I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We did for sure. We finally took a whole day to just do things that we wanted to do as a family. We have been incredibly busy this summer, and we have a few more things coming up, so we really needed the time to just be with each other. It was beautiful and relaxing. Sunday after church I even managed to escape for a few hours alone to get all of the grocery shopping for the week done!! I’m so glad I took the time to create our weekly menu and shopping list Friday…
Okay, on to the actual meal plan. This week I am excited to be trying out some new recipes, along with some that I know we already LOVE, from one of my favorite food sites Skinny Taste. I found this website back when I used to do weight watchers and it has got to be one of the most resourceful, well organized and best tasting blogs I have ever followed. If you have not been to her site yet, you should definitely make some time this week to look around. She seriously has some of the most amazing recipes that you can totally indulge in without feeling super guilty. Even Matt loves them!
So here it goes:
Breakfast – Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa (oatmeal for the girls)
Lunch – Lentil Salad (Tuna Sandwiches for the Girls)
Breakfast – Toast and Eggs
Lunch – Lentil Salad
Breakfast – Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa (Cereal and fruit for girls)
Lunch – Leftover Salad from Tuesday’s Dinner
Dinner – Easiest Pasta and Broccoli (Using Ancient Grain Quinoa Pasta to make GF)
Breakfast – Eggs and Toast
Lunch – Leftover Salad from Tuesday’s Dinner (GF Mac and Cheese for the girls)
Dinner – Crockpot Picadillo over Brown Rice
Breakfast – Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa (Cereal and Fruit for the girls)
Lunch – Quinoa, Chickpea and Avocado salad (homemade “lunchables” for the girls – turkey, cheese, crackers and fruit)
Dinner – Leftover Picadillo Quesadillas (Corn Tortillas for GF)
Breakfast – Apple Muffins
Lunch – Quinoa, Chickpea and Avocado salad or Egg Salad
Dinner – Skinny Taco Dip with remaining leftover Picadillo, chips and veggies
Breakfast – Oatmeal and Eggs
Lunch – Quinoa, Chickpea and Avocado salad (Turkey Sandwiches for the girls)
Dinner – Brinner! (Breakfast for Dinner – Pancakes, Omelets, Toast, Fruit)
Lunchtime this week will be a little hectic because Gabbi needs to be at camp for cheerleading by 1 everyday. I am so thankful for things like the lentil salad and the quinoa salad, which I can make ahead of time and keep in the fridge for quick, healthy lunches for myself. Sometimes weeks like this where it seems like we are going to be pretty busy I find that I don’t really eat breakfast or lunch, leaving me in a complete energy slump by 2 and its a habit I am trying to break. The picadillo is a completely new recipe for us, though I am convinced everyone in my family will love it. I will let you all know how it turns out!
Already LOVE the skinny taste site? Let me know what some of your favorite recipes are on there so that I can be sure to try them out!
P.S. – The chicken, apple, sausage skillet from last week’s menu was AMAZING! I love when we find new recipes that are sure to become family staples!