I'm copying Shellyfish's Meal Plan Monday blogging idea. I plan out most of my meals every weekend. When I go food shopping, I mostly stick to the list. It makes grocery shopping and dinner making so much easier when it's all planned out ahead of time. I pretty much use up everything I buy by the end of the week, so there's not a lot that goes to waste. The time I spend planning on the weekend really helps me eat well during my hectic and busy work week.
This week, I plan on making:
Breakfast smoothies- I'm feeling organic frozen strawberries and coconut milk this week. There's also a pear ginger smoothie recipe in Thrive that I want to try. I have hemp protein, flax seeds, and chia seeds on hand, so no need to buy my smoothie staples.
Salad for lunch-I'm on a Romaine kick lately. I have some brown rice, quinoa, and some beans I can add to it. I will be buying random veggies that catch my eye to spice it up a bit, and I already have dressing.
Monday-Clean Mac and Cheese with Kale Chips
I made this last week and loved it! Really, it's just brown rice pasta with kale, kale chips following this recipe, and tahini dressing from Vegan with a Vengeance. I call it Clean Mac and Cheese because it's something I could eat during the Clean detox and it has a mac and cheese consistency. The balsamic and garlic tahini paired with the crispy, nutritional yeast covered kale chips are amazing.
Tuesday-Apple Miso Tofu with Scallion Potato Pancakes from Appetite for Reduction (most of this week's dinners will be from this book)
Wednesday-Hummus and Curry Lentil Crackers from Thrive
Thursday-Spinach Linguine with Edamame Pesto from Appetite for Reduction
Friday- Buffalo Tempeh with Mac and Trees from Appetite for Reduction