Saturday, March 17, 2018

Feeling Productive

 So this week my meal plan was meatless all week.  I actually made it through the week following the menu minus yesterday but finished it off today.

  I had the ingredients on hand Monday but had to go to the store and pick up the rest of the weeks ingredients.  Spent $85 on the weeks dinners!

  All the meals were delicious and worthy of being kept in the recipe files.  Some  definitely need to be doubled or have a side added to it but most of them were filling!  If you see any meals of interest you can find the recipes here.

Bean burritos.  This was a nice easy and fast Monday meal.  

This pizza was our favorite for the week.  I had never had Naan bread and adding just a few toppings over a pesto sauce was so easy.  This may become a lunch on the weekends AND my picky son even liked it.

I like to use my spiralizer but I don't use it enough.  I also like shrimp and need to find more recipes to use them in.

Spinach filled lasagna.  I used to think making lasagna was a chore but, the filling was easy enough to assemble while the pasta cooked; so no complaints there!

Finally to end the week was a quinoa dish.  I have made quinoa in place of meat in a taco dish before and really like the flavors.  This dish had pinto beans in it too and all the flavors were great.

I surprisingly didn't hear any complaints at meatless day after day this week.  That was nice.  It could be that a complaint really wasn't worth it.  Dinner hot and ready on the table is worth it no matter what, right?

Well I hope you had a healthy and filling week and I haven't thought about my menuplan yet but, am excited for whatever it is.  What are your plans for next week?


  1. I wish I could be able to have a meatless week, I know it's possible but difficult at the same time. My son closes school this week and I have to go for an Easter egg hunt too so let's hope it will all end well.

  2. We always do a meatless meal one time per week - I love Quinoa and we try to make that the root of the dish

  3. When I cook consecutive days I feel myself being super I want to get back into meal prepping so that I don't have to worry about going to the store in the evenings after working.

  4. I love this round up of your meals, we are going to do pizza with flatbread this week but using naan is such a good idea, I might have to switch that.

  5. I LOVE Naan! It is so good and chewy, sadly I have yet to find a good gluten free version so I haven't had it in a while. It makes me crave it looking at your pictures. I love the spinach filled lasgna.

  6. Oh wow. Everything looks so darn yummy. I want a burrito so badly.

  7. Pizza on naan bread?? What a genius idea! I love it.

  8. I'd like to get a spiralizer. I think the veggies just look cool with it. :)

  9. Wow can I come over? These all looked delicious and easy. I need to get a spiralizer.

  10. Looks like you were really productive this week when it came to home cooked meals. I do like the pizza and the lasagna as well. Both look delicious.

  11. Oh you really are super productive! I am terrible for meal planning, and even cooking full stop! We tend to have the same things each week!

  12. All of these food looks delicious even just looking at the photos. Congrats! - Chuck

  13. I love the spinach filled lasagna! I am trying to go meatless more but not full vegetarian.