Weekly Meal Plans

Monday Meal Planning

Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a good start. I was swamped at work (I know, I’m a broken record these days) and didn’t leave until after 6:30. And I still had to go grocery shopping after work so I could make dinner. But hey, this sunset over Trader Joe’s made it a little bit better.

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So, it’s almost 8:45 and I just finished eating dinner. At least I have everything I need to cook for the week now, and I know that I have tomorrow off from cooking duties; John is going to make dinner from this new cookbook he just got. πŸ™‚

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Here’s what I’ve got planned this week.

M – Quick Tuscan White Bean Soup (just ate it – delicious! I used the pre-diced pancetta and just spooned it out, leaving the cooking fat in the pan. Then I sprinkled the cooked pancetta over the soup at the end.)

T – Salmon but John wants to surprise me, so recipe TBD πŸ™‚

W – Quinoa Salad with Red Bell Pepper & Cilantro

Th – Crockpot Bourbon Chicken Sandwiches (using goat gouda + GF buns)

F – Roman Summer Salad

S – Shaksuka with Feta (I’ve made this 3 times and love it. i’m going to try it with goat cheese this week since TJ’s was out of sheep’s feta. They only had cow feta. I didn’t think any feta was cow’s milk?? I digress…)

I’ve been trying to save the recipes I’m most excited for as weekend meals so that I’ll want to stay in rather than dine out every Friday and Saturday. πŸ™‚

Before I go, Maizey wants to show you her good-girl sitting skills. πŸ™‚

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What are you cooking up this week? What were your favorite recipes from last week? Leave links in the comments – group meal planning…GO!Β 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
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    Looks like a great week of meals — can’t wait to see what your man cooks up for you πŸ™‚
    And that sunset? Gorgeous!

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    Christina
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    My favorites from last week were Cajun Shrimp Veggie Bowl, and Huevos Rancheros (both gluten and dairy free, too!) This week I’m excited to make chilli, and Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese…it is finally the right kind of weather!

    The soup looks great! I might have to start a free trial from Cooks Illustrated to get the recipe πŸ™‚

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Butternut Squash Mac & cheese??? sounds amazing!!! I must track down a recipe.

      Yes, you will love Cooks Illustrated. I’ve never had a bad recipe from them and some of their recipes are the best I’ve ever had….like their blueberry scones (back when I ate flour/butter)…oh my INCREDIBLE.

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    Kay @ goaloflosing.com
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    We had shrimp stir fry tonight. Simple, yet tasty!

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      I’m just coming off a shrimp stir fry OD. πŸ™‚ I go through phases where I make endless shrimp stirfry’s because they are so simple, quick and delicious!

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    Hksedwick
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    That roman salad looks amazing. I think that will go on my plan for the week too! Does sheep/goat cheese bother your stomach less? I stopped eating dairy because I am nursing and he doesn’t like it when I eat a lot of dairy but I really love cheese. Looking for ideas to get my Caesin fix.

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Yes, my stomach handles sheep & goat cheese MUCH better than cow’s cheese. But I’ve also noticed I can do hard cow cheese, like parmesan, much better than softer cow cheeses like cheddar and brie. But man, I miss sharp better. Give the goat & sheep’s a try though! Hope it helps! xo

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    purelytwins
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    mmmm everything sounds wonderful πŸ™‚ have a great week

  • Reply
    Melissa C
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    I am so happy you wrote this post….I LOVE monday meal planning!! What did John cook for you?

    I made this chicken tonight http://www.pinterest.com/pin/4855512072090309/ seriously, the BEST chicken I have had in a while!

    • Reply
      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      yay! thanks for reminding me to bring it back! John’s dinner cooking duties got postponed until tomorrow – because he cut my grass tonight. πŸ™‚ But, I made the quinoa dish tonight and holy moly, it’s amazing!

      I just repinned that chicken. Thanks for sharing!

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