Menu Monday

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for the start of longer days! πŸ™‚ 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 β€” 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 sautΓ©ed veggies (radishes β€” these are our new favorite! β€” edamame, and bell pepper)

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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 β€” 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 β€” 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 β€” 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 450Β° for 25 min.

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

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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 β€” I always like to add extra vegetables, like edamame or broccoli, to this recipe.

WEDNESDAYBroccoli Cheddar Chicken Pasta β€” 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 –Β  Trader Joe’s Cilantro Chicken Wantons served with rice and sautΓ©ed vegetables β€” 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 β€” This recipe is very versatile. Instead of serving on a pita you could turn this into a rice bowl or salad!

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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 β€” We like to eat the pulled pork on slider buns from Trader Joes.

TUESDAYPotato Soup β€” 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 β€” 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 β€” 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!

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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 sautΓ©ed veggies β€” 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 β€” 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 β€” 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) β€” 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

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Menu Monday

Feeling uninspired to come up with dinner ideas for your week? Believe me, I have been there! I hope my menu can give you some inspiration and eliminate some stress from your week.

MONDAYBanh Mi Flatbread served with asparagus β€” **New recipe for us this week! I am planning on changing this recipe up a bit. I am going to use this recipe for inspiration as well (I am planning on using chicken instead of meatballs and adding radishes). I am also planning on swapping out the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt or avocado. Can’t wait to report back and let you know how this tastes!

TUESDAYSloppy Joes served with green beans and Trader Joe’s frozen mashed sweet potatoes β€” The last time I made this recipe, I followed the instructions for cooking it in the crockpot, and it turned out great!

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WEDNESDAYBroccoli Cheddar Chicken β€” The last few times I have made this recipe, I have been adding in zucchini and yellow squash in addition to the broccoli. The extra veggies help fill you up faster!

THURSDAYEnchilada Skillet

FRIDAYCornflake Chicken Tenders served with steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes

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Menu Monday

Happy Monday! Your weekly dose of dinnertime inspiration is here. Enjoy!

MONDAYItalian Orzo Spinach Soup served with a salad and bread β€” This is my favorite soup recipe. I am sure this recipe will pop up on my weekly menus on a regular basis from now until spring!

TUESDAYSpaghetti Squash and Meatballs served with asparagus β€” I use store-bought spaghetti sauce to help this meal come together even quicker!

WEDNESDAYAvocado Black Bean Quesadillas served with roasted cauliflower β€” You can season your roasted cauliflower with taco/fajita seasoning to add even more flavor!

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THURSDAYPotato Soup served with a salad β€” This is another favorite soup recipe of mine! I swap out the bacon for diced ham when I make this recipe.

FRIDAYPulled Pork [after clicking on the link, scroll down to number 4 to find the recipe for pulled pork] served with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans β€” The frozen mashed sweet potatoes are back at Trader Joe’s! I am planning on enjoying these as much as I can all season long.

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Menu Monday

Fall has arrived here in NYC! As much as I love the warmer weather, I am excited to start making my favorite soup and chili recipes again.

MONDAYOven Chicken Fajitas β€” This meal is so versatile and can be adapted to fit each person’s preference. Serve in a corn or flour tortilla, over rice, or on top of a big bowl of greens!

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Asian Turkey Meatballs served with rice and sautΓ©ed veggiesΒ β€” Subbing cauliflower rice for jasmine or brown rice is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies!

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WEDNESDAY – Chili served with Trader Joe’s corn chips and a salad β€” I always make my Aunt Anita’s chili recipe. I love that it incorporates a little pumpkin, because who doesn’t love adding in extra pumpkin this time of year?!

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 8 oz. can pumpkin
1 green pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
2 t. chili powder
2 t. honey
Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 t. salt
Brown ground beef in a large pot over medium heat, stirring to crumble; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients; reduce heat to low. Simmer covered for one to two hours, adding water as necessary. Can also be combined in a crockpot and cooked on low for 6-8 hours.

THURSDAY – Frozen Pizza served with roasted cauliflower

FRIDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Gyros β€” Serve this in a pita or over rice and add your favorite toppings (cucumber, tomato, lettuce, red onion, etc.).

What are your favorite fall recipes? Comment below and share them with me!

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Menu Monday

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you have a great week and even better dinners πŸ˜‰

MONDAY – Spaghetti served with steamed broccoli and Trader Joe’s garlic naan bread

TUESDAYHawaiian Shredded Chicken Rice Bowls β€” We like to top our rice bowls with purple cabbage, cilantro, shredded carrot, green onion, and avocado!

WEDNESDAYRoasted Chicken and Veggies served with sweet potatoes β€” To help cut down on prep time day of, chop up the veggies and chicken the night before. This recipe is very simple and delicious!

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THURSDAYAvocado Black Bean Quesadillas served with roasted cauliflower

FRIDAY – Breakfast for dinner β€” Scrambled eggs served with bacon and avocado toast. I love adding veggies to our scrambled eggs; some of my favorites to add are diced bell peppers, spinach, and green onion.

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Menu Monday

What better way is there to start a fresh new week than with a fresh new meal plan?! I hope that my menu for the week can give you some new ideas to add into your dinner rotation!

MONDAYBroccoli Cheddar Chicken Pasta β€” This meal comes together so quickly! I love adding in extra veggies to this recipe. My favorites have been cauliflower, yellow squash, and zucchini.

TUESDAY – Trader Joe’s Turkey Corn Dogs served with mac & cheese and green beans

WEDNESDAYAvocado Black Bean Quesadillas served with roasted cauliflower

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THURSDAYTuscan Garlic Chicken served with asparagus β€” **NEW recipe for us this week! Check out the notes in the blog post for a list of great options of what to pair this chicken with.

FRIDAYSloppy Joe’s served with green beans β€” If you have been following along for any length of time, you know that I love my manwich sauce. However, I decided to give this recipe a try this time. I am planning on cooking these in the crockpot and will use ground beef instead of ground turkey (I prefer ground beef when I make sloppy joe’s).

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