“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: May 3-9

 "Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan: May 3-9

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 Whole Chicken with Spices*
Roasted Root Vegetables
Honey Wheat Bread (in breadmaker)

*Make and freeze broth out of the leftover bones after dinner using this recipe.

Monday: Meatless

5 Ingredient Mac and Cheese
green beans
apple slices


leftovers or pull something out of the freezer

Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner

Pumpkin Whole Wheat French Toast
bacon (I buy uncured to avoid nitrites and nitrates)


Grilled Rosemary Shrimp Scampi* (on skewers)
whole wheat cous cous
simple green salad with Lemon Honey Vinaigrette
mixed fruit salad

*Make extra marinade and freeze for future shrimp skewers.


Grilled brats and hotdogs (I try to buy local and/or organic) on wheat buns
Oven Fries
carrot sticks and broccoli with homemade ranch dip


Asian Lettuce Wraps*
brown rice
sliced pineapple

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

Breakfast Ideas:

Banana Pumpkin Bread with cream cheese or peanut butter on top
yogurt parfaits
Instant Oatmeal Packets

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