Y’all, I have been throwing around this idea for MONTHS!
Last Sunday, my in-laws were visiting and as we sat around drinking our morning coffee, I started making our weekly meal plan by planning our meals for the entire work week. I then was able to quickly make a grocery store list for me to refer to later. My mother-in-law mentioned she would love if I could share my meals with her since she doesn’t have time to always plan it out (she travels A TON for work). The funny thing is that I have been thinking for months to post about our weekly meal plans, I just wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested. However, every week it seems like more and more readers are asking for a compilation of our meals so they can have some inspiration for some heathy eats. Since I don’t have the “swipe up” feature on instagram, it is really difficult to share recipe links.
Sooooo after much consideration – I’m going to give this a try! Every weekend, I hope to post exactly what was on my healthy weekday meal plan from the prior week. I hope that this helps you get new inspiration for healthy meals, or even takes one thing off your to do list by having a plan already made for you.
What You Can Expect:
You can expect me to post on the weekend is a list of meals I planned and made the previous week. All meals are heathy and something easy to whip up mid week. I not only will link the recipes, but will mention any modifications I made (I usually tweak a few things).
I also am a huge fan of leftovers (who has time to cook every single day?), so you will often see that I cook dinner/lunch for two days. If you are open to leftovers, you really need to give this time-saving hack a trick.
I’m also going to keep it real… meaning if I go out of town and only cook Monday-Thursday, I’m not going to make up a random meal for Friday. However, I will definitely try and link to previous posts or recipes so you aren’t left scrambling. We also travel a lot on the weekends, so I don’t always have pre-planned meals. However, if I did whip up a good weekend meal, I’ll add it in!
I won’t be posting a grocery store list, only because I think this really varies from person to person. I personally have a pretty stacked pantry, so I don’t add every ingredient to my grocery store list. Maybe if this weekday meal plan thing becomes a hit, I’ll consider adding a grocery store list later. But for now, I’m sticking to the basics.
Okay let’s dive in!
The Weekday Meal Plan: September Week #1
Green Smoothie (inspired by Kelly LeVeque’s Body Love)
- 2 scoops protein powder (I’m using up my Primal Kitchen Chocolate Coconut Collagen powder still)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (no added oil or sugar)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- huge handful of spinach
- 1 cup-ish unsweetened almond milk
- ice cubes
*Blend all ingredients in blender until well mixed!
Vegan Overnight Oats
Recipe is found here: Easy Overnight Oats with Chia
I used pretty much all almond milk, no water. I don’t add maple syrup. I topped with walnuts and blueberries. I like to microwave my oats in the morning!
Whole Wheat Vegan Muffins
Recipe is found here: Whole-Wheat Berry Muffins
I tried to make modifications to this last week but Brandon did not like them… so I followed this recipe exactly and it was delish. Definitely invest in silicone muffin cups to make these a lot easier to whip up!
Fage Berry Bowl (an OG F-Factor Recipe… more on F-Factor HERE)
- 6 oz Fage 0% total plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup mixed berries (I try to do mostly blackberries + raspberries since they are highest in fiber)
- 1/3 C All-Bran Buds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
20/20 F-Factor Muffins
Recipe is found here: F-Factor 20/20 Basic Muffins
Vegan Chickpea Avocado Salad
Recipe is found here: Chickpea Avocado Salad
I chose not to chop jalapeños because I was sick of taking out my contacts and having my eyes burn lol. I put this salad on top of spinach! I also drizzled extra virgin olive oil on it (which is not technically vegan if you’re hardcore).
Summer Squash & Veggie Salad
- Lightly baked zucchini and yellow squash, chopped
- gourmet grape tomatoes, sliced
- chopped red onion
- 1/4 avocado
- cucumber, sliced
- air fried chicken
- dressing: extra virgin olive oil + apple cider vinegar
*Slice the zucchini and squash in strips and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Do not add any oil or seasoning, just put in a preheated oven at 400 degrees. Leave in oven of 5-10 minutes (depending on your preference or how crunchy it is). Remove, and chop when cooled. This makes the zucchini and squash taste super fresh!
GG Crackers topped with:
- almond butter + berries
- hummus + cucumbers
- pizza (Rao’s marinara + mozzarella cheese, broil for 2 minutes)
Recipe is found here: Butter Lettuce-Wrapped Shrimp Tacos
I used my air fryer to cook the shrimp and it was AMAZING and so much easier than cooking on the stove.
Vegan Thai Noodles
Recipe is found here: Vegan Thai Noodles
I added air fried tofu to this and spiralized zucchini noodles. I also didn’t use rice noodles, I used palmini.
Basil + Parmesan Encrusted Salmon
Recipe is found here: Basil-Parmesan Salmon
I used olive oil based mayo and less than recommended. I also added in pulverized gg crackers to the topping so they acted like bread crumbs. I’m not a huge fan of mayo, so I want to try this without the mayo next time. But it was really good! I cooked the salmon in the air fryer.
Paired this with air fried brussel sprouts and asparagus. I also made a side salad with sliced gourmet cherry tomatoes, grated parmesan, sliced cucumber, baby spinach, and arugula (dressing: extra virgin olive oil and lemon).
What do you think about me posting weekly healthy meals? I’m excited to hear what you think!
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