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!
Hearty Turkey Veggie Crock Pot Chili, Homemade Corn Bread Muffins, raw veggies and ranch dip, apple slices
*Double the chili and corn bread muffins and freeze the extras as a Freezer Meal for the future.
Meatless Monday: Make-Ahead Lunch Wraps*, Guacamole and chips/veggies, pineapple slices
*Make extras for the kids’ lunches this week. This post has tips for sending hot food in lunch boxes.
Rosemary Shrimp Scampi, quinoa, Roasted Purple Potatoes and Carrots, grapes
Breakfast for Dinner: Fake-Out Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches*, Green Smoothie
*Double and refrigerate or freeze the extras for breakfast throughout the week or to send in lunches.
Leftovers/clean out the fridge night
Homemade Pizza Night (
Pizza Dough + Pizza Sauce + cheese + various toppings), fruit salad
No Peek Stew, Homemade Wheat Bread, green salad, pear slices
extra Starbucks Fake-Out Breakfast Sandwiches (
Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packs
Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins*
*Double and freeze the extras as a Freezer Meal for the future.
Homemade Popcorn + 3 Ingredient Hot Chocolate
Free Printable Menu Planner
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