The Rest & Relish Weekly Meal Plan includes six easy vegetarian or pescatarian dinners with simple substitutions for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Rest and Relish Weekly Meal Plan
Mediterranean Orzo Salad. (Vegetarian)
We plan to have a big lunch to celebrate the end of the school year with our kids so we’ll likely want a light dinner. This salad is very tasty with grilled salmon if you’d like a larger meal.
Adaptations: Omit feta cheese (Vegan & Dairy-Free). Substitute a grain-free pasta (Gluten Free).
Tangy Southwest Quinoa Bowl with Lime Vinaigrette. (Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free)
I’ve had so many emails lately from people who have included this recipe in their regular dinner rotation. I’m so happy that one of our family favorites is becoming a favorite for others as well!
Adaptations: Substitute brown rice if you or your family don’t like quinoa.
Lemony Shrimp Quinoa Bowl. (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)y
This bowl recipe is a favorite for my husband and I, however we do have to make slight alterations for the kids who don’t like quinoa. I simply boil a quick pot of pasta for them while I’m cooking the other ingredients.
Adaptations: Substitute brown rice or pasta if you don’t like quinoa. Substitute chicken if you don’t eat shellfish.
DIY Salad Bar.
A DIY salad bar is a great end of the week option when you need a break from cooking. It’s also a great way to use any leftovers from the week.
Fridays are usually pizza and family movie night at our house. I make homemade dough in my bread maker if I have time or we use store-bought dough. I’m not sure what we’ll do this week, so I’m looking at my Pizza and Flatbreads Pinterest board for inspiration.
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Leftovers or out.
I’m hosting a baby sprinkle brunch today and my son has his Spring guitar recital, so dinner needs to be easy. Baguette, olives, hummus, cucumbers, carrots, and salami (my son’s favorite).
Meal Prep Tip: Chop the veggies and portion out the remaining ingredients ahead of time for easy serving after a busy day.
I hope our Rest & Relish Weekly Meal Plan is helpful to you. What looks tasty for your family this week? Leave a comment below; I’d love to hear from you!
Have a great week!