How’s your year going?! It’s hard to believe that today is the fourth Monday of the year! One small goal I have for this year is getting back to my weekly menu planning.
Not only is menu planning helpful for me, but it’s a great way for you to see what we’re eating to stay healthy and fit. When I have a plan for dinner, my day seems to go just a little bit smoother.
You may recall that I don’t typically plan our lunches, working from home allows me to eat the leftovers from the night before. Or cereal. Cereal is actually one of my favorite lunches. But, a big bowl of turkey chili is nice too. Sadly, I didn’t make chili last night, I made chicken wings. Anyhow, for my lunches this week, I think I’ll make Tabbouleh Salad to serve with turkey sandwiches or eat with diced chicken breast.
Monday: Chicken Pot Pie and a salad. Don’t you love chicken pot pie? My local Whole Foods had them on sale, so I had to pick one up. I want to see how it compares to my own!
Tuesday: Turkey Taco Tuesday! Tuesdays are one of my favorite days of the week. We use ground turkey breast and flavorful spices in our tacos. Because of our commitment to salad every day, we’re having our tacos as salads. Lettuce, diced tomato, onions, salsa, guacamole, and a bit of cheese. My mouth is watering already!
Wednesday: Oven-roasted whole chicken. Roasting a whole chicken is one of the easiest meals to prepare. It tastes delicious and you can use any leftover chicken for another meal! My plan is to serve it along side parmesan cauliflower and garden salad.
Thursday: Homemade chicken tortellini soup. I’m going to use some of the leftover chicken and make a simple chicken tortellini soup with lots of veggies.
Friday: Homemade Pizza. Pizza can be healthy as long as you choose your options wisely. Tonight, we’ll use remaining leftover chicken, spinach, diced tomato, and a combination of Asiago and mozzarella cheeses. Combining flavorful cheeses means you can use less, without sacrificing the taste.
Saturday: We’re going to have a tapas night! Because this Strawberry Jalapeno Flatbread has been calling my name for days!
Sunday: Lasagna. I’ve been experimenting with a few flavor combinations for my lasagna. This weekend, I’m going to jazz up store-bought sauce with a spicy Italian chicken sausage. I’ll prep the lasagna on Saturday and it will be so amazing on Sunday!
Need inspiration about how to create a successful menu plan for your family? Read this!