Menu Planning Monday: Week of 4/16 & Healthy Salad with Grilled Veggies


One of our favorite meals last week was a salad we cooked up on the spur of the moment. We had extra zucchini on hand and my husband suggested we grill them. (Ever since acquiring a gas grill, we’ve been using it more!) So we grilled the zucchini and red onion. Simple, but it was so good!!

Menu Plan


Lunch: Light & Fresh Vegetable Soup & Sandwich:

– 2 slices whole-wheat bread, 4 slices deli-thin lean smoked turkey breast, 2 pieces lettuce, 3 slices tomato, 1 Tbl. alfalfa sprouts, 1 oz. reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, 2 tsp. mustard

Dinner: Chili & Salad


Lunch: Baked Potato with Broccoli & cheese & Spinach Salad

Dinner: Spaghetti & Bread


Lunch: Bean & Cheese Freezer Burritos

Dinner: BBQ Yardbird Pizza (recipe next week!)

Tuscan Tomato Soup

Tuscan Tomato Soup


Lunch: Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup & Sandwich:

Dinner: Wine & Tomato Braised Chicken


What are you cooking this week? We’d love to hear about it!

For more recipe ideas,visit my other Menu Planning Monday posts or Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday Blog Hop!



  • Dalia

    Thank you for visiting Inspirations by D, I enjoyed your visit and hope to continue to see you there. I’m following on FB & the other sites as well. Happy Monday!
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    • BetsyPool

      Hi Dalia! Thanks for stopping by and commenting and following me! I loved your Resurrection rolls – I’m probably going to make those next year. Hope you stop by and link up to the Take it on Tuesday sometime!!

  • Karla

    Love your weekly goals. I’m so jealous of your couch to 5k. I tried doing it earlierthis year but got terrible shin splints. I haven’t been able to run in almost two years. How sad is that?! You’re so lucky to have your husband doing it with you. I can’t get my husband to do anything. He’s so lazy lol.
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    • BetsyPool

      That’s too bad, about your shin splints. How far did you get on the program?

      Yes, I’m very excited my husband is doing it with me. Ordinarily, he might not agree to running (he hates it), but when I was doing the 30 Day Shred video (it took me four attempts to make it all 30 Days for that!!) I asked him if he would agree to do the Couch 2 5K program with me as a reward for me doing 30 Days of exercising with the 30 Day Shred and he agreed!!

  • Shannah @ Just Us Four

    I love to grill once the weather gets warm. There is nothing like grilled veggies! Have you tried grilling fruit yet? So yummy!
    Thanks for visiting me over at Just Us Four

    • BetsyPool

      No, we haven’t. What fruit have you grilled? I can see pineapple and apple being good, but I’m not sure about strawberries or oranges.

  • dddiva

    Admirable goals, I should do something like that. Your salad looks so delicious, little better than fresh veggies simply prepared. How is the bread soup? I drown bread in spaghetti sauce, is it anything like that? 😉 Looks delish. Stopping by from MPM.
    dddiva recently posted…Menu for week of 4/16 – 4/22

    • BetsyPool

      Yes, my husband and I enjoyed the grilled veggies much more than fresh veggies on salad. (We’ve been having salad a lot lately, so it was good to change it up.) The bread soup is VERY good!! Yes, I always love having bread with my spaghetti sauce. I love that combination. I’m so glad you stopped by! I’ll have to check your blog out!

  • Kate @ Behind the [Kate]Ball

    The grilled veggie salad is gorgeous, as is the sandwich. Posting your weekly goals is a great way to stay accountable–I *soooo* don’t have the courage or discipline to do that!! Have a blessed week and thanks for sharing!

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks Kate! I’m so glad you visited and commented. I’ll have to check your blog out!!

      Maybe instead of posting goals for all areas of your life, start with just one – the easiest. Post 2-3 goals you have for that area each week. I love to do it because it keeps me accountable. So start small!!


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