Real Food Recipe Roundup Week 13


Welcome to the Real Food Recipe Roundup, a collaboration between Musings of a Housewife and Sassy Moms in the City! Alison and I are both passionate about feeding our families real food so we’ve partnered up to share our weekly meal plans, and we would love for you to join us!

I think I’ve begun to settle into summer this week. It didn’t seem nearly as hectic as last week. Of course, it helped that one of my kids was in camp from 9 to 4. That relieves a lot of stress right there. Then I only have TWO couch potatoes to contend with. Ha!

AND, more importantly, baseball season is FINALLY OVER. Hallelujah. I feel like I can actually get back to having normal dinnertimes now, rather than trying to feed my family dinner at 4PM.

As I’m planning my meals for this upcoming week, I realized I have plans to dine out twice plus my birthday (I don’t cook on my birthday) and a holiday (Happy Independence Day!) so it’s going to be an odd week, meal planning wise. Even though I may not be doing a lot of cooking this week, I’ll give you some recommendations for recipes you might want to try.

You can use the Inlinkz widget below to link up a recent healthy recipe or meal plan from your blog. We only request that you link back to one of us, and that the recipes you share use primarily real, whole foods. Then be sure to peruse the other posts in the linky for some healthy recipe inspiration! Whether you’re gluten-free, paleo, raw, vegan or just trying to provide healthy options for your family, there should be something for everyone!

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My favorite recipe from this week comes from Easy Green Mom, and it’s her Cheese Enchiladas that caught my eye! I love Mexican food, and these look delish.

Cheese Enchiladas

And here’s what we’re eating at my house this week.


This Week’s Menu

MONDAY: I’m going out to dinner with a friend, but may I suggest this Roast Turkey in a Crock Pot via Walking On Sunshine? I cannot WAIT to try this! I think it would make a lovely “Thanksgiving in July” dinner alongside Ina’s Dill Fingerling Potatoes and my Tuscan Onion & Tomato Salad

TUESDAY: It’s my birthday! WOO! I have no intention of cooking, even though my birthday dinner is the following night (and I have no idea why; my husband just told me to save the date, and after 18 years of marriage I know better than to ask questions, can I get an amen?) But you may want to try this gluten-free Pesto Chicken Parmesan from Gluten Free Mom To Be. It looks delish. Serve it with GF pasta (or regular if that’s good with you) and maybe a salad. YUM. And while you’re at it, you might want to try your hand at her GF swirled blackberry cheesecake? I have printed out both recipes and hope to try them soon!

WEDNESDAY: I’m going out to dinner. WOO! But if you’re eating in, how about whipping up Sandi’s grain-free hamburgers? I love hamburgers in the summertime, and these sound amazing. I bet they’d be great alongside these Honey Balsamic Carrots from Best of Long Island.

THURSDAY: As far as I know, we will be eating at home and I’m thinking I might make this Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak. It’s great with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans sautéed with scallions. (I made these yesterday for lunch with green beans from my CSA and it was delish. I can’t believe I’ve never tried that before!)

FRIDAY: The Fourth of July!!! We aren’t planning anything exciting. One of my kids will be away at overnight camp, and the rest of us will likely hang out at home and listen to the fireworks in the distance. It’s not July 4th without a cookout so I expect we will fire up the grill and throw on some sausages (we like to get these from our local butcher.) Perhaps I’ll get ambitious and make deviled eggs and potato salad.

SATURDAY: Chicken Piccata with a side of rice and homemade Kale Chips (it’s CSA season, after all…. #toomuchkale)

What are you eating this week?

For more meal planning ideas, check out my Meal Planning Pinterest Board and my Recipe Index is chock full of healthy recipe ideas!


  1. says

    I heard it’s your birthday this week! Happy Birthday. I’m linking up some amazingly easy and healthy sorbets and an article about why gluten is becoming not good for anyone! Thanks for hosting another great party!

  2. says

    I saw you pinned those cheese enchiladas with chili con carne and I made them over the weekend when I ran out of food and ideas. So thank you :) A deviation from paleo for us, but we enjoy cheese and corn sometimes. I used cornstarch to thicken the sauce. They were very good. And EASY – no chopping or fancy ingredients. Win!

  3. says

    Thank you SO much for featuring the Honey Balsamic Carrots! Hope you liked them as much as I did.

    I waited to post the comment because I wanted to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    See you next week and sending birthday hugs!

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