Operation Skinny Jeans: The "No Plan" Menu Plan- Week 2!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The "No Plan" Menu Plan- Week 2!

Ginny from A Modern Commonplace Book and I got such an awesome response last week about this new meal plan series that we knew we just HAD to keep going! So if you tried out any of our recipes last week, let me know in the comments! I can't wait to see your creations!

Here is week #2!

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.

And definitely let me know if you try any recipes or submit a recipe for us to try! We are always looking for new things!

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  1. Looks like a great menu this week!

  2. Super awesome menu this week!

  3. This looks great! Are you eating these meals while on the 21-Day Fix??

  4. Jess, people have been telling me they made meals from week 1 and loved them! Does it get better than that?


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