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It’s Sunday. The weekends go FAR too quickly around here and I’m left staring Monday in the face. It’s got an ugly mug. I try to make it a little less painful by keeping myself organized…which includes a meal plan.
I already have my handy dandy healthy menu plan ready and raring to go…and I’m sharing with you. This week, Menu Plan Your Butt off has a delicious meatless Monday meal, two takes on chicken in the slow cooker, a Tex Mex twist on goulash – and best of all, healthy pizza night! Yum!
And then there’s the Almond Joy Faux Soft Serve. You guys? It’s awesome. Like, kind of life changing in if you’re a slave to the ice cream like I am.
If this menu plan isn’t full of stuff you love, head on over to our archives where we’ve got over a year’s worth of healthy menu plans! You’re sure to meet your perfect menu match.
With that, have a beautiful day and happy cooking (and eating)!
Weekly Healthy Menu Plan
(Meatless) Monday: Yellow Split Pea Curry and Rainbow Salad with Tahini Lime Dressing.
Tuesday: Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken on whole wheat buns served with melon.
Wednesday: Tex Mex Goulash
Thursday: Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken served with steamed sugar snap peas and brown rice.
Friday: GO OUT!!!
Saturday: Pizza Night! Use our basic pizza crust and add your own healthy toppings! Serve with a green salad.
For Dessert: Almond Joy Faux Soft Serve
Yellow Split Pea Curry & Rainbow Salad with Tahini Lime Dressing
1 large russet potato
1/2 cup yellow split peas
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 small (8 ounces) eggplant
1 medium carrot
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
5 large cloves garlic
1-3 fresh green chiles, such as Thai or serrano chiles
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
piece of ginger
head of napa cabbage
10 sugar snap peas (or more if you like)
1 Persian cucumber or 1/2 English cucumber
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp paprika
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup beer
18 ounces barbecue sauce (I used Stubb’s all-natural sauce)
1/4 cup water
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
whole wheat buns
melon of your choice
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, rough chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 medium russet potatoes, diced into 1-inch cubes
2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoons oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
15 ounce can diced tomatoes, no salt added
15 ounce can Whole Kernel Corn, No Salt Added
Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken
4 chicken breast halves
3/4 cup BBQ sauce, low-sodium and/or low sugar
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
8 oz can crushed pinneapple
1 pound sugar snap peas
Healthy Pizza Night!
1 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 cup water, room temperature
1 3/4 cup all purpose white wheat flour
1 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
Pizza toppings of your choice (healthy pizza sauce, low fat mozzarella, vegetables, ham, chicken, olives…just keep it light!)
Bag or head of leafy greens
red pepper, carrots and cucumber
favorite healthy salad dressing (or vinegar and olive oil)
Sausage & Peppers with Crispy Polenta
1 12 ounce pack smoked sausage (I used turkey)
1 green pepper
1/2 large onion
12 ounces of your favorite marinara sauce
18 ounces prepared polenta (comes in a log, usually by the pasta)
pinch red pepper flakes
Almond Joy Faux Soft Serve
2 frozen bananas (cut them into chunks before you freeze)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2-3 tablespoons unsweetened plain almond milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
2 tablespoons dry roasted almonds, chopped
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