Meal Plan Monday: Family Dinners Week of 2/22
Happy Monday, mamas! I hope you all had a beautiful Valentine's Day weekend (did you catch the little healthier brownie batter energy balls we made and enjoyed, this weekend?), I know we did! We're ready to jump into this full week with some delicious recipes.
Here's what's on our meal plan, this week:
Meal 1: Steakhouse-style salad
Stay tuned for this one-- the homemade blue cheese dressing is a favorite in this house, but you can see all the ingredients I used right in the bowl! Simple and delicious always wins in our house.
Meal 2: Pasta with cashew cream and broccoli
Another favorite simple sauce recipe is my dairy-free cashew cream sauce-- I'm serving it with Banza (chickpea) pasta this week alongside some roasted broccoli, which my kids always devour in recored time!
The abundance of chicken breast we have in our freezer from Butcherbox is serving us well for some easy prep-ahead family meals. These weeknight chicken enchiladas come together in no time, and we all love them!
Meal 4: Pad thai with tofu and shrimp
We're doing a unit all about Asian countries in our homeschool, this month, so Sage and I are making Pad Thai as one of our activities- yum!
Meal 5: Chicken and Mushroom Fajitas
I'm using our usual one-pan fajita recipe and adding portobello mushrooms and leftover cashew cream sauce spiked with a little chipotle pepper for an extra twist (for me, the kids like them with sour cream!).
Don't forget to join me! Last week's Instagram Cooking Live was postponed due to the weather- come and join me this week for lemony garlic and sausage pasta (aka 'Date Night' pasta) on Thursday at 2pm EST over on my Instagram.
My simple prep this week:
Shredded chicken (in the instant pot) for 2 meals
Made hard cooked eggs for salad
Chopped broccoli and mushrooms
Made cashew cream sauce
Total time: ~20 minutes active, 30 minutes total (SO easy)
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