If you’re trying to eat healthier, eating at home is one of the best ways to do so, especially if you’re planning all your meals in advance, which gives you more control over your food choices and makes it easier to stick to your diet plan. This June meal plan includes delicious recipes that are simple enough to make on a weekday and tasty enough to satisfy even picky eaters—and they can all be made in under 30 minutes! Each recipe also includes information about what makes it healthy and has serving sizes with calories and nutritional information so you can keep track of your diet easily.
Day 1 - Smoothie
Carrot Orange Banana Smoothie (Vegan and gluten-free) 1 orange, peeled 2 carrots 1 medium banana 3 cups spinach 1 cup almond milk 2 tablespoons flax seeds Juice orange. Blend with all ingredients until smooth. Add ice if desired. Enjoy!
Day 2 - Homemade Orange Juice
If you’re a fan of fresh orange juice but not a fan of all that prep work or buying oranges at exorbitant prices, here’s a money-saving tip for you. Buy frozen concentrated orange juice (found in most grocery stores) and pour it straight into your glass. Presto! Fresh-tasting orange juice without all that prep time or paying through the nose. (Interested in trying something more adventurous? Try some flavored juices instead!)
Day 3 - Kale Salad
If you’re on a low-carb diet or just looking to get more veggies in your diet, consider changing up your salad with a pile of raw kale leaves. Kale salads are simple to make and will provide plenty of nutrients without sending your blood sugar soaring. This recipe calls for shaved Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Dressing options are limitless! Use my Maple Dijon Vinaigrette or other dressing/dip recipe. Perfect for lunch as well as dinner with grilled chicken and a glass of red wine :) To make it vegetarian, use roasted butternut squash instead of chicken. Enjoy!
Day 4 - Grilled Steak with Herbs
2 cups sliced red bell pepper; 6 oz. fresh baby spinach; 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or tarragon; 1 clove garlic, minced; 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil; kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper; 1 lb flank steak (about 1/2 inch thick)
Day 5 - Vegetable Soup
Everyone knows that veggies are good for you, but it’s always good to have a little veggie soup on hand to warm up with when it gets cold. This recipe is so simple to throw together and you’ll love how fresh and filling it tastes. Pair with a sandwich for a quick lunch or serve alongside some crusty bread for dinner. Yum!
Day 6 - Vegan Pizza
There are endless ways to prepare a healthy pizza. For example, you can use a whole wheat crust and top it with veggies (both cooked and raw), or even grilled chicken or lean ground beef for protein. You can also bake your pizza in advance and store it in your fridge until you’re ready to eat it. All you have to do is pop it in a hot oven for 10 minutes before serving.
Day 7 - Rice Bowl with Tofu and Kimchi
Korean kimchi is fermented cabbage with a strong and spicy flavor. As an ingredient in dishes, it can help you lower your cholesterol and improve digestion (1). Tofu is a great source of protein and tastes delicious when combined with flavorful ingredients like Korean kimchi. You’ll love making different variations using tofu for meal prep throughout the week! Check out our full recipe below.