Hey-o, how was your week? We’re still El Niño-less over here, which is driving the snowboarder in me crazy, but the trail runner in me is love.ing.it! I’ve been going on early morning jogs through the desert just after the sun starts to come up. The desert is so tranquil in the morning, and I wish I could bottle up the scent and keep it as an air freshener. The multitude of colors of the landscape and sunrise are breathtaking and it’s awesome connecting with nature and wildlife while the city begins to awaken.
Should I have handed you some granola before beginning this conversation? My mistake. Next time!
Anyhoo, no matter your local weather pattern and daily comings and goings, I have a nice little plan for you to follow! It involves 5 simple meals from yours truly, Greens & Chocolate, Making Thyme for Health, Cookie Monster Cooking, and Flavor the Moments, and it’s all sorts of healthy and filling. You’re going to love these dishes AND the fact that we’ve made grocery shopping a breeze with our printable grocery list.
Without further ado, go get that weekend!
Yellow Curry Lentils and Halloumi from The Roasted Root.
Prep Ahead: The rice and the lentils can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to finish the recipe.
Protein Option: You can add tofu, chicken, or shrimp to this recipe for added protein.
Butternut Squash Potato Leek Soup from Flavor the Moments.
Prep Ahead: Veggies may be prepped in advance, and croutons can be made ahead. Use store bought croutons and pre-cubed butternut squash if pressed for time!
Gluten-Free Option: Use gluten-free croutons.
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Pasta from greens & chocolate.
Prep Ahead: You can make the sauce up to one day in advance, storing in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Make vegetarian by omitting chicken and possibly add extra veggies (broccoli, peppers, zucchini, etc.) to bulk it up.
Gluten-Free Option: Use your favorite Gluten-Free noodles.
One Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole from Making Thyme for Health.
Prep Ahead: To save time you can cook the rice a day or two ahead of time.
Eggplant Rollatini Quinoa Casserole from Cookie Monster Cooking
Prep Ahead: Quinoa can be made in advance. Rewarm slightly or bring back to room temp before mixing in with the other ingredients the night of.
Click HERE for this week’s printable meal plan and grocery list below!
Click HERE for a printable customizable meal plan and grocery list (shown below)!
Have a delicious and healthy week!
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