Well Happy Saturday to ya, and how was your Thanksgiving? My family assembled at my sister’s house, where we feasted on turkey, roasted veggies, potatoes au gratin, stuffing, and allofzeepies. It’s always nice having so many family members under one roof. My 10 nieces and nephews ran amuk while we ah-dult folk sipped on vino and caught up on life. I’m so grateful to have a strong, healthy, and supportive family…this girl feels full and lucky.
So, fact: It’s the weekend following a major food holiday and purchasing holiday. How does your body feel? How does your bank account feel? Has life returned to normal? Are we wishing the couple days off of work could turn into a perma-vacation? Are we on a perma-hiatus from food? While I’ll take any excuse to deviate from the routine of daily life, I’m making the transition back to the ush. For me, that means planning, pinning, grocery shopping, cooking.
If you’re ready to get back into the swing of things, this meal plan’ll be nifty for ya. The recipes this week are healthy, per ush, and some of them use (or can use) leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast. We also have a new member of our Meal Plan team – Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor is joining us in our Weekly Meal Plans, so a big warm welcome to Ashley!
Have a great weekend, get out your wiggles before Monday, and may healthy meals be with you!
Leftover Turkey Soup with Root Vegetables from The Roasted Root.
Prep Ahead: The turkey will already be prepped ahead of time, but you can also chop the vegetables ahead of time if you’d like.
Fall Mason Jar Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing from Spoonful of Flavor.
Prep Ahead: You can purchase pre-cut butternut squash cubes. The quinoa and salad dressing can be made in advance. Salads will keep in the jars for 2-3 days. If you have leftover cooked veggies from Thanksgiving, you can add them to this salad!
Quinoa Roasted Vegetable Burrito Bowls from Cookie Monster Cooking.
Prep Ahead: Both the quinoa and roasted vegetables can be made in advance. If you have leftover roasted veggies from Thanksgiving, toss them in to this bowl!
Blackened Salmon Tostadas with Avocado Cream Sauce from greens & chocolate.
Prep Ahead: The veggies can be chopped in advance, and the salmon can be seasoned up to a day in advance. For vegetarian, omit salmon and add two extra bell peppers and one extra can of black beans.
Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Verde Tortilla Soup from Flavor the Moments.
Prep Ahead: The tomatillo sauce may be made in advance. For a vegetarian option, omit the chicken and add extra beans and/or veggies if desired, and substitute the chicken stock for vegetable stock or water.
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