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Dinner This Week: Meal Ideas #3

Dinner This Week: Meal Ideas #3

Here is yet another week of dinners! I’m pretty excited about this one because I’d consider these dinners to be pretty budget friendly. Especially if you swap out the steak for a less expensive cut of meat.

As usual, all of my meat was from Butcher Box. Check out my Butcher Box Unboxing post to find out what I received in my last box!


  • Spaghetti squash chicken chow mein
    • I subbed the Chinese cabbage for broccoli slaw because I couldn’t find cabbage in my grocery store
    • I also left out the green onions and subbed ginger powder for fresh ginger because it was all I had
    • Overall, super yummy and easy dinner. Definitely recommend!


  • Crockpot balsamic pork roast
  • Roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts
    • Cut off stem of sprouts and cut in half; cut cauliflower into bite size pieces
    • place on single layer on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil
    • season with spices of choice (I like a cajun seasoning mix for sprouts and salt, pepper, onion, garlic and thyme for cauliflower)
    • Bake in 425° oven for about 30 minutes


  • Steak
    • Season with salt and pepper and grill
  • Roasted asparagus
    • Trim ends, drizzle with olive oil and seasonings of choice
    • Bake in 400° oven for about 20 minutes
  • Parmesan pasta
    • Cook pasta according to package directions
    • Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
    • Add in Parmesan and mix to melt
    • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Chicken, rice and veggie bowls
    • Use cooking method of choice (microwave, stove top, rice cooker, etc.) to cook rice in chicken broth (trust me- gives it way more flavor!)
    • Cut 1 lb. of chicken into bite size pieces and pan fry on medium heat in cooking fat of choice. Don’t forget to salt and pepper!
    • When chicken is done, remove from pan. Add a little more cooking fat and sliced veggies of choice. I like zucchini, broccoli, shredded carrot and bell pepper! I add broccoli first because it will take the longest to cook. Then bell pepper, carrot and zucchini.
    • Add chicken back into pan and add coconut aminos, a few dashes of sesame oil and salt. Add other seasonings of choice, such as garlic powder, onion powder, ginger, sesame seeds.
      • Alternatively, you could buy a stir fry sauce at the store and use that instead 🙂


  • Beef enchilada skillet with tortilla chips
    • This dinner is seriously delicious. It’s my third time making it in the past month! I know it’s a Whole30 dinner, yet we’re eating it with tortilla chips which may seem odd, but we’re not currently doing a Whole30, so that’s okay with me 🙂


  • Treat yourself to a night of eating out!


  • Enjoy some yummy leftovers!

For More Meal Ideas…

Check out my other weekly meal plans for other healthy(ish), yummy dinner ideas. What’s on your meal plan for the week? Comment below if you have any dinner ideas for us 🙂

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