Meal Plan Monday: Week of 11/2 (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 likely going to be a hard one, in our country, so we're taking it easy over here, making some of our favorite Fall comfort foods and laying low. Know that this is a safe space for all of you, over here, where we can celebrate something that ties us all together as a humanity: the need to eat! Scroll down for my meal plan + meal prep plan to make it happen this week.

Here's our plan, for the week:

Meal 1: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken + Roasted Veggies

I'm working on a few more sides before I share my small group Thanksgiving menu with you all... it's going to be good, I can promise that!

This is the chicken recipe I use (so easy and delicious!): Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken

Meal 2: Comfy Chicken Soup. With a whole chicken comes bone broth, and then chicken soup! My girls asked for this one, this week and I am happy to oblige!

Meal 3: Wild Rice Stuffed Squash This is another recipe that's coming soon... but here's another plant-based recipe we love for the fall- Minestrone soup!

Meal 4: Beef & Butternut Squash Chili Stay tuned to watch me make this one over on Instagram, on Thursday!

Meal 5: Leftovers

Pssst... another great meal for this plan is my One Pan rosemary garlic roasted chicken with cinnamon honey roasted root veggies. Mmm....

What I'm prepping ahead

This week I'm using an ingredient meal prep style, aside from the whole chicken (I teach the three meal prep styles in my healthy mama meal prep course) as I'm photographing the recipes, throughout the week!

  • Cook chicken in slow cooker

  • Chop veggies: carrots, celery, onion (for soup + chili)

  • Chop veggies: brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes (for roasting)

  • Chop veggies: peppers and butternut squash (for chili)

  • Make almond milk (for smoothies)

Hands-on time: ~30 minutes

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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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