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Summer Meal Ideas – Part 3

Over the course of the summer I have slipped into a place I’m not so happy about.

Snacking on one too many tortilla chips, indulging in one too many trips to my pantry. I’m reinvigorating myself with a week’s worth of meals packed with lean protein, fresh vegetables, and tasty fruits. I’m getting back to the me that makes me happy without sacrificing an ounce of flavor, here’s how:

A week of meals packed with lean protein, fresh vegetables and tasty fruit. Enchiladas, Pepper Steak, Strawberry Salad, Veggie Mac and Cheese and more

SUMMER MEAL IDEAS

Monday

Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas

I’m already looking forward to tonight. I love a good enchilada, but this healthy take has plenty of flavor from its tomatillo sauce and uses an avocado yogurt sauce to make it feel really indulgent without being too heavy.

Note: I know some of you know I don’t do to well with dairy anymore. I’ll have to take a lactose pill before I eat this tonight, if you are lactose intolerant or have issues digesting dairy I suggest you do to.

Tuesday

Strawberry Salad

Our week is still kind of heavy even though it is mostly healthy, I like to offset heavy dinners with a few light soups and salads. I never get any complaints when I put a strawberry salad and fresh croissants on the table.

Wednesday

Roasted Veggie Mac & Cheese

My general tendency when I am going clean (eating that is) is to remove all pasta from my meals, but let’s be honest. I LOVE pasta, my family LOVES pasta and my mac and cheese is a true family favorite. I can still give my family the food they love if I amp it up a bit with roasted veggies and turn it into a meal in itself. I’ll add a few bites of turkey sausage to ours to make this a one skillet meal. Inspired by this recipe.

Thursday

Easy Pepper Steak

I’m indulging a bit this week by adding steak to our typical stir fry fair. I know my husband will appreciate this Pepper Steak recipe and since stir fry comes together so quickly I’ll be a happy cook too.

Friday

Grilled Pork Chops, Roasted Potatoes and Watermelon Salad

It’s been awhile since we’ve enjoyed a thick cut pork chop. My love affair with watermelon continues! I stumbled across this watermelon and blackberry salad last night and honestly, I could probably just eat that for dinner. Oh my gosh, how gorgeous does that look!

Saturday

Breakfast Tacos with Fruit Salad

Breakfast Tacos are our go-to simple summer meal around here. Everyone loves them and they are filling enough to carry us till morning. My favorite part about serving eggs for dinner? There’s an excuse to celebrate with a fruit-filled dessert, this fruit salad is coated in a honey lime dressing — yum!!

Sunday

Ground Turkey Burritos

We’ve got a huge weekend ahead of us, we’ll end the week with something simple and satisfying.

Note: I mentioned this was a week of clean eating and lots of fruits and veggies. The recipes linked here are my sources of inspiration for my meals and may not actually be clean recipes. I will make any modifications I need myself, if you have a question about how I will do that for a particular recipe, just let me know!

In the meantime, find plenty more meal ideas in this Pinterest board.

Follow Stacy of KSW’s board Food For My Family on Pinterest.


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