Archive for Daily Meal Plans
By the time the end of January rolls around I am so ready for Spring. The cold, rainy (or snowy depending on where you live), dark days really get to me. I like to brighten things up a little with a day of light and fresh meals that are fun and energizing. Go ahead, let it rain (or snow). I can feel Spring on it’s way.
Breakfast – Smoothie Chia Pudding
Snack – Refreshing Renewal Juice
Lunch – Quinoa Lettuce Wraps
Snack – NO BAKE Blueberry Granola Bar
Dinner – Broccoli and White Bean Soup
This year Southern California weather has decided to remind us what cold weather feels like. The last week or so has been freezing and no matter how many layers I pile on I just can’t seem to get warm. This is one of those times where I need to warm myself from the inside out and there’s nothing like wholesome, soothing food to do that for you! Here’s to staying warm one delicious meal at a time!
Breakfast - Cinnamon Vanilla Banana Bread and a cup of hot tea
Lunch - Broccoli and White Bean Soup with a side of whole grain crusty bread
Dinner - Butternut Squash Lasagna and a side salad
It’s Vegan MoFo and we’re so excited to be celebrating delicious plant based foods for the whole month. For this meal plan we’ll be letting the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy this beautiful and healthy meal plan!
Breakfast - Caramelized Banana Stuffed French Toast
Lunch - Summer Sweet Potato Salad with Garlic Dijonnaise
Dinner - Soul Soothing Miso Ramen Soup
Dessert - Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes
So you’ve decided to make the pledge to go veg for one week! Woohoo! Are you having a hard time convincing the rest of your family to join you? Well, here is a family friendly, kid approved meal plan that everyone will love.
Breakfast – Crispy Waffles with a side of fresh fruit
Snack – Orange Julius
Lunch – Naked Quesadillas
Snack – Skip and instead have dessert after dinner!
My husband made the decision to go entirely plant based by himself. He did the research and came to the same conclusion I did – it’s healthier, better for the environment and the best commitment you can make to providing your body with the best that nature has to offer. However, he was skeptical of what he was going to be able to eat, especially being a meat and potatoes kind of guy. So here is his meat and potatoes guy approved meal plan! Enjoy!
Snack – a handful of Smokey Bacon-y Almonds
Snack - Apple Pie Truffles
Dinner - Sweet and Saucy Teriyaki Stir Fry
Warm and comforting is the theme for this meal plan. Whether there’s an autumn chill in the air or you’re feeling under the weather or maybe you just had a bad day the meals in this plan will have you feeling better in no time.
Breakfast – Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats with fruit of choice
Snack – Chocolate Graham Crackers
Lunch – Soul Soothing Miso Ramen Soup
Snack – Homemade Pear Sauce
Dinner – Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
This menu plan features some of my favorite fall recipes featuring fresh produce direct from the farmers market. It’s perfect for Pledging to go Veg!
Breakfast – Smoothie Chia Pudding
Snack – Spiced Pumpkin Granola
Snack – Fresh, ripe and crisp apple
Are you ready to make the Pledge to go Veg? We’re here to help! We’ll be sharing some of our favorite ‘veg’ meal plans with you all this week. Here’s one of my favorites.
Snack – a handful of Tamari Roasted Almonds and some carrots
Lunch - Veggie Sub with Avocado Spread
Snack – Pizza Baked Chickpeas
Dinner - Spicy Peanut Pasta
There are days, sometimes weeks, where I do not feel like cooking anything! I admit I am occasionally guilty of plopping down bowls of cereal for dinner. It’s not something that I get away with all that often, so I learned early on that when I take the time to cook it’s important to make the most out of it. If I’m planning on making a meal that I know freezes well you can bet that I make a double or even triple batch all at one time and freeze the leftovers for those busy or plain lazy days that I have. While not every recipe will freeze well, I do have a go to list that I like to work off of. Here’s my top 20 “Freezer Friendly” meals that are perfect for your busy or lazy days!
I don’t count calories or carbs or anything else. I just try to eat a balance of fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains and of course drink lots of water. While there is no magic meal plan to meet everyone’s needs just keep it balanced and don’t be afraid to eat things “out of order”. There is no rule that says you need to eat breakfast food at breakfast and lunch at lunchtime, etc. If it’s easier to eat a smoothie, yogurt, chia pudding or cereal for lunch or dinner then do it and balance your meals accordingly the rest of the day. Enjoy what you eat when you want to eat it. It’s all good.
Breakfast – 1 cup Smoothie Chia Pudding and 1 cup green tea
Snack – 1 apple with 2 tbsp peanut butter
Lunch – 1 Naked Reuben and a handful of cut veggies
Snack – 1 serving Banana-licious Ice Cream