Meal Plan Monday #2

Finally, another Meal Plan Monday! We’ve been doing great with our grocery shopping until a couple weeks ago – that’s when Hayden had back to back upper respiratory infections and Aurelia’s pneumonia was followed by double ear infections! Needless to say I didn’t make it to the grocery store and we blew our grocery budget on eating out A LOT.

Everyone is well on their way to recovery now (thank goodness for spring break) and we are back on track with our meal planning. This week I’m sharing last week’s menu in which we kept it simple with a lot of old favorites. I hope you find something new to try!

Disclaimer: I eat a mostly vegetarian diet, my husband is low-carb, and our 1 year old daughter will eat anything!


Green Smoothies First on the list of old favorites was green smoothies! This is such an easy, filling and healthy on-the-go breakfast. Ours consisted of a handful of spinach, a banana, frozen pineapple chunks, orange juice and ice.


Low Carb Spinach Cobb Salad We picked this cobb salad for lunch because it was easy for each of us to modify to our tastes. Chicken and bacon makes it great for meat lovers and an extra helping of eggs and veggies plus beans makes it a delicious vegetarian option.


Easy Greek Pasta Salad This was such a hit when I made it the first time that we had it again. We paired it with hummus and naan and it makes so much that we had it for lunch the next day as well!

Balsamic Maple Glazed Tempeh (aka The Best Tempeh There Ever Was) I found this recipe when I was looking for a vegetarian replacement for one of my favorite comfort meals: barbecue chicken with mashed potatoes. The title does not lie – this tempeh is life! I usually serve it with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob, and I find I can use two packages of tempeh with the amount of sauce in this recipe.

Fried Rice Another meal in constant rotation around here is fried rice. All you need is a package of frozen steamable rice with vegetables, eggs, soy sauce and any meat of your liking.

Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos Since we almost always have basic burrito ingredients on hand this recipe was a no-brainer, and it was delicious to boot! We will definitely be having it again soon.


Breakfast This week Aurelia had whole wheat waffles and fruit for breakfast.

Lunch We are still going strong with the scrambled eggs, avocado and fruit for lunch!

Dinner For dinner this week Aurelia had steamed chicken with salsa, beans and peas.

Do you meal plan? What are your tips and tricks for not busting your grocery budget?

2 Replies to “Meal Plan Monday #2”

  1. Thanks for the reminder about fried rice! For some reason we haven’t had it around here for quite a while.

    1. Of course! It’s so easy that we’re having it a couple times a month right now.

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