How did your meals go the first week? Hopefully you did some planning and things went pretty smoothly. If not, maybe this coming week you can think through what you’ve got on your agenda and tailor your dishes to that. That is the “ADVANCED” part of meal planning I think. It’s awesome to come up with a delicious menu, but if you are planning to make Beef Wellington on the same night you have to stay late at work and pick your kids up from soccer — well, that probably won’t set you up for success. So definitely look at your week and give yourself permission to make some lazy meals!
My personal favorite lazy meal? Breakfast for dinner!
Here’s a rough idea of what’s cooking in our neck of the woods. And I say rough idea because if you’ve been following me on Instagram you can see that sometimes I completely stick to my plan, or sometimes I off road and turn the ingredients that my meal plan required me to have on hand into something completely different. It’s my inner spoiled child saying NOBODY IS THE BOSS OF ME! Not even a meal plan. I DO WHAT I WANT!
Breakfast: Poached Eggs and Butternut Squash Hash
Lunch: Chicken Salads
Dinner: Asian Ahi Tuna Burgers (A paleo riff on this recipe) over spicy slaw with Roasted Broccoli and Sauteed Snap Peas
Breakfast: will be the same all week. I’m experimenting with a casserole inspired by Mel’s Spinach and Meat Muffins. I’ll probably add some mushrooms. This will last 4 days for both of us. On Friday we’ll probably mob some leftovers for breakfast.
Lunch: Damn Good Chili
Dinner: Lemon Garlic Herb Pork Chops with Basil + Ghee tossed Spaghetti Squash and Sauteed Zucchini
Lunch: Leftovers. Because we will certainly have some.
Dinner: Garlic Chorizo Shrimp (a riff on this recipe) + Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Lunch: Spicy Broiled Salmon over salads with dilly cucumbers
Dinner: Crock Pot Beef Stew I need to make something easy on this night because we are meeting with our team to start planning The Relay. Have I talked about The Relay much here? I AM SO NUTS FOR SIGNING UP. More to come on this soon. Including how the hell I’m going to train for this, and what I was smoking when I said “Yes, sounds great to be on a team that runs 200 miles in 24 hours.” WHAT?
Garrett is going to be gone most of Saturday so I will be doing the single gal thing. Not quite sure what that will look like yet, but I’m sure it will be creative. Or completely weird. That’s how I roll when I eat alone.
I’ll post a new menu on Sunday!
So Hey — Let’s Talk About Homework
This week the homework is 3-fold (oooh, advanced!) but it is still super easy:
1. Find some new #whole30 peeps to follow on Twitter & Instagram and make sure to say hello
2. Continue to add your photos to the mix and using the hashtag #hwisc
3. Leave a comment here about the best Whole 30 meal you at last week. Extra credit if it includes a link!