Meal Plans for 12/28 – 1/3/16 (Yikes!)
So today is my prep dat for things I can do make or do ahead of time. I’ll make a quiche and some black beans and rice to have for lunches on days I don’t want to have leftovers. And I’ll run to the store if there are ingredients that I’m missing.
I’ve planned out all three meals because I’m really good at skipping breakfast which is bad. And I often struggle over what to have for lunch.
So here you go.
Breakfast: Smoothie (berries, spinach, almond milk, protein powder)
Dinner: Lentil-Quinoa Soup, Cornbread
Breakfast: Egg White Omelet w/ Veggies; toasted Ezekiel bread
Dinner: Beef & Bean Burritos; Homemade Mexican Rice
Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, Greek yogurt, almond butter, honey, almond milk)
Dinner: California Chicken Wraps; Roasted Veggies
Breakfast: Hard-boiled egg; turkey sausage; toasted Ezekiel bread
Lunch: Black Beans & Rice w/ Sausage
Breakfast: Smoothie (strawberries, yogurt, almond milk, honey, protein powder)
Dinner: Homemade Pizza (trying a grain-free crust): 1. chicken & spinach Alfredo, 2. beef & mushroom, 3. cheese & cheese smile emoticon
Treat Night: Homemade Ice Cream Sundaes
Breakfast: Bacon & Egg Breakfast Pizza (grain-free crust)
Dinner: Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches; Crash Hot Potatoes
Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, yogurt, almond milk, almond butter)
Dinner: Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Chicken, Pasta, Green Peas, Roasted Carrots
I will post pics and dinner recipes throughout the week.
Here are the recipes for the two things I’ll make today for lunches. 🙂
I’ll make this today to have for lunches this week. Hubby will be off so I’ll have to feed him, too. Notice that the word “easy” is in the title (name?) of both recipes. 🙂
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 50 min
Total: 1 hr
2 cups milk
3⁄4 cup biscuit baking mix (I’m trying a grain-free baking mix)
1⁄4 cup butter softened
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
1 cup cubed cooked ham
8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10 inch quiche dish.
In a large bowl, beat together milk, eggs, baking mix, butter and parmesan cheese. Batter will be lumpy. Stir in broccoli, ham and Cheddar cheese. Pour into prepared quiche dish.
Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes, until eggs are set and top is golden brown.
Easy Black Beans & Rice
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 25 min
Total: 30 min
1 tablespoon olive oil
1⁄4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic crushed or minced
1 cup white rice I like medium grain
2 cups chicken broth
1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
15 ounces canned seasoned black beans drained and rinsed
1/2 package smoked sausage or turkey sausage, sliced into “coins”
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 minutes, until onion is tender and starting to brown. Add garlic, and sauté one minute longer. Add uncooked rice, and stir and sauté 2 minutes.
Add broth, salt, and cumin. Stir together, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, saute sausage slices in a tiny bit of oil over medium-high heat until browned on both sides. Set aside to drain on paper towels.
Remove lid, stir in beans and sausage, and cover again. Turn off heat, and let stand for 3 minutes before serving.