I have to be honest – this week’s meal plan is a little weak. I’m coming off of a week of being sick (flu-like symptoms: chills, aches, cough, and extremely tired) so I’m not on my A game (I didn’t even make it to the grocery store this weekend!). My meal plan last week was completely thrown off, so I have a lot of leftovers in the fridge to try to salvage. So what I’m trying to say is, take this with a grain of salt.
Last night I made a one pot pasta, inspired by my girl Madde at The Collegiate Vegan. It is exactly what it sounds like – throw a pound of uncooked pasta, a bunch of ingredients (in this case, garlic, tomato paste, cherry tomatoes, onion, spinach, and olive oil) in a huge pot with 4 cups of water (I also used 1 cup of white wine) and let it cook away for 15 minutes. At the end – voila – you have a delicious pasta dish and only one pot to clean.
Tonight I’m going to make some sort of Greek-inspired dish with shrimp, artichokes, and feta cheese. These are all ingredients that were supposed to go into a salad last week that I never got around to making (due to the aforementioned flu-like symptoms). I might throw them all on top of some Israeli couscous or quinoa. I have some leftover green onions that I’m going to roast in the oven for some added texture.
Wednesday I’m digging some frozen spinach gnocchi out of the freezer, and then Friday I’m on my own. I might try to pull together some other leftovers from my fridge, or just give in and treat myself to a meal out!
|B||English muffin w/ peanut butter||Blueberry banana bread||Blueberry banana bread||Blueberry banana bread||Blueberry banana bread||Blueberry banana bread||Scrambled eggs|
|L||Egg salad sandwich||One pot pasta||Coworker’s going away lunch||Greek dish with shrimp and artichokes||Greek dish with shrimp and artichokes||Leftovers or out||Leftovers or out|
|D||One pot pasta||Greek dish with shrimp and artichokes||Greek dish with shrimp and artichokes||Pan fried spinach gnocchi||Pan fried spinach gnocchi||Leftovers or out||
Leftovers or out
Snacks this week: Apples, yogurt protein shakes, popcorn
Grocery list: Nothing! All leftovers from last week
From the pantry, fridge, & freezer: Pasta, tomato paste, cherry tomatoes, onion, white wine, garlic, olive oil, shrimp, canned artichokes, couscous, feta cheese, green onions, spinach gnocchi, banana, blueberries
What’s on your menu this week?