This weeks round-up meal plan is a diverse one. I don’t like to put days to the plan because I think it is too restrictive, maybe you don’t feel like eating stew on Monday but Wednesday it sounds good. So I will just give you the links and do with them what you want. A quick and easy kale and quinoa bowl for a busy night, and makes a great next day lunch. Hearty curry and lentil stew for the coldest day of the week. A fun and different pizza for pizza and movie night, or the House of Cards Marathon. This vegan butternut squash carbonara is to die for, you will not miss the meat I promise! Let me know what you think and tag me on Insta if you make any of these.
This weeks meal plan has 4 dinners, 1 smoothie, and 1 dessert
Red Curry Lentil Stew – 2015 is the year of the pulses. Pulses are beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas. I will have pulses on the next 10 (at least) meal plans, you can even take the pulses pledge and learn more about the sustainability, nutrition, and versatility by visiting the pulses website.
Cannellini and Soffritto Pizza with Pancetta and Parmesan – There is no need for a comment here, just make this pizza and enjoy! I can not get enough.
Vegan Butternut Squash Carbonara with Coconut Bacon + Crispy Sage – I have made so many vegan style pasta with butternut squash as the base, and I think this might take the lead. You can of course leave out the sage or coconut bacon, and if you are not vegan sub out the nutritional yeast for parmesan, it’s great either way.
One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf– Everyone needs a one pot meal in the line-up, and this is anything but bland. Simple ingredients, with a mixture of textures from the crunch of the pine nuts and creaminess of the goat cheese (or feta for you mom!) and easy to make this meal will leave you feeling satisfied.
Siggi’s Mango Smoothie– I went to an amazing lunch event put on by Siggi’s for work last week. I tried out this smoothie recipe and LOVE it! I will post more recipes from our lunch soon. Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory, ginger is a stomach soother and good for digestion. This is a great way to start the day and you will not be hungry until lunch with all the protein found in the yogurt. I use the whole banana, peel and all! What?! Yes, there are TONS of nutrients found in the peel don’t let it go to waste, just rinse well or buy organic if you can.
1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup mango, cubed and frozen
1 cup siggi’s plain 0% yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 fresh ginger, grated
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs honey, optional
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If using fresh fruit, add 1/2 cup ices cubes.
Nut Ella Crunch Bark– MY puppy’s name is Ella, and her 1st birthday was this week, so naturally I had to choose this recipe. But it is also and more importantly delicious. I know the nut Ella might seem like a lot to make but you will not be disappointed.
Enjoy while listening to my Sunday Chill playlist on Spotify!