Hi! Happy weekend!!!
It is going to be SO WARM here this weekend and I can’t wait. It was freezing all this past week which made any walking outside absolutely miserable.
This week we’ve been dealing with dropping Remy’s nap at daycare, which has been….interesting. We were finding that if she naps (even just for 30 minutes) it takes her TWO+++ HOURS to go to bed at night, whereas if she doesn’t nap she goes to sleep at night in five minutes or less. She also hasn’t napped at home on the weekend for a while and has seemed totally fine. Well, of course her teachers are saying she’s falling asleep all afternoon and just looks so tired. (Then when we pick her up, she’s literally exploding with energy…not sure what that’s about.) I’m not really sure what to say other than that she’ll probably get used to it?? I’m sure her teachers think we’re cruel, but she can’t be going to bed after 11PM every night!
Anyway if any other moms out there have any thoughts, I’m all ears!
In the meantime, here’s what we’re cooking on this week’s meal plan:
- vegan stuffed shells – ohhhhh the comfort
- Asian peanut noodles – yup, love it
- white bean soup with pasta and rosemary oil – pass me a bowl!
- mushroom bolognese spaghetti squash casserole – look at that cheese topping, though
- one pot coconut mung bean stew – you can literally see the flavor
Vegan Stuffed Shells from She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Ricotta cheese can be made up to 2 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan. Use gluten free pasta to make gluten free.
Asian Peanut Noodles from Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe is ready in 25 minutes, so no real prep required
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan, sub brown rice spaghetti and tamari (for soy sauce) to make gluten-free
White Bean Soup with Pasta and Rosemary Oil from Eats Will With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly, no need to prep ahead.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Use gluten free pasta to make this gluten free. Swap out the parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast to make it vegan.
Mushroom Bolognese Spaghetti Squash Casserole from The Roasted Root
Prep Ahead Tip: Spaghetti squash can be roasted up to 4 days ahead of time, and sauce can be prepared up to 5 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Use your favorite vegan cheeses to make recipe vegan
One Pot Coconut Mung Bean Stew from Making Thyme For Health
Prep Ahead Tip: Veggies can be chopped in advance. Mung beans should be soaked ahead of time.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan and gluten-free.