Meal Plan Monday: Week of 11/9 (recipes + meal prep)

Happy Monday, healthy mamas!

It's time for another weekly meal plan! Something you might notice if you follow along for my weekly meal plan is that we repeat a TON of meals. This is on purpose! Using the 4-3-2-1 meal planning method I try to use similar ingredients (read more on that here) to save time and money, as well as using my Family Favorites List (here's my fall one) to really hone in on my choices, so planning isn't overwhelming. What this means is we repeat meals a ton every month or couple of months- but never weekly, so no one gets bored. Scroll down for this week's meal plan + meal prep plan to make it happen this week.

Here's our plan, for the week:

Meal 1: Spaghetti Squash Bolognese (I made it Autumn themed using the Trader Joe's harvest pasta sauce as well as adding some carrots and mushrooms to the meat. SO good!) Here is the basic recipe we use.

Meal 2: White Chicken Chili I LOVE to prep a ton of shredded chicken in the instant pot and use it for multiple meals- like this white chicken chili and the enchiladas, below!

Meal 3: Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas. I've been making these enchiladas for years, and never written down a recipe, because they're not really rocket science-- but friends, THESE are the type of recipes we make on the regular! Simple and delicious.

Meal 4: Autumn Kale, Roasted Squash and Pomegranate salad (with salmon). I LOVE this salad in the fall- and I'm coming on live on Instagram on Thursday to share with you how I make it, step by step (and how to create a satisfying salad).

Meal 5: We're playing this meal by ear-- it might be burgers (my daughter's request), or we might have leftovers. My Trader Joe's Copycat chili lime chicken burgers are a delicious alternative to classic burgers.

What I'm prepping ahead

This week I'm using a combination meal prep style (I teach the three meal prep styles in my healthy mama meal prep course).

  • Chop veggies: carrots, onion and mushrooms (for bolognese)

  • Make bolognese

  • Cook spaghetti squash

  • Cook chicken in the instant pot

  • Make almond milk (for smoothies)

Hands-on time: ~30 minutes (total time, about 50 including squash cooking).

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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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