This week you get a surprise – the repeat of week 1! Remember week 1? The week of glorious homemade salsa and delicious stuffed peppers? Well, you get to enjoy it again! But, this time you also get the added recipe for my Chocolate Chip Protein Bites. Swoon. I LOVE these things. I make a batch every week and eat them for breakfast, lunch, snacks or dessert. Yes, they are that amazing. (For all you calorie counters, they each are 100 calories – but they fill you up!)

Here’s what included this week!

Dinner 1: Grilled Flank Steak with Black Bean Salsa
Dinner 2: Mexican Melt Over Rice
Dinner 3: Chicken and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers
Dinner 4: Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pitas
Dinner 5: Simple Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry
Bonus Recipe: Protein Bites



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  1. Each week includes a maximum of 20 ingredients. That’s right. You receive a grocery list of no more than 20 ingredients. This provides you with a budget-friendly grocery list, no matter where you shop.
  2. The plan only includes 5 dinner recipes. This allows you the flexibility to mix and match them according to your schedule. They are not assigned to days of the week.
  3. Each recipe is categorized by one of 4 cook times. It will either be a 10 minute recipe, 30 minute recipe, an hour recipe, or slow cooker recipe. You choose according to how much time you have.
  4. Each recipe includes 3 complete food groups: protein, grain and vegetable. Healthy – without counting calories.
  5. Each recipe is for 2 servings – aimed at young couples who need a fast dinner option. Families can multiply the ingredients.
  6. Each week will give you the instructions for 1 Prep Day. By prepping a few ingredients the weekend before, your cook time each day will be drastically shortened.


A few more things…

  • Many recipes include substitutions for the kinds of meat used (and many include the option to be meatless).
  • Many recipes will show the optional ingredients.  You can adjust according to your taste.
  • Each week, menu plans will be posted on Thursday, giving you Friday and the weekend for shopping + your Prep Day.
  • Each week will be self-contained with full recipes included.  You just need to print one page, and use it all week.
  • Each week will include multiple time-saving tips – to help you in the long-run!


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