MEAL PLAN week of October 29th

It’s been forever since I’ve added meal plans to the blog but after taking a poll the majority of you guys wanted them back so here we go! I’ve been on a winter squash kick as of late and this week I’ve added a couple more. Winter squashes are hearty, flavorful and very nutritious. Butternut squash and delicata are my top favs for their versatility but there are so many varieties available now to get creative with. It’s also Halloween week and Nova could is so ready to live out her Princess Elsa dreams on Wednesday. If she had it her way she’d be decked out on the daily, blonde wig included!  When it comes to trick or treat candy the past couple of years she has been under the impression that the candy disappears the next day, or she’s just completely forgot that she collected a bag of sugar the night before. I have no idea how I’ve been so lucky the past two years. Either way I’ll let her eat as much as she wants on Wednesday and if she remembers on Thursday morning then we will ration out her favorite 10 pieces and the rest goes in the trash.  Wish me luck!

MONDAY: Instant Pot Dal with Split Peas 

I’m making this with a side of cauliflower rice but you can use white rice as well.

TUESDAY: Butternut Squash, Kale & Pepitas Tacos

These are so good! Just remember to soak the cashews in advance.

THURSDAY: Butternut Squash Noodles With Sausage & Peppers 

I absolutely love this recipe! Feel free to leave out the sausage for a plant based meal and add mushrooms instead.

FRIDAY: Instant Pot Korean Short Ribs 

This is also a favorite recipe! Serve with cauliflower rice or white rice and a side of kimchi.

 

Meal Plan February 12th

The snow is falling and I’m counting down the weeks we have left of winter. The good news is we’re almost half way through the month and this week we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with our annual heart shaped cookie party with some of our closest mom friends and kiddos. I have fallen in love with the Gluten Free Sugar Cookies from Minimalist Baker and the Vegan Royal Icing from Heather Chritso. The icing is magic, it goes on smooth and hardens when it dries. It’s these simple traditions that help us give meaning to time and joy to being in the middle of winter. Plus, the kids have a total blast!

See you in the kitchen!

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