Monthly Archives: July 2016

Meal Plan: Week of July 25

Hi everyone! As the fall semester creeps/sprints at us, I am trying to get back into the swing of a weekly meal plan. With our work schedules and Tripp expanding his palate beyond breastmilk, I need a more stable food plan.

Here is what our Sunday afternoons usually consist of, prep-wise:

  • Shredded chicken (buying 3lbs and doing this in the Instant Pot)
  • White rice (Usually around 2 cups, uncooked, in the Instant Pot)
  • Cook 2lbs of ground beef
  • Roast veggies (whatever we buy at the market)
  • Throw another protein into the fridge to thaw out (usually a big roast or salmon)
  • Deviled eggs
  • Assembling overnight oats (1/3 cup each of g-free oats, almond milk, and plain yogurt—I add mix-ins before I eat)

We usually have a taco salad at least once a week… Because why not! 


I am trying to use my cookbooks more too. This summer I have used Meals Made Simple (and Against All Grain—both by Danielle Walker), Primal Cravings (their blog, Health-Bent, is great too!), Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, and Easy Paleo Meals by Kelly Brozyna.

Here is the plan for this week:

  • Butternut squash lasagna with Italian chicken sausage (Prepped Sunday- we love doing a big one-pot meal to kick off the week.)
  • Salmon seasoned with dill, rice, and roasted yellow squash (Prepped the veggies Sunday and will cook the salmon and rice Tuesday night.)
  • Beef roast with onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, and celery (I will do this overnight Tuesday—I prepped the veggies Sunday)
  • Ground beef bowl with sweet potatoes, salsa, avocado, and bell peppers (Prepped the ground beef and peppers. I will roast sweet potatoes during the week.)
  • Deviled eggs (Prepped Sunday- love these for a snack!)
  • Overnight oats with a banana (I just throw this together in a jar the night before.)
  • Zucchini-chocolate muffins (prepped Sunday)

We started our prep a little late on Sunday, but still got a lot cooked/prepped. Fingers crossed I can keep this up 🙂

On a side note, here are some cookbooks that I am SO excited about!!

Oh, and Tripp and Leo send a big hello!!


Have a wonderful week y’all! 

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