Meal Plan Monday: Week of 10/19 (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! This week is a busy one, full of recipe testing, podcast interviews, a homeschool field trip, and more! We're relying on slow cooker and easy meals, all week. Scroll down for my meal plan + meal prep plan to make it all happen!

Here's our plan, for the week:

Meal 1: Sweet Potato, Kale and Beef Stew Meal 2: 10-minute tomato basil soup + grilled cheese (recipe for soup in my Healthy Mama Meal Prep Cookbook!) Meal 3: Ribollita (Italian white bean stew) Meal 4: Balance Bowls-- join me on Instagram, live at 1:30pm on Thursday to see how I make these! Meal 5: Tex Mex Turkey Taco Pie

What I prepped ahead:

I used the ingredient prep meal prep style (I teach the three meal prep styles in my healthy mama meal prep course) this week- as I'm testing some recipes, I'm in the kitchen a ton, so I really just needed ingredients to make it easier!

  • Chopped veggies: onions

  • Chopped veggies: carrots

  • Chopped veggies: celery

  • Chopped veggies: sweet potatoes

  • Cooked dinner at the same time (we had a green thai curry- recipe coming soon!)

  • Homemade almond milk

Hands-on time: 30 minutes (plus time for dinner to cook)

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Have a beautifully balanced week, friends!

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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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