Meal Plan #35: A Tiny Bit Of Food Prep To Start The Week

The meal plan has us cooking up a big batch of one thing that is then used throughout the week in different ways.

To hear me walk you through this meal plan, listen to the end of the Time Management Insider: E35 – How Imagining A Clean Closet Can Save You Time 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 time-saving tips, and a conversation about food prep and making homemade baby food with Tamika Gardner, author of The Big Book Of Plant-Based Baby Food.

Here is this week’s meal plan:

An orange background with the images and names of the meals from the below meal plan.

Day #1: Vegan Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Vegan Cauliflower Rice Bowl Recipe

Note that you can use regular cooked rice instead of cauli-rice here.

Day #2: Beef Noodle Skillet

Beef Noodle Skillet Recipe

Note: You can use any kind of ground meat that you like (beef, chicken, or turkey, for instance). This recipe begins by having you cook up the ground meat. You’ll want to cook enough ground meat for three meals for your family at that step. Then package up two-thirds of it and put it in the fridge before proceeding with the recipe.

To Cook Lots Of Ground Meat At Once Without A Massive Skillet: Spread the ground meat out on a large sheet pan, season it, and put it under the broiler. Stir and flip it every few minutes as the top bits brown. Repeat until it is all cooked through.

Day #3: Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers

Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers

This recipe uses already-cooked rotisserie chicken. You can instead use chick peas to make it vegetarian.

Day #4: Easiest Tacos

Heat up one third of the cooked ground meat from Day #2. Add taco seasoning or some chili powder. Taste it to check for seasoning. Scoop the meat into taco shells and top with Southwest Chopped Kit (a store-bought salad kit with cabbage, pumpkin seeds, and a creamy avocado cilantro dressing). Using this salad kit and leftover cooked meat makes these tacos the easiest ever! Feel free to add some shredded cheese or chopped tomatoes, but it really doesn’t need anything other than the salad.

Note that I have used a Caesar salad kit in tacos too and it was delicious also. If you can’t find the Southwest kit, try that instead.

Day #5: Quickest Chili with Garlic Bread

Quickest Chili Recipe (Use the last third of the cooked ground meat to make this chili).

Garlic Bread using this garlic butter

If you have chili leftovers and want to turn them into something amazing the next day, try these Chili Enchiladas or these Chili Stuffed Mushrooms.

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I hope you love this meal plan. Have a great day!

Christine xo

P.S. Get more of my meal plans over here!

Meal Plan #35: A Tiny Bit Of Food Prep To Start The Week

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