Come summertime I am all about ease, quickness and yumminess in the kitchen.
I would much rather spend my evenings running, playing in the garden and walking Floyd than slaving over the stove. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook but I love being outside in the summer a tad more.
With obvious reasons, during the summertime we turn to the grill more often or not. It is not rare for us to throw all meal plans to the wind and throw whatever we can find onto the grill for dinner.
I also usually leave our weekends free of plans because we do often grill or do something with friends. If friends reach out and ask us to go to Mexican on a Saturday night, we are there before they can pour the salsa.
And if you are new to our meal plan game, generally I cook/plan enough to have the meals for two nights. It cuts down on cooking and cost. If all else fails, we add a fried egg or rice/quinoa/lentils to make it go further.
Monday Leftovers (One Skillet Sweet Potato Burrito Bowl with Ground Turkey)
Tuesday Zesty Siracha Shrimp and Quinoa
Wednesday Turkey Burgers with Zucchini (no bun)
Thursday Leftovers over eggs
Monday Zucchini Noodles with Cilantro Lime Chicken (so quick and good!)
Tuesday Thai Pizza (gluten free crust, homemade peanut sauce)
Thursday Paleo Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes
Monday Skinny Lemon Honey Chicken + Rice
Wednesday Lemon Basil Chicken over Zucchini Noodles
Thursday Blueberry Sweet Potato Waffles
Friday Leftovers over rice
Wednesday Carrot Enchilada Bake (no cheese) + Ground Turkey
Thursday Leftovers + eggs
Friday Thai Drunken Noodles + Chicken (from a cookbook I am reviewing soon)
Monday Roasted Salmon with Lemon Relish + Quinoa
Tuesday Garlic Chicken + Purple Potatoes + Corn
Summertime sides we love:
Fresh corn on the cob
Fresh green beans
Oven roasted cherry tomatoes
Let me know if you have any questions! (or recommendations!)