I’m so super excited to announce Table for Two’s very first 31 day challenge!
This literally came together in my head one night while laying in bed thinking about how I have gotten so many requests for meal planning or motivation to get in the kitchen during the week and make a home-cooked meal for dinner instead of getting take-away.
What better motivation than throwing together a challenge and having a big supportive group to do it with and to hold each other accountable?
What is this challenge?
They say that it takes 21 days for a habit to form so I’m hoping that everyone leaves this 31 day challenge with renewed motivation and confidence to cook at home for dinner.
There are no “pre-requisites” to join. You just have to love food!
What’s not this challenge?
A weight loss challenge or anything of that nature.
I will say, though, by eating more at home and moving more, you could see some weight loss but by no means am I promoting this challenge as a “weight loss” or “fitness” challenge.
I’m also not guaranteeing anything in regards to weight loss; if that’s what you’re looking for then I’m sorry to say this is not the challenge for you.
I don’t have the qualifications for weight loss and dietary suggestions; this is just for fun.
I’m truly just helping people get back in the kitchen and starting off 2019 on the right foot.
What happens during the 31 days? What kinds of content will I be sent if I sign up?
I’ll be sending weekly meal plans to your inbox.
They will be sent out every Friday evening so you can grocery shop on Saturday or Sunday!
I’ll also be sending an email once a week on tips and tricks on how to stay motivated in and out of the kitchen.
These emails will hopefully help you realize that cooking at home is not as daunting as you may think — even if you have a busy lifestyle!
So in summary, you will be getting at least two emails from me a week.
Are there new recipes?
Yes! I’ve been working on developing some new dinner (and some breakfast) recipes that are easy for meal prep!
Is this free?
Where is the community/group that is participating and where can I ask questions and stay accountable?
If you’re on Facebook, you’ll want to join The Community Table.
It’s my private Facebook group for TFT readers and many are participating in this challenge!
But even after the challenge is over, you’ll have a sense of community and a place where like-minded people hang out!
If you’re not on Facebook, no worries. You’ll still get all the emails; which is why it’s imperative you sign up!
What if I have dietary restrictions and/or allergies?
Unfortunately, I can’t cater to every dietary restriction or allergy out there.
If you’re okay with substituting ingredients or finding another recipe to replace the suggested recipe for the day, please do so.
Hashtag it and share with the world!
It helps with the weekly giveaway too. Just sayin’
This will help everyone see what you’re making and also a way to keep yourself accountable, but also giveaways.
More details on the giveaways in the email you’ll receive on December 28!
Do it with a friend!
It’s much more fun to do things with friends so grab a buddy (or more) and keep each other accountable!
When does this start?
The first email goes out December 28.
The challenge officially starts January 1.
What if I join after December 28?!
Sign up will close Friday morning, December 28. Which means you won’t be getting the additional emails with all the tips & tricks and helpful accountability emails, so don’t miss the deadline!
I’ll always have the link to the meal planning calendar in this post but also, this is a living page which means if you bookmark this page, it will change every week and if you refresh the page, you can find all the previous plans below.
Count me in! I’m ready to get back in the kitchen! Where do I sign up?
Sign up has closed for this challenge. Sorry!
Photography by Anna Grace Photography
Week 5, FINAL WEEK!
Click calendar to enlarge/download/print, if you wish.
- Jan 27: Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta
- Jan 28: Sugared Soy Sauce Salmon
- Jan 29: 20-Minute Vegetable Stir Fry
- Jan 30: Instant Pot Minestrone Soup (new recipe!)
Instructions for slow cooker and stovetop are in the post
- Jan 31: Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Lasagna Rolls
- Feb 1: sign up for meal plans to continue to receive weekly dinner ideas!
Week 4 (Jan 20-26)
- Jan 20: Honey Balsamic Drumsticks
- Jan 21: Garlic Butter Shrimp Quinoa
- Jan 22: Low-Carb Skillet Chicken Parm Gnocchi (new recipe!)
- Jan 23: Apricot Balsamic Pork Chops
- Jan 24: Broccoli, Chicken, and Rice Casserole
- Jan 25: Linguine and Clam Sauce
- Jan 26: Chocolate Mug Cake
Week 3 (Jan 13-18)
- Jan 13: Pumpkin BBQ Sloppy Joe’s
- Jan 14: Stovetop Butter Chicken
- Jan 15: Shrimp Fajitas (new recipe!)
- Jan 16: Everything but the Eggroll Bowl
- Jan 17: Instant Pot Creamy Mushroom & Chicken Wild Rice Soup (instructions for slow cooker and stovetop is in the post)
- Jan 18: General Tso’s Chicken Ramen
Week 2 (Jan 6-11)
- Jan 6: Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli (or Instant Pot version)
- Jan 7: 15-Minute Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl
- Jan 8: Zucchini Noodle Cashew Stir Fry
- Jan 9: Stovetop Chicken Tortilla Soup (new recipe!)
- Jan 10: Stuffed Peppers
- Jan 11: Marsala Chicken Rigatoni Mushroom Pasta
Week 1 (Jan 1-4)
- Jan 1: Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Jan 2: Creamy Roasted Poblano Pepper Chicken Soup
- Jan 3: Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic
- Jan 4: Mongolian Beef
GIVEAWAY DETAILS ($500 value)
At the end of every week, there will be a $100 gift card giveaway! You can choose the retailer of your choice (Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, Crate & Barrel, or Amazon).
Very important! You must have a public Instagram account otherwise I can’t see to keep track! You also must use both hashtags and tag me.
You can have one entry per Instagram post. Up to two BONUS entries can be obtained if you make other recipes from the blog and share them! Max number of entries is capped at seven per week (Sun-Sat including bonus entries).
Photos posted on other social media channels or in The Community Table will NOT count as entries.
Winner will be picked randomly every Sunday morning (Eastern time) and notified via Instagram private messages and may be announced via my Instagram Story. Winner must respond within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Winner also must have a valid email address as the gift card will be in the form of an e-gift card.
I know this is a lot but please read the above thoroughly if you are entering. It is imperative you follow the guidelines and rules or your entry/entries will not count.