June 18th - 24th
A week of meal plans for your convenience. These aren't always my own recipes, as I love to try others out and maybe even tweak them for my own spin. But I aim to have fairly easy, family friendly meals. A downloadable + printable PDF of plans are available below as well as links to all recipes.
Waffles - We love to buy the premade Kodiak Waffles in the frozen section. They offer a few different flavors but chocolate chip and the cinnamon vanilla are two of our favs!
3 ripe or overripe bananas
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup oatmeal
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Let batter sit for a few minutes as the oatmeal will thicken the batter over time. Thin with any milk of your choice if it's too thick. We like to stir in chia seeds and mini chocolate chips.
Banana Muffins - I make the muffin recipe on the back of the Kodiak pancake mixes, add in chia seeds & mini chocolate chips!
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs - place eggs on trivet and pour in 1 cup of water. Cook on manual for 5 minutes with a quick release. Then immediately place in an ice bath. This cooks the yolk through, reduce time for a less "hard boiled" egg.
Air Fryer Potatoes - Chop potatoes and season with olive oil, garlic salt + pepper. Air fry at 400 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Air Fryer Broccoli - I will generously season chopped broccoli with avocado oil, garlic salt + pepper and air roast at 375 for about 8 minutes or until my desired liking, which is pretty done!
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts - Toss in olive or avocado oil with garlic salt + pepper. Air fry at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until desired doneness.
Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot
2 cups jasmine rice
2 cups water
Spray your insert with oil, add in rice and water, stir & cook on manual for 4 minutes. Natural release for 10 minutes or more. Voila! The perfectly cooked white rice!
Steaks - I grill steaks at about medium high heat on our grill (roughly 400-425) for about 4 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other. I'll do a minute longer each side for a bigger steak and this comes out perfectly medium rare. We tend to always season our meat the same - Black Pepper Lawry's and Smoke Paprika. I like to top my steaks with blue cheese and cooked mushrooms!
BBQ Chicken - I marinatedchicken thighs in Bachan's BBQ Sauce and grill on medium-high heat to brown each side. Then put in crockpot on low with a squeeze more of bbq sauce and a splash of water for 4+ hours.
** you can buy the sauce at Albertson's if you are local, otherwise order online! https://bachans.com/products/the-original-japanese-barbecue-sauce
Asian Chicken Salad
3 heads Chopped Romaine Lettuce
2 cups purple cabbage shredded
1-2 thinly sliced green peppers
1 cup shredded carrots
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
Chow Mein Noodles
Wash & chop your lettuce. Peel the first couple layers of your cabbage off then shred. Slice your green peppers and drain your oranges. Mix lettuce, cabbage, green peppers & carrots in a large bowl. To serve, place however much of the lettuce mixture you'd like in a bowl and top with shredded chicken, mandarin oranges and chow mein noodles. Top with vinaigrette (see below) and enjoy!
2/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
squeeze of honey
salt + pepper
Mix all ingredients in a jar and shake!
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