What’s for dinner at your house? I ask this question regularly. Isn’t everyone on a quest to regularly come up with healthy meals that taste good and your family will enjoy? Since I like to plan for leftovers, this weekly meal plan was particularly exciting in the no-waste food department. One simple roasted chicken fed our family of four for 4 nights in a row. The trick? After eating roasted chicken one night and bean/chicken burritos the next, I cooked the chicken in a pot and made broth, which I then made into soup.
Serve leftover chicken mixed in with your beans. When beans are warmed in a pot on the stove, with spices added you don’t need much chicken. The dinner will smell wonderful. Add a fresh tomato salsa, which acts as your salad, serve with tortillas or brown rice and you’ve got a simple, healthy meal.
Weekly Meal Plan
I meal plan at the beginning of each week, before heading to the grocery store. Weekly meal planning saves money, reduces food waste, and keeps me from saying, “Let’s go out to eat!” If you need more reasons to meal plan every week, check HERE. Both of my kids cook dinner once-a-week and do the clean up after the meal. If you want to learn how to pull that off at your house, check HERE. If you’re looking for more meal planning ideas, check HERE.
Monday: roasted chicken, greens, quinoa
Tuesday: chicken (leftover), bean, and cheese burritos
Wednesday: chicken (leftover) noodle soup with vegetables
Thursday: chicken (leftover) noodle soup with vegetables
Friday: pasta with pesto, salad
Saturday: salmon, brown rice, and spinach salad
Sunday: strata (eggs, spinach, mushroom)
You’ll find the blank meal plan downloads here. Don’t forget, you can also sign up for a free meal planning service from Food on the Table. Just click on the image below.
What’s for dinner at your house this week?