetta Chicken from Gimme some Grilling

Bruschetta Chicken from Gimme Some Grilling – Quick and easy recipe made on the grill or in a grill pan! Tender, juicy chicken topped with bruschetta and a balsamic glaze!

Rachel’s Favorite Quick & Easy Chicken Salad from Clean Food Crush

Rachel’s Favorite Quick & Easy Chicken Salad from Clean Food Crush – Serve this chicken salad inside of crisp butter lettuce leaves, on top of tangy apple slices, large fresh cucumber slices, or on a toasted open-faced slice of Ezekiel bread.

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