Back to meal planning...

Friday, January 11, 2013

Source: Elana's Pantry
I'm not a consistent meal planner, but it really helps when I take the time to do it. Otherwise, we end up eating Chipotle or frozen pizzas a few more times than I'd like to admit.

So here's the plan for this upcoming week, with mostly new-to-me recipes. Just click on the titles to go straight to the recipe:

Monday: Baked mustard lime chicken, green beans, quinoa
Tuesday: Quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes, spinach salad
Wednesday: Clean eating chicken taquitos, green smoothies
Thursday: Slow cooker lentil and veggie stew
Friday: Perfect roast chicken with veggies and potatoes
Saturday: Baked dijon salmon, quinoa, salad

Also, my new favorite salad dressing recipe: Lemonette dressing
(This makes me want to eat a whole bag of spinach!)

12 comments:

  1. I must try this! Another blogger I follow does this and it saves her so much money - hers is http://rachelschultz.com/

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  2. This is exactly what I have been working on this morning! We recently moved outside of town so I'm hoping it'll cut down my grocery trips and bills :) Thanks for sharing your meal plan!

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    1. I think it definitely cuts down! Good luck to you. :)

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  3. All of the recipes you chose look delicious! I like the benefits of meal planning too, but I'm bad about committing time to it. Have you heard of ShrinkingKitchen.com? They provide healthy, weekly meal plans with a grocery list! I have enjoyed all of the recipes I've used so far and it really saves me some time. They even give a few recipes for healthy snacks. It works well for us! I thought you might like to check it out, too. Hope you have a great weekend, Newbys!

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    1. That's a wonderful resource... thank you!

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  4. what recipes do you use for green smoothies? i want to try drinking more of those but i'm worried about just winging it...don't know if i'd be good at choosing what or how much to put in!! :) i need to start doing more meal planning too!

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    1. I don't use a recipe, but for one serving, I use 1/2 frozen banana, a handful of frozen mango, a big handful or two of raw spinach, and then top off with orange juice or almond milk (or both) - place it all in a blender and enjoy!

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    2. that actually sounds really good! :) Thank you for the suggestion!

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  5. this is totally unrelated to your post (although i meal plan by the month and i LOVE it - makes my life 1000x easier plus cuts down on wasted food) but i thought of you when i saw this job post. not like you need a job...just thought you might be interested or know someone who is! http://www.noondaycollection.com/employment.html

    if you're not familiar with noonday - you would LOVE them. check it out!

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  6. Hi Whitney! My name is Jill and I'm from Chicago. You don't know me, but I've been following your blog for some time now. I really enjoy your photos and ideas. I tried making your lemonette dressing tonight, but the recipe is a bit confusing. It says juice from a whole lemon (4 T) but then in the instructions it says use 1 T of lemon juice. How much lemon juice are you really supposed to use? THANKS!

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