This week’s meal plan is a little short as we are headed out on Thursday to Oceanside, CA for the IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon which my only (and the hubby’s first) triathlon of the year. I’m excited for some sunshine! But my right foot has been bothering me, so unfortunately, I don’t think it will be my fastest race 😦
That said, we’re in clean out the fridge mode for meals this week, and many of these are repeats from last week to use up a few things. I’ll add a list at the end of other meals that sound good, in case you’re looking for ideas!
Breakfast for the week: Back to Apple Cinnamon Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats by A Couple Cooks. I have blueberries in the fridge to use up. As before, I’ll make half this recipe which will get us 5 breakfasts (someone will have to eat a protein bar on Wednesday morning).
Sunday: Sheet Pan Pasta Bake with Chicken and Kale by Two Peas & Their Pod. This is an easy meal that makes quite a bit of leftovers with only two of us eating. This will get us a couple days of lunches and/or a meal for the hubby later on Tuesday.
** Prep Tip: I use plain Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream.
Monday: Spinach Salad with Tortellini, Dried Cranberries, Apples, and Feta Cheese from by blog. I’ve got a big package of spinach to use up – solution: easy dinner salad.
Tuesday: Korean Chicken Bowls with Coconut Rice by How Sweet Eats. We really liked this last week, and I have half a head of cabbage to use up from this recipe. I baked the chicken and used chicken breasts instead of thighs.
** Prep Tip: Thaw and marinate chicken ahead of time. Can also chop up the cabbage (or buy pre-chopped).
Wednesday: Quick, non-recipe worthy vegetarian burrito bowls (or leftovers if we have any) at home. Need a recipe that won’t prohibit packing time and for sure won’t create any leftovers.
Thursday-Saturday:Southern California for the race!
Other recipes I have saved:
It’s spring, but winter hasn’t quite given up in some places. I love the simplicity of a good Ham and Bean Soup. This might be a good one to keep on hand for after Easter leftovers.
Shredded BBQ Chicken Burgers. Slow cooker. Guacamole. What’s not to love?
Baked Avocados. Yes… this needs to happen next time avocados are on sale!
Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Chili. We made this a couple weeks ago, and it’s really good!
Creamy Avocado Egg Salad. On a salad. On a croissant. Perfect work lunch or easy light dinner for when the weather gets nice! Plus, eggs are usually on sale around Easter!