Hey loves! I know meal planning can be one of the hardest things to do every week as a mom, so here is part 2 of my January Meal Plan series. I hope this helps you have some ready-made meal plans and easy to make recipes so you can serve your family a healthy homemade meal. I follow the Mediterranean diet (it’s not a diet, but more like a healthy lifestyle method to follow for eating to keep your heart healthy). So all of these recipes are whole grain or lower-carb, heart healthy meals full of lean meats and fresh veggies.
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Steak and Salads- Adam loves this meal, especially when he’s on a high-protein, low-carb diet after the holidays. It’s delicious and so simple to make some pan fried steaks by seasoning filets with salt, pepper, and steak seasoning, and then cooking them over olive oil. I serve them with a salad, and it’s always a hit with the hubby.
I love this citrus-herb chicken recipe. Easy to make but very flavorful, and I love it with the asparagus. However, it would be great served with any veggies as a side- broccoli, peas, carrots. Whatever the kids will eat that week, right?
Turkey burgers and sweet potato fries. I love this healthy turkey burger recipe from Hint of Helen. And if you’re looking for an easy, kid-pleasing side, get a bag of sweet potato fries from the freezer aisle, or just thinly slice two sweet potatoes, toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until cooked through crisp and slightly browned. Yum!
If you’re looking for some low carb, high veggie Mexican, these Chicken Zucchini enchiladas are perfect to spice up your life. Serve with some multi-grain tortilla chips and queso for the kids, and you’ve got a well-balanced meal.
Here’s a low carb, high veggie Italian dish- Zucchini lasagna (if you need the real deal comfort food, check out my recipe- the best lasagna recipe ever!).
And then I’ll just plan on takeout or leftovers over the weekend- 2 days “off” from cooking dinner- yay! I hope this helps give you some more yummy and healthy dinner recipe ideas.