Week 23 Meal Plan

Well since about July, I have been maintaining a vegetarian diet. There have been the occasional meals where I haven’t stuck to it (how much chicken is in Campbell’s chicken noodle soup anyways?) but anything that was planned has been vegetarian. I’m hoping this diet brings some more vegetables my way, some health benefits, and some new foods that agree with my palate. If you have some favourite vegetarian meals that you’d like to share, please send them my way!

Here are our plans for this week:

Snack: Pumpkin Obsessed Vanilla-Glazed Scones from the Skinnytaste cookbook (but also on The Little Kitchen)

Monday: Creamy Carrot Farrotto from the Skinnytaste cookbook (but also on Take a Bite Out of Boca)
Tuesday: Soup and Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini from Skinny Ms
Wednesday: Dinner out
Thursday: Potato Mushroom Quiche inspired by this quiche on Bojon Gourmet
Friday: Roasted Fall Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza from Martha Stewart
Saturday: Leftovers

Week 22 Meal Plan

I’m feeling pretty optimistic about this week. Late-August and September are usually weeks where meal planning goes out the window, but with work and a shift towards eating more plant-based both going well, there is more hope than there usually is that I can keep everything together as the madness begins!

Here’s what we’re planning on eating this week:

Monday: Chickpea Nuggets from The Kitchn and fries
Tuesday: Mac & cheese from page 90 of the Thug Kitchen cookbook
Wednesday: Greek Pita Pizzas from Tip Buzz
Thursday: Left overs
Friday: Quinoa taco nachos from page 122 of the Thug Kitchen cookbook
Saturday: Family BBQ or Taco Fest if we don’t make it to the family bbq!

Have a great week everybody!

Week 21 Meal Plan

I recently got the Thug Kitchen 101 Cookbook as a gift and I have *loved* every recipe that I’ve tried thus far, although so far, we’ve only tried two recipes! 😀

This week I’m planning on trying some more, and am hopeful that we will be having a bunch of tasty meals.

Snack: Blueberry and Polenta Scones – p. 158 Thug Kitchen 101

Sunday: Chickpea Noodle Soup – p. 63 Thug Kitchen 101
Monday: Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta from Cooking for Keeps (didn’t get to it last week)
Tuesday: Red Curry Noodles – p. 116 Thug Kitchen 101
Wednesday: Squash and Bean Burritos – p. 104 Thug Kitchen 101
Thursday: Mac and Cheese – p. 90 Thug Kitchen 101
Friday: Dinner out

Have a great week everyone!

Week 20 Meal Plan

This week has got on to a better start with a holiday for Monday. We got a lot of yard work and house work done so today should be filled with a lot of TV watching :D. We also have already done all of the grocery shopping, and miraculously, were able to find everything that we need to make this week’s meals, including figs! Happy long weekend everyone!

Here’s our plan for the week:

Snack: Blueberry and Polenta Scones from Yoga Eats

Sunday: Chickpea Bolognese from Vanilla Bean
Monday: Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza from Ambitious Kitchen
Tuesday: Stir Fry with Rice Noodles from Natasha’s Kitchen
Wednesday: Dinner out
Thursday: Prosciutto and Fig Salad from Skinnytaste and Sausages
Friday: Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta from Cooking for Keeps
Saturday: Cauliflower Mac & Cheese from Damn Delicious

Week 19 Meal Plan

These past few weeks have been tricky at work, which translates into not wanting to take time to meal plan or grocery shop. This week though, we have a plan, and all the groceries to stick to said plan, so I decided to share!

Monday: Charcuterie board dinner

Tuesday: Dinner out

Wednesday: Stir Fry with Rice Noodles from Natasha’s Kitchen

Thursday: Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta from Cooking for Keeps

Friday: BBQ’ed burgers and corn on the cob

Saturday: Grilled chicken sausages and roasted summer vegetables

Week 18 Meal Plan

This past week, the mostly-vegetarian meal planning went pretty well, so we’re planning on continuing that this week. I revisited some of my old meal plans, and one of my favourite cookbooks for inspiration. Here’s what we’re planning on making:

Snack: Amazing Flour-Less Brownies from Skinnytaste (a repeat from my Week 2 Meal Plan)

Monday: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Roll-Ups from an old Clean Eating magazine; the recipe is also posted at https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/grilled-portobello-mushroom-roll-ups-22992.

Tuesday: Sweet Potato Curry from Eating in the Middle page 61

Wednesday: Veggie dogs and corn on the cob

Thursday: Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai from a printed recipe from a friend

Friday: Black Bean Burgers from Eating in the Middle page 54

Saturday: Dinner out

Week 17 Meal Plan

This week I’m aiming to eat less meat. Two of my family members have recently faced this challenge and in the spirit of supporting them, my meal plan will be a bit more vegetarian in nature.

Sunday: Frittata

Monday: Peach Arugula Salad from Skinnytaste and grilled Yves “sausages”

Tuesday: Soup and grilled cheese

Wednesday: Grilled zucchini and vegetarian burgers

Thursday: A third meal planning attempt for homemade pizza – goat cheese, prosciutto (on Lenny’s half), spinach

Friday: Dinner out at SunFest

Hope you’re enjoying the lovely weather by getting outside to do some grilling too!

Week 16 Meal Plan

OUR AIR CONDITIONING IS BEING INSTALLED TOMORROW! I haven’t been this excited for a contractor visit, ever. And I don’t think I’m exaggerating. I’m also therefore committed to preparing more meals at home this week now that I don’t have the heat as an excuse.

This week I used the first strategy that I mention on 5 Ways to Start Your Weekly Meal Plan and went to our local farmer’s market for inspiration. Here’s what we picked up!

Mutsu apples, snap peas, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, and salad greens

This is pretty much going to be a daily snack, minus the whipped cream… maybe…

We also bought items for a nice no-cooking-required Sunday dinner: 4 different types of salami, snap peas, a Mutsu apple, two different types of cheeses, and a sourdough loaf of bread. We enjoyed this with a white from Featherstone Wineries from Niagara, and it was all just so perfect!

We should do a charcuterie board dinner more often.

Here is our plan for this week:

Monday: BLT’s and Berry Salad with Goat Cheese from Skinnytaste

Tuesday: Chicken sausage and Grilled Brussels Sprouts from Skinnytaste

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry from Gluten Free with LB

Thursday: Burgers and grilled vegetables

Friday: Homemade pizza with goat cheese, prosciutto, spinach

Saturday: Dinner out

Week 15 Meal Plan

Well you win some, you lose some: this past week’s was a total bomb when it came to sticking to our meal plan. We ended up making 2/6 of our planned meals, so there’ll be some repeats in this week’s meal plan. It was just too hot to think by the time we got home from work and turning on the oven was definitely not appealing. Hopefully with the cooler temperatures this week, we’ll get back on track. Here’s the plan:

Monday: One Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole from Damn Delicious

Tuesday: Homemade pizza

Wednesday: Charcuterie board

Thursday: Chicken fingers and homemade fries

Friday: BLT’s

Saturday: Dinner Out

While not overly ambitious, I think this is a realistic plan we can stick to, so please send some positive vibes our way!

Week 14 Meal Plan

Well just when we thought we were done with contractors, we got confirmation that our air conditioner is toast. And we cannot replace the air conditioner without replacing the furnace as well (ironically enough, which will include drilling new venting pipes into our newly poured concrete wall!). This week will therefore include many quick, low-heat inducing meals.

Monday: Hamburgers topped with grilled pineapple and OKA cheese, homemade fries (I forgot to pick up the all-important hamburgers to make this meal last week…)

Tuesday: Chicken Avocado Ranch Burritos from Damn Delicious

Wednesday: Sandwiches

Thursday: One Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole from Damn Delicious

Friday: Homemade pizza

Saturday: Steak and salad [probably using the same marinade as from earlier this month]