“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: March 8-14

"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.



Grilled Southwest Chicken Tenders*
Roasted Asparagus (I might do it on the grill)
corn on the cob (here‘s an easy no-boil method)

*Double this recipe and freeze the extras as a Freezer Meal for the future.

Monday: Meatless

Make Ahead Lunch Wraps
raw veggies with Creamy Avocado Dip (or ranch dip)
apple slices

*Double this recipe and freeze the extras as a Freezer Meal for the future or to send in lunches.


Leftovers / clean out the fridge night

Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit*
No Fail Bacon* (look for uncured to avoid nitrites and nitrates)

*Double and freeze the extras for future meals.


Light and Easy Penne Rosa (15 minute one pot wonder)
green peas
pear slices


Mini Italian Burgers on Homemade Burger Buns
Roasted Carrots and Sweet Potatoes


Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps (use the frozen chicken tenders and bacon from earlier in week)

Breakfast Ideas:

leftover Baked Oatmeal with Fruit
Baked Egg Cups
whole grain bagels with cream cheese


Small Bites Board
Dark Chocolate 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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