Hey friends! You know I always want to be try to be positive with you – but this week SUCKED. I’m sure I’ll share more over the next few days, but the moral of the story is: I hate the coronavirus (shocker, right?!). If you want to cheer me up, could you go like this gram and/or this gram for me? Neither are sponsored, they’re just tanking. Like I said, this week has been AWESOME 😂
Before you worry about me, I’m really fine. Just feeling a little jaded and in need of a weekend filled with puppy snuggles and Netflix. And probably some wine. Or tequila? We’ll see! I know so many people are going through far worse than I am, but I also know that we all need to give ourselves room to feel our feelings right now. This is a lot at once!
But back to FOOD! Have you purchased my meal planning downloads yet? For only $2.99, you can get a Meal Plan Template (so you can mix and match recipes from this post vs. family favorites), a categorized Grocery List Template, and a Meal Builder – aka my secret weapon when putting meals together based on what I have on hand. That’s right – 3 buckaroos will get you organized and in charge of your kitchen. I don’t know about you, but I’d call that a STEAL.
lsl weekly meal plan #6
night 1 – Knockoff Portillo’s Salad
Okay, so this salad might not be quite as great at the real thing from Portillo’s, but it’s pretty darn close! Minus the cheese fries on the side 😉 I always say that this is the best salad for people who don’t usually like salads. It has lots of lettuce, but it also has chickpeas, tomatoes, bacon, cheese, and NOODLES for goodness sake. Plus it makes a TON of salad, so you can eat it another night, and also for lunch too. Just be sure to only mix dressing on the amount of salad you want to eat so the leftovers don’t get soggy. This is KEY.
night 2 – Instant Pot Risotto with Garlic Shrimp
Not sure what to make to celebrate Mother’s Day? This risotto with garlic shrimp is so easy but it looks really impressive. Also, don’t worry if you don’t have an instant pot – you can make it without one. I actually prefer the low and slow method when I have the time… stirring risotto is so calming!
night 3 – Knockoff Portillo’s Salad leftovers
Like I said, that recipe makes a lot of salad! Add some dressing and you’ve got dinner.
night 4 – Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Pasta
This recipe is from 2016 and I still make it ALL. THE. TIME. It’s a go-to for us because it’s easy to keep the ingredients stocked, it comes together quickly, and it’s delicious. You can also use a gluten free noodle if you prefer!
night 5 – Cauliflower Burrito Bowls
Craving a meatless meal? Me too! This Cauliflower Burrito Bowl is really simple but so darn good.
night 6 – Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Pasta leftovers
I like to add just a little bit of water and lemon juice to a pan to heat this up!
night 7 – Cauliflower Burrito Bowls leftovers
Honestly, this recipe makes GREAT lunch leftovers, so you could save any extras for that and order in on night 7. Support one of your local restaurants!
You know I’m on a baked oatmeal kick – it’s just so nice to have breakfast prepped for the week!
If I don’t have leftovers, I’ve been really into Right Rice recently. Mix some into greens or cook up a veggie burger, add some hummus, and you’ve got an easy and filling lunch.
Instead of creating the list for you, you can download my grocery list template – it has the same categories as previous weekly meal plans, but you can fill it in yourself based on what you’re actually going to make. Click here to get your own meal plan template, grocery list template, and meal builder now!
Don’t forget to tag me or #LSLmealplan if you make anything this week, I’d love to see!