“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: April 26-May 2

"Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan: April 19-25

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.



Mini Meatloaf Muffins*
mashed sweet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes
green beans

*Double and freeze second batch before baking for dinner another night.

Monday: Meatless

10 Minute Tortilla Soup (served with diced avocado, shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips, plain Greek yogurt)



Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner

Chocolate Zucchini Waffles*
scrambled eggs

*Makes lots of extras to freeze for future breakfasts.


Whole Grain Pizza Bread
green salad with Greek salad dressing
pear and apple slices


Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders*
broccoli and carrot sticks with hummus

*Double and save extras for lunchboxes on Monday. Here are tips for sending hot sandwiches.


Baked Dijon Salmon
Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits
Roasted Asparagus

Breakfast Ideas:

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Banana and Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
leftover Chocolate Zucchini Waffles

Free Printable Menu Planner

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

menu planner

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  1. Kristie says

    I’m half way through this weeks meal plan and I’m so excited to say it’s been a hit! Thank you ladies for all your hard work! I made my own menu for this week mostly out of the 60 freezer meal recipes. My husband and I loved them so far and I can’t wait to try out the freezer meals. I froze a meal every time I made one so my freezer is getting stocked up. I just wanted to spread the love!