January Meal Plan: Week 2

Collage of images for week 2 of meal planning

Okay yes, we’re here, you’re here, we’re all making stuff. It’s happeniiiiiiing! Off to the races with another week of meal plan/prep and we don’t want to get anyone too excited, but there are fries involved. DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE.

This week is full of nourishing and seriously yum ideas for you that include the most smoky-sweet tender salmon, an easy as all get out but deep and deliciously warming green curry, and let us not forget the stunning little wholesome-bombs that are apple muffins comin’ atcha.

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Recipes This Week

Avocado Kale Caesar Salad with sweet potato fried on plate.

Meal 1: Avocado Kale Caesar with Sweet Potato Fries

Attention everyone, it’s time for an all-star kale drench! You know the one. Where you douse that power green with a creamy avocado-based Caesar dressing that is absolutely void of anchovy but brimming with zing. Throw in your other salad faves and then toss some crispy, oven-fresh, absolutely stunning sweet potato fries on the side like a true hero.

Make it little-kid friendly! Serve it deconstructed (avocado, sweet potato, small pieces of massaged kale), and let kiddos try dipping things in dressing.

Add protein! Add a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas, sautéed shrimp, or shredded rotisserie chicken.

BBQ salmon and diced mango over white rice with a slice of lemon n a bowl with a spoon.

Meal 2: BBQ Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa

Some folks have called this “gateway salmon” and that is a very accurate description! If you’re a skeptic, this crisp smoky-sweet preparation is so surprising and delicious it might just change your mind. And if you can get a fresh mango chopped up for a sweet limey mango salsa on top of this bowl, you def won’t be stopping with this salmon anytime soon. (Frozen mango and salmon will both work great too, so don’t let anything stop you!)

Green Curry in bowl with spoon.

Meal 3: 5-Ingredient Green Curry

Only five ingredients and you’re wrapped in a cozy food blanket that you made so easily and it’s just so delicious and warming and okay, this metaphor got away from us but…this green curry is top-notch! Some curry paste and a can of coconut milk and you are definitely in business. This vegetarian delight is totally customizable to meet you wherever you and your fridge/pantry are at.

Make it little-kid friendly! Make sure to buy a green curry paste that is mild, or add just a little at a time to make sure the sauce isn’t too spicy.

Swap protein! Replace the tofu with cooked shrimp or rotisserie chicken.

A carrot cake muffin sitting on a plate.

Snack / Breakfast: Healthy Carrot Muffins

Carrots shredded up with a few other wholesome ingredients (oats, dates, raisins if you’ll have them) are going to keep you living the Carrot Muffin dream this week. Perfect for a quick breakfast this week or just a wholesome snacker whenever you need it. Cozy, dense, warm goodness. Excellent with butter and honey. Breathe it in.

Green salad in a bowl with dressing on the side.

Vegetable / Side: Simple Green Salad

Helping us all put something lovely and nourishing and green on the table each day with extremely minimal effort thank you so muuuuch. The delicious mapley balsamic vinaigrette gets shook up in a jar and then left in the fridge to dress up a handful of lush spring greens any old time. Could you add some grilled chicken, chunky croutons, other delicious veg to this salad to bulk it up as a full meal? Yes, of course. Could you also just eat the lightly dressed greens as a side, even at brunch? Also yes. This one is great any time of day!

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Meal plan guide and grocery list

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  • meal plan with the selected recipes for the week;
  • A full grocery list;
  • prep guide that outlines a 60 to 90 minute blitz for prepping your meals for the week. THIS TOOL IS CRITICAL and this is what differentiates this resource from just a list of recipe links. I already did the work to pull out the steps that work well to prep ahead, and I made them into a really nice and easy guide for you.

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Let’s Get Preppin’!

Hopefully you’re all set to carve out a little time this weekend to get your prep party pants on, enjoy a little quiet chopping and mixing time to set yourself up for an all-star lineup of deliciousness in the week to come. And in case you forgot, fries, friends. FRIES. As with any of life’s endeavors, we’re really in it for the fries. (But yes, everything else is super delicious too.)

(Also, fries.)

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