Dinner

My Pinterest-Curated Meal Plan Week 3

Week 3! Week 2 was a big hit and I’m really thinking you guys are gonna dig Week 3 as well. This week’s Pinterest-inspired meal plan is full of global flavors – which is exactly how we like to eat. I mean, I could probably eat Mexican food all day everyday, but you know, carbs.

You may have noticed that my meal plans don’t include recipes with red meat and that’s because I don’t eat red meat or pork. That’s right. I’m the one person on the planet who doesn’t eat bacon (does turkey bacon count?). Eric on the other hand loves himself a good burger, but for us, there’s no point in making red meat for dinner if only one of us is eating it.

Now funny enough, Eric is also lactose-intolerant. This is funny because I LOVE  CHEESE. This is also funny because I used to be a vegan. Anyways, when recipes call for shredded cheese, Daiya is my go-to dairy-free choice for Eric’s half of the meal. Another favorite brand I recently discovered at Whole Foods is Green Valley Organics. They make seriously delicious lactose-free sour cream, cream cheese, and yogurt without any extra additives. This obviously works if you’re lactose-intolerant, if you’re vegan, there are a ton of other good brands at Whole Foods.

As I mentioned in Week 1, I save time and money by picking recipes that use similar ingredients, or recipes where I can easily swap out ingredients to use what I already have. This week features multiple uses of bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, cilantro, romaine lettuce, and pantry/freezer staples such as black beans, brown rice, and naan bread (mmm…naan bread).

This post is awesome! If you're looking for a meal plan for this week, definitely check it out. An entire week's worth of recipes, already picked out.

Dinner is served!

Meatless Monday: Homemade Falafel on Naan Bread with ALL THE FIXINGS (tomato, shredded carrot, romaine lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, tahini sauce, etc.)

Taco Tuesday: Avocado & Black Bean Enchiladas with Brown Rice

W: Shrimp Zoodles Parmesan with Garlic Bread

Th: Jerk Chicken Wings in Foil (scroll to #4) with Homemade Oven Fries

Fri: Chopped Thai Salad with Romaine Lettuce and Grilled Shrimp

Sat: Chicken Satay Naan with Romaine Lettuce and Grilled Zucchini

Sunday: Turkey-Stuffed Peppers with Brown Rice

Did you try any of the recipes from this week? What’s on your menu for dinner? Does your family have any quirky eating habits?

 

 

 

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  • Eric
    July 11, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    If you’re worried about jerk seasoning for your little one you could try a lemon – pepper wing instead. Oil the wing squeeze & zest of lemon and some cracked black pepper. Hit it again when you open the packet. Truly delicious and our bun went crazy for them!

    • Marla
      July 11, 2016 at 12:31 PM

      The lemon-pepper wings were also a big hit with the grown-ups as well!