Meal Plans

Meal Plans December 30 – January 12

img_7301I cannot believe we are almost to 2017! 2016 was a big year for us.  We moved to another state, started new jobs, bought a car, and even managed to figure out how to be parents, points for minimal blow outs.  We will be starting 2017 away from home for a majority of January, which means I will not be doing a lot of cooking.   Trevor has a workshop down south, which is only three hours from where my parents are serving out their mission.  So naturally I put on my cutest face and begged him to take me. Since I’m very convincing the baby and I get to tag along. This was before it dawned on me that I have a very schedule driven toddler who will have to adjust to a THREE– hour time zone change.  Whyyyyy.

Anyway, I have pulled out some of our favorites that we never tire of. Hopefully, you feel the same. I would love to hear what will be added to your family favorites list!

Meal Highlight

Our family is really into Egg Breakfast Cups.  We typically eat fancy-fancy being a relative term- breakfasts for dinner since we do not have time in the mornings, but these refrigerate well and are just as tasty the next day to eat for breakfast.  Double win.

Notes

I have a serious sweet tooth and can snack with the best of em’, so I have also provided a section of snacks and sweets.  Some I absolutely love, and some I have yet to try.  Some are guilt free and some are reserved for cheat days, which tend to be Saturday and Sunday for me.  Happy snacking!

*-Tried and true family favorite.

GF- Gluten free

CP-Crockpot/Slow Cooker recipe

YoYo- You’re on your own. (Because I don’t believe that someone should have to cook every day of the week)

Not sold on meal planning yet? Check out my crash course guide and I’ll have you convinced!

Let’s Eat

YoYo x2

*Tangy Chicken(GF)/ Brown Rice/ Roasted Broccoli

2 Tbsps ketchup
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ cup water
2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
Good pinch of stevia
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chili powder

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Combine all the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan, mix and simmer for 3-4
minutes then set aside. Place chicken breasts in a 9 x 13 baking dish then pour sauce over the chicken. Coat the chicken in the sauce.Cover baking dish tightly with foil, bake 10 minutes at 450°F, then 1 ½ hours at 350°F. Remove chicken from the oven. Using two forks, pull the chicken apart. The chicken will soak up the sauce and become ultra juicy and flavorful.

Breakfast for Dinner-Crockpot Pumpkin Bread(GF flour used)/ *Cheese & Spinach Omelettes(GF)

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Photo Credit-Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

*Skillet Lasagna(GF noodles)/ Steamed Carrots

*Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder/ Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

1 lb Brussel Sprouts, rinsed, trimmed, & halved lengthwise.
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil.
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Toss Brussels with all ingredients on a flat rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring at least once during cooking time. (about 30 – 35 minutes.)  It’s done when several of the leaves begin to crisp up on the outside, & the inside is tender.

*Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells/ Mixed Salad

*Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps(GF)

I just cook up some ground turkey with onion and garlic and use a GF taco seasoning.  Use romaine or cabbage instead of shells or tortillas.  Add your favorite taco toppings.  Easy peasy dinner.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Mushroom Gravy/ Paleo Dinner Rolls/Broccoli Cheese Bites

*Zuchinni Crust Pizzas(GF)

Better than Texas Roadhouse Ribs(GF)/ Mixed Salad/ *Potato Wedges

Breakfast for Dinner- *Waffle Bar/ *Smoothies/ Turkey Sausage Links

Optional toppings: mixed berries & whipped cream, natural peanut butter & bananas

Snacks & Sweets

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Photo Credit- Sugar Apron

*No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

-I use Truvia instead of sugar.

*Fruit Pizza

Easy Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa

What will be on your table?  Comment below!

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