We’ve been trying to eat healthy pretty consistently since baby girl entered this world. And each week, I find myself returning to the same pool of healthy, easy recipes for my weekly meal plan.
Key word: easy. Because let’s be real — Mama barely has time to cook!
After recently preparing one of my faves for my in-laws (and receiving rave reviews!), I realized the rest of the list is too good not to share with the world. I can’t be the only one who wants to eat healthy on a time crunch, amirite?
So here you go! These are my current go-to weekday recipes. Some are from yours truly, and others are from my favorite bloggers. Cheers!
We liiiiiiterally make this once a week. So. damn. good.
This oatmeal is prepped for breakfast in some shape or form on the reg. Grab whatever veggies you have on-hand and top that baby with a fried egg. Hearty and filling!
This 21 Day Fix friendly dish is in the rotation at least once a month. A little bit more time-intensive, but the leftovers are totally worth it! If I can get two dinners out of the prep time of one, I’m game.
Okay, I’ve gotten really lazy…so much so, that I barely have the energy to use my spiralizer. When you’ve got a baby on your boob for 85% of the day, ain’t nobody got time for that! So I buy pre-spiralized veggie noodles at Whole Foods, like zoodles or these butternut squash noodles. Pair with a protein + more veggies (love me some spinach!) + this lightened up pesto sauce, and you’ve got a delish meal.
YAAAS. Sandwiches for dinner. Because easy. And buffalo sauce!
I looove this recipe. We make it for dinner + prep extra for lunch the next day. The healthy tzatziki sauce is delish! (I actually also just reused it for a Greek Meatball Salad).
Recipe and photo from EazyPeazyMealz.com.
This is a newer one for us, but we’re totally obsessed. I normally don’t eat beef, but it’s just so good! And again, I like to buy the easy way out by grabbing Whole Foods’ pre-cut coleslaw mix. It has basically all of the veggies called for — all you’ve gotta’ do is dice an onion, cook your meat, make the sauce, and voila! Fridge to table in 20 minutes flat.
Recipe and photo from Budget Bytes.
I’m a huge fan of recipes that allow me to throw everything in the oven and multi-task before dinner. This recipe is IT! Easy and delish. (We usually cut down the cheese a bit too to keep it light, and it’s still yummy!)
Recipe and photo from Damn Delicious.
Chicken, taco seasoning + salsa in the slow cooker, and BAM. Dinner! [insert praise hands emoji]
Recipe and photo from Live Laugh Rowe.
This sauce! O.M.G. It’s delicious with lasagna noodles but we also use Banza penne or rotini noodles. They’re made of chickpeas, so they’re lower carb and higher protein. Nom!
Recipe and photo from Lemons for Lulu.