Happy Saturday, friends! Fun fact: earlier this week, Adam said “plus, it’s the weekend!” – it was MONDAY ? It cracked us both up so much, but can ya blame him? The days are blurring together so much right now! I feel like my editorial calendar is the only reason why I have any idea where we are in the week, otherwise I probably would have said “Yeah babe! You’re right!“
Before we get to this weekly meal plan #3, I just wanted to remind you that I created a super simple Grocery Inventory Spreadsheet for you. I got this idea from a reader and I think it’s SO smart for all of us, especially during quarantine when we’re trying to limit our trips to the grocery store. When you click this link, you won’t be able to edit the spreadsheet right away. Instead, go to “File” and then “Make a Copy”.
Once you do that, the file will be yours to edit for your own kitchen! I added a few ideas under each category to get you started, but you should definitely go through your own kitchen and add what you have. That way, whenever you see my grocery lists in these meal plans, you can easily cross out any condiments, spices, or grains from your list. This can also help on any free nights when you can’t think of what to make when you’re stuck in between trips to the store.
And now, let’s get to this week’s meal plan!
lsl weekly meal plan #3
night 1 – Chicken Taco Bowls
Salsa chicken is one of my all time favorites because there is truly nothing easier. Put chicken and salsa in a crock pot, shred it up, and you’ve got dinner! I love it with this taco bowl which calls for cauliflower rice, but you can totally switch it up based on what you like best! Especially if you already have white or brown rice in your cabinets.
Also, I added a large container of cherry tomatoes to the grocery list so you can use them for the guacamole in this recipe and also in the roasted veggie pasta. Woo!
night 2 – One Pan Honey Mustard Meal
This sheet pan meal by Gathered Nutrition is another SUPER easy dinner. I love that it has veggies, protein and starch all on one sheet pan – plus the honey mustard sauce is amazing. And who doesn’t like a recipe that requires barely any cleanup after? WIN!
night 3 – Roasted Veggie Pasta
This roasted veggie pasta is one of Adam’s favorites – and it’s totally customizable for quarantine! You can use the tomatoes you bought for the Chicken Taco Bowls, but feel free to pick broccoli or asparagus instead of both. OR add a different favorite vegetable in!
Also, this recipe calls for a whole pound of pasta, but if you don’t want leftovers, just cut the recipe in half and that’s a great amount for 2 people!
night 4 – Chicken Tacos
Any leftover salsa chicken that you have from the Taco Bowls can be used for actual tacos tonight! Just fill tortillas with the chicken and add your favorite toppings. This would also be great with a salad or some garlicky black beans on the side!
night 5 – Lentil Soup
Since you bought carrots for the one pan recipe, you can use those for this lentil soup! On that note, this recipe also calls for celery and parsley, which honestly, you could leave out if you don’t think you’ll eat the extras. Also, if you prefer spinach over kale for weekday lunches, you can certainly add that instead!
*If you do buy fresh parsley and realize you won’t use it all, you can freeze it! Just blend it with some olive oil and pour that into an ice cube tray. Then you have parsley on hand for recipes in the future. Just melt it into a pan or into soup/sauces. (You can also freeze leftovers of the soup if you won’t eat it all!)
Night 6 – One Pan Honey Mustard Meal leftovers
You can reheat this in the oven, on the stovetop, or even in the microwave!
Night 7 – Lentil Soup leftovers
I recommend reheating soup in a pot instead of the microwave. I swear it tastes better!
If you love Gathered Nutrition’s sheet pan recipe, her egg biscuits are CRAZY GOOD. I usually make them without sausage – they don’t really need it in my opinion!
You will definitely have extra lentil soup, so that makes a great lunch throughout the week. Plus the kale or spinach you bought to go in the soup is a great base for salads!
Here is everything you need for these recipes! I did not include extra groceries for breakfasts or lunch though, so be sure to add those ingredients into the “other” section.
Don’t forget to tag me or #LSLmealplan if you make anything this week – I’d love to see!