Menu Monday

Happy Monday! If you are looking for some dinnertime inspiration, you have come to the right place 😉

MONDAY Roasted Chicken and Veggies served with sweet potatoes — To make this a quick weeknight meal, prep the veggies and chicken the night before.

TUESDAYOven Chicken Fajitas

WEDNESDAYSpaghetti Squash Pad Thai — If you are crunched for time when preparing dinner in the evening, cook the spaghetti squash in a crockpot, instant pot, or in the oven the night before! Also, I always add extra veggies (like edamame and broccoli) to this recipe.

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THURSDAYSlow Cooker Asian Turkey Meatballs served with rice and sautéed veggies

FRIDAYPulled Pork served with roasted asparagus and mashed potatoes — Whether you turn this into pulled pork sandwiches or eat the meat as is, it is delicious!

Happy Cooking! 🙂

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Menu Monday

Happy Monday! Looking for new dinner ideas? Check out my meal plan for the week for some inspiration.

MONDAYItalian Orzo Spinach Soup — This is my favorite soup recipe! I would highly recommend using the whole wheat orzo if you can find it. It helps make it much more filling.

TUESDAYPulled Pork served with green beans and sweet potatoes

WEDNESDAY – Spaghetti served with steamed broccoli

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THURSDAYEgg Roll Bowl — **NEW recipe for us this week. I am planning on subbing ground turkey for the ground pork and bell peppers for the mushrooms.

FRIDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

Happy Cooking! 🙂

Menu Monday

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for the start of longer days! 🙂 I am more than ready for spring to make its appearance. Here’s to a good week full of home-cooked dinners!

MONDAY – Frozen Pizza served with asparagus

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup — I like to make my own cream of chicken soup for this recipe. It sounds like it would be really complicated, but making cream of chicken soup is actually pretty easy and requires very little ingredients!

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WEDNESDAY – Sloppy Joes served with steamed broccoli and roasted sweet potatoes

THURSDAYOne Pot Spinach and Tomatoes Pasta

FRIDAY – Trader Joe’s Cilantro Chicken Wantons served with rice and sautéed veggies (radishes — these are our new favorite! — edamame, and bell pepper)

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Happy Monday! Lacking inspiration for dinnertime ideas this week? Take some ideas from my menu to help simplify your week!

MONDAY – Spaghetti served with asparagus — My favorite way to prepare asparagus is to roast it in the oven, but frozen works well too if you can’t find fresh asparagus.

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

WEDNESDAY – Falafel Bowls — I am going to combine some cauliflower rice, frozen falafel (from Trader Joe’s), vegetables (radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, etc.), and tahini sauce to make this dish. This is something new for us this week, and I am really looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

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THURSDAY – Chicken wraps served with roasted cauliflower — This is an easy meal to throw together for a busy weeknight dinner! To roast cauliflower, coat cauliflower with a little olive oil and season with sea salt, and pepper (or your favorite seasonings). Bake at 450° for 25 min.

FRIDAYSlow Cooker Asian Sesame Chicken served with rice and sautéed veggies (zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, edamame, etc.)

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Trying to come up with a meal plan for your week? I’ve got you; take a look at my menu for some inspiration!

MONDAYOven Chicken Fajitas served with steamed broccoli

TUESDAYSpaghetti Squash Pad Thai — I always like to add extra vegetables, like edamame or broccoli, to this recipe.

WEDNESDAYBroccoli Cheddar Chicken Pasta — Adding in extra vegetables is a great way to make this recipe go further. I love adding in zucchini and yellow squash.

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THURSDAY –  Trader Joe’s Cilantro Chicken Wantons served with rice and sautéed vegetables — This is one of my favorite quick meals! There is a recipe on the back of the bag of Cilantro Chicken Wantons for a dipping sauce or substitute for your favorite teriyaki sauce.

FRIDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Gyros — This recipe is very versatile. Instead of serving on a pita you could turn this into a rice bowl or salad!

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Struggling to come up with dinner ideas as these winter days continue to drag on? Take a look at my menu for the week to help ease your planning process a bit!

MONDAYAvocado Black Bean Quesadillas served with roasted cauliflower — I am going to add some diced chicken to our quesadillas this week.

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Hawaiian Shredded Chicken — We like to eat this as a rice bowls instead of lettuce wraps.

WEDNESDAYItalian Orzo Spinach Soup — This is one of my favorite soup recipes! It will be perfect for the cold temperatures coming our way this week!

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THURSDAY – Spaghetti served with roasted asparagus — This is one of my favorite meals. I could seriously eat spaghetti every week and not get sick of it.

FRIDAYSloppy Joes served with sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli — If you have been following along for a while, you know I like my manwich sauce. However, this homemade recipe for sloppy joes is a pretty close second!

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Need some help coming up with dinner ideas for your week? Take some inspiration from my menu for the week.

MONDAYPulled Pork served with asparagus — We like to eat the pulled pork on slider buns from Trader Joes.

TUESDAYPotato Soup — This is one of my favorite soup recipes! I like to use diced ham in place of the bacon (I just don’t like dealing with the mess of cooking bacon).

WEDNESDAYOven Chicken Fajitas served with broccoli — I like to make my own fajita seasoning using this recipe. I sprinkle 1-2 tbsp over the chicken, peppers, and onion in place of an individual store-bought seasoning packet.

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THURSDAYOne Pot Spinach and Tomato Pasta

FRIDAY – Slow Cooker Meatball Subs served with green beans and sweet potatoes — This recipe is so simple: pour about 1/3 of a jar of your favorite marinara sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker, place desired amount of frozen meatballs (I personally like to use Trader Joe’s frozen turkey meatballs) on top of sauce, and pour the rest of the jar of marinara sauce on top of meatballs. Cook on low for 6-8 hours and ENJOY!

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. If your schedule is a little full this last week before Christmas, let me offer some help! Take some dinner inspiration from my meal plan for the week.

MONDAYItalian Orzo Spinach Soup — This is one of my favorite soup recipes. I think I am going to try adding in some chickpeas this time and see how it goes!

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls — If you have family coming into town for the holiday, this is a great meal to prepare to feed a lot of people!

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WEDNESDAYMeatball Subs served with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans

THURSDAYChili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes — Chili is a favorite in our house this time of year, and combining chili with sweet potatoes makes it even better.

FRIDAYSlow Cooker Everything Beef served with rice and sautéed vegetables — This recipe is really versatile and super easy to make!

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Happy Monday, everyone! Sorry I have been MIA on here lately. Ryan and I took a trip to Rome over Thanksgiving and are just getting back into the swing of things. Be on the lookout for posts about our trip in the weeks to come! 😉

This time of year is so much fun, but it can also make your schedule seem even fuller than normal. Believe me, I am right there with you! Creating a meal plan for my week decreases my stress level tremendously, so I hope that my meal plan can help relieve YOU of some stress as well. 🙂

MONDAYBroccoli Cheddar Chicken Pasta — This is one of our favorite dinners! I especially love eating leftovers for lunch the next day. Feel free to add extra veggies in addition to the broccoli; that is what we have been doing lately!

TUESDAYCrockpot Sesame Chicken served with rice and sautéed vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, and edamame)

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WEDNESDAY – Sloppy Joe’s served with steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes — I love Manwich sauce myself and will probably never be able to give it up completely, but I have found this recipe for homemade sloppy joe’s that is a pretty close second 😉

THURSDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup — I like to make my own cream of chicken soup following this recipe.

FRIDAYSpaghetti Squash Pad Thai — I always add some frozen edamame to this recipe! This recipe is really easy to adapt to your specific taste.

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

This week I am teaming up with my sweet friend Emily of Everyday Emily to bring you not one but TWO menus for this week! Emily and I met in college and quickly became friends. She is a southern fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger based in Greenville, SC, and her enthusiasm to share her love of fashion and beauty is contagious! I love reading her blog because she inspires me to try new things! I know you will love her blog as much as I do, so be sure to check out her Menu Monday post to get even more meal inspiration for your week.

MONDAY – Trader Joe’s Cilantro Chicken Wantons served with cauliflower rice and sautéed veggies — Some of my favorite veggies to make with this meal are edamame, zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, and spinach.

TUESDAYPotato Soup served with a salad and bread — This recipe is so good and comes together quickly! I like to use diced ham in place of the bacon.

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WEDNESDAYMeatball Subs served with steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes — If you are short on time in the evenings, make these in the crockpot! Pour 1/3 of the jar of marinara sauce in the bottom of your crockpot, place desired amount of frozen meatballs on top of the sauce, and pour the rest of the jar of marinara sauce on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

THURSDAYRoasted Chicken and Vegetables served over rice (or pasta) — Time Saving Tip: Taking the time to chop up the vegetables and chicken the night before will help this meal come together even faster! All you have to do is preheat the oven, place chicken, vegetables, and seasoning on your baking sheet, and cook!

FRIDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

Happy Cooking 🙂