I’m hoping to create this type of post on a weekly basis, as I do this for myself. I make my weekly meal plans every weekend. I plan for about 4-6 dishes, depending on what we have going on during the week. Lunches usually consist of leftovers or a big salad with some leftovers thrown on top. For example, you can make a salad and top it off with some leftover roasted sweet potatoes and pieces of chicken or salmon.
Prep at the beginning of the week. If you have little ones, try to pick a time when they’re napping, after bedtime, or when someone can look after them for a bit. Take 1-2hrs and prep like mad! Even if you don’t finish all the prep, you’re already ahead for the week.
Here’s what’s going on this week:
Meal #1: Mango chutney salmon (drizzle sesame oil and add a bit of cumin to salmon fillets, then spread spicy mango chutney on each. Pop in a 450F oven for 15min) and steamed broccoli (drizzled with sesame oil and soy sauce)
Meal #2: Broccoli and mushroom soup/your go-to veggie filled soup (I will blend some of this soup for Baby Boy)
Meal #3: Curried chicken pita pockets, using chopped slow cooker chicken, mix with curry powder, sliced grapes, shredded lettuce, some mayo, and stuff in pita pockets
Meal #4: Chicken tacos
Meal #5: Easy and fast tuna plate (2 cans tuna flaked on a platter, use chopper and finely chop 1/2 white onion and add pepper to it, sprinkle on top of tuna. Finely dice a tomato and sprinkle on top. Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons, add about 3 tbsp good quality olive oil, add salt. Eat with whole wheat pita bread) Baby Boy loves this dish–I feed it to him in little bits and pieces.
Meal #6: Red wine beef fillet/your go-to pot roast and roasted sweet potatoes (chop peeled sweet potatoes in chunks, place in pan with coconut oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Roast for about 20min or until tender in 400F oven)
- Devilled eggs
- Avocado toasts (mash 1/2 avocado on toast, add salt and pepper)
- Overnight oatmeal (in a glass tupperware or jar, add oatmeal, almond milk, cinnamon, drizzle of maple syrup and leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add your favourite toppings, like nuts, dried fruit, berries, and/or dark chocolate chips)
- Organic Greek yogurt with walnuts, goji berries, and a drizzle of maple syrup
- devilled eggs (classic or sesame)
- slow cooker chicken breasts (place boneless, skinless chicken breast(s) in slow cooker, cover with water, and add bay leaf, celery, carrots, onion, thyme, salt, pepper, set on low heat and leave for 10hrs)
- Roast sweet potatoes with some coconut oil, oregano, salt and pepper
What are you planning for the week?