Menu Planning: Weekly Dinner Plan - Week 14

Friendly warning: In the spirit of Thug Kitchen’s cheerful use of bad language, this blog post includes wording that might be considered offensive to some readers.

Hello everyone! I hope you had an amazing weekend. For those of you who are mothers (or fathers who do both jobs) – happy Mother’s Day.

A meal plan is a great way to save money at the grocery store and solves the daily question “what’s for dinner?” It also save loads of time in the evenings after work. My favourite part. I use a Google spread sheet for my menu plans, but you can use whatever you feel comfortable with or what works for you – a simple notebook, a scrap of paper tacked to the fridge, or you can find some meal-planning notebooks here.

If you’re new to meal planning, check out my post as to how to get started, here, and if you would like to see some of the previous weeks’ dinner plans, click here.

This week we’ve decided to incorporate more meatless or vegetarian meals into our diet. If you’d told me a couple of years ago that I would be eating entire meals that contain absolutely no meat in them, I would have laughed and laughed!

Buuut, a year ago or so, my son bought a cookbook called Thug Kitchen – eat like you give a f*ck. It came as a bit of a shock to me to see so many vulgar words in print. In a cookbook. On sale in a book store.

If you find swear words offensive, then this book is definitely not for you. As my mischievous inner child came out, I couldn’t tear myself away. As I turned the pages, I realized that Thug Kitchen is more than a series of vulgar words, these guys actually have something important to say. It debunks the stigma (in my mind, at least) that vegetarian food is tasteless and boring and encourages people to ‘eat more Goddamn vegetables’ and adopt a healthier eating lifestyle, whilst making it more fun to cook in the kitchen. I own two of their books and have not been disappointed.

With that in mind, here’s this week’s dinner plan:

Monday – Five-Spice ‘Fried’ Rice with Sweet Potatoes. I added 2 tablespoons more soy sauce to this meal.

Tuesday  – Penne From Heaven With Shrimp. Recipe from the Looney Spoons Collection.

Wednesday – Flautas.

Thursday – Orange Chicken, Squash, beans and carrots. Recipe from the Looney Spoons Collection.

FridayPasta Piselli

Saturday – Easy Mediterranean Shrimp Recipe – . From the Mediterranean Dish

Sunday – Maple Roasted Sweet PotatoesCoconut Lime Rice with Black Beans

I hope you find something new to try this week.


Menu Planning: Weekly Dinner Plan – Week 14
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6 thoughts on “Menu Planning: Weekly Dinner Plan – Week 14

  • May 18, 2017 at 6:42 am

    I found just what I was needed, and it was enirntateing!

  • May 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Inspiring! I have been meaning to get back to meal planning for weeks!! My weeks go so much smoother when I make time for it.

    • May 17, 2017 at 8:58 am

      I hear ya! Whenever I get off the meal planning wagon, it’s total chaos! 🙂

  • May 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Wow! So nice to see a blog post about what I do on a daily basis, meal planning. Thanks for sharing. This is so exciting!

    • May 16, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Thank you so much! I’ve been meal planning for about five years now and it’s saved me a huge amount of time and money!


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