August 31, 2015 Meal Plan Monday

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Almost…so close. One more day until September and I can almost taste it. I’m pretty sure it tastes like pumpkin spice.

I may need to make a batch of Pumpkin Cupcakes to celebrate. Or, if it’s too hot I’ll just make this easy 2 ingredient fruit dip!

Those of us in Arizona are looking forward to the lower temperatures. I really need to plant my fall garden but I’m waiting for it to be a little cooler. Cilantro doesn’t grow in hot temps and this girl loves Mexican food. If I get my garden going I’ll be sure to add more Mexican food to my weekly Meal Plan Monday post.

Plant-Based (Vegan) Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday


Even my breakfast cravings are in tune with fall favors. Take a look at what I mean. Cereal will be my backup plan.


My first grader will get lunch box food while the rest of us eat lunch at home. One of the great things about working from home is that I can just run to the kitchen and heat up leftovers. Often, Jim will make me lunch and deliver it to my desk. Isn’t he a sweetheart?

  • Soup and Sandwiches
  • Leftover Veggie Pot Pie
  • Burritos
  • Steamed Veggies (I like to use potatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli and more)
  • Bean and Rice Bowl


I love the dinner’s I’ve planned for this week. The meal plan contains soups and casserole-type meals but I can lighten them up by serving with a side salad.

Have you made the move to fall foods yet or are you still hanging on to summer?

It’s ok to hang on a bit longer. I’m not ready to give up cantaloupe and pineapple yet.

Don’t forget to enter the Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway. It runs through Tuesday, September 1st.

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  1. I love meal plan Monday links. I hope there are more squash and sweet potato recipes to come!

    • Thanks Lorraine!
      I don’t cook a lot of squash, they are so difficult to process. Now that I have an instant pot I may try it more. What is your favorite squash?
      We eat sweet potatoes all the time but usually just eat them plain. I’ll try to incorporate them into more recipes.

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