Getting back to routine after a long weekend is difficult but spend some time and make a meal planner. I can assure you that weekly cooking will be a breeze. Now let me share this upcoming week’s meal planner.
If you are new to my space, starting this academic year, I started sharing weekly meal planners. You can check my previous planners below:
Meal Planner 2 | How it Went?
As I scheduled my OTF (Orange Theory Fitness) class that Monday morning that too at the last moment, I had to change my breakfast plans. I ended up making oatmeal on Monday and semiya upma on Tuesday. Also, for Friday dinner, I ended up making sambar instead of rasam as we had guests at home. Rest all I followed to T.
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PS: As tomorrow is off (Vinayaka Chaturthi for us as well), I didn’t add Monday’s menu.
Now to this week’s meal planner for the week of September 3rd to 6th.
Disclaimer: This menu planner is specially designed based on my family likings. I have a 10-year old son, and he can handle spicy food. He cannot reheat his food, so I try to avoid certain foods that need to be heated. I pack the lunch in stainless steel containers, mostly Lunch Bots, and keep in an insulated lunch bag. It keeps the food warm. Last but not least, I do pack leftovers.
Before getting into day-by-day details, I will share about the prep-work that I do over the weekend, specifically for this menu.
- Chop all the vegetables.
- Prepare the dosa batter. During the festival time, we make raw rice dosa batter. And that’s what I am going to use it for Tuesday dinner.
Everyday Menu Details:
Tuesday: I am keeping it simple for Tuesday with pulav for lunch and dosai and chutney for dinner.
Wednesday: It’s quite easy to make lemon rice when you have your rice ready. Hence I have “Make rice for lemon rice” in the previous day prep-work. Also, I am planning to roast some potatoes in the air-fryer. I will share the recipe soon. For dinner, it’s white pumpkin kuzhambu with rajma for some protein and ridgegourd stir-fry/poriyal.
Thursday: Yet another venpongal/savory rice and lentils day with sambar as the side. I am planning to carry-forward that sambar for dinner as well. I usually make chayote squash kootu/gravy but planning to make it like stir-fry/poriyal this time.
Friday: You can cook the pasta the day before as well and mix it with pesto in the morning. But as our breakfast is just smoothie, I am planning to cook the pasta in the morning. As kiddo likes smoothie, I am planning to serve him the same.
As you can see, I am keeping this week’s menu simple. It’s always difficult after the long weekend. :-)
I hope this menu planner helps and you all can draw some inspiration. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. I will share the daily updates on my Instagram and my FB group. So stay connected!