Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

A Taste of Italy, a week in Nantucket, loads of Link Love, and a Nutritioulicious start to July. 

Summer menu plan with Greek salmon salad, Thai curry chicken, rosemary-roasted cauliflower with raisins, and citrus ginger tofu @JlevinsonRD

Hello everyone! I was away last week, so other than a few Tweets, Pins, and Instagram posts (mostly of my fam!) I took a little time off from work and the blog. But now I’m back and have lots of fun things to share with you, including family photos, some awesome articles and recipes from the past two weeks, and a Nutritioulicious menu leading up to July 4th weekend.

First up, in case you missed it, my June article and recipe for Today’s Dietitian is now available online. In A Taste of Italy I share some of the food and nutrition lessons I learned while studying abroad in Florence during my Junior year at NYU. Plus I share a spin on the classic Caprese Salad; perhaps you’ll want to try it as a vegetarian side dish for your holiday weekend barbecue!

Caprese Pasta Salad

Speaking about food, we had lots of good eats while on the island of Nantucket last weekend with my husband’s family. What was Charlotte and Sabrina’s favorite part of the trip? Ice cream every night! Here are some fun photos of the kids and one of our whole family (sans our dog) from the last night on the island.

Summer fun family vacation nantucket

Summer fun family vacation nantucket

Now onto this week’s #LinkLove. There were so many great articles and recipes I came across over the past two weeks. This list doesn’t include them all, but if you want to see other links I shared you can check out my Twitter feed and Facebook page.


Yoga is Not Simply Yoga @ Strength and Sunshine

Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Quit Sugar by Abby Langer, RD

How a “Snack Platter” Can Transform Snack Time for Kids @ Real Mom Nutrition

Summer Produce Guide @ The Grateful Grazer

5 Myths about Eating Disorders @ Food & Nutrition’s Stone Soup Blog

How I’m Learning to Love My Imperfect Body @ Raise Healthy Eaters

30 Healthy Snacks for a Road Trip @ Mom to Mom Nutrition

Dear TV Doctors: Please Stop Making Up Diets @ Chew the Facts (in other words, what’s up with the Pegan diet?!)

Menu Planning with SCALES @ My Menu Pal (you know I’m all about menu planning!)


Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette @ BeginWithin Nutrition

Quinoa Salad with Blueberries and Fresh Corn @ Eating Made Easy

Asparagus and White Beans with Cilantro Pesto @ Food Confidence

Three Cheese Fig and Onion Pizza @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

Cauliflower Buns (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) @ MJ and Hungryman

Mini Berry Cheesecakes @ Meal Makeover Moms

Menu plan monday

Week of June 29, 2015

Monday: Greek Salmon Salad with Tzaziki made with poached salmon

Tuesday: BBQ Chicken with Quinoa Salad with Blueberries and Corn (link above in recipe link love) and Garlicky Green Beans

Wednesday: Citrus Ginger Tofu Salad with Soba Noodles

Thursday: Off Duty

Friday: Grilled Thai Curry Cilantro Garlic Chicken with Rosemary-Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins and Grilled Sweet Potatoes

What’s on your menu this week?

Any fun plans for the 4th?

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Linking up at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday

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    1. It was amazing! I’m actually going to Italy at the end of the summer for the wedding of one of my roommates from when we studied abroad!! Thanks so much for the compliment on the family pic 🙂 Have a great holiday weekend!

  1. What a gorgeous family! I would love to have studied in Italy, but since I don’t see myself ever going back to school, I’ll relish in the cooking classes and foodie trips I’ve been fortunate to have over there! Great post 🙂

    1. Thank you! That’s amazing you got to take cooking lessons in Italy. Wish I knew I wanted to do that when I studied abroad!

  2. Your family is adorable! Nantucket has been on my travel list for years – must happen soon!! That caprese salad looks delicious and makes me want some for this weekend 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Alanna! Hope you make it to Nantucket one day soon. It’s so beautiful! Let me know if you try the caprese pasta salad. Would love your feedback!

  3. Well I know the menu for this weekend because I am going home to see my parents who are obsessed with food so they’ve already asked/told me what’s going down my throat – LOL! Totally okay with that though, because I too love me some food! 😉