I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! Since many of you will be doing quite a bit of cooking next week, I thought you might appreciate this week’s meal plan, which is full of healthy and easy recipes.
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, this week would be a good time to come up with a plan for next week. I find it a lot less stressful if I have my menu written down, along with a shopping list, and a plan on spreading the cooking out throughout the week. Almost everything (except the turkey) can be made several days in advance (that’s what caterers do).
If you have vegetarian or vegan guests, check out these Vegan Holiday Recipes.
If you have gluten-free guests, check out these Gluten-Free Holiday Dishes.
If you’re hosting overnight guests, check out these Breakfast and Brunch Recipes.
A beautiful grazing platter would be a nice treat for your guests to snack on while they wait for Thanksgiving dinner. Recruit a few guests to help assemble this. Or, if you want to make a few appetizers, check out these Holiday Appetizer Recipes.
I’ve put together a weekly meal plan to help you get healthy and delicious meals on the table for you and your family. This is a flexible healthy meal plan so feel free to swap in your favorite healthy recipes. You can also search for more breakfast recipes, dinner recipes and more in my recipe index.
For previous meal plans, click here.
Please let me know if you make any of these recipes during the week. I’d love to hear from you!
Fruit and Nut Breakfast Quinoa
Low-fat yogurt with maple syrup, chopped apples, and toasted walnuts
Scrambled eggs, fresh fruit
Low-fat cottage cheese with honey, fresh fruit and nuts
Beginner Green Smoothie
Leftover French Lentil Soup with Cilantro
Leftover Spinach Vegetable Barley Soup
Monday (11/12): Spinach Vegetable Barley Soup
Tuesday (11/13): French Lentil Soup with Cilantro (stir in some baby spinach at the end to get some leafy green vegetables into your meal)
Wednesday (11/14): Roast Chicken, steamed brown rice, roasted vegetables (put in oven after chicken has roasted 1/2 hour)
Thursday (11/15): Mixed green salad with leftover Roast Chicken
Friday (11/16): Chinese Steamed Fish with Soy Sesame Sauce (serve with stir-fry bok choy and steamed brown rice)
Saturday 11/17): Easy Pasta with Spinach Tomatoes and Parmesan Cheese
Sunday (11/18): Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew