Weekly Meal Plan: Week 2

It was so fun to see you guys making last week’s recipes and following along with the meal plan. And it was nice to feel like people were holding me accountable for sticking with it I think this week’s line up might be even better!

Monday Night- Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce:  Another one of my vegetarian favorites, these rice bowls with peanut sauce couldn’t be easier to throw together and everyone in my family loves them.

Tuesday Night- Vegan OR Meat Bolognese: Last weekend we ordered dinner from a local Italian restaurant that had a vegan bolognese on the menu. I ordered it out of curiosity and it was awesome. I’m going to try and recreate something similar using this lentil Bolognese recipe. If that’s not your thing, my go-to turkey Bolognese recipe is pretty awesome… either with regular spaghetti or sweet potato noodles.

Wednesday Night- Nicoise Salad: You’re not supposed to eat too much canned tuna while pregnant but my OB gave me the OK to have some every week or two. Niçoise salad is one of my all-time favorite meals and it’s the only fish-related meal I crave while pregnant. My go-to recipe is Bon Appetit’s classic tuna Niçoise salad. Anel loves it too and requests it often.

I know this can be a polarizing recipe, so if you’re not a tuna fan, try this lentil salad which would be a good vegetarian substitution.

Thursday Night- Leftovers: On nights like this I’ll put out Tupperware filled with our leftover meals from the three nights before and make a big side salad. Anel and I will choose what we want and heat it up. Easy peasy and less food waste!

Friday Night- Order in: Not sure where yet. This week we ordered Indian food!

Saturday Night- White bean soup: Lately we’ve been ordering 2x/week but I find that when I cook at home my stomach and heartburn bother me less so trying for just once/week next week. And I love cooking on weekends because these days we generally have nothing else going on so why not. This white bean soup is so good.  I blend half of it so that it’s extra creamy.

Sunday Night- Pasta Bake: This is one of the easiest ever dinners to make and everyone always loves it. You really can’t go wrong with a pasta bake. This is how I make it.

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  1. Melanie said:

    Sounds delish! What pasta bake is your go to? That photo looks divine!

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  2. Caroline said:

    I love nicoise too! I’ll have to try that one. Your plans have been helpful because I have the same pattern, plan dinners and then just eat sandwiches or leftovers for lunch.

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  3. I just put your turkey chili on our meal plan for next week- requested by the whole family 😉 Thanks for these suggestions.

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  4. Ashley said:

    If you’re looking an in-between bolognese, the (vegetarian) cauliflower bolognese from Bon Appetit is one of my favorite recipes I’ve tried recently!

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  5. Kristin said:

    So many cool bolognese recipes out there! Something that is in our constant rotation is Meghan Markle’s Zucchini Bolognese. Technically not a tomato based type of bolognese, I think it’s called bolognese more for the consistency.

    It’s amazing, only 4-5 ingredients and I think vegan? I’ve served for company with a nice homemade pasta on several occasions and everyone dies for it. Even my toddler which says something. I add sautéed mushrooms in at the end before serving to give it some more bulk.

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  6. Erin said:

    These posts are incredibly helpful! I needed new meal ideas and have found your posts adding excitement into the meal planning, grocery buying tasks. Thank you!

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  7. Jessica said:

    Thank you so much for sharing your meal plans. I’m excited to try some new healthy recipes for myself and my family!

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