Meal Plan #33: Meal-Kit Inspired Recipes
The meal plan this week features five meals inspired by meal kits.
To hear me walk you through this meal plan, listen to the Time Management Insider: E33 – The Five BEST Grocery Shopping Tips by clicking the black and yellow play button below, or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. The episode contains info about the meal plan, some great grocery-shopping tips, and a conversation with Xylina Jimenez about her new experiences using meal kits.
Here is this week’s meal plan:
Day #1: Greek Seafood Soup And Pita Bread
Serve with pita bread.
Day #2: Boneless Breaded Chicken Wings, Rice, And Zoodle Salad
Rice: Use the package instructions or follow the Instant Pot instructions here. (Make twice as much rice as you need to use on Day #4)
Zoodle Salad: Buy fresh zoodles (zucchini spirals) from the produce section. Add chopped tomatoes and red onion. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with a tiny bit of lemon juice (1/2 teaspoon per 2 cups of zoodles).
Day #3: Sandwich Night!
Cuban Sandwiches (but skip the roast pork entirely, or use a second kind of lunchmeat like sliced salami).
Salad made of lettuce, tomatoes, chopped zoodles, cucumber, and red onion. Top with store-bought dressing.
(Note: The idea behind Sandwich Night is to plan for a more elaborate sandwich meal like the Cuban Sandwich with Salad, while knowing that you can scale it down if you’re exhausted by just making a regular cold ham sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and cucumber on it, no broiling required, no salad to make. You have the ingredients for the Cuban if you have the energy, but you have the easier fall-back if needed).
Day #4: Salmon Rice Bowls
Salmon Rice Bowl Recipe (Use the leftover rice from Day #2. Note that you can skip the step of cooking the salmon by using canned or smoked salmon instead of fresh).
Day #5: Gouda Burgers And Salad
Homemade Burger Patties (or use store-bought ones)
Top each burger patty with a smear of smoky BBQ sauce and a slice of Gouda for the last minute of cooking. Spread mayo and mustard on the buns. Then put the patties on buns along with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and red onion.
Salad made of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, and store-bought dressing.Printable Grocery List - Click Here
I hope you love this meal plan. Have a great day!