5/9 Meal Plan

Happy Mothers Day all! This week has been another whirlwind… I feel that might just be life now. Now that Kyle and I are vaccinated, we are beginning to go back into the world and interact with other vaccinated people. It is so refreshing(and a little scary). It is such a strange feeling to be told that all of the sudden it is safe to visit with people again, but I am ready to do it. On that note I’d like to mention that there will NOT be a new meal plan next week, as we are going to have some family fun! There are now quite a few to choose from so hopefully there are some meals you would like to revisit! All that being said lets get to this weeks meals!

A quick recap on how this meal plan works. There will be 1 meal prepped lunch for grown ups, 3 dinners with leftovers every other night. One of the dinners will be vegetarian/ vegan. This is a tiny step we are taking to try and lower our impact on the planet.

What’s on the menu…..

  • Pinwheel wraps (lunch)
  • Za’atar Pan Roasted Chicken
  • Slow Cooker Pot Roast
  • Chickpea Tikka Masala

Shopping list….

Bellow you will find a complete shopping list for everything on the menu. I have separated everything by recipe, so there are a few duplicates of pantry staples.

Pinwheel Wraps

So these are really simple to put together. You just put whatever you might like in a sandwich inside a wrap, and then slice it into little rolls. I also served these with grapes and baby rainbow carrots with hummus. It is totally a grown up school lunch. The nice thing about these is you could switch up the flavors for each wrap. Maybe put in different meats, veggies, or sauces. I’ll share bellow the things we used.

  1. Sun dried tomato/ spinach wraps
  2. Baby spinach
  3. Mayonaise
  4. Onions
  5. Cheese
  6. Sweet peppers
  7. Ham/ turkey
  8. Hummus

Za’atar Pan Roasted Chicken

4 adult meals, 2 toddler meals https://www.thefeastlocal.com/entrees/zaatar-pan-roasted-chicken/

This recipe was really simple to put together. It suggests thighs or breasts, I went for the breasts. I served it with a pan roasted cauliflower rice. This meal was definitely a little light. Somewhere in the recipes post it mentions adding more veggies and making it more of a stew. I would do this if I made it again. It also has two unique spices; za’atar and sumac. Sumac is easy to replace with lemon zest. I will post a za’atar replacement recipe bellow if you can’t find it.

Za’atar Substitute

Mix together equal quantities of:

  1. Thyme
  2. Oregano
  3. Lemon Zest

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

4 adult meals, 2 toddler meals https://keviniscooking.com/moms-slow-cooker-guest-pot-roast/#wprm-recipe-container-28529

This is by far the winner meal of the week! This pot roast is so flavorful you won’t regret making it. It wants to sit in the marinade for at least an hour, but you could do it the night before. The recipe says it can be cooked on high in 4 hours, but I always want to get it in first thing in the morning, so I put it on low for 8 hours. I threw in a quartered onion in for a little something extra. It can be shredded or sliced. I served it with smashed potatoes and oven roasted broccoli. I coated the broccoli in olive oil, salt, and pepper and put them on the bottom rack in the oven at the same time as the potatoes. Bellow you’ll find a great recipe for the smashed potatoes. http://www.kimshealthyeats.com/smashed-potatoes/

Chickpea Tikka Masala

4 adult meals, 2 toddler meals https://www.watchwhatueat.com/healthy-chickpea-tikka-masala/

This is one of my favorite tikka masala’s I’ve ever made! Asher usually loves curry, but I made this one a little bit to spicy. I thought it was pretty mild, but he was bothered by it. I think I maybe but into much chili powder or garam masala. All that being said the flavor is awesome, and I love the baked garbanzo beans! I threw some spinach in the sauce at the last minute for something green, and served it on brown rice.

I hope you enjoy this weeks set of meals! Remember that there will not be a new meal plan next week. I hope you revisit some of the meals from weeks past! If you enjoyed this weeks meals I’d love to hear from you. Please like, share and enjoy!

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