I’ve been meaning to share some recent eats for a while now, and as a result I’ve compiled quite the folder full of meal images. I’m going to share all of them on this post, despite knowing it will stretch on for a while. Many of you say these help with dinner inspiration for those ruts we all inevitably fall into. If that’s the case, you can always visit the Dinner Ideas section (under the category title Feeding a Family).
Or if you’re looking for Cold Weather Dinner Ideas, visit that post directly. I just scrolled through it myself and it reminded me of a few favorites I need to make again. Finally, like seeing dinner in real time? I’m still sharing the process of making dinner each night on IG! And saving them in the highlights.
The kids have been on a pretty solid Dave’s Everything Bagel with cream cheese and a friend egg on top with sliced oranges on the side kick. While I love a bagel, I’ve been letting my Lumen guide me through some metabolism/blood sugar control experiments and I’ve been sticking with more savory option of veggies, eggs, and avocado.
Typically I take whatever leftover veggies are in the fridge and sauté them up in a little butter and plop an egg or two on top. Favorite morning veggies include: mushrooms, onions, zucchini, and kale or spinach. Though more unique options like asparagus and chard will work in a pinch. A splash of hot sauce or some Mateo’s salsa if I’m leaning scrambled tops it off nicely. A meal like this sticks with me for a while, which is why it’s a go-to favorite.
Lunches are always the least plan meal for me. I typically pull everything out of the fridge and put together snack plates and salads. I’d like to remember to make a batch of soup on Sunday for the week, but haven’t been making that happen.
Salad 1: romaine, cucumber, red pepper, sliced turkey, walnuts, fresh dill and parsley from my Aerogarden, a homemade Dijon vinaigrette, and some pepperocinis. Salad 2: baby kale and spinach, leftover grilled chicken, red onion, pumpkin seeds, carrots, broccoli microgreens, and Garlic Expressions dressing.
Dinner 1: Lightly dressed baby kale, lemon dill baked salmon, and a Daily Harvest new family bake (Use AHEALTHYSLICE for $25 off 9 items, $30 off 14 items, or $40 off 24 items).
Dinner 2: Grilled sirloin, bakes sweet potato, and seedy nutty broccoli salad.
Dinner 1: Slow cooker carnitas rice bowls with sautéed veggies, avocado, sour cream, and salsa.
Dinner 2: Marinated chicken and noodles over egg noodles with roasted asparagus.
Dinner 1: Shepherd’s Pie two ways: vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie and Ground Beef Shepherd’s Pie with Organic Girl’s Caesar salad from Costco and leftover Fresh Chef kale salad.
Dinner 2: Amy’s tomato soup with grilled sandwiches on the panini press. Mine had pesto, chicken, red onion, and sliced tomatoes.
Dinner 1: Mom’s homemade spaghetti with meat sauce.
Dinner 2: Homemade pizza dough topped with marinara, onions, mushrooms, pepperoni, mozzarella, and fresh basil.
Dinner 2: Coconut Curry Zoodle Soup but without the zoodles and added in brown rice ramen noodles instead.
Dinner 1: Homestyle Chicken Noodles Soup
Dinner 2: Baked chicken thighs with two different Daily Harvest Bakes, a white bean and artichoke and a wild rice with squash.
Dinner 1: Simple Mexican salads with iceberg, sautéed mushrooms, onions, and pepper, grilled chicken, salsa, and guacamole.
Dinner 2: Suzie’s Chicken casserole.
Dinner 1: Roasted pork tenderloin with a baked sweet potato and sautéed red onion, asparagus, and chard.
Dinner 2: Mixed super greens salad with tomatoes, cucumber, and broccoli microgreens with simple baked salmon over coconut rice.
Dinner 1: White Bean and Chicken Chili
Dinner 2: Greek meatballs made with ground turkey (though I’d recommend lamb or beef or a combination of meats as the turkey version is a little dry) with our favorite Greek salad, tzatziki, and pita.
What’s the best meal you’ve made lately? If you have a recipe or link, please share it and I’ll add it to my lineup. I am wanting to switch it up and try something new!