Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

This week’s Menu Plan Monday plus eating right for your sight, words not to use when talking about food, french toast cups, and recipes with strawberries!

menu plan monday and link love at nutritioulicious

Happy Monday everyone! It’s chilly and rainy here today, but yesterday felt like SUMMER! It was hot, hot, hot, so we broke out the sprinkler and the girls had a blast running through the cold water. Plus we unexpectedly had the first barbecue of the season at a friend’s house last night!

This week I’m taking it pretty easy in the kitchen starting on Wednesday because I’ll be prepping for our big Memorial Day Weekend BBQ, which will include lots of goodies like Soy Marinated Flank Steak, Coconut-Lime Chicken, Sweet Potato Salad, some cocktails, and homemade ice cream sandwiches. I haven’t finalized the menu yet, but there’s a sneak peek! Check back over the next few days as we’ll be sharing a few posts highlighting how to keep the holiday weekend nutritious and delicious!

As usual, below you’ll find some of my favorite links from last week + this week’s Menu Plan Monday. And in the spirit of Memorial Day, tell me:

What’s your favorite way to celebrate Memorial Day?

What will you be eating at your Memorial Day BBQ this year?


Five words you should stop using when you talk about food by Ellie Krieger

How to Make the Most out of Life @ In Wealth and Health

Food Allergy Awareness Week: Recipes and Resources @ Go Dairy Free

How to Shop at ALDI @ Make Healthy Easy

Healthy Toddler Snacks @ The Lean Green Bean

Do You Eat Right for Your Sight? @ Food Confidence

Science Babe Speaks (Podcast) @ Sound Bites RD


Asian Salmon Cucumber Bites @ Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Chocolate Plum Frozen Yogurt Float @ Cape Fear Nutrition

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce @ Bite of Health

Three Lightened Up Summer Cocktail Recipes + Drinking Tips for Balanced Boozing @ Abbey’s Kitchen

Vodka-Infused Melon Balls @ Healthy Nibbles and Bits

French Toast Cups with Your Favorite Toppings @ The Wholesome Dish

Strawberry Salad Wrap @ Love & Zest

Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca @ Kumquat

menu plan monday

Week of May 18, 2015

Monday: Vegetarian Bolognese over Polenta Cakes and Spring Salad with Snap Peas and Radishes

Tuesday: Fusilli with Fava Beans, Roasted Asparagus, Ricotta and Mint

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Leftovers or take out

Friday: Shabbat dinner at my in-laws (I’ll be busy prepping for Saturday’s BBQ!)

Tweet me @JLevinsonRD with #DinnerTonight

Linking up at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday

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    1. Thanks Sally! I will try to get some pics before company arrives – once they do I never remember!

  1. Sprinklers! Wow, does that bring back happy childhood memories… plus a reminder that summer is certainly near! Your bolognese with polenta cakes is a fun twist, and I love fava beans. They’re one of the forgotten beans, I find; so underappreciated for how delicious they are. Excited to try your recipe — thanks!

    1. haha…it did for me too! Loved watching the kids enjoy the sprinklers. Let me know how you like the recipe!

    1. Thanks so much Anne! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of May – time flies when you’re blogging 😉