“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu: March 29-April 4

"Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan

A major key to eating healthier and saving money is meal planning. When I plan my meals, I feel less stress throughout the week, spend less time and money at the grocery store, and usually serve my family a fairly well-rounded diet throughout the week.My hope is that my mostly “real food” meal plans each Saturday will help you do the same!

P.S. Please don’t feel overwhelmed when you look at my plan. I certainly do NOT get to all of my plans each week. I do what I can with the time I have and then we eat a lot of leftovers.



Slow Cooker Shredded Balsamic Beef*
mashed potatoes (I use a mix of half Yukon gold and half sweet potatoes)
green salad with Balsamic Dressing with Herbs

*Save extras for Tuesday night’s meal

Monday: Meatless

Hearty Vegetable Soup
whole grain baguette

Tuesday: Leftovers

French Dip Sandwiches (use leftover Shredded Balsamic Beef on wheat buns)
raw veggies with hummus and/or ranch dip
apple slices

Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner

Oven Omelet
Brownie Baked Oatmeal*

*Double and freeze one for later.


Whole wheat spaghetti with marinara
Meatballs with Sneaky Veggies* (I’m using ground turkey this time.)

*Double and save extra meatballs for Friday night’s meal


Meatball Subs on Wheat (use leftovers from Thursday)
steamed green beans
pear slices


Chicken Penne Pasta with Asparagus and Peppers

Breakfast Ideas:

Fake-Out Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches
Fruit Pizza Roll-Ups
fried eggs and wheat toast


Homemade Popcorn
Banana Bites

Free Printable Menu Planner

Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner!

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