Weeknight Rescue//Week 1//January 2021

Salad with Chicken Skewers

Happy 2021, everyone! While I’m no fan of rolling into a new year on a diet, I do think that a mega-healthy (and delicious) meal plan is where I want to be right now. Below you’ll find a plant-rich line up of nourishing recipes to kick off 2021 feeling good. You’ll find the shopping list at the bottom of the page.

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Reset Button Salad with Carrot Miso Dressing

carrot ginger miso dressing

I consider this the ultimate “reset” salad, perfect for when you’re looking for a break from heavy meals. It’s packed with colorful vegetables and served with a tangy, delicious miso dressing. If you’re serving it for a main dish, consider adding something with a bit more protein, such as hard boiled eggs, cooked chicken, or baked/braised tofu.

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Instant Pot Italian White Bean Soup

Instant Pot Italian White Bean Soup

This Instant Pot soup has been a consistent hit on the blog. For a vegetarian version, simply leave out the sausage or swap in a cup or two of cooked grains or pasta once the soup is done. 

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Cauliflower Tostadas with Chipotle Sauce

Cauliflower tostadas with avocado, cabbage and chipotle cream with lime slices

Though not exactly traditional tostadas, these are definitely crave-worthy. The dish is on the lighter side, so add a side of homemade or canned pinto or black beans embellished with a spoonful of salsa.

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Miso Ginger Salmon

Miso Ginger Salmon

This is one of the best ways to make the most of salmon and is simple to prepare. Miso is one of those coveted fermented foods that adds great flavor to this glaze.  Serve with brown rice along with a salad of thinly sliced cucumber and radishes tossed with seasoned rice vinegar and black pepper.

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Crunchy Asian-Style Salad with Tofu or Chicken Skewers

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken or Tofu

I just served this to my family last week with tofu skewers and it was an across-the-board win. It’s light and bright, super crunchy, and plenty satisfying. Tune into my Instagram feed this week, since I’ll be posting a demo of this recipe on Wednesday.

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Avocado Toast with Soft Egg

Best avocado toast with soft egg

This is my three-ingredient answer to breakfast or lunch any day of the week. I sometimes add arugula or other leafy greens and play around with various seasonings depending on the mood.

Creamy Banana Date Shake

Creamy Banana Date Shake

This shake is just four ingredients — milk, banana, dates, and walnuts — but truly tastes like a creamy shake to me. Add a small handful of baby spinach before blending for an added pop of nutrition. Enjoy before or after a workout or as an afternoon pick-me-up


01.03.2021 at9:24 PM #

a happy cyclist

I really enjoy this menu – we’ve got a bit of Mexican and Asian flair to it. And the reset button salad is one of my favorites; I started liking radishes because of this recipe. Thank you for starting the new year with a great kick off!

01.03.2021 at9:24 PM #

Katie Morford

I’m so glad you like the menu. I am personally crazy about that carrot miso dressing. Happy New Year!

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