As I mentioned in an earlier post, right now I’m extra swamped trying to figure out the whole toddler-and-a-newborn thing, and it’s hard to find the time to cook healthy meals for my family which is a huge priority of mine now more than ever. I decided that I’m going to start a database of fast, easy and healthy recipes to cycle through and I figured that since I’m already doing the work to collect them, I might as well share them with those of you who are interested. Let me know what works/doesn’t work and I can adjust my technique moving forward (which I will describe below). Today’s post is what hopefully will be the first of a couple weekly meal plans that I will be putting together to share with yall! It’s going to be vegan (sorry!), so feel free to modify as you see fit (for example, throw in some browned ground beef in some of the tacos, etc), or be brave and give it a shot and see how you feel after trying it! 😉
Here’s how it will work… At the bottom of this post, you will find a link to a PDF document: the weekly meal plan along with the recipes. Simply print it out and read over it with a pen to mark it up, adjusting to fit your needs. Quick shout out to Kris Carr (www.KrisCarr.com) for the meal planning guide. On the meal plan, you will also see your grocery list. It is colored coded by recipe, so if you want to cook all 7 meals for that week, you will just read through the list and cross off the things that you already have in your pantry or fridge. However, if one or two recipes don’t sound good to you, or maybe you have plans already one night and don’t need all 7 recipes, you can eliminate the ingredients for whichever meals you want to skip if that makes sense. Also, you’ll notice that I tried to group the grocery list by physical location in the store to make things easier (i.e. all of the spices together, produce together, etc). After the meal planner, you will see all of the recipes and then a blank meal planner, should you want to modify mine or create your own from scratch. I tried to proofread and double-check everything, but I am pretty sleep deprived at the moment so I apologize in advance for any errors you may find (and let me know what they are so I can fix them!). So, also like I said, please let me know how this works for you and if there is any way that I can make things more manageable or logical. Also, I’m curious to see what you think of the recipes you try! Good luck! Hopefully together we can save money from not eating out and instead eat healthy home cooked meals despite the chaos life brings us!
CLICK HERE: Megan’s Meal Plan #1
(btw, I just noticed my first error… the mayo isn’t color coded… should be orange… also, I’m sorry that the orange and red look so similar after being scanned… I will try better colors next time)
One other note: In case you are interested in my Green Smoothie recipe, you can find that here: