Category Archives: Meal Planning

Monday: The Return of the MENU

Another Monday has rolled around, but this time I have a menu to share. I am so excited to say I am writing this blog post from my kitchen table. We are settling into our home (finally sleeping here!) and, yes, unpacking ALL. THE. BOXES. I am trying to mindfully go through the stuff in these boxes, but it is hard to fight the feeling of “just put it away and deal with it later” 🙂 I will give a full tour of the home as soon as it looks… presentable/no boxes.

Have y’all heard of Norwex?? Well I am probably behind, but I am just discovering these safer cleaner products and totally digging them!! I currently have a party link (CLICK HERE) if you want to look around. The link will close sometime next week, like Tuesday. I will let y’all know when it closes. But feel free to look around or even shop if you want something! I would greatly appreciate it. And comment below if you want to attend the FB event tonight! 

Let’s hop to the menu!


  • Roasted BBQ baby potatoes with beef, broccoli, and a side spinach salad
  • Sweet potato tots (recipe can be found here!) with spinach salad and roasted broccoli
  • Tuscan chicken spaghetti squash (recipe can be found here!)
  • Burgers with roasted baby potatoes tossed in Tessemae’s ranch (at Publix and other grovery stores in the produce section!) plus a side spinach + peach salad
  • Paleo pizza (with that amazing Bob’s Red Mill Paleo mix)
  • Breakfast options–> leftovers, green smoothies, steel cut oats, chia pudding, or eggs + fruit (secretly pulling for paleo pancakes, but we will see how far I get unpacking ha!)
  • Lunch options–> mostly leftovers, but also have some cold cuts, olives, avocado… anything that can be served chilled

Did you miss my top 8 products I am currently loving?? Well check it out here! And this week I am going to share Tripp (and mine too!) top 8 food items we are currently loving 😉

I better get back to unpacking… go have a great afternoon y’all!

Monday Meal Plan + Meal Idea

Hi everybody and Happy Monday!

Yep, that went down this afternoon SO basically, we are ready for the week now 😉 Ha here is what our menu is looking like for the week:

  • Chicken Caesar salads
  • Chicken-veggie soup
  • Grilled pork chops (the can stand alone, right?) with roasted veggies
  • Grilled steaks for nachos and salads
  • Meatballs with rice and/or veggies
  • Turkey sandwiches or salads
  • Simple Mills banana muffins with eggs (breakfast)

I got some beautiful spinach and romaine lettuce at the market Saturday, so the return of salads! Also, the weather is heating up 🙂

Now for a meal idea… Meatballs!



  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon each (depending on your taste!) of oregano, turmeric, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper
  • Optional- 1/4 cup of beef braunschweiger (we buy this from US Wellness Meats… getting those organ meats in!)

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Bake for roughly 30 minutes. I start checking them around 25.

This makes roughly 30 meatballs. They go from this…

To this…

Now I am off to do a little Beautycounter work– don’t forget if you order through THIS LINK anytime this month, you will be entered to win a prize from me 🙂 And eat a cookie! Y’all keep a check on my Instagram story (@cookinuplife)… I have made the leap over from Snapchat, woohoo!