A weekly series where we share our family’s actual Mediterranean diet meal plan, along with a few things we’ve been loving this past week. The goal is to simply share meal and recipe ideas.
Our Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan
We share our family’s weekly meal plan simply for meal ideas and recipe inspiration for anyone else looking for suggestions. Please keep in mind that every family and person is different and this is just what works for us.
We’ve saved all our previous weekly meal plans in one convenient location – Weekly Mediterranean Diet Meal Plans.
How We Meal Plan
We go more in depth on how we go about planning meals in this post – Meal Planning Guide but just to quickly summarize –
- Breakfast is usually pretty standard in our house so I don’t include it on our meal plan list
- My kids either bring a bagged lunch or buy hot lunch at school so I only meal plan for my lunch (and my husband if he is working from home that day)
- I include notes on some days to indicate if the meal is something we have to make quickly, on the go, etc. This really helps when it comes to planning meals and buying food to know our schedule in advance.
- On Saturdays we typically eat leftovers and eat out for lunch or dinner. I indicate that on the meal plan each week but just in case you were wondering
What We Ate This Week
This week we actually managed to follow our meal plan pretty closely. It helps that we are done with softball and baseball so our schedule is returning more to normal. Just in time for summer to come and turn our schedule upside down.
Recipe Links to Our Meal Plan
Below are the links to dishes we enjoyed this past week that had recipes.
Quick note on Thursday’s “Leftover Night”. This is one of my favorite ways to reduce food waste. Once a week (Thursday for us because I grocery shop on Friday), I pull out all the leftovers from the fridge and just let everyone create their own meal based on what we have. It’s a great way to use up leftover veggies, grains, etc. If we don’t have much left, then we cook something from the freezer, pantry or have scrambled eggs.
We made this Red Wine Braised Short Rib recipe in the Instant Pot on Sunday is was delicious! The whole family loved it.
This is the recipe we used for Shredded Chicken in the Instant pot…so good! Perfect for quick, weeknight tacos.
What We Love this Week
We recently stocked up on Siete chips, beans and taco seasoning. This past week we tried these Refried Pinto Beans and they were fantastic! Highly recommend.
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Last modified: June 2, 2022