Rest & Relish Meal Plan – October 22 – 28, 2018.
Rest & Relish Meal Plans include six healthy dinners with one night off for the cook! Mostly vegetarian/pescatarian meals with simple substitions for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Thanks for following along for another Rest & Relish Meal Plan post. I’m working to get these out to you every Sunday so you can plan for the week ahead. Feel free to alter or switch days around in the meal plan to suit your own scheduling needs!
Rest & Relish Meal Plan – October 22 – 28, 2018
Fajita Night. My son has been craving fajitas, so tonight is his lucky night! This is such a great meal because it suits every diet depending on the ingredients you choose.
Marinate your preferred protein with spices and oil. I suggest chile powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper with olive oil. Slice onions, peppers and Roma tomatoes.
Tonight we’ll have chicken and shrimp, so I’ll marinate each separately for around 30 minutes.
You can grill or saute your protein, but we prefer grilling most of the time. Meanwhile, saute the vegetables with a little oil in a skillet and then set side. Warm homemade or store-bought tortillas and serve all your fajitas with desired toppings.
Topping Ideas: Sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cilantro, pickled jalapeño, and hot sauce.
Gluten-Free Tip: Choose corn instead of flour tortillas.
Vegetable Stir Fry. Stir fry is a quick meal to throw together on a busy weeknight. It is great for gluten-free and vegan diets too.
We like a combination of zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, onions, and peppers, but you can mix and match depending on what you have in the fridge. This is a great dish to use any leftover onions and peppers from last night!
Stir fry the vegetables with crushed garlic and oil. Sesame oil or vegetable oil works well for stir fry with soy sauce to finish the dish. Serve over brown rice for a filling dinner.
Gluten-Free Tip: Make sure to use tamari instead of traditional soy sauce.
Buddha Bowl. I love a good bowl to mix and match ingredients to suit everyone’s tastes. I recently found this Dijon Butter Salmon Rice Bowl on Pinterest. It looks tasty plus the ingredients would work well with chicken or tofu if you don’t eat seafood.
Burgers with Homemade Oven Fries. Grill your favorite meat or veggie burgers and serve with homemade oven fries.
Homemade oven fries are so much healthier than traditional French fries! To prepare: Preheat oven to 425°. Wash and slice two russet potatoes into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Toss in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper until coated. Bake potatoes on an oiled baking sheet for 45 minutes (or more depending on oven) until crisp.
Dumplings and Edamame. I may attempt homemade dumplings this week, but if not I know that Trader Joe’s sells tasty dumplings in their freezer section. Steam some edamame and call it a night!
Cook’s night off. Leftovers or out to dinner.
Charcuturie Board. Another easy Sunday evening! Pick your favorite meats, cheeses, bread, fruit, veggies and dip and rest for the upcoming week.
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I hope everyone has a great week and this meal plan is helpful!
What looks good to you or what would you add? Are there specific types of recipes you would like me to share?
Enjoy your week!