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Meal Plan Monday: Family Dinners Week of 1/25



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Another Monday, another meal plan! Like I said last week, these last couple of weeks of the month are extra busy with web classes and homeschool, so we’re keeping it simple- but ALWAYS delicious and balanced!

Here’s what’s on our meal plan, this week:

Meal 1: Burrito Bowls

These are our classic balance bowls (how-to here), burrito style! We love using rice as the base and topping with protein (in this case, seasoned black beans), avocado or guacamole, tomatoes or salsa, pickled onion and cilantro.

Meal 2: Cuban Black Beans and Rice

I love using the same protein in more than one meal– it saves me SO much brain space and effort (protein often takes us the longest to prepare!). Both of my kids love these cuban black beans, and we serve them alongside more rice and/or cauliflower rice, depending on the day! This recipe is in my meal prep e-book.

Meal 3: Taco Tuesday

My kids have been begging me for taco Tuesday! I know you’ve requested my classic taco meat recipe (it will be up in the next couple of weeks!) but we love doing a full taco spread with many of the same ingredients as Monday’s burrito bowls- just shoved in a tortilla! Using similar ingredients is one of my best hacks for simpler meal planning.

Here are a couple of our favorite non-traditional tacos:Chili Shrimp Tacos

Roasted Sweet Potato Tempeh Tacos

Meal 4: Naan Pizzas

We love my 60-minute pizza crust (pictured) but for an easy weeknight, we love making our own individual pizzas using naan bread! So delicious and easy- and the kids love making their own! This is one of my favorite base meals that satisfies the whole family.

Meal 5: Carne Asada Steak Bowls

Come and join me on Thursday Live over on Instagram at 2pm EST to see me make these and chat about the importance of SALT! I can’t wait.

What I prepped ahead: This week I only prepped for TWENTY minutes– and I know it’s going to save me time, all week long!

  • Veggies: chopped greens for salads
  • Veggies: sliced peppers
  • Veggies: chopped peppers + onions
  • Soak + cooked black beans in the instant pot

Total time: ~20 minutes active

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