I meal plan my dinners for seven nights every Friday, so I figured I'd pass along the work I do to help others!
Use my planning as a guide to help you plan meals, or use my plans as is.
Most meals I plan are vegetarian, plant-based or vegan, but when the recipes I choose aren't, I make adjustments to suit our dietary needs. You can do the same!
FYI: None of the following recipes in this post are sponsored.
All recipes I have listed are ones I’ve chosen to make myself.
Also, none of the products in this post are sponsored either.
All products are chosen by myself based on my family’s health needs.
Here are links to the meals I plan to create for dinner for the week of Saturday, 12/22 to Friday, 12/28
I planned these recipes specifically this week because they have a low-prep time. Less time in the kitchen is more time you can spend with your holiday guests!
Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Pecan Pesto via The Roasted Root (I’ll be baking my spaghetti squash in a slow cooker to ease my dinner prep. This recipe via Natural Green Mom explains how to bake it in a slow cooker).
Chickpea Pasta with Chili-Butter Tomato Sauce via Naturally Ella
Thai Peanut Buddha Bowl via My Fresh Perspective
Slow Cooker Enchilada Orzo via Damn Delicious (I’ve made this before and it is GOOD! I replaced some of the suggested product brands with all organic and non-GMO versions).
Holiday Brunch: Gimme Some Tots Tater Tot Casserole via ME!
Holiday Dinner Side Dish: Corn Pudding via ME! (Recipe coming soon!)
Holiday Dessert: Lunch Lady Brownies via Life in the Lofthouse (I make these all the time because they are a crowd favorite! I use Earth Balance butter and almond milk to cut down on the dairy for our dietary needs. I also use coconut sugar, which is low-glycemic, in lieu of regular sugar.).
Need more meal plans already created for you? Check out Carolyn's Daily Dishes for a weekly list of "what's cookin'" in my home, plus links to the recipes!
Want to know more about meal planning? Check out this Tips and Tricks guide to see how I meal plan. Use my ideas or be inspired by them!
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