Summer Meal Planning 6.4.18

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^ lobby of the Wynn, Las Vegas

We’re back from Vegas and after a lot of oily and more processed food than I’m used to, I’m ready to get back into my eating routine. Only a little more than month until Italy! It’s amazing how your body craves the food that you put into it and now my body was craving greens so bad that we went straight to get a salad on our way home to lighten things up. Believe me, the waffles and oily food was good going down but I feel so much better eating high carb low fat, so as much as I want to eat those things, I crave feeling good after I eat a meal. You don’t feel so weighed down and tired when you eat fresh, whole plant foods so I’m back to normal! Here’s what recipes I planned for the week while waiting in the airport to fly home yesterday. You can meal plan anywhere! You just need your phone, which everyone has with them at all times anyway and I went to Trader Joe’s this morning after I tutored.

Lemon Garlic Asparagus Pasta- I’m going to make a combination of recipes for a cashew cream sauce with a head of roasted garlic and fresh lemon, brown rice fusilli, asparagus, spinach, and fresh lemon thyme from my friend’s herb garden.

Kale, Mushroom, and Roasted Chickpea Rice bowls– This is a simple, healthy, and filling meal that will put us back in line with eating this way.

BBQ Roasted Vegetable Pita Pizzas– I’m going to roast mushrooms, zucchini, onion, and cauliflower and top a whole wheat pizza with BBQ sauce. I’ll top the pizza with the roasted veggies and a shredded potato to mimic the cheese texture and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.

Sesame Tofu and Broccoli- I’m going to crisp tofu in the oven and then make an oil free sesame sauce to add to the tofu and sautéed broccoli and serve over brown rice.

Mushroom and Eggplant Sloppy Joes– Chopped mushrooms and eggplant in a sticky sweet tomato based sauce on a toasted ciabatta roll and salad… what could be bad about that?

We usually eat out or order in one dinner a week usually Friday or Saturday, so I get enough meals for 5 or 6 dinners.

Happy meal planning everyone!

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