Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 4)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 4)

I’ve gotten such great feedback since launching The Skinnytaste Meal Planner and sharing a sample of my weekly dinner plan for the week, this is now going to be a Sunday ritual. I do all my food shopping on Sundays, but you can do what works best for you. This is week four, while planning I realized I will be away a few days (on a photo shoot for my new cookbook!), so I am making some of the meals ahead for my family or keeping it really simple for them to make without me.

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 4)

We are a family of four, so leftovers usually get packed for lunch. My weekday breakfast is simple, usually a smoothie, avocado toast or hard boiled eggs and fruit. Weekends I get more creative as I am feeding the family.

This is just a guideline, you can choose just a few dishes or make them all. I am always testing out new dishes for the blog which I cook during the day (you can follow along on Snapchat, username Skinnytaste) so that is usually what I eat for lunch, and leftovers never goes to waste because I either freeze them for the month, pack them for lunch, or share with family, neighbors and friends (come on over!)

Please leave me your comments and tell me if this is working for you, or suggestions on how I can improve it. And if you bought the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, please leave a review on Amazon, or share what you’re eating using hashtag #skinnytastemealplanner

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 4)

Monday: Carrot Ginger Soup with baguette & salad (Meatless Monday!)


Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan w/ whole wheat spaghetti (we love Delallo pasta)

Wednesday:  Easy Broccolini Flounder Bake (from The Skinnytaste Cookbook)

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: Dinner Out with Friends


Happy cooking!

Weekly Grocery List (week 4)

PRODUCE:

  • 2 large onions 
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 1 bunch broccolini (6oz)
  • Pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 (6 oz total) 2-inch thick broccoli stems 
  • Broccoli florets (2c)
  • 2 1/4 lb brussels sprouts 
  • 1 head garlic
  • Fresh chives 
  • Fresh ginger 

GROCERY:
  • Low sodium vegetable broth, 3c
  • Seasoned breadcrumbs, 3/4c
  • Marinara sauce, 1c
  • Cooking spray
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Hoisin sauce (1/4c)
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice (1/4c)
  • Soy sauce (reduced sodium) (2T)
  • Aji sesame oil (1t)
  • Pure maple syrup (1/4c)
  • Balsamic vinegar (2T)
  • Dijon mustard (1/4c)
  • Spaghetti or pasta
  • Whole wheat baguette

HERBS AND SPICES:
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fresh oregano 
  • Garlic salt


MEAT/FISH/POULTRY:

  • 4 (approx 8 oz ea) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 flounder fillets (approx 4 oz ea)
  • 2 (5oz) sirloin steaks, 1″ thick
  • 8 skinless drumsticks
  • Pancetta (2 oz, minced)

DAIRY:
  • Unsalted butter 
  • Fat free sour cream (1/4c)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4c part skim mozzarella cheese
Happy Cooking!