Because I am participating in the Whole Life Challenge for the next eight weeks, all of my menus will be compliant with their Lifestyle nutrition level. Any ingredients in the recipes I link to that are not compliant with be omitted or substituted.
Monday: Balsamic Braised Pork Chops (didn’t happen last week so I’ll try again this week), Roasted Cauliflower
Tuesday: Dinner Out (my oldest is turning 15…..ohmyword!!!)
Wednesday: Spaghetti (squash) and Meatballs (a version of these and double the recipe), Salad
Thursday: Chicken Tortilla Soup (double the recipe)
Friday: Breakfast for Dinner (eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns)
Prep Work: (about an hour, not counting cook time for the frittata and chicken)
I’ll be making a frittata on Sunday for breakfasts all week, so I’ll go ahead and prep some extra veggies:
- Chop enough onion for the week
- Chop the cauliflower for Monday
- Grate all the veggies for the meatballs on Wednesday, as well as extra veggies for the soup on Thursday.
- Slice up some carrots for my kids’ lunches and snacks.
I’ll also roast a chicken in the slow-cooker and shred…..this will be used in my lunches and/or snacks throughout the week.
One more note: you may have noticed I’ll be doubling the recipes on Wednesday and Thursday. I’m a big fan of leftovers for both lunch and breakfast, so I try to double recipes when I can to ensure I have enough for the next day or two. My husband works from home, and we try to have lunch at home most days…..having leftovers readily available makes that easier.