Menu Plan Monday: May 8, 2107

May 8, 2017

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Nutritioulicious Menu Plan Monday week of May 8, 2017, including Sweetpotato Black Bean Quesadillas, Watermelon Salsa, Strawberry Arugula Salad, and Tuna Edamame Salad @jlevinsonrd.

Latest Happenings:

Happy Monday! Did you have a great weekend? I sure hope so! Perhaps you did some celebrating for Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby?

We hosted a dinner party Saturday night and had a semi-Cinco de Mayo themed menu including ceviche, esquites, strawberry arugula salad, roasted fish with watermelon salsa and citrus salsa, and my corn and black bean quinoa salad.

I also wanted to incorporate some seasonal ingredients, so I made crostini using my Minty Pea Dip, roasted asparagus, and made some spicy strawberry rhubarb margaritas. Oh and a strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert – a la mode of course!

It was quite a delicious feast but lots of work, so yesterday I got the day off from cooking – I didn’t even do any meal prep! But I’m back at it today and this week’s menu is a continuation of Mexican-themed meals! Check out the menu below, but first take a look at this week’s Link Love!


How to Food Prep Without Spending an Entire Day in the Kitchen @ C It Nutritionally

⇒ A great follow up to my meal planning tips. Chelsey shares 8 tips for getting meal prep done without using up all your free time. #4 is an especially important point!

3 Picky Eater Strategies that Work @ Sarah Remmer,RD

⇒ If you struggle with feeding your kids, take a look at this article. Lots of good advice.

14 Kitchen Gifts for Mother’s Day @ The Every Kitchen

⇒ Not sure what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Lots of fun ideas here (I see a few I wouldn’t mind getting either!).


Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes or Less @ Nutri Savvy Health

⇒ Need help meal planning? This recipe roundup is perfect for those busy weeknights!

45 Healthy One-Dish Dinners @ Bite of Health Nutrition

⇒ Another great recipe roundup perfect for weeknights when you don’t want to be busy doing a bunch of dishes!

Orange Pecan Farro Salad @ Queen of My Kitchen

Farro is one of my favorite grains, so grain salads like these always appeal to me. I love the various flavors and textures in this salad.

Spring Grain Salad with Fava and Fennel @ The Foodie Dietitian

⇒ Another delicious grain salad perfect for the spring!

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Pesto @ The Organic Kitchen

⇒ I’m not the biggest potato fan, but I do like well-done, crispy roasted potatoes and French fries. And I definitely love pesto!

Southwest Roll Ups @ Veggie Inspired

 ⇒ These fun little sandwiches look like they would be perfect for packing in lunchboxes!

25 Banana-Free Smoothie Recipes @ C It Nutritionally

⇒ If you know me, you’ll know I’m not a big fan of bananas. It kills me how many smoothie recipes include bananas, so I was super excited to see this list of banana-free smoothie ideas to give a try!

Menu Plan Monday | Nutritioulicious

Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 8, 2017


Lunch: Leftovers from my dinner party (Esquites, corn & black bean quinoa salad, roasted asparagus, olives)

Dinner: Sweetpotato Black Bean Quesadillas and Strawberry Arugula Salad with Jicama


Lunch: Beets & goat cheese, sliced veggies, fruit

Dinner: Fish Tacos with Watermelon Salsa and Corn on the cob


Lunch: Leftover fish with watermelon salsa and corn

Dinner: Mint & Radish Greens Pesto Pasta with Peas and Roasted Radishes + Red Cabbage and Snap Pea Salad


Lunch: Quick & Easy Tuna Edamame Salad with fruit and crackers

Dinner: Leftovers

Friday: Takeout

What’s on your menu this week?

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