Meal Plans Made Simple #27

Welcome to another installment of our weekly meal plan. We hope you are finding these plans help save you time and energy in your quest for weekly dinner ideas for your family. We love searching the web to bring you the yummiest of food. Often, these meal plans inspire me as well! Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork via The Weary Chef on Meal Plans Made Simple

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork – The Weary Chef- Slow cooker meals really are my best friend! How incredible does this look??

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Chicken Parm Burgers

An amazing chicken burger recipe! These Chicken Parm Burgers are made with fresh basil and oregano, coated in seasoned breadcrumbs, and topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese. Fresh herbs really make these chicken burgers stand out from the rest!

Chicken Parm Burgers

It has been raining here for something awful like 9 or 10 days straight. Not one stitch of sunshine anywhere to be found. I’m living in these over-sized cut-off sweats that roll down at the waist so that they are the most comfortable pants on the face of the earth, and my oldest son I think has been in pajama pants most of the week. The rain has zapped all our motivation to do anything but burn through all the series on Netflix.

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S’mores Cheesecake Bars

Marshmallow cheesecake on top of a graham cracker crust with Hershey’s chocolate on top! These S’mores Cheesecake Bars are a cool and creamy way to get your s’mores fix without a campfire. 

S'mores Cheesecake Bars made with marshmallow fluff

If you guys only knew how much cheesecake has been happening around here.

It’s like I was off the cheesecake train for the better part of a year and then all of a sudden I had to make alllllllllll the cheesecake. So the good news is that there are lots of awesome cheesecake recipes coming up!

And the better news is that these S’mores Cheesecake Bars are at the top of my favorites list.

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Chipotle Peach Chicken Tacos

A little spicy and a little sweet! These shredded chicken tacos are so perfect for summer peaches! Chipotle Peach Chicken Tacos call for fresh peaches and peach preserves, along with chipotle peppers for some smoky heat. Sure to be a forever favorite.

Chipotle Peach Chicken Tacos

Reason #17654098 to eat tacos: It’s peach season.

Last year I bit off more than I could chew with a bushel of peaches. As a result, peaches ended up in everything. It got a little peach crazy around here. And one of my favorite dishes turned out to be these crispy little Peachy Chicken Taquitos [which are actually flautas because they are baked flour tortillas, and not fried, but you all love them anyway]. I am a lover of the flavor clash: sweet + spicy, salty + sweet — that sorta thing.

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Meal Plans Made Simple #26

Somehow another week has passed and we are halfway through July and I have no idea what has happened to my summer except that I’ve been working a lot. And painting. And even though the days are really really long, I still feel like there are not enough hours in it.

Basically the meal plan is kind of saving me. I use Ziplist to save all these gems. It’s free. It gives me grocery lists. It gives me local coupons for things I’m ACTUALLY buying so I don’t walk in circles looking for the 8 ounce sharp cheddar cheese or whatever. It has a mobile app! So I don’t forget my grocery list on the kitchen counter. You can sign up for free HERE.

MONDAY

Pizza Lasagna Rolls via Rachel Cooks on Meal Plans Made Simple

Pizza Lasagna Rolls via Rachel Cooks - A fun meal for everyone!!! Cheesy and saucy and pizza toppings!!!

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25 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes have a bad reputation for being heavy, so to break the negative hype I have pulled together Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes. This collection of lightened up meals covers everything from breakfast to soups to sides, and hearty meals.

25 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Love

At first glance, all of the recipes in this collection look hearty and sort of like they might stick-to-your-ribs. But look a little more closely and you’ll find lightened up substitutes and lots of good-for-you goodies in these Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes. Traditionally heavy meats are swapped out for their leaner counterparts. There are vegetarian and vegan options. There’s even one that’s Paleo-friendly! We’ve added fresh fruits , delicious veggies, and whole grains, and I am so positive that my whole family will enjoy every single one of these!

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Slow Cooker Blueberry Coconut Cobbler

Fresh blueberries and a little cake mix are covered in oats, cinnamon, spice, and sweetened coconut to make this Slow Cooker Blueberry Coconut Cobbler. It’s a great dessert to serve to a crowd that you can easily make ahead!

Slow Cooker Blueberry Coconut Cobbler

I have never made dessert in my slow cooker. I mostly use mine to cook meat that I don’t feel like dealing with. And I’m a big fan of the slow cooker tacos. But after this all bets are off. I might even turn into one of those mad kitchen scientists that tries to whip up cheesecake in the slow cooker.

Okay… probably not. But our neighbor gave us this huge bag of freshly picked blueberries, and they were just begging to be used.

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Slow Cooker Summer Vegetable Pesto Soup {and a Slow Cooker Giveaway!}

Tender summer vegetables are slow cooked with white beans and pasta, and served with a dollop of fresh basil pesto and Parmesan toasts. Slow Cooker Summer Vegetable Pesto Soup is a great way to enjoy your summer produce without heating up the house!

Slow Cooker Summer Vegetable Pesto Soup

I was just having this conversation with my sisters yesterday about eating soup when it’s 90° outside. All 3 of us give it an air-conditioned thumbs up. I really have no problem with soup and grilled cheese sandwiches right smack in the middle of my summer, and there’s so much produce! So it stands to reason that vegetable soup just makes plain old good sense.

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Sparkling Apple Spa Water

Bubbly Dasani Apple Flavored Sparkling Water over ice with fresh sliced apples and a dash of honey. Sparkling Apple Spa Water is completely refreshing on a hot day and is the perfect drink for summer pedicures and patio loafing with a summer read.

Sparkling Apple Spa Water

I was compensated for this post by Dasani to help promote #SparklewithDASANI but all opinions are my own.

Today is girl day.

Boys, please do not be offended. I live with lots of you. You are great in your own boy ways but…

you leave your socks on the floor. Everywhere.
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