Meal Plan: Flextarian Dinners

This weeks meal plan has quite the variety! Fish, chicken, steak, ham and vegetable soup (yes - soup can be dinner). But this week we offer a few creative ways to cook what might appear to be a mundane menu. First, a little bit of background to this weeks recipes.

I'm not sure if you ever feel this way, but sometimes dinner can seem so routine. The same old meals cooked frequently. When I start getting bored with cooking dinner, I seek out new recipes to try. Most of you know that I am going to "veg it up" so even if a recipe doesn't highlight vegetables as the main course, I am definitely serving them! And for at least two dinners this week, we will eat two vegetables with the main course - no carby side dishes, such as rice, pasta or potatoes.

I hope you enjoy the recipes below. There are 5 below - one for each night of the week. If you try any of them, I'd love to hear what you thought about them! Leave me a comment! I'll be sure to get back to you! Follow my blog on Bloglovin.


Homemade vegetable soup is an easy, healthy dinner option when the weather starts to cool down. Click here for a recipe from The Spruce. But the soup is not the star of this meal. I serve it with Stuffed Bread! OH YEAH! Stuffed bread is easy to make and there are vegetarian options!! I love making this Vegetable Stuffed Bread recipe from The Healthy Foodie. It is so good! Click here for the recipe.

Tilapia is a versatile white fish that can baked, fried, sauteed or put into fish stew. We like to have a spicy coating on our fish and this recipe from 101 Cooking for two really hits the mark. The tilapia is baked so it is a healthy cooking method. Of course, you can modify the spice to your own families taste. Cayenne pepper is the only spicy ingredient so simply eliminate it and your fish will be blackened but not spicy. Click here for the recipe.

Stuffed Steak is a beautiful presentation and a treat. We don't eat much red meat in our house but every once in a while it is a nice treat. When I feel the urge to cook something creative, stuffing a steak hits the mark. Plus, you don't need to buy an expensive cut of meat to make this main dish. Flank steak works really well for this dish and is usually inexpensive. Click here for the recipe from Homemade Hooplah.

Roasted chicken is a favorite dinner in my house because you can do so many things with the left-overs. Try this Pot Pie recipe using left-over roasted chicken. I am sure it will become a favorite dinner dish at your house! Click here for the recipe.

Ham is an ingredient that is very versatile and can jazz up any meal. However, it can be expensive if it is not on sale. At the supermarket I shop at, it is more economical to buy Ham steaks and dice them to be used in main dishes. I really like this healthy ham casserole using cauliflower as a sauce. Click here for the recipe.

I hope this post inspired you to plan dinners for next week. If you try any of the recipes above, I'd love to hear about it! Follow my blog on Bloglovin.

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