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What’s for Dinner? {Week of February 26}

What's for dinner this week I've got a weeks worth of easy, healthy meal planning ideas for the whole family to enjoy.  happyfitmama.com

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend.  Can we talk about the weather for a minute? It’s straight up crazy here in New Hampshire.  Temps in the 50s and 60s with unbelievable blue skies.  I keep exclaiming – “I can’t believe this is February!”   I know it won’t stay forever.  March is notorious for snowstorms.  It sure is nice to be running in shorts again.  And I even broke up the flip flops.  I’m going to soak it up as much as I can until the temps drop.

Spring fever has hit me hard!

It’s the kids’ school vacation week.  We have plans to go skiing/snowboarding but I’m not sure how it’s going to pan out.  Sure there will be snow but there’s also some rain in the forecast.  Skiing in the rain isn’t nearly as fun as singing in the rain.

We’ll see what happens.

It’s Sunday, so it’s time to plan out what’s for dinner.

Sunday: Pesto Salmon + roasted Brussels sprouts

Monday: Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday

Wednesday: Dinner out

Thursday: Whole Roasted Chicken + roasted butternut squash + quinoa

Friday: Ron’s homemade pizza

Saturday: Wing it!

How’s your weather?

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

What’s for Dinner? {Week of June 12}

What's for dinner this week? I've got easy, healthy meal ideas for the whole family to enjoy.  happyfitmama.com

Hey friends!

Thanks for all the well wishes about my ankle. I’m not trying to jinx anything but things have definitely improved since I wrote that post Thursday night. My ankle is swollen but the ROM is good, I can stand on my toes without any pain and nothing really seems to hurt to the touch. I’ve been R.I.C.E – ing like a boss in addition to Epsom salt soaks and a concoction of tumeric, lime juice and water paste. Hey, I’ll try anything if it means I’ll be able to run on Saturday. Six days!!

It’s Sunday, so it’s meal plan time. Ugh. I’ve been feeling very uninspired with recipe lately. I go through phases where I want to actually follow a recipe and cook. And then there are weeks where I just want to stick with old stand bys and keep it simple. It still tastes good. It’s just the usual.

This week, I added a couple of new recipes that sounded good to the meal plan. Hopefully I will make at least one and that will pop me out of my funk. Although it’s summer and summer wasn’t meant for spending too much time inside cooking. Maybe I’ll just slack off on meal planning all summer so I’ll look forward to it in the fall?  Probably not a good idea.

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Grilled fish tacos (I’m using haddock)
Monday: Grilled burgers (veggie and grass-fed beef) + grilled veggie kabobs
Tuesday: Grilled Honey Mustard Salmon
Wednesday: Chicken and strawberry Zoodles bowls (supposedly strawberry picking starts this week at a local farm!)
Thursday: Mushroom Quinoa Meatball Sandwiches
Friday: Out
Saturday: Mt. Washington celebratory dinner!

For more meal planning ideas, check out Laura’s weekly link up.

What do you do to kick a food rut?

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

9 Blog Recipes I Make Every Week

I’m a creature of habit.

I eat a lot of the same things every single week. When I like something, I like it. A lot and rarely get tired of it. I almost always have oatmeal (even when it’s 80 degrees with 100% humidity) or a big bowl of Greek yogurt, granola and fresh fruit for breakfast. Lunch is usually an Everything But the Kitchen Sink Salad (the best kind!) or leftovers from dinner the night before. Dinner is when things change a bit. We almost always have a pizza or taco night. Even my kid’s know the awesomeness of Taco Tuesday. Snacks are the same – a variation of a Stonyfield yogurt or a homemade bar/muffin/bread.

Don’t get me wrong, I like to try new recipes from friends, Pinterest and my favorite foodie blogs. But I have my staples. My favorites. Some are recipes that I have shared on HFM. Some are not. If you have ever wondered if bloggers that share recipes actually make their own recipes, I am here to tell you that – Yes, I absolutely do! Sometimes I post a recipe and it becomes part of weekly meal plan or snack list. But sometimes I post something and I never make it again. It’s not because it didn’t taste good, it just didn’t make it into the rotation. It happens! Like I said, I like what I like. I was inspired by this recent post to share my own favorites.

Here are 9 blog recipes that I make every week (or almost every week).


3 Ingredient Cookie Bites

3 ingredient cookie bites happyfitmama.com

This recipe is so simple and absolutely delicious. These are the perfect portable snacks for my kid’s lunches (and mine!), hiking or just to have in the fridge for a snack attack. Just a word of caution – they are very addicting. I recommend doubling the batch!

Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Mini Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Mini Muffins - happyfitmama.com

I make these muffins quite often. Sometimes it’s blueberry. Sometimes it’s mixed berry. Sometimes it’s chocolate chip. But they are always, always delicious. And always, always gobbled up quickly.

Coconut Banana Muffins

Enjoy a grain free Coconut Banana Muffin as a healthy snack or a breakfast on the go. happyfitmama.com

It’s a rare that we have brown bananas in our house. But when we do, banana bread or these muffins are a top priority. And it makes your house smell ahhh-mazing while they are baking.

Easy Morning Glory Muffins

Super easy and delicious Morning Glory Muffins happyfitmama.com

I have been making these every single week for the past 4 months as part of my kid’s lunches. One bowl, grain free, a dose of veggies and no refined sugar – definitely a winning recipe!

Super Power Smoothie Bowl

Super Power Smoothie Bowl | happyfitmama.com

Now that the weather is warming up, smoothie bowls are back in my life. The toppings are endless. And the best part is that it keeps me full for hours. Which to be honest, is really hard to do.

Roasted Corn Black Bean Soup

Roasted Corn Black Bean Soup 2 - happyfitmama.com

During the winter months, soup is a weekly standard. This recipe is a family favorite. It’s so easy to whip up on a busy weeknight to enjoy with some homemade cornbread.

4 Ingredient Pesto Zoodle Salad

Quick and easy Pesto Zoodle Salad happyfitmama.comI’m still on the Zoodles train and loving my spiralizer. In fact, this recipe is on my meal plan for this week but I’m adding shrimp to it. YUM!

Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls

A great recipe for a healthy version of a favorite take out food - Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls happyfitmama.com

This is one of Ron’s favorites. I love it too. It’s the perfect recipe that has the take out taste but is so much better for you. We sometimes make this the main meal or will pair it as an appetizer for Peanutty Noodle Chicken Stir Fry.

Kale Blueberry Superfood Salad

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This recipe is great all year ’round but is even better during the summer. Why? Fresh kale, cucumbers from the garden and wild blueberries make it 10x better. And don’t forget to massage your kale!

I’m linking up with Meatless Monday today.

Do you have certain foods or recipes that you eat every single week?