This weeks meal plan has a good selection of light but satisfying meals. Asher has gotten over his dinner drama from last week, and happily gobbled up every bite this week! This week has been complete madness so these simple healthy meals were just the thing!
A recap on what my meal plan includes. 1 adult meal prepped lunch for the week, 3 planned dinners with the intention of having leftovers every other night. On the 7th night we either have family dinner, extra leftovers, or get take out. One dinner a week will be vegetarian, this is our small effort to help save the planet. Check out the menu bellow!
- Moroccan farro grain bowl (lunch)
- Healthy orange chicken
- Kale topped lentil shepherd’s pie
- Sausage, squash and leek bake
The shopping list bellow includes every thing you need to make all these meals. Many items are pantry staples so you likely won’t need everything on the list. I also categorized the ingredients by meal, so there are some duplicate ingredients. Let me know what you think of this. Would you prefer it was only categorized by produce, grocery and meat? Please leave a comment bellow with your thoughts.
Moroccan Farro Grain Bowl
I have never had farro before but I will 100% be making this again. The farro has a really nice chew and is very filling. This grain bowl has a delicious herby dressing, and a salty crunch from the pistachios. The store was out of dried apricots, so I substituted with dried mango. Those sweet chewy bites are such a treat! The recipe above only makes 4 lunches, this could easily be doubled to make 8.
Healthy Orange Chicken
This is the second time I’ve made this orange chicken recipe. It comes together so quickly and the sauce packs a real punch! I love how the sauce thickens up and gives you that sweet sticky coating you hope for. I also add steamed broccoli and rice to this dish. Yum!
Kale Topped Lentil Shepherds Pie
This dish may be vegetarian, but it is not lacking in flavor! It also is full of veggies, and I love the kale in the mash. The first time I made this I was shocked when Asher ate a;; the kale, but he loves it! I made this dish vegan by using vegan butter and canned coconut milk instead of the milk. The recipe says it serves 6, but that doesn’t seem right to me. Maybe we had large portions but this made 4 adult dinners, and 2 toddler meals for us. They do have a button on the recipe to scale it up to feed a larger family.
Sausage, Squash, and Leek Bake
This meal was so simple, so tasty, and so easy to put together. It took about an hour, but hands on time was only 15-20 minutes. For Asher’s plate I decided to separate the different components so he wasn’t put off by the leeks and tomatoes. We are not mustard fans so I made a Sriracha aioli, you’ll find the recipe bellow. I included the ingredients for both in the shopping list.
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2-3 TBSP Sriracha
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!
There you have it! A weeks worth of delicious and nutritious family friendly meals. I hope you try these out and let me know what you think. Please like, share, and enjoy!