2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 2 (January 8 through 14)

As promised!  Week 2 of 52 weeks of Monday Meal Plans!  My kids headed back to school this morning, and I am looking forward to getting us all back on a regular schedule and routine, making my weekly planning and prep all that more important.

Breakfasts:

This week I prepped for breakfasts by dicing up some bell peppers, green onions, and ham to be ready for a quick egg scramble each morning.  You could do this with any vegetable combo you enjoy with eggs – I was primarily trying to use up some fresh produce I already had on hand.  I will sauté them in a little oil, and then scramble a mix of egg and egg white on top, adding a cup of baby spinach at the very end (just to wilt).  I enjoy adding a little salsa or pico de gallo to the top after plating as well.

Ingredients for 5 breakfasts:

  • 5 green onions, sliced thin
  • 3 bell peppers, diced
  • 3.5 oz of ham, diced
  • 5 c baby spinach
  • 5 eggs (1 egg for each day)
  • 1 2/3 c egg whites (1/3 c egg whites for each day)

I prepped my ingredients like this – the spinach in the larger bag, with the other items (other than egg and egg whites) in a smaller bag inside.

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Lunches:

I extended Christmas by getting myself an instant pot this week, so I’m going to make these SkinnyTaste Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Bowls With Cilantro Lime Quinoa for 4 lunches, and supplement with dinner leftovers for the rest.

Dinners:

Monday – No after school activities today, and the kids are usually melting, sobbing, exhausted disasters a little tired after the first day back, so I figure some comfort food and some relaxing time as it cooks.  I’m trying this Skinnytaste recipe for Stuffed Pepper Soup.  I have vegetables prepped for a veggie tray side [for several days!] as well.

Tuesday – Sports practices start up again today, so a slow cooker meal it is!  And most importantly, one that is ready to go right when we walk in, with no additional steps.  I’ll prep all the toppings, get this in the slow cooker and we can walk into dinner.  Sante Fe Chicken – there are also stove top directions at this link if you prefer that preparation.

Wednesday – I promised to put a meal plan up weekly, I didn’t promise to follow it, right?  Last week some of my plans changed, and I made this Chicken and Corn Chowder (CrockPot/Slow Cooker) on Sunday night, but there’s a ton left!  So I froze some for lunches in later weeks, but the rest will make a great second dinner [I hope.  Everyone liked it Sunday.  That doesn’t mean they still will Wednesday I guess….]

Thursday – Balsamic Pork Chops with wild rice and green beans.

Friday – I feel like I’m going to need a dinner out on Friday.  Or takeout.  I don’t want to get too ambitious this week or anything.

Saturday –  Pasta (or spaghetti squash – I’ll cook both), with sauce and meatballs.  I have a big container of homemade sauce in my freezer, and I want to open up some space.  So I’ll use it, and make meatballs to go with.  Salad and/or veggie tray on the side!

Sunday – Clean out any leftovers or takeout!

Have a great second week of 2018!

 

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