Monday, July 13, 2015

What's on the Menu?

Lately I've been in a bit of a cooking funk.  Summer is always a busy time.  The weekends are full of trips and parties.  We're enjoying the extra daylight, so we typically have more going on in the evenings during the week than any other season.  I find myself avoiding the grocery store when I know we have evening plans or a short week.  I've all but forgotten about my crockpot.  So what's an uninspired blogger to do?

Make a meal plan!  If the Whole30 has taught me anything, it's that healthy eating is way easier when you have a plan.  This week I'm mixing in some new recipes with some tried and true favorites.
Asian Inspired Meatballs with Ginger Lime Dipping Sauce served with Papaya Slaw Salad - My coworker made these meatballs for a big dinner party we had and they were amazing.  I've also been craving a fresh salad that screams summer and this slaw definitely fits the bill.
The Easiest (and Most Delicious) Crockpot Beef Ever - I'll be throwing some baby carrots in the crockpot with it and serving everything over some cauliflower mash.
Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing - My friend made this dressing a few months ago and I've been dreaming of it ever since!  The chicken will be marinated in olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, cayenne and possibly some other spices that move me at the time.  It will marinate for 24-48 hours.

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce - Because I really haven't given kale a fair shot and I think covering it in cheese is probably the best chance of Dave actually liking it.
Caramelized Pineapple, Bacon, Goat Cheese Guacamole - I'm a little worried if I make this I will become insanely addicted and have to make it on a weekly basis... worth the risk :)
I'm so excited for all the tasty creations that will be coming out of my kitchen this week.  The food will be delicious, my body will be fueled, and my tummy will be happy.

What's on your menu this week?


  1. I always forget about the slow cooker in the summer as well so I'm using the crockpot this Sunday to make zucchini and eggplant lasagna. Happy planning! xo

    1. Sounds yummy! I love veggie lasagna, but I've never made it in the crockpot!

  2. Everything looks so good. You also have the best menu plans.

  3. YUM! That sausage kale bake looks amazing! Brinner is always on my weeknight menu. Tonight I'm making omelettes!

  4. Thanks for all the great recipes! I've bookmarked a few of them - we've been in a bit of a cooking rut lately as well, so these will help for sure. :)


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