Do you ever forget about a certain foodstuff’s existence for a few months–or even a few years? I have. For instance, a few years back, I had a light bulb go off above my head. An egg-shaped light bulb, actually. Egg salad sandwiches! I’d totally forgotten about them. They just, poof, vanished from my mental list of lunch or dinner options.
I’d forgotten how easy they were to make, how satisfying they can be, and how much I loved them.
I hope it’s not just me that does that, but now I’m paranoid. Well, it’s decided, then. Next month’s weekly meal plan theme: Brain food, with an emphasis on foods that can help to sharpen memory. I’m not sure that’s really a thing, but I intend to find out.
Unless I forget.
Anyway, here’s this week’s menu!
Shaved Asparagus & Gorgonzola Pizza from Naturally Ella // When I made this pizza, I learned I’m terrible at shaving asparagus. I also learned I’m terrible at making it look attractive in a photo. Sorry about that. But! I’m not sorry about including this super-simple and scrumptious recipe in this week’s meal plan. Tender asparagus, tangy Gorgonzola and garlic-infused olive oil join together in this marvelous, easy pizza. We used Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough for extra-quick preparation.
Smashed Chickpea Guacamole Egg Salad Sandwiches from Kitchen Treaty // We’re not above resorting to a hearty, simple sandwich for dinner now and then, and I hope you aren’t either. With the flavors of guacamole (think avocado, garlic, and lemon) along with the one-two protein punch of chickpeas and hard boiled eggs, these sandwiches satisfy. If you’re sick of hard-boiled eggs after Easter’s egg-fest, just leave out the eggs and add a few more chickpeas.
Lentil Taco Salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen // I’ve got to say, I think this salad is brilliant. You toss a huge pile of seasoned, still-warm lentils in with chopped romaine, tomatoes, olives, scallions, and avocado, and magic happens. We served this with a southwestern Ranch dressing, some shreds of cheddar cheese, and a few tortilla chips, but it makes a plenty satisfying meal without the accoutrements.
Cauliflower Hummus Burgers with Mint Tzatziki from Oh My Veggies // First guacamole sandwiches, now hummus burgers! I guess this week’s theme could be “the flavors of a dip in sandwich form.” These hummus-flavored cauliflower burgers convince us that could be a worthwhile trend. The burgers come together quickly, and the lemony mint tzatziki takes them over the top.
Roasted Cauliflower & Red Onion Pasta from The Fig Tree // This tangy pasta is a cinch to pull together–perfect for the week’s homestretch. This recipe makes a pretty large amount, but the good news is, the leftovers will be perfect for an easy weekend lunch! Note: Courtney’s recipe calls for pine nuts, but I’m not a fan of them, so I subbed in pepitas in my version.
Click here for a printable version of this week’s meatless meal plan and shopping list, then click on the links above to print out each recipe. Now you’re set for the week!
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