Healthy Weekly Meal Plan 11.28.2015
Happy post-Thanksgiving weekend! How as your Thanksgiving? Mine was great. I can honestly say that this was the least stressful T-Day dinner ever. It’s largely because I got all of my desserts, cranberries, sweet potato casserole, prepped ahead of time so that I only had to deal with mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy and housecleaning on Thanksgiving Day. And you know what else? Doing a turkey and gravy trial run a few weeks before made me much more at ease, too! I made my Perfect Spatchcock Turkey again, and this time I had Whole Foods spatchcock it for me. Bless them…it made life even easier for me. 🙂
The week after Thanksgiving means we’re trying to get back on track with healthy meals, especially because we have Christmas cookies on our minds, yes? I’m definitely in the Christmas spirit now that Thanksgiving is over, and visions of gingerbread and all things chocolate and peppermint are dancing around my head. Which means I need to amp up my workouts, I suppose. 😉
Before we get started, I wanted to roll out the welcome mat for our new Healthy Meal Plan contributor Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor! I’ve followed Ashley’s blog for a long while and love her recipes. She’s a great addition here, and I’m sure you’ll love her recipes just as much as I do.
Now….on with the show!
Leftover Turkey Soup with Root Vegetables from The Roasted Root.
Prep Ahead: The turkey will already be prepped ahead of time, but you can also chop the vegetables ahead of time if you’d like.
Fall Mason Jar Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing from Spoonful of Flavor.
Prep Ahead: You can purchase pre-cut butternut squash cubes. The quinoa and salad dressing can be made in advance. Salads will keep in the jars for 2-3 days.
Quinoa Roasted Vegetable Burrito Bowls from Cookie Monster Cooking.
Prep Ahead: Both the quinoa and roasted vegetables can be made in advance.
Blackened Salmon Tostadas with Avocado Cream Sauce from greens & chocolate.
Prep Ahead: The veggies can be chopped in advance, and the salmon can be seasoned up to a day in advance. For vegetarian, omit salmon and add two extra bell peppers and one extra can of black beans.
Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Verde Tortilla Soup from Flavor the Moments.
Prep Ahead: The tomatillo sauce may be made in advance. For a vegetarian option, omit the chicken and add extra beans and/or veggies if desired, and substitute the chicken stock for vegetable stock or water.