After a long break, I am back to thinking about what I'm going to cook for the week, especially as we head into summer. I'm hoping that I can begin to rebuild this community of meal plan sharers so that we can all help each other with ideas of what to cook. I have always loved it when you shared your meal plans or favorite recipes with me because it inspires me so much in my own cooking.
As I used to do in the past, I will share my meal plans for the week each Monday and then please feel free to share yours below. (Especially if it's a WW-friendly meal.) One thing to know about my meals is that I eat lots of salads and I love veggies, so my meals tend towards being almost vegetarian, especially in the summertime when produce is so abundant and amazing.
Also, I am a very busy working mom of three, but I always make time in my day for cooking. It's my meditation, my yoga, my creative outlet. Because I'm busy (like you!) I try to keep my meals simple, seasonal, organic (very important to me as far as feeding my kids is concerned), and fresh. Nothing I make during the week takes more than 20 minutes to prepare unless it's a set-it/forget-it situation like using the Crock-Pot or roasting a chicken. Let's use this outlet to get through the summer together, shall we?
Here's what I have on deck for the week!
Monday: Grilled chicken, pasta with homemade parsley pesto and green beans, salad
Tuesday: (Traveling this day so take-out)
Wednesday: Vegetarian multi-bean chili, rice, corn
Sistah Thursday: My sis comes over for dinner every Thursday and we usually cook together. We've been doing meal salads and so far have done Taco Salad, 7-Layer Salad, Thai Beef Salad. Would love suggestions with more meal salads!
Friday: Dinner Out
Sunday I am co-hosting a Tapas-themed baby shower. Thinking spicy meatballs, tortilla española, jamon serrano, manchego, olives and cava!
You can always follow my culinary adventures on Instagram! Follow me (CityMama) to see photos of what I'm cooking every day!