Operation Skinny Jeans: "No Plan" Meal Plan Week 5!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

"No Plan" Meal Plan Week 5!

Woo! Week 5 of the "No Plan" meal plan!

And this week we have our very first recipe submission!! The fajitas this week are submitted by Mandi of itsmandible. Make sure you stop by her blog and thank her! She inspired a week of our Mexi favorites! Enjoy!!

Here's the way it works. 

1. No more than 20 ingredients ever. I like simple things, and if a recipe has more than 7 ingredients, I am not gonna make it. I think you are all like me, and like simple, budget friendly dinners, so here they are. 

2. 5 dinner recipes, ready to go. Does your family have Pizza Fridays? Or do you always go out to eat on Wednesdays? Cool! 5 dinners allows for flexability, and since they aren't assigned to days, you can always eat what you WANT, not what you wrote down 2 weeks ago :D

3. 4 cook time options. Have to go to basketball practice at 6? No problem! There are dinner options for 10 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour and all day with the crock pot.

4. 3 healthy food groups.  Nutrition is important, and so is eating a balanced meal. All of our dinner recipes will include a Protein, a Vegetable and a Grain. Simple nutrition for you and your family.

5. 2 servings. I am a family of 2, so I don't need more than 2 servings. You have a family of 4? Cool bro- double it. Serving 8? Do the math :D Having the recipes serve 2 allows for easy modification for whatever you need :D

6. Just one easy prep time. The days of slaving away in the kitchen for hours a night are OVER! Once a week you will spend about an hour, maybe less prepping for the week. The prep guide is ON the menu plan, so it literally is EASY PEASY.

Just a few more notes:
  • Don't like chicken? Me either. There are substitutions listed for most recipes. :D
  • Don't like ____? Me either (kidding, I like ___) The optional ingredients are listed. Adjust accordingly :D
  • Each meal plan will be posted on Thursday, give you Friday and the weekend for shopping and prep. 
  • Each week you only have to print out ONE THING! It's all there on the one sheet of paper. You are welcome :D

Think your recipe for ____ is awesome and want it to be featured? Submit it here

Without further ado: This week's menu plan!


ALSO! I wanted to tell you all about my free group for April- the Ab-pril Challenge! 

Join the free Facebook group HERE! I can't wait to kick abs with you this month!

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  1. I love these! I'm so not a cook! Also joining the fb group! I need work on my core anyhoo!

  2. bird dog? side bridge? circle crunches? I may need a tutorial...what the hell happened to an old fashioned sit-up??? I'd love to join you, but may need to do some research on these first:)

  3. Looooove that the recipe inspired a week Mexican! Can't get enough of Mexican!!

  4. Fabulous ab challenge - joined the group! Also NOT a cook here & for sure, check out of recipes after the first few ingredients if they keep going!

  5. Seriously loving these meal plans... we've been working hard to eat at home more, and they have been a huge help in achieving that goal!


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