Menu Plan Monday: January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016

A veggie-filled menu plan Monday and this week’s Link Love. 

Nutritioulicious Menu Plan Monday week of January 18, 2016: Vegan Red Curry @rwallace4, Winter Roasted Root Vegetable Salad @jlevinsonRD, Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl @delishknowledge, Hearty Beef & Vegetable Stew @JlevinsonRD

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a low key one here – spent a lot of time playing games with the girls, which was a lot of fun and brought back fond memories of how I spent my weekends when I was a kid!

In case you missed any of the Nutritioulicious posts from last week, be sure to check out my gluten-free and dairy-free Three Bean Vegetarian Chili and my cold-fighting, antioxidant-rich Cranberry Orange Bread.

Sweet and tart, dairy-free, antioxidant-rich Cranberry Orange Bread @jlevinsonRD

In other news, there were a ton of great articles and recipes by fellow bloggers in the past week. Take a look at some of my favorites in my Link Love below. Then get inspired for a nutritious and delicious week ahead with this week’s Menu Plan Monday!


Should You Make Your Kids Take “Just One Bite?” @ Real Mom Nutrition (We don’t have a “just one bite” philosophy in our house. Scroll through the comments on Sally’s post to see what I have to say.)

The Number One Reason Not to Diet @ Avocado a Day Nutrition (I couldn’t agree more with Rachael’s approach)

Health Benefits of Tea @ Pantry Doctor (Everything you want to know about tea for National Hot Tea Month!)

Grown Up Lunches by Marisa Moore @ US News Health (including my Salmon Waldorf Salad!)

What Does Treat Mean to You? Nonfood Treat Ideas @ Holley Grainger Nutrition (I love the things we learn from kids!)

A Year of Less Food Waste: 10 Tips to Reduce Food Waste @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook (Such an important topic and great tips from Katie)

Wind Down Wednesday: Redefining Guilty Pleasure @ Shaw Simple Swaps (Do you feel guilt around what you eat or anything else in your life?)


52+ Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Meatless Monday @ Spicy RD Nutrition (This roundup is amazing! You could have your whole menu plan for the year set with these recipes!)

Weeknight Chicken Pho @ Zestful Kitchen

French Onion Soup @ My Cape Cod Kitchen

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup @ The Wholesome Dish (Stuffed cabbage is a childhood favorite of mine. Can’t wait to try Amanda’s recipe!)

Supergreen Tuna Salad with Sesame Peanut Dressing @ Uproot Kitchen (I love tuna and peanut sauce, but never would have thought to combine the two!)

Menu Plan Monday Org Junkie

Week of January 18, 2016

Monday: Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl (making with baby bok choy since I have a pack in my fridge)

Tuesday:  Vegan Red Curry with Freezer Tomato Coconut Sauce over rice noodles or quinoa

Wednesday: Winter Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Pomegranate Ginger Dressing topped with Poached Salmon (my January Culinary Corner recipe in Today’s Dietitian Magazine)

Thursday: Off Duty!

Friday: Hearty Beef & Vegetable Stew

What’s on your menu plan for the week?

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  1. Ah Jessica- thanks so much for including my post on Guilty Pleasures, I’m glad it was so well received! I love your menu plans as you know, so this week I’m really going to try and do this! So, I have beets cooked as well as amaranth in the fridge. My goal is two nights of “grain bowls” with different toppings, one night of roasted veggie salads and one night of breakfast for dinner! It’s hard getting back after traveling and forgetting you need to come back to reality lol!

    1. You’re so welcome Liz – it was a great post! Thanks for always sharing my menu plans – I’m glad to know they’re inspiring you! Can you believe I still haven’t tried amaranth? I can’t wait to see pics of your bowls! And I love breakfast for dinner – enjoy! Definitely hard to get back to cooking after being away – good luck!

  2. Congrats on your new writing gig for Today’s Dietitian-so awesome! And so many great links/recipes to check out. Thanks so much for sharing my Meatless Monday round-up!! Have a delicious week 🙂

  3. Jessica, thanks for featuring my Weeknight Pho! My New Years resolution is to do some meal prep at the beginning of every week. I’m planning on trying your Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl some night this week. It looks delicious!

    1. You’re most welcome Lauren! Good luck with your resolution – I hope my Menu Plan Monday posts are helpful for you! The Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl is actually Alex Caspero’s recipe over at Delish Knowledge – it was delicious!