Simple Week Night Meal Ideas

Happy Thursday, yall!  I am really looking forward to a fun-filled weekend with my husband and pups (plus a few extra pups… that’s a story for another post).  I always have friends and clients asking me for simple, week night meals that can be made for one or for an entire family.  I don’t know about you, but after a long day of work, I like to keep dinner easy and stress-free.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook and spend hours in the kitchen, but not after a long day at work when I have to get up early the next day.  Today I thought I’d give you a peak into some easy meals that I regularly make in case you are needing some inspiration!  

Salad with roasted veggies, sauteed shrimp, cilantro and avocado.

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Pan-seared salmon with a side of black beans and roasted broccoli and peppers.

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Brown rice bowl with black beans, corn, grilled shrimp, cilantro, home-made guacamole, and salsa. (A different take on the first meal idea).

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Ok, we kinda like Mexican food around here…

Tacos with grilled corn tortillas, sauteed tofu, veggies, beans, salsa, guacamole and cilantro.  

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Veggie tofu spring rolls with homemade peanut sauce: rice paper with sliced cucumbers, beets, carrots, cabbage, avocado and tofu. 

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When making a simple weeknight meal, I rarely follow recipes.  I often browse Pinterest or my favorite blogs for inspiration and then open my fridge and build a meal from the ingredients I have on hand.  I do wish I was better about meal planning for the whole week.  I usually think up a few meals while grocery shopping, but sometimes that can be dangerous as I come home with the whole produce section and all of isle 3.  

Questions: 

  1. What are some of your favorite easy weeknight meals?
  2. How many nights a week do you cook?
  3. Do you meal plan before your weekly grocery shopping trip?

 

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