Simple skillet cabbage with bacon is a good example of an easy, healthful dish.
One huge benefit to meal planning has been that we are eating a much more balanced and nutritious diet. I take a few minutes to plan when it is quiet on a Sunday night (and it’s finally quiet!) and what emerges is a map of colorful meals that will help sustain and energize us through the busy week.
I’ve found that I’m working (and fretting) less but putting better meals on the table. This is because the most simple meals are often the healthiest.
Chicken soup is quite possibly the best example of simple nourishment. It’s so easy to rough chop some carrots & celery, then add a halved onion (washed thoroughly with the skin left on) and a bay leaf. I often make it with drumsticks just because it seems even easier that way. Cover with water, simmer for a while, and it’s done.
And I tell you, watching my kids slurp up homemade chicken soup is one of the greatest joys in the world!
Monday: Leftover chicken noodle soup, salad
Tuesday: Enchilada lasagna (I’ll try to share the recipe soon!), bell pepper strips
Wednesday: Leftover enchilada lasagna, pepper strips
Thursday: Sweet potatoes, navy beans with butter & lemon, spinach salad
Friday: It’s our ten year anniversary! We may go to this awesome farm-to-table restaurant owned by our friends.