In an effort to expand my recipe arsenal, I’ve started looking into many of The Nourishing Home’s Meal Planning Recipes and it’s going quite well! In all honesty, I’m not a very knowledgeable cook. Whilst living at home I mostly made stir fry recipes (our oven was out of service for a number of years), and so now I’m making an effort to learn how to properly and knowledgeably meal plan and cook. It’s such a wonderful thing to make a yummy meal! So far, I’ve found that if I make 4-5 big recipes, that will last Jared and myself around 2 1/2 weeks. The following January recipes are inspired by and taken from this meal plan.
Mango Chicken Stuffed Peppers – modified (pictured above). I baked the chicken instead of using a crock pot (ours is out of service), and didn’t put the final product in red pepper halves. We love this one! So good.
Slow Cooker Thai Stew – modified (pictured above). Again, because our crock pot is out of service, I baked this in the oven and made the rice noodles on the stove top.
Grilled Skirt Steak with Balsamic Marinade – modified (modified version pictured above). I basically used this recipe as inspiration for my use of chicken with a balsamic lime marinade. It turned out quite well!
Turkey Meatballs Braised in Tomato Sauce – (not pictured).
Chicken Verde with Peppers – modified (not pictured). Baked instead of using a crock pot.
For lunches we ate mostly leftovers (leftovers are a wonderful, wonderful thing), and on other days, tuna salad sandwiches were quite popular. I also like to have salad ingredients on hand because, well, salads are a great addition and go with mostly everything.
Coffee Cake in a Mug – (not pictured). Jared surprised me one morning with breakfast in bed (yummy eggs and bacon), and added this to it as a delicious breakfast side!
Happy meal planning and cooking! These recipes are great, and I hope you’re inspired.