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Meal Plan Monday: Family Dinners Week of 2/8



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Happy Monday mamas! The first week of the month was a crazy one, for us (though that isn’t too out of the normal, right?! #momlife). This week I’m working on some recipe testing for an upcoming project (I bet you can guess what it is!), so dinners are a little all over the place this week- but we have a whole mix of family favorites on the menu!

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

Meal 1: Burrito Bowls

We’re kicking off the week with some yummy bowls (my favorite kind of meal!). These are super easy to meal prep and even easier to throw together on a busy weeknight. This recipe is to come– but here’s my easy balance bowl formula!

Meal 2: Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

This recipe is coming– but here’s a similar one I love: Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli

I love using the same base for more than one meal (rice, for instance) so I only have to cook it once (anything to make meals easier, right?!).

Meal 3: 5-ingredient meatballs and spaghetti squash

These easy meatballs are definitely a family favorite, and it’s been too long since we enjoyed them! My seven year old requested them, so we’re having them this week alongside some spaghetti squash.

Meal 4: Pizza Night!

Using leftover sauce from spaghetti squash the night before (see how I simplify there)? We’re having DIY pizza! I love this 60-minute pizza crust, and we’ll divide it up so we each have a mini pizza, or we’ll use naan bread- everyone is happy, and it’s a super easy base meal.

Meal 5: Kale Caesar with shrimp

Come and join me on Thursday Live over on Instagram at 2pm EST to see me make my favorite easy homemade caesar dressing and chat about layering flavor!

What I prepped ahead:

  • Rice for bowls
  • Shredded chicken (in the instant pot) for bowls
  • Veggies for bowls
  • Cooked spaghetti squash
  • Pickled onions

Total time: ~30 minutes active (SO easy)

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