Menu Plan Monday: October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

Find out what’s new at Small Bites by Jessica and get this week’s menu plan and link love!

Menu Plan Monday week of October 2, 2017 including Mushroom Onion Pizza, Citrus Fennel Salad, Miso-Roasted Root Vegetables, Cilantro Lime Steak, and Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad @jlevinsonrd.

Latest Happenings:

October is here and at long last fall weather is too. Now that I feel the chill in the air I can bring myself to cook with classic fall flavors – pumpkin baked oatmeal and pumpkin spice energy balls both made it on this week’s meal prep list and more fall favorites like Baked Apple French Toast and Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup will make their way into my kitchen soon. I’d love to hear what fall favorites you’re cooking this week!

In case you missed it, September was National Family Meals Month –  a timely topic as kids went back to school. Sitting down to family meals as often as possible is important no matter the month, so be sure to get my top 5 tips to make family meals happen more often and join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram to share your experience and memories of family meals!

Link Love Articles:

This One Change: Produce & Protein Snacks @ Food Confidence

⇒ Combining protein and/or healthy fats with fruits and/or veggies for snacks is an absolute must in my book. Find out why and get some ideas for combos in this post. 

Menu Plan Monday is designed to inspire you to create your own menu plan for the whole family each week of the year. 

Menu Plan Monday: Week of October 2, 2017


Snack: Kiwi & pumpkin seeds

Lunch: Tortellini skewers with pesto, cucumbers & peppers, olives, and clementine

Dinner: Sheet Pan Crispy Tofu & Vegetables with Peanut Sauce over brown rice


Snack: Cucumber slices with spreadable cheese

Lunch: Leftover tofu and veggies with rice

Dinner: Mushroom Onion Pesto Pizza with Truffle Oil and Citrus Fennel Salad


Snack: Pumpkin spice energy balls & apple slices

Lunch: Salmon cucumber pinwheels, beets, and pomegranate seeds

Dinner: Asian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with rice and Miso-Roasted Root Vegetables




Dinner: Leftovers




Dinner: Cilantro Lime Steak, Popcorn Cauliflower, and Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad

What’s on your menu plan this week?

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