Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I was a bit premature last week, but it’s now officially the unofficial start of summer. And may we also remember to pay respect to the service members for whom this weekend exists.
Into the meal plan for the week:
Breakfast for the week: I’m still digging my overnight blueberry oats when I get around to remembering to make them (I need to get better at this). If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, I’d highly recommend checking out their blueberry lavender almond milk to make these. They are SO GOOD with it in place of the regular vanilla almond milk I’d typically use.
Sunday: We’re heading to a BBQ (burgers and dogs) at a friend’s house tonight. It’s a great weekend to break out the grill, so if you don’t have a cookout, make your own! Pro-tip: Trader Joe’s has some good pre-made frozen veggie burger options, if that’s your preference. They also have some great chicken sausages. (And this is starting to sound like a TJs commercial!)
Monday: Spicy Chickpea Burgers. This is a new to me recipe, that I only have in picture format. I will report back if this is something we enjoy! Planning to serve it with a side salad and sweet potato fries.
Tuesday: Sweet Potato Chickpea Budda Bowl by Minimalist Baker. I’ve made this before, and we really enjoyed them, however I think I will chop the sweet potatoes before roasting this time instead of after. I prefer the roasting method for the chickpeas found here at How Sweet Eats (crunchier chickpeas), so I’ll follow that method for time and temperature but will use the spices from the original recipe.
**Prep tip: You can roast the chickpeas a few days ahead (think Sunday meal prep)
Wednesday: Sweet Potato Southwestern Quinoa Bowl. Can you tell that we can’t get enough of southwestern flavored sweet potatoes?!?
** Prep Tip: You could roast the sweet potatoes ahead of time. Also could sub bagged, pre-washed kale which would speed up the preparation process. I believe they sell pre-cooked quinoa as well, but it’s so quick to make (Mine is done in 11-12 minutes).
Thursday: Burrito Bowls. Sand volleyball is on a break between seasons, so I’m 100% sure we’ll be back at our brewery running club. Quick dinner plan.
Friday: Dinner Out
Saturday: Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad by Half Baked Harvest. New recipe to me, but it sounds very summery!
** Prep tip: Could easily grill the corn a couple days ahead of time if you are grilling something else