Rest & Relish Meal Plan – January 14 -20, 2019
Rest & Relish Meal Plans include six vegetarian or pescatarian dinners with simple substitutions for vegan and gluten-free diets.
This week’s Rest & Relish Meal Plan continues to focus on lean and green meals. Feel free to swap the proteins around based on what’s on sale locally or already in your freezer.
Rest & Relish Weekly Dinners
Broiled Salmon Topped with Easy Basil Pesto.
Serve pesto-topped salmon with sauteed spinach. Add roasted potatoes for extra calories.
If you’re vegetarian or vegan, swap the salmon for tofu. Broiled tofu topped with pesto is delicious!
It’s Tostada Tuesday! This is my go-to recipe when I am short on time. Ready in 10 minutes and so great for a busy weeknight meal! You can also fold it in half to eat when you’re on the go.
GF Idea: Swap flour tortillas for corn tortillas!
If you’re looking for a low-carb Taco Tuesday, try my Tangy Southwest Quinoa Bowl with Lime Vinaigrette. I eat this dish ALL the time for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Stuffed squash is the perfect meal for “One Pan Wednesday”. I’m making it easier this week by substituting leftover quinoa from this past Sunday’s meal in place of the rice. This meal is so adaptable for all diets; check out the recipe adaptations in the post!
Grouper with Collard Greens and Cauliflower Rice.
Check back on Tuesday for my healthy collard greens recipe! Better yet, subscribe to my mailing list so you don’t miss the post!
What’s Cauliflower Rice? We simply saute frozen cauliflower rice with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper for about 8-10 minutes. You can also use fresh cauliflower, however the frozen option is much faster.
Kid Friendly Tip: If your kids don’t like cauliflower or cauliflower rice, try mixing in a little with regular rice. We have done this with our kids and they realized cauliflower’s actually quite tasty!
Combine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and pickled red onion with your favorite burger. You can find a quick recipe for pickled red onions in my Roasted Cauliflower Tacos recipe.
We’re doing turkey burgers for the meat-eaters and veggie burgers for the vegetarian/veganistas! I think I’ll try a Dr. Praeger’s burger in this bowl tonight.
Dress this salad bowl with your favorite vinaigrette and you have a low-carb burger night!
Cook’s night off.
Leftovers or out to dinner.
Try zucchini or eggplant in place of noodles for a lower-carb but satisfying comfort food dish. I just found this recipe on Pinterest and think we may try it this week!
If your family needs the carbs and meat, here’s a Turkey Veggie Lasagna that uses lean meat and incorporates more vegetables.
I hope this meal plan’s helpful to you this week. What looks good to you or what would you add? Are there specific types of recipes you would like me to share in 2019?