Hey everyone, I can’t believe this week we’re heading into December. What a year this has been! After amazing Thanksgiving meals and having eaten a few too many sweets within the last weeks, I worked really hard to make this meal plan as healthy as possible. Keep in mind, there are carbs in this meal plan, as I believe in moderation it’s perfectly fine. My focus is more salads and less fat (including EVOO).
As always, lunches are usually leftovers or some sort of soup or quinoa dish. Also, I don’t plan for breakfast. We usually do yogurt, eggs or oatmeal. I actually purchased blueberries to make oatmeal this week as it’s been a while since we’ve had it for breakfast.
Here’s the grocery haul video:
Sunday: SkinnyTaste Baked Chicken Parmesan
Monday: Salsa Roja Chicken Bowls (rice for hubby, salad for myself)
Tuesday: Spinach Tortellini
Wednesday: Spicy California Shrimp Bowls (Inspired by: SkinnyTaste). For the sauce, I’ll use plain greek yogurt as we don’t buy/use mayonnaise.
Thursday: Bruschetta Chicken with Arugula salad
Friday: Rigatoni Marinara with Mushrooms
Saturday: “Grilled” Chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette (Inspired by SkinnyTaste, I follow the chicken recipe exactly but I adjust the vinaigrette and salad ingredients).
Sunday: ST Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Monday: Trader Joe’s Veggie Fried Rice with Kung Pao Chicken
Tuesday: 3 Bean Tex-Mex Salad with our favorite honey mustard dressing.
Wednesday: Ground chicken Asian salad (from Cravings cookbook).
Thursday: Homemade pizza
Friday: Sesame Honey Chicken over rice.
If you’ve noticed a pattern, I love SkinnyTaste (Gina Homolka’s blog) absolutely all recipes are amazing and simple. I always go to SkinnyTaste when I want light but flavorful recipes. I had the pleasure of meeting Gina in Puerto Rico and she is sensational. I also have her two cookbooks.
Also, we don’t always follow the meal order to a tee. Sometimes if we feel like something else we’ll switch the order around. It just serves as a guide to know what meals we can make with what we have. I also always have ingredients for a few simple back-up meals such as quinoa chili, vegan “chicken” soup, pasta with simple marinara sauce or lo-mein.
What are some of your favorite food blogs and cookbooks?
This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Links are provided to direct you to original recipes.