Meal Plan Monday: Week of 10/5 (recipes + meal prep)

Happy Monday, healthy mamas!

It's time for another weekly meal plan!

To plan, I start with checking out my fridge, freezer and pantry- and I use my 4-3-2-1 meal planning method (read more here or listen to this episode), based on what I have, and fill in anything I want to make, this week! We're all about the simple soups, stews and easy-to-throw-together meals, this week- it's a busy one!

Here's our plan, for the week:

Meal 1: Fennel and White Bean Soup (first time trying this one and it was delicious!) Meal 2: Green Curry (recipe from Pinch of Yum) Meal 3: Moroccan Chickpea Stew Meal 4: Chicken Pot Pie Stew (making this one live on Instagram, this week at 2pm EST- join me!) Meal 5: Weeknight Green Chile Enchiladas

I explain in this post why I only plan for five meals (sanity game changer!)

What I prepped ahead:

I used a combination meal prep style (I teach the three meal prep styles in my healthy mama meal prep course) again this week.

  • Batch item: White Bean and Fennel Soup

  • Chopped veggies: onions

  • Chopped veggies: carrots (chopped and sliced for lunches)

  • Chopped veggies: sweet potatoes

  • Chopped veggies: broccoli

  • Protein: Shredded chicken in the instant pot

Hands-on time: I actually timed it over on Instagram and even making the full soup, it took me 55 minutes total

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Have a beautifully balanced week, friends!

Kristin Dovbniak


I'm Kris! Founder of Healthy Balanced Mama, I'm a holistic health coach, certified intuitive eating counselor, trained chef, and mama of two, and I'm here to guide busy moms like you in stressing less and finding freedom with food through balanced eating and simplified routines around meal planning, meal prep, grocery shopping and cooking with confidence.


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