Hello and Happy Monday!
My friends and I talk pretty regularly about the dinners we eat. If the recipes turn out to be really good, then we make sure to share them with each other. So I figured that might be a cool idea for a blog series! I sit down every Saturday morning and plan out what Chris and I are going to eat for the week. This includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks I take to work, as well as dinners every night of the week. I do my best to plan dinners that incorporate any extra food we already have at home, which is a good budget tip.
So like I said, I’m going to test this out today and share my meal plan from last week and add some commentary on how the recipes turned out! If this is something you guys like, I can turn it into a weekly series, along with a downloadable meal plan and grocery list if that would be helpful? Be sure to comment below if that’s something that sounds interesting!
First, I will share the food that I took to work with me. Although I’m a creature of habit, so I take basically the same thing every week.
- Breakfast: Red Pepper Egg White Bites
- Morning Snack: Coconut Greek Yogurt with Berries
- Lunch: Zoodles with Marinara Sauce and Greek Chicken
- Snacks: Cheese Stick, Mini Bell Peppers, Rice Cake with Almond Butter
Here are the dinner we had last week:
- Monday: Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
This was a really good dinner! Chris and I both enjoyed it and it was really easy to make. I think the only change I will make next time is to marinade the chicken thighs all day then cook them when I get home from work.
This is my new favorite buffalo chicken recipe. I have made several versions of crockpot buffalo chicken and this one is definitely the best! I added a little bit of cheese, green onions, and ranch dressing on top of my sweet potato and it was delicious! This is a keeper for sure.
- Wednesday: Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries (I turned mine into a burger salad with THIS dressing to avoid extra carbs)
This turned out to be a very good salad! Chris ate his burger on a bun with ketchup, but I am trying to watch my carb intake so I turned my dinner into a cheeseburger salad. It was really good! I topped the lettuce with tomatoes, green onions, the cheeseburger, and a dijon vinaigrette dressing. It was tasty!
- Thursday: Thai Instant Pot Chicken Thighs
I bought a big pack of chicken thighs at the grocery store so I figured I would make another dinner with chicken thighs since we had them in the fridge. These Thai chicken thighs were so good! I loved the sauce and Chris did too. We will definitely be having this one again.
- Friday: Out To Dinner. We usually eat out one night a week for date night. I typically choose Friday night because by the end of the week I am ready to get out of the house and I’m tired of cooking. Win-win!
So, that was our meal plan for last week. All of the dinners were very successful and I will be making them again.
I already planned out our dinners for this coming week and I will post another Monday Meal Plan next week. I hope this was helpful to you guys! Let me know if you try any of the recipes!
Do you meal plan for the week or fly by the seat of your pants?