Another week is starting and I will admit, it is really, really hard to eat healthy when the kids and I are rushing off to school and the babysitters. After school hits and I’m juggling my own work schedule with soccer, football and Taekwondo. Doing a weekly meal plan helps me stay grounded and sane.
My biggest hurdle in creating my weekly meal plan is that the desire is there to create and eat healthy meals but I’ll admit that stopping by the grocery or pizza store on the way home for a quick and easy pre made meal gets tempting. Crockpot and simple and easy meal prep are a must to avoid that temptation. This week’s meal plan utilizes simple and easy meals from my own collection along with some foods from Yahoo! Food. Yahoo! Food has teamed up with some amazing publishers like Bon Appetit, Epicurious and Martha Stewart. You can also get the latest articles and food trends on the site too. Yahoo! Food has been gracious enough to allow me to pull a few meals to use today from their huge collection of recipes. You’ll notice I’ve included mostly dinners since that is my biggest “problem child” meal and the one I am most likely to stray from due to busy schedules.
Zucchini Paella (GF)
Grilled Chicken Sausages with Kale and Pecorino (sub a less expensive cheese like parmesan or asiago if needed)
Caramel Popcorn for Soccer Team Treats
Balsamic Flank Steak (GF)
Mango and Melon Balls for Dessert
Homemade Spaghettio’s For the Kids (+GF Version)
Grilled Marinated Chicken Thighs (+GF Version)
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.