Meal Plans

Each post contains a week’s worth of dinners for 4 people plus a snack or treat.

Meal Plan / Week 30 October 2019

This week began and ended with muffins – Pumpkin Spice to kick off the week, and Pear Blackberry to end it! Both were amazing and I strongly recommend you give them a try. We also enjoyed large dinner salads, one vegan and the other topped with poached chicken. I also […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 29 October 2019

We returned home from our once-in-a-lifetime 10 day vacation to France late in the week. We spent time in Paris and a small town a few hours southeast, walking an average of 9 miles per day. We ate nearly as much as we walked, including baguettes and other foods I […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 28 October 2019

Since we’re on vacation, we’re not doing much cooking this week. The meal plan includes a few favorites we prepared before leaving, including an improved recipe for Mango Bread. I’m also excited to include a link to a new General Goodness blog post where I share three great recipes for […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 27 October 2019

I really noticed the changing of seasons this week; not because it got colder (we live in Northern California, after all!) but because it was dark at dinner time. You’ll notice that a few of our meal photo’s don’t look great; I’m not a professional photographer, and while I’ll try […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 26 September 2019

The Whole Life Challenge is back! Or more accurately, we’re participating in the fall WLC for the next six weeks. This week’s meal plan is very Paleo (with one exception at the end of this post), and includes many of our favorites from previous Challenges. Two new recipes that I’m […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 25 September 2019

I wanted to have fun this week, and also make weeknight dinners as kid-friendly as possible without boring me or my husband. I brainstormed three theme burgers, and I’m really happy with how they were received (e.g. eaten without complaint). It wasn’t all burgers, all the time, though. In between, […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 24 September 2019

I’m training for a half-marathon, following a real plan with the goal of staying healthy and fit so I can complete the race without injury. The plan includes Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday runs, and between managing that schedule along with my normal professional and family responsibilities, this week just flew by. Before I […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 23 September 2019

I think we’re finally settling into a back-to-school routine. Moving into high school has been a transition for all of our, not just for our older son. His days are longer, which means our days are longer, too. Whether intentional or subconscious, we responded by planning savory, comforting, low-maintenance dinners […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 22 August 2019

As I look at this week’s meal plan, it’s obvious that I had Autumn on my mind. It was inevitable, with both of our sons back in school and the sun setting earlier every evening. Our kitchen smelled like a cornucopia of delicious spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. We […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 21 August 2019

The summer Whole Life Challenge is over! Beginning next week, we’ll likely add beans and white potatoes back into our diet, a bit more corn, and a peek of coconut sugar, honey, or maple syrup. For this week, most of our recipes are Paleo with a few Vegan options. The […]