Healthy Meal Plans: Week 2
Here it is! Another round of meal plan ideas for your enjoyment . . .
Meal Planning Tip #3: Don't stress over sticking to the meal plan. This makes meal planning no fun and too strenuous. If you forget to take out the meat to thaw or if you're sick or if it's been a no-nap-for-the-kids-day, remember that sandwiches are edible! Leftovers are great, too. As I said in Week 1, it is rare that a week goes perfectly according to my meal plan. You'll see we had a sandwich day on this week!
Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken Tenders, Arugula & Goat Cheese Brown Rice Noodles, Cucumber, Avocado, & Strawberry Salsa
Pan-seared steak (marinated in olive oil, salt, pepper, & garlic), Sautéed spinach, Roasted potatoes & Pattypan squash, Sautéed green beans
Brown rice noodles with Chicken, Kale, Sun-dried tomatoes, Sautéed onions, Goat Cheese
Fish Tacos with Sautéed Pattypan Squash, Onions, & Bell peppers, Plain Yogurt (instead of sour cream- you can't even taste the difference!!), and Salsa on Whole Wheat Tortillas.
Side: Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad
BALT- Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce (it's actually spinach), & Tomato Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread. Side: Roasted Okra (not pictured)
Meal Planning Tip #4: Always have some yummy nitrate-free bacon in the fridge in the pantry. If you forget to thaw meat or need to make something really fast, BLTs are yummy and filling! Opt for avocado instead of the mayo, add in fresh spinach instead of lettuce, and choose whole grain/wheat bread over white bread.
What's your go-to meal when you forget to thaw the meat or need to make something in a rush?