Menu Plan Monday: January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017

The latest happenings at Small Bites by Jessica, this week’s Link Love, and Menu Plan Monday!

Menu Plan Monday week of January 23, 2017 including Roasted Garlic Turmeric Parsnip Fries @bucketlisttummy, Hearty Lentil Veggie Chili, Grilled Grape Farro Salad, Soy-Marinated Steak, and Mushroom Onion Barley @jlevinsonrd.

Latest Happenings:

Hope you had a great weekend! We were away skiing this past weekend and I came home to a leak in my basement and lots of laundry to do (keeping it real here guys!), so I’m just stopping in quickly today to share this week’s Link Love and Menu Plan Monday.

Before you scroll down, be sure to check out my most recent recipe I shared on Saturday for this month’s Recipe ReDux: Asian-Style Farro Buddha Bowls with Crispy Baked Tofu. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday dinner choice and makes for great leftovers too!

Have a great week!


7 Tips For Building A Better Salad @ Food, Pleasure, & Health

⇒ This is a great guide to making nutritious and delicious salads!

Eat More, Not Less Legume Challenge @ Eat Real Live Well

⇒ We can all benefit from eating more legumes, including pulses. Need some ideas? Check out my roundup of 50+ Nutritious and Delicious Pulse Recipes.

Why You Need to Drop the Diet Mentality @ C It Nutritionally

⇒ I’ve said it before – diets don’t work! Chelsea does a great job explaining why you need to make changes you can be consistent with and gives some examples to get you started.

Nutrition Buzzwords That Are Full of Sh*t @ Abbey’s Kitchen

⇒ Detox, clean eating, good and bad food – I can’t stand all these trends that don’t lead to healthy habits. Abbey tells it like it is!

5 Myths About Clean Eating @ Real Mom Nutrition

⇒ One of those nutrition buzzwords you just read about is “clean eating” and I really dislike how it insinuates that everything not “clean” is “dirty.” The only dirty food in my opinion is that which falls on the ground! Love Sally’s myth-busting in this post!

7 Foods to Try Making From Scratch @ Zen & Spice

⇒ Convenience trumps homemade when there are healthy options available, but my girls have actually been asking me if we can make yogurt, which is on this list. I want to try making bagels too! Do you make any of these from scratch?


Broiled Grapefruit @ Snacking in Sneakers

⇒ The grapefruit this year has been so sweet and delicious, but if you find the fruit too sour this healthy dessert recipe will certain sweeten it up!

Baked Taco Cups @ Create Kids Club

⇒ I love tacos and so do my kids, but they can be messy! Love the idea of making them in “cups” instead!

Tequila Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate @ Lively Table

⇒ With a nor’easter heading our way today and the cold weather to boot, I can’t wait to make this!

Menu Plan Monday | Nutritioulicious

Menu Plan Monday: Week of January 23, 2017


Lunch: Veggie burger, sliced veggies, grapes

Dinner: Hearty Vegetable Lentil Chili with grilled cheese croutons


Lunch: Leftover lentil chili and clementine

Dinner: Pasta with veggie & beef bolognese


Lunch: Soynut butter sandwiches with apples and sliced veggies

Dinner: Baked salmon, Grilled Grape Farro Salad, and roasted broccoli


Lunch: Mozzarella veggie skewers and fruit

Dinner: Leftovers

Friday: Soy-Marinated Steak with Roasted Garlic Turmeric Parsnip and Carrot Fries and Mushroom Onion Barley

What’s on your menu this week?

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Nutritioulicious Menu Plan Monday week of January 23, 2017 including Roasted Garlic Turmeric Parsnip Fries @bucketlisttummy, Hearty Lentil Veggie Chili, Grilled Grape Farro Salad, Soy-Marinated Steak, and Mushroom Onion Barley @jlevinsonrd.
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    1. You’re welcome – I can’t wait to make it! The farro salad is delicious – I’m making it so I can take new photos that do it justice 😉 Hope you enjoy!

  1. Did I miss out the Menu Plan Monday?! I hope not.. Next week, I’ll start using this Menu Plan. I’ve been a greasy eater, and I promised that I will start my year consuming a good, nourishing food. I will say goodbye to pizza, and greasy burgers! Also, your Asian-Style Farro Buddha Bowl with Crispy Baked Tofu, looks yum-yum, I will prepare that over the weekend! Btw, do you have any Tofu recipe that you can suggest? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Julie,

      You can find the most recent menu plan monday post here! So glad to hear you’re looking to improve your diet and I hope my recipes help you do so! The tofu in the farro bowl is my go-to tofu recipe!

  2. I love your menu plan. I’ve always been busy trying out a different recipe that I don’t actually write them down in advance. Thanks for sharing this post with us. I really appreciate it. I’ll try everything real soon and hopefully, my loved ones will like it. By the way, how do you plan a month menu?

    1. Thanks so much Julia! I’m glad it’s helpful. Keep me posted how everyone likes it. I don’t normally plan my month in advance, but sometimes I do two weeks at a time and base what’s on the menu on what I know will be leftover from the week before, what ingredients are on sale at the supermarket, and what recipes I may want to try. If you use a tool like Gatheredtable, which I mention and link to in the post, you can more easily plan the whole month in advance. Good luck!

  3. Thanks a lot for sharing.I really love your menu and i bookmarked it for future reference thanks for sharing 🙂