This week, I’m doing something different for my meal plan. I’m shopping from my pantry, fridge, and freezer. We are stocked with supplies and fresh veggies and there’s no reason to spend money at the grocery store. I’ve subscribed to the Hope Farms weekly vegetable delivery (use code SITK for a discount!), so I have sweet potatoes, okra, and peppers at the ready. I also have my own herbs and greens from my Rooted Garden. Follow along and I’ll share several ways to use up excess veggies before they go bad. Next week, I’ll share 10 ways to use up chicken breasts, thighs or rotisserie chicken. After that, it’s 10 ways to use up ground beef or turkey. Let’s go!
My online class, The Smart Meal Plan Formula, is enrolling new students until the end of the week. Join us and I’ll teach you how to plan and pull off weeknight dinners with ease. And if you were one of the students who took the class last January, be sure to jump back in the private Facebook group with any questions. You can follow along with us! Check out this page for more information if you’re interested.
This calls for summer produce that should be at the ready, like tomatoes, zucchini, and eggplant. You could also add chopped green beans, chopped peppers, and herbs.
Kale and White Bean Minestrone
Use up your kale, collard greens, and spinach, plus carrots, celery, cabbage, and tons of other veggies. Add the white beans or leave them out. This freezes well for leftovers down the road.
Honey Roasted Root Vegetables
Use up your sweet potatoes, carrots, turnips, and parsnips!
Any Greens Pesto
Use up your kale, spinach, basil, herbs, and other greens! Serve with pasta or over roasted potatoes, on grilled chicken or salmon.
Sheet Pan Ratatouille
Make it! Delish as a side dish, or added cold to green salads and veggie scrambles.
Add the steak to this recipe, or leave it out. Delicious either way.
Sesame Noodles with Cabbage
There are SO MANY veggies in this recipe.
Egg Roll Bowls
I’m making this with my Smart in the Kitchen School members tomorrow night. If you (or your husband) aren’t fans of cabbage, add two cups of chopped broccoli, green beans or extra bok choy or carrots.
Make a delicious breakfast-for-dinner meal with eggs and whatever you have on hand.
Roasted Mixed Vegetables
Chop ’em up and add to a sheet pan.
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