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    Updated on May 14, 2019. Posted on May 10, 2019

    Here's Everything You Need For Day 2 Of The $40 Week-Long Meal Plan

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    Breakfast: Baked Egg In Avocado

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    Ingredients:

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    1 large egg

    ½ avocado, pitted

    Kosher salt, to taste

    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Shredded cheddar cheese, to taste

    Preparation:

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    1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F (220˚C).

    2. Crack the egg into the hole of the avocado. You may need to scoop out some of the avocado flesh to make more room for the egg. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

    3. Place the avocado in a baking dish to keep it upright. Bake for 15 minutes, until the yolk is set.

    4. Enjoy!

    Lunch: Tomato Soup With Gnocchi

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    Ingredients:

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    ½ cup store-bought potato gnocchi

    8 ounces (or more) creamy tomato soup

    Handful of fresh spinach

    Kosher salt, to taste

    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Olive oil, to taste

    1 teaspoon plain Greek yogurt, optional

    Preparation:

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    1. Boil the gnocchi according to the package instructions, then drain.

    2. Meanwhile, heat the soup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the spinach and let it wilt, then add the gnocchi. Season with salt and pepper.

    3. Ladle the soup into a bowl. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and a spoonful of Greek yogurt, if desired.

    4. Enjoy!

    Dinner: Chicken Tacos

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    Ingredients:

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    1 bone-in, skin-on chicken thigh

    Olive oil, to taste

    Kosher salt, to taste

    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Cayenne pepper, to taste

    ⅙ bell pepper, diced

    ⅙ large white onion, diced

    ⅕ beefsteak tomato, diced

    2 corn tortillas

    ¼ avocado, sliced

    Shredded cheddar cheese, to taste

    Salsa, to taste

    Preparation:

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    1. Make the chicken: Preheat the oven to 425˚F (200˚C).

    2.Pat the chicken thigh dry, then season with olive oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne. 3. In a cast-iron skillet over high heat, sear the chicken thigh, skin-side down, until the skin is crispy, about 10 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for 15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Let cool slightly, then shred the meat. Leave the oven on.

    4. Add the bell pepper, onion, and tomato to a medium pan over medium heat and sauté until the onion is translucent and the peppers and tomato are tender, about 6 minutes.

    5. Meanwhile, heat the tortillas in olive oil or butter on the stove until warmed and slightly toasted. Set aside.

    6. Divide the shredded chicken between the tortillas. Top with the sautéed vegetables, sliced avocado, and cheese. Place the tacos in the oven or on the stovetop over medium heat until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.

    7. Top with salsa, then serve.

    8. Enjoy!

    For more easy, budget-friendly recipes, check out the rest of our 7-day, $40 meal plan.