Themed Meals

What's For Dinner (What's For Dinner)I recently came up with a meal planner that has made planning our weekly meals so much easier.  However, as I was compiling my favorite recipes, I also realized that I have so many new recipes that I would like to try…you know, the ones that you find and pin on Pinterest.  So, after a little brainstorming and trying to figure out how to incorporate some of these new meals into my weekly meal planner, I decided to switch my weekly themes around a bit.

First, I decided that I needed to focus on just one new meal a week because my schedule (and probably yours too) is busy enough without adding additional changes or stress to my week.  Then, in order to make sure I had a night to incorporate this new meal I got creative with my themes.  So, here is what I came up with (with meal ideas):

Meatless Monday – Kabocha Squash with Tahini Filling, Vegetable Stir-Fry with Quinoa

Taco Tuesday – Chicken Soft Tacos, Fish Tacos, Taco Salad (made with ground turkey), Burritos

Worldwide Wednesday – Foods from around the globe (Italian, Indian, Chinese, Mexican…)

Thrilling Thursday – New or modified recipes

Fun Food Friday – Pizza (Also try healthier, lower carb recipes using cauliflower crust or Paleo crust recipes), Burgers (including Black Bean or Veggie Burgers), Grilled foods (chicken with a clean BBQ sauce).

Seafood Saturday – Lemon Pepper Fish, Spiced Cod or Tilapia, Salmon

Soup & Salad Sunday – Chili (many different varieties), Vegetable Soup, Black Bean Soup. Microgreen Salad, Greek Salad, Spinach Salad (add seeds, nuts, or lean meats) 


See previous blog posts Tips For Meal Planning and Stocking Your Pantry With Healthy Options for additional ideas.