food: this week’s menu 5/8/17

Hi friends! How was everyone’s weekend!? My mom, Mumsy, came into town Thursday night and we spent the entire weekend just hangin’ out, chillin’, eatin’, and drinking a ton of coffee. It was sooo nice. This is the first place I’ve had in Chicago where I can actually host someone in a spare bedroom, so it was kind of a big deal.

My dad actually ended up driving to Chicago on Sunday, too, because he had something come up for work last-minute. So it was even better that I could see them both! But it also means grocery + meal prep gets moved to today (Monday), so this is more like what I’m going to eat instead of what I’m eating right now. Ya dig?


Photo Source: @thecrunchyradish

How. Amazing. Does. This. Look.

All credit goes to @thecrunchyradish on Instagram. I screenshotted this bad boy. My mouth was also kind of watering.

BUT – I am a huge fan of breakfast casseroles. They save SO much time in the mornings, all you have to do is throw them in the microwave for a hot minute (pun intended) and they’re super good.

Again I’m going to alter this recipe (the original recipe is in her Instagram post). Because I can’t eat cheese and I don’t know what “ramps” are and maybe I should but it doesn’t sound like something I would like anyway sooooo….

  • 1 pkg chicken sausage
  • 1 bag spinach, sautéed
  • 1 case baby bella mushrooms
  • 7 Vital Farms eggs
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Baked at 375 for 30 minutes


Monday is going to be a Sweetgreens salad since I can’t prep Sunday night, but the rest of the week I’m planning on:

  • Grilled chicken thighs marinated in my favorite-ever Shawarma sauce from Whole Foods (see my Whole 30 essentials post for the sauce)
  • Roasted beets (I’m OBSESSED)
  • Roasted carrots (they actually go really well with beets)
  • Roasted asparagus (because I need some greens)


  • Salmon + brussels + butternut squash
  • Steak fajitas w/ lettuce wraps + organic refried black beans + margaritas (because I totally missed Cinco De Mayo and need an excuse for a marg)
  • Butternut squash noodles + Whole Foods Italian chicken sausage + Rao’s Arrabbiata (one of my favorite sauces EVER, again you can find a pic in my Whole 30 essentials guide)

So… what are you guys having for meals this week? Any recipes? Any tips? Tell me everything! Xo.



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