Wow! Moving is not for the weak. We moved one month ago and while we’ve made a lot of progress and are mostly unpacked, there are still quite a few things we need to do. Thankfully we are settled in enough to make good food and a plant-based meal plan.
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Plant-Based Meal Plan
We also have a lot of salad options ready. Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots and more. Believe it or not, my kids love salads, as long as they get some choice in what goes in them. I think that’s perfectly reasonable. Take a look at our salad dressings!
My kids have started to ask for oatmeal again! I love it when they are on an oatmeal kick because I have so many great oatmeal options. My pickiest eater is even starting to like nuts. Yesterday he ate a handful of walnuts and asked for coconut! This is huge for this kid.
This week we will be including Instant Pot Oatmeal, Overnight Oats (I may even share a new recipe), Oil-Free Pumpkin Granola and Banana Bread! We will also include fruit with breakfast and other meals.
Most of our lunches are leftovers. Thankfully, our Chickpea Rice Soup and One Pot Broccoli Rice Casserole is already put in our favorite lunch size Pyrex containers and ready for the week. Me and the kids have also planned to take salads in our lunch this week. I’m thinking of a Black Bean Mango Salad! The boys will just fill up their favorite ingredients along with other things that are easy to pack like fruit, pretzels, and sandwiches. I bought an insulated stainless steel thermos and an OmieBox so they could take hot soups and pastas too.
Monday: Tostadas and Mexican Rice are a really easy week night meal! Especially if you already have refried beans cooked in your instant pot or buy canned beans. Plus, they are so simple but everyone loves them. I buy the pre-made shells to make it even easier but if you are wanting the healthiest option possible, you will want to buy oil-free soft corn tortillas and bake them yourself.
Tuesday: Tofu Scramble and pancakes are a fun week night meal. If we get pressed for time I’ll ditch the pancakes and make potatoes in my Instant Pot while the scramble is cooking. Since my boys don’t enjoy all the peppers and onions in their scramble like I do, I may cook those in a separate skillet.
Wednesday: Pasta nights are a weekly occurrence for us! We may have my Instant Pot Pasta or Pizza Pasta depending on what everyone is in the mood for. We will pair it with salad or raw veggies. My kids prefer raw veggies to cooked veggies but you could choose your favorite.
Thursday: Veggie Pad Thai is one of my favorite recipes. It reheats really well so this is perfect for late in the week when the lunch leftovers are running low. My kids don’t like this one as much, I have no idea why except that they don’t like meals where everything is mixed together.
Friday: Dinner Out! I don’t know what we will have yet but I don’t expect to cook. If we decided to stay in we will probably enjoy some of the leftovers.
I bought the Mealthy Crisp Lid on Prime Day and we moved about a week later so I haven’t tried it yet. I hope to try it, now that it’s unpacked, in the next week! If you have one I’d love to hear what you think.
What are you eating this week?