Operation Skinny Jeans: "No Plan" Menu Plan- Week 3!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

"No Plan" Menu Plan- Week 3!

I am so excited about the response this meal plan has gotten!! If you have tried a recipe- let me know below! I am dying to know how this has worked for you and your family!

I am so excited for week 3! The weather is finally starting to warm up and these recipes are PERFECT for spring! That pasta salad is to DIE for!! And all of these recipes are 21 Day Fix approved- just make sure to measure your portions accordingly :D

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!
Menu plans will be posted every week on both on A Modern Commonplace Book and Operation Skinny Jeans.
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  1. LOVE THIS!! I need to get better with meal prepping and planning meals..

  2. This week we've done the shredded port tacos and baked potatoes! This has been super helpful in planning out meals, especially since I've been sick and have had NO energy for meal planning. We would've been eating cereal!

  3. I have loved the meals so far!! One question about this week... On the Chicken tortilla soup it says to add pasta, but none is included in the ingredients or grocery list. Is this right?

    1. OH MY GOODNESS - YOU ARE A LIFESAVER!!! Thank you for catching this! That is actually the wrong set of directions! WHOOPS. Well, I am super glad you caught it. In a minute I will release the right set - and redirect you to the right one. Thanks for catching this. Hang on one sec!

    2. Grimmy,

      Here is the right set of directions! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3QwKkRElqdJRENfYkFVWHZHVFk/edit?usp=sharing


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