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Meal Plans Made Simple #8

This week I am walking a line between the terrible horrible no good very bad weather and the need to eat healthy because I keep seeing swim suit ads ‘On Sale Now!’, and that freaks me out. I think I pulled it off though and I’m pretty excited about the meals I pulled together for this week.


Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken via Taste & Tell Blog; Meal Plans Made Simple

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken – Taste and Tell – I have been really into fluffy white rice this week. Every time I see it I want it. This Slow Cooker Chicken all Tex Mex flavored over white rice looks right up my alley. Plus I can’t think of a better meal for a Monday.


Creamy Lemon and Asparagus Pasta via Crunchy Creamy Sweet; Meal Plans Made Simple


Creamy Lemon and Asparagus Pasta – Crunchy Creamy Sweet – Is anyone else as excited about asparagus being in season as I am? It is one of my favorite vegetables and if you’ve never had it with the complements of lemon you need to get on this easy meal fast.


Reuben Braid via Lemons for Lulu; Meal Plans Made Simple

Reuben Braid – Lemons for Lulu – I. Love. Food. Wrapped. In. Bread. This is like Corned beef meets stromboli with a super easy shortcut on the dough. Can’t wait for this one! Plus it’s a great option for grab-n-go.


Southwest Chicken Pasta via

Southwest Chicken Pasta – Sugar Dish Me– Did you ever have Ruby Tuesday’s Sonora Chicken Pasta? This is a kind of copycat recipe with a spicy cream sauce, chicken, veggies, and black beans. And it comes together pretty fast. I love it.


Crispy Baked Fish Sticks with Homemade Tartar Sauce via The Lemon Bowl; Meal Plans Made Simple

Crispy Baked Fish Sticks with Homemade Tartar Sauce- The Lemon Bowl – I have not had fish sticks since I was a kid!! Which makes me want to face plant into these that much more. Homemade with hints of lemon with crispy Panko bread crumbs? Yes, please.


Balsamic Braised Short Ribs via Joyful Healthy  Eats; Meal Plans Made Simple

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs – Joyful Healthy Eats– Balsamic vinegar can complement a pan of beef short ribs like nobody’s business. This is a Paleo-friendly recipe which kind of makes me feel like Paleo is do-able. Except I love macaroni and cheese.


Pear Bacon and Brie Grilled Cheese via Running to the Kitchen; Meal Plans Made Simple


Pear, Bacon, and Brie Grilled Cheese – Running to the Kitchen – I am in love with this sandwich. Brie pairs so well with fruit and everything pairs well with bacon so… yeah. Delicious.


Bailey's Irish Banana Cupcakes


Bailey’s Irish Banana Cupcakes – Sugar Dish Me – Soft and moist banana cupcakes topped with a cream cheese frosting that is spiked with Bailey’s Irish Creme. Boozy ganache and a little banana slice make these St. Patrick’s Day-inspired treats complete.


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Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

Thursday 13th of March 2014

HOLY SMOKES! I am all over those Tex-Mex dishes. Can I come over to your house this week to eat all this? YUM! Thanks for including me, I didn't even realize it. I was just hooked in my your top picture and had to see what the rest were!

Jocelyn@BruCrew Life

Wednesday 12th of March 2014

Good lord, I want every single one of those crazy good dishes! :) That pear, bacon, and Brie grilled cheese is calling to me! Pinned!

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Friday 7th of March 2014

So many delicious meal ideas! Thanks for including my pasta dish!


Sunday 9th of March 2014

Oh my gosh Anna --I love that pasta recipe so much! Can't wait to make it. Thank you!

Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission

Friday 7th of March 2014

What a fabulous meal plan, Heather! Loving everything on it! :) Happy Friday.


Sunday 9th of March 2014

Hey Chelsea! Thank you! Hope your weekend was great!

Marie @ Little Kitchie

Friday 7th of March 2014

That reuben braid is awesome! Have a great weekend, Heather!!


Sunday 9th of March 2014

Oh I love the Reuben Braid! Lemons for Lulu is so smart. Thanks Marie!