Weekly Meal Plan 9.12.2015

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan 9.12.2015

Very exciting news, friends! Starting this week, I’ll be posting a weekly meal plan each Saturday! The meal plan will include one recipe from this site, along with recipes from Taylor (Greens & Chocolate), Sarah (Making Thyme for Health), Ashley (Cookie Monster Cooking), and Marcie (Flavor the Moments). Our goal is to help make your meal prep during the week easier, while keeping things healthy.

Each week will include a variety of healthful seasonal meals with a {{printable!!}} grocery list. In case you decide  to not prepare all five recipes, there is also a printable fill-in-the blank list, where you can write your own grocery list.

Since we know some of you are meat eaters, and some of you are vegetarian (or vegan), we’ll provide options for each, and note where meat can be added or replaced with a different vegetarian protein. ALSO, our super cool grocery lists are color-coded! The produce is in green, dairy and meat in red, and other grocery items in blue. Hopefully, this will make your shopping (and any substitutions you need to make) easier.

And that’s it! Below is the meal plan, and prinatble grocery list. We hope you have a tasty and healthy week!


Roasted Tomato and Basil Goat Cheese Pasta from greens & chocolate

Prep ahead: You can make the balsamic reduction a few days in advance. While the tomatoes are roasting, prep all of the other ingredients like chopping the basil and and boil the pasta. It should all come together pretty quickly and around the same time! For those of you who eat a gluten-free diet, you can replace regular pasta with gluten-free!

Roasted Tomato Basil and Goat Cheese Pasta


One Pot Zucchini Pasta from Making Thyme for Health.

Prep ahead: To save time you can spiralize the zucchini a day or two before and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

One Pot Zucchini Pasta


Mexican Nourish Bowls from Cookie Monster Cooking

Prep Ahead: This entire meal can be prepared in advance! Or, you can cook just the bulgur ahead of time (or another whole grain of choosing), for one less thing to worry about the night of. Note: you can replace the bulgur with brown or wild rice

Mexican Nourish Bowls


Pearl Barley Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, and Feta from Flavor the Moments

Prep Ahead: Pearl barley and green beans may be cooked the day before. Dill may be chopped ahead of time as well. The salad can be assembled very quickly at meal time!

Pearl Barley Salad with Chickpeas Lemon and Feta


Southwestern Stuffed Peppers from The Roasted Root

Prep Ahead: Cook the rice in advance, or prepare all of the stuffing in advance. Meat eaters: you can add chicken or ground turkey to these stuffed peppers!

Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers

Copy of Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List 9.12 v.2

Click HERE for this weeks weekly menu plan and grocery list (above)!


Weekly Menu Template

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  1. marcie

    I’m very happy to be a part of this weekly meal plan with you ladies, and your stuffed peppers look right up my alley, Julia! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Yvonne

    What a great idea Julia. Already drooling for the zucchini pasta and the
    stuffed peppers. The grocery list makes it so easy to check your pantry

  3. Susan

    I almost didn’t look at this post because it immediately followed two others that participate in a different weekly meal plan. Which I just unsubscribed from because the food seemed really glucky. But when I realized this was separate I did check it out and am glad I did. A couple of the recipes call to me, even though we are not vegetarians. So I’ll look forward to the next edition of this meal plan.

    1. Julia Post author

      I’m so happy to hear it, Susan! In future meal plans, we’ll be including recipes with meat and will mention how to eliminate/sub out the meat for our vegetarian readers, so there will definitely be a balance of animal protein recipes headed your way! xo

  4. Shirley

    Very nice! I am so excited. I have Monday and Tuesday’s ingredients already covered. Thanks for the meal planner, a big help this week.


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