The Wholistic Way

Finding my way to whole foods and natural living

Category: side dishes

Meal Plan May 8, 2016







  • Picnic



  • Date night….pizza for the kids

Meal Plan 4/24 – 4/30

garlic-1336910_1920I’m back.

It’s back to the real world, the daily grind.  Back to cooking and planning and shopping.  Back to all those things I can’t wait to get away from but then somehow can’t wait to get back to.  After a long and much needed vacation, I’m ready to settle in and get back to a routine.  I love a routine…until I don’t.  But right now, routine it is.

I love sitting down with my cookbooks and my pinterest account.  Figuring out what sounds good, what new recipe to try…what new recipe will my family be willing to try.  What side dishes and salads will round out a meal, what produce is in season and how can I serve it so that everyone will not only eat it, but look forward to it.

It’s weird, I know, but there it is.  I really enjoy meal planning.

So here’s this weeks meal plan.  Enjoy.


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Weekly Meal Plan 3/6/16 – 3/12/16

egg-944495_1920We’re travelling in a week for a 3 week road trip to visit with family and friends.  We are all bubbling with excitement, ready for this trip to start already.  You know that feeling, one foot in the door, one foot out.  That’s how I feel.  Part of me wants to load up on all the veggies I know I am not going to be getting for the next few weeks and the other part wants to let the party get started.  Veggie loading it is, sprinkled with a little bit of party.


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Simple Veggies



Broccoli Done Right

Broccoli is popular in our house. It has so much to recommend it.  It’s quick, easy, nutritious, tasty, and did I mention easy?  Best of all, everyone will eat it…without complaint; that makes it a total winner in my book.

For some reason when you mention broccoli to people, they conjure up images of bland steamed broccoli, laying limply on the plate.  Ugh…there are very few people that would appeal to.  Roasted broccoli, on the other hand.  Mmmm, that is something entirely different.  That is yummy deliciousness. Continue reading

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