March Five Day Meal Plan with Chickpea & Spinach Curry

March Five Day Meal Plan


March can be a bit volatile, but nature is definitely asserting itself. This March Five Day Meal Plan works to balance the emergence of fresh ingredients with the need to stay warm a little while longer.

March Five Day Meal Plan with Chickpea & Spinach Curry

We’ve got two meatless recipes this month, both with spinach which is coming into season. I’ve also thrown in some bright, citrussy flavors to evoke that sun we’re all hoping to see more of in March. Let’s get to it.

What’s for dinner?

Chickpea & Spinach Curry close up with soft boiled egg

We’re taking it easy and keeping it flavorful this Meatless Monday with this Chickpea & Spinach Curry. This recipe is so low stress. You’ll love it.

Bowl of Bacon Carbonara

Never not wanting a big bowl of Bacon Carbonara. Another super simple weeknight dinner. There’s a huge flavor pay off here. It’s pure comfort.

Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells on a plate

Okay, so I doubled up on the pasta, but these Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells are cheesy, and tomato-y, and so warming. Plus, it’s another meatless recipe. Look at me go with all these leafy greens. Get a loaf of crusty bread for mopping up your sauce.

Crunchy Lemon Chicken | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Crunchy Lemon Chicken is ready in a matter of minutes. May I suggest making some Cajun Sweet Potatoes to go along side if you have the time . They require a longer cooking time, but very little effort. Both recipes are delish.

Homemade Pizza and dough balls

I think a Friday pizza night would be so fun. You make the Homemade Pizza Dough ahead of time (up to a week), and there’s enough for four pizzas, so you can mix and match and let each family member customise their own pizza. How awesome is that?

What else are we eating?

Whole Wheat Pancakes with a glass of milk and bottle of syrup

Any day that starts with Whole Wheat Pancakes is gonna be awesome. Top them with fruit or nuts, or go traditional with butter and syrup. No matter what, they’re gonna be awesome.

Carrot Ginger Orange Mimosas | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Something about the color of this Carrot Ginger Orange Mimosa just makes me feel more alive. Mix the juice separately so people can decide if they want sparkling wine or sparkling water added in. You’re gonna feel all sparkly after drinking one.

Lemon Loaf Cake | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

A sticky sweet Lemon Loaf Cake is exactly what we need to get us through a long and unpredictable month. This one is irresistible.

What groceries will you need for your March Five Day Meal Plan?

Fresh ingredients you may need to pick up from the store:

  • lemons
  • spinach
  • bacon
  • Parmesan cheese
  • heavy/double cream
  • garlic
  • onion
  • ricotta cheese
  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • sweet potatoes
  • plain yogurt
  • green onions
  • favorite pizza toppings
  • buttermilk
  • carrot juice
  • orange juice
  • fresh ginger

Check your pantry and fridge to see if you have these on hand:

  • eggs
  • olive oil
  • curry powder
  • ground cumin
  • garlic granules
  • ground ginger
  • mustard powder
  • canned chopped tomatoes
  • canned chickpeas
  • salt
  • pepper
  • linguine
  • white wine
  • ground nutmeg
  • pasta shells
  • canned tomato passata or tomato sauce
  • mustard
  • ground cinnamon
  • corn flakes
  • paprika
  • neutral flavored oil
  • butter
  • garlic oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • cajun seasoning
  • sugar
  • all-purpose/plain flour
  • yeast
  • whole wheat flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • sparkling wine
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar

March can be long and bleak, but you can keep things awesome in the kitchen. Honestly, it would take us more than a week to eat through all this, but I know we’d be happy along the way.

If you give any of these recipes a try, don’t forget to leave a rating and review in the comments. And share a photos with me on Instagram and hashtag it #awesomeon20 so I can see what you’ve been creating. Eat well, friends.

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