Welcome to this week’s menu plan! From vegan loaded sweet potatoes and a cozy one skillet chicken and rice dinner to pumpkin banana muffins and a Starbucks-inspired almond honey latte, this is your place to find cozy and healthy inspiration for your meals, snacks, and desserts this week.
What a whirlwind couple of weeks! After spending the past week in Ithaca, New York hiking, chasing waterfalls, and enjoying all the food and drink the splendid Finger Lakes region has to offer, I am happy to be back on track with regular posts coming your way this week. We got home on Friday evening. Saturday flew by as I did a 20 mile run, then did some cooking and baking in the afternoon. And then today I was back to work at my day job.
The week leading up to my trip to New York also ended up being a bit of a whirlwind, as a friend from BC stopped over for a visit for a few days. I was also hired on to bake cupcakes for a retirement party during that week. Prepare for some fun new recipes in the coming days, though! I have a surplus of content to share before I get into creating and sharing some truly autumnal recipes.
I’ll share more about my Ithaca trip soon- it deserves a separate post! But I will say that I am entirely smitten with upstate New York and hope to go back to do some more exploring very soon!
Without further ado, here is what to eat this week!
Fall Harvest One Skillet Chicken and Rice
This fall harvest one skillet chicken and rice with squash, apple, herbs, and gouda is the perfect healthy dinner that will warm you right up. Even better? It’s all made in one skillet, so prep and clean-up are a breeze!
Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies (Gluten-Free)
Amazing moist, dense, and chocolatey sweet potato brownies that are vegan and gluten-free, with five grams of protein per square!
Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Fully loaded baked sweet potatoes with Tex Mex black beans and quinoa, topped with guacamole and cashew sour cream. The perfect balanced vegan meal!
Vegan Sweet Potato Corn Chowder
This delightfully creamy vegan sweet potato corn chowder is made with cashew cream instead of dairy, but it’s just as comforting as classic chowder.
Almond Milk Honey Latte (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)
This almond milk honey latte features double the almond goodness, thanks to creamy almond butter blended in, plus REAL honey and strong coffee or espresso and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg for good measure.
Vegan Pumpkin Banana Spelt Muffins
These healthy vegan pumpkin banana spelt muffins are easy to make and so tasty at breakfast or snack time, especially with a smear of nut butter!
Have a fabulous start to your week! xo