Healthy Weekly Meal Plan – 9.12.15

A collage of five photos of recipes in this week's healthy meal plan.

What’s this? A post on a Saturday!?

I’m just popping in quickly this morning to introduce a new weekly series. I’ve partnered up with some amazingly talented ladies to offer you healthy weekly meal plans.

We have already established how much I loveeee me some meal planning when I wrote that whole long series on the why and how I meal plan!

But! I know not everyone loves to meal plan as much as I do, so I’m here to help!

Below you will find five healthy dinner ideas (with a vegetarian option if the meal contains meat) as well as a printable already-filled-out grocery list (or a blank one that you can customize yourself!).

There are also tips for prepping part (or all) of each meal ahead of time!

I’ll be back next week with a brand spankin’ new recipe!



Roasted Tomato and Basil Goat Cheese Pasta from Greens & Chocolate

Prep Ahead: You can make the balsamic reduction a few days in advance. While the tomatoes are roasting, prep all of the other ingredients like chopping the basil and boiling the pasta. It should all come together pretty quickly and around the same time!

A white plate filled with Roasted Tomato Basil and Goat Cheese Pasta.


One Pot Zucchini Pasta from Making Thyme for Health

Prep Ahead: To save time you can spiralize the zucchini a day or two before and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

A white plate filled with One Pot Zucchini Pasta.


Mexican Nourish Bowls from Cook Nourish Bliss

Prep Ahead: This entire meal can be prepared in advance! Or, you can cook just the bulgur ahead of time (or another whole grain of choosing), for one less thing to worry about the night of.

A white dish filled with Mexican Nourish Bowls and a fork to the side.


Pearl Barley Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, and Feta from Flavor the Moments

Prep Ahead: Pearl barley and green beans may be cooked the day before. Dill may be chopped ahead of time as well. The salad can be assembled very quickly at meal time!

A white plate filled with Pearl Barley Salad.


Southwestern Stuffed Peppers from The Roasted Root

Prep Ahead: Cook the rice in advance, or prepare all of the stuffing in advance.

Three Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers on a white platter.


Click HERE for this week’s printable meal plan and grocery list (below)!

A PDF preview of this week's grocery list.


Click HERE for our customizable meal plan and grocery list (below)!

A PDF preview of a blank weekly meal plan.