Weekly Menus

*Bi-Weekly* Meal Plan: 13 – 24 April

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch

You might have noticed a change around here – The Balance Lab got a facelift! I will also be bringing you meal plans 2 weeks at a time, as part of a new experiment to see if that lessens my stress at home. Let me know in the comments if it helped you!

grab your printable menus/grocery list here!

Photo: playswellwithbutter.com

This week’s menu incorporates plant-based, Whole30, and Keto diet meals, so there should be something in it for everyone. Make substitutions as needed and get creative!

Photo: www.101cookbooks.com

A Few Notes:

  1. I’ve included a separate grocery and pantry list. Check the pantry list to ensure you have those items, because those are what I consider “staples” so I don’t include them on the grocery list. GRAB PANTRY LIST HERE
  2. The Grocery List is enough to make recipes for 3 people (2 adults, 1 toddler) because I use this method to plan for my own family. Adjust your needs accordingly.
  3. Pay attention to the serving amounts on each recipe linked, to ensure you make as much or as little as you need.
  4. Comment below with what you liked, what you didn’t, and any questions you may have. Happy cooking!


Week 1 Menu


Monday: Mango Chia Pudding

Tuesday: Blueberry Oat Smoothie

Wednesday: Scallion & Feta Omelette

Thursday: Kale Smoothie

Friday: Skinny Omelette Wrap


Monday: Jackfruit Enchilada Bowls

Tuesday: Asian Chicken Salad

Wednesday: Greek Avocado Salad

Thursday: Carrot Ribbon Salad

Friday: Kale Caesar Salad


Monday: Vegetarian “Beef” Chili

Tuesday: Lemon Feta Linguine with Asparagus

Wednesday: Grilled Chicken with Cauliflower & Chickpeas

Thursday: Sheet Pan Tofu Stir Fry

Friday: Turkey Burgers with Lettuce Wraps


Week 2 Menu


Monday: Immunity Smoothie

Tuesday: 3 Berry Smoothie

Wednesday: Skinny Omelette Wrap

Thursday: Strawberry Oat Smoothie

Friday: Scallion & Feta Omelette



Monday: Falafel Wrap

Tuesday: Greek Goddess Bowl

Wednesday: Spinach Salad w/ Tofu

Thursday: Buddha Bowl

Friday: Avocado Toast w/ Sprouts



Monday: Cauliflower Steaks w/ Lentils

Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas

Wednesday: Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese (sub Veg Beef for regular beef)

Thursday: Instant Pot Quinoa Casserole

Friday: Sheet Pan Veggie Shawarma

Hi! My name is Kayla, and I’m so glad you’re here. I know firsthand what it means to be busy (I’m an active duty enlisted soldier, mama, surfer, yogi, business owner, the list goes on) and I want to help you find ways to make your journey a little easier. I started this blog as way to share meal prep recipes, and I cannot wait to see where it grows from there. My focus is less crap, less ads, less busyness and more actionable content, more things you can actually use without scrolling down a million miles to find a recipe or concept. I am sick of scrolling for ages trying to find a recipe, so here, I’m doing something different. It is the Balance Lab, after all. And you’ll notice I added “experiment” on the end. Life is a continuous experiment, and I hope through this blog you’ll feel free and inspired to try new things – as well as ground yourself in old ones.

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