Meal Plans for January 1 - 7
Updated: Jan 2
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.
Bagels, English Muffins, Biscuits or Croissants
Sausage patties or bacon
Scrambled or fried eggs
Colby Jack Cheese sliced
Cook up your sausage or bacon, then your eggs. Lightly toast your bagel or english muffin. Then assemble and enjoy! Wrap in parchment paper to freeze or keep in fridge for another day.
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. '
Chocolate Chip Scones
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
3 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In the bowl of a food processor mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pulse in cold butter until it's the size of peas.
In a small bowl, whisk together cream and eggs. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add cream mixture; stir lightly with a fork just until dough comes together.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead a few times to bring together. Pat into a 6-inch square, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Using a sharp knife dipped in flour, cut dough into four squares. Cut each square in half diagonally to form eight triangles. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with cream and sprinkle with more sugar.
Bake until tops are golden brown, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool on sheet 5 minutes, then transfer scones to a wire rack and let cool completely.
1 1/4 cup wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup apple sauce (or neutral oil)
1 cup stevia (or regular sugar)
2-3 ripe bananas
mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender (I use my nutribullet) blend bananas, sugar, applesauce & eggs. In a bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt then stir in the wet ingredients. Add a tbsp or two of chia seeds for added protein and a heaping handful of mini chocolate chips. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center.
Cut up any kind of potato you prefer, we like yukon golds. Drizzle with olive oil, kosher salt & pepper. Roast at 425 for 30 minutes or until golden.
1 lb hamburger
1/4 cup flour
1 14.5 oz can beef broth
spoonful of beef base
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
grated parmesan cheese
cooked egg noodles 12 oz. bag
Brown your hamburger then stir in flour and cook for a couple minutes. Pour in beef broth and stir in a spoonful of beef base. Let simmer until it thickens. Then add seasonings and sour cream. Stir in egg noodles and serve topped with parmesan cheese.
**this is made without mushrooms because only half my family likes them... so I often cook them on the side for whoever wants them. I usually cook them in a mix of half butter, half olive oil. Season with garlic salt, pepper and a dash of soy sauce.
Asian Chicken Salad
Purple Cabbage, shredded
Green Pepper, thinly sliced
Shredded Roaster Chicken
Chow Mein Noodles
In a bowl, place your romaine lettuce then top with cabbage, green peppers, carrots, roaster chicken & mandarin oranges. Top with vinaigrette and chow mein noodles.
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
sqeeze of honey
salt + pepper
Place everthing in a jar and shake. Or whisk in a bowl.
Shredded Cheese Blend
Mini pepperonis or cut up bigger ones into smaller pieces
Top one tortilla with some shredded cheese, sprinkle pepperonis around and top with more cheese and another tortilla. Heat a chunk of butter on medium heat and then cook your quesadilla until golden on each side. Dip in pizza sauce.
Creamy Tomato Soup
28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp butter or vegan butter
spoonful of sugar
pinch of baking soda
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 cups cream or can of coconut milk
Place tomatoes, chicken broth, butter, sugar, baking soda and onion powder in a pot and simmer on low for at least an hour. OR place in your slow cooker on low all afternoon. Use an immersion blender to blend your soup smooth, or leave chunks if you'd like. Stir in cream and season with salt & pepper.
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