Stress-Free Family Meal Planning: Easy, Healthy Recipes for Busy Homes

Stress-Free Family Meal Planning: Easy, Healthy Recipes for Busy Homes


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Cook Smarter, Not Harder

Things can get a little hectic when you have a whole house of hungry mouths to feed, but Stress-Free Family Meal Planning helps you put affordable, flavorful food on the table in a flash. Kristen McCaffrey, founder of Slender Kitchen, has crafted this simple, comprehensive guide—including a month’s worth of meal plans and grocery lists—to make your meals quick and healthy. Each recipe is full of satisfying, real foods like fresh veggies, whole grains, healthy fats, natural sweeteners, and lean proteins. And with modifications for every recipe to accommodate your picky eaters, no one will be able to resist. Recipes include:
• Slow Cooker Four-Veggie Lasagna
• Cheddar-Apple Chicken Burgers
• Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips
• Sheet-Pan Pesto Meatballs
• Ham, Cheese, and Zucchini Breakfast Quesadillas
• Broiled Barbecue Flank Steak with Mango Salsa
• Turkey Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this book will show you just how fast, tasty and inexpensive a homemade meal can be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645670223
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 501,155
Product dimensions: 7.96(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Kristen McCaffrey is the founder of Slender Kitchen. Her recipes have been featured by Today and Parade. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Welcome 7

Introduction 7

My Story 7

What "Healthyish" Means 9

Why Meal Planning Matters 11

Why Meal Plan 11

Meal Planning Myths 12

Becoming a Master Meal Planner 15

How to Use This Book 15

Before You Start Planning 16

Using the Meal Plans 18

Grocery Shopping Tips 20

Food Storage and Safety 22

Meal Prep and Kitchen Hacks 24

Week 1 29

Weekly Calendar 30

Shopping List 31

Game Plan 32

Zucchini Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal 35

Turkey Bacon and Spinach Breakfast Sandwiches 36

Blueberry-Banana Greek Yogurt Pancakes 39

Barbecue Chicken "Empanadas" 40

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Beef with Tzatziki 43

Israeli Salad 44

One-Pot Creamy Sausage and Pepper Pasta 47

Cashew Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice 48

Baked Pizza Pork Chops with Cauliflower 51

Crispy Herb Polenta Fries 52

Skillet Turkey Enchiladas 55

One-Pan Honey Mustard Salmon, Potatoes, and Broccoli 56

Cheddar-Apple Chicken Burgers 59

Potato Zucchini Muffin Tots 60

Week 2 63

Weekly Calendar 64

Shopping List 65

Game Plan 66

Pepperoni Pizza Mini Frittatas 69

Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins 70

Ultimate Breakfast Scramble 73

Mason Jar Instant Lasagna Soup 74

Slow Cooker Honey-Soy Chicken 77

Coconut Quinoa 78

Spicy Asian Brussels Sprouts 81

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta 82

Broiled Barbecue Flank Steak with Mango Salsa 85

Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice and Beans 86

Skillet Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Snap Peas 89

Sheet-Pan Pesto Meatballs, Roasted Tomatoes, and Gnocchi 90

Tomato-Basil Fish 93

Lemon-Garlin Roasted Broccoli and Polenta 94

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Taquitos 97

Mexican Fruit Salad 98

Week 3 101

Weekly Calendar 102

Shopping List 103

Game Plan 104

Ham, Cheese, and Zucchini Breakfast Quesadillas 107

Cinnamon Apple and Pear Oatmeal 109

Sheet-Pan Sweet Potato and Veggie Breakfast Hash 110

Crunchy Thai Peanut and Mango Salad 113

Slow Cooker Four-Veggie Lasagna 114

Italian Chopped Salad 117

Creamy Ranch Chicken Bites 118

Roasted Ranch Butternut Squash and Asparagus 121

Sheet-Pan Sausage, Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions 123

Mini Meatloaves and Green Beans 125

Garlic Sweet Potato Wedges 126

Sesame-Orange Chicken and Broccoli 129

Blackened Fish Tacos with Mexican Corn Slaw 130

Shortcut Refried Beans 133

Chickpea Pizza 134

Simply Yogurt Caesar Salad 137

Week 4 139

Weekly Calendar 140

Shopping List 141

Game Plan 142

Pesto and Cherry Tomato Frittata 145

Apple-Cinnamon Granola 146

Blueberry-Maple Breakfast Sausage 149

Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Chowder 150

Slow Cooker Citrus Carnitas with Pineapple Salsa 153

Cowboy Caviar 154

One-Pot American Chop Suey 157

Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips 158

Sesame-Mandarin Green Beans 161

Asian Peanut Lettuce Wraps 162

Sweet and Spicy Pepper Jelly Chicken and Cauliflower 165

Shrimp Scampi Cakes 166

Crispy Garlic Squash Fries 169

Sloppy Joe-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 170

Bonus Recipes 172

Fancy Toast Five Ways 173

Creamy Chocolate Smoothie 174

Italian Baked Eggs 175

Build-Your-Own Chicken Salad 176

Turkey Sausage and Tortellini Soup 177

"Steak" and Cheese-Stuffed Zucchini 178

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Chili 179

Baked Cilantro-Lime Salmon Packets 180

Sheet-Pan Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry 181

Beyond the Book 182

Acknowledgments 185

About the Author 185

Index 186

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