Meal Planning 5.12.18

Eggplant and Mushroom Pizza
Eggplant and Mushroom Pizza

Josh and I decided we need to start having weekly date night like we used to because the grind of work and school are wearing us down and we need something fun to look forward to every week to get out of our routine. We had an impromptu date last week and tried out an Italian restaurant that has been open for a year about 5 minutes away from us and it was delicious! It’s called Zuzzu off Oak St. if you’re in the Roswell, GA area and it’s a great place for Sicilian pizza, salad, pasta, etc. We split a garden salad with balsamic, and I got an eggplant, mushroom, and garlic pizza which was fantastic, and Josh had a pasta dish with pine nuts, dill, and raisins. We usually go to the same restaurants every time so we want to start exploring new places and see what other great places are right around us!

Since I didn’t make burrito bowls that night, they’re getting pushed to tonight’s dinner, which simple is good after a night of bar food and drinks last night. We went to Josh’s cousin’s 30th surprise party at Punch Bowl Social and had a blast.

My weight loss is at a stand still, which is always annoying but I’m at the same weight I was for years before I got married. I think my body likes it here, so I’m trying to go back to basic starch solution guidelines this week and do some more basic starch/veggie based meals and see if that helps.

Beyond Meat Burgers, Dill Potato Salad, Berry Salad- For Mother’s Day we always have a picnic in my Grandma’s backyard (tent and everything) so this year I’m in charge of making the salad. I thought a mixed green salad with strawberries, blueberries, avocado, toasted pecans, and a raspberry balsamic vinaigrette would be good and I’m bringing Josh and I some no meat burgers to grill out for the mixed grill. I’m also making a dill potato salad with silken tofu and a dill packet as the base of the dressing.

Lentils, Mushrooms, Spinach, and Rice- This is one of my most basic favorites because it’s so simple, and delicious. I’ll make a side salad with this too. Recipe on the blog.

Creamy Avocado Asparagus and Potato Salad- I just found this recipe in my Oh She Glows cookbook and it looks like a light, yummy, summer dinner. It’s potatoes and chopped asparagus and the dressing is avocado based with fresh dill and lemon juice.

Roasted Garlic Mushrooms and Broccoli over Brown Rice- Anyone else love the garlicky roasted mushrooms from the Whole Foods Hot Bar? They’re so good! I’m going to try to replicate those with no oil and add some broccoli in as well and serve over brown rice.

Tofu, Mushroom, and Bok Choy Ramen- I don’t think I’ve made this since last fall, but with the stormy weather apparently coming this week it sounded good even though it’s 90* right now. Recipe on the blog.

Portobello Fajita Tacos- I don’t know why I plan tacos a lot on Fridays, but it just seems like a ready for the weekend food! These are easy, delish, and only have a few ingredients. Recipe on the blog.

I know. Mushrooms galore, but they’re really good and full of protein and a great meat replacement.

Happy Mother’s Day weekend and have a great week!


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