Our Meal Plan for the Week

Meal planning is one key strategy we use to feed our family of 8 healthy, delicious meals and not pay too much. Here’s our plan for the week.

Our Meal Plan for the Week: Meal planning is one key strategy we use to feed our family of 8 healthy, delicious meals and not pay too much. Here's our plan for the week.

Sunday night came sooner than I was ready for it. It’s been a busy weekend. It’s been productive, but now it’s gone. Excuse me while I wipe a tear. Someday I’ll get to a point when weekends are for fun. I can’t wait for that.

We’ve got a busy week ahead with activities in the afternoon and at least three days getting in the car to drive to neighboring cities. I am a homebody. This will be a stretch for me. Add to that the low-lying panic I feel about upcoming deadlines, and well, just say a prayer.

In the meantime, I need some quick, no-brainer meals. These would be them:

Breakfasts

Our Meal Plan for the Week: Meal planning is one key strategy we use to feed our family of 8 healthy, delicious meals and not pay too much. Here's our plan for the week.

All baked goods are made with honey or maple instead of the sugar in the recipe. Our sugar fast is over — more on that soon. I still want to keep more or less to the eating habits we had before, though I’ve loosened up on some things because for recipe-development reasons. 

Lunches

Our Meal Plan for the Week: Meal planning is one key strategy we use to feed our family of 8 healthy, delicious meals and not pay too much. Here's our plan for the week.

These lunches are all meals that I can pull together really quickly and I know the kids will eat. Amen. Hallelujah.

all served with fresh fruit and vegetables

Dinners

Our Meal Plan for the Week: Meal planning is one key strategy we use to feed our family of 8 healthy, delicious meals and not pay too much. Here's our plan for the week.

Dinner time is where I’m going to be experimenting this week. Here’s the generic version of my meal plans:

all served with seasonal vegetables

  • Turkey Wraps
  • Pizza Night
  • Fish Tacos
  • Beef Burritos
  • Gyros
  • Chicken and Rice
  • Breakfast for Supper

meal-planning-101How to Meal Plan

If you’re looking for instruction in guidance in making your own meal plans, you’ve come to the right place. Meal planning is a sure-fire strategy to help you serve meals in a timely manner, avoid extra trips to the grocery store, and save money by using up what you have.

Meal Planning 101 covers everything you need to know in order to plan and execute successful meal plans that help you eat well and stay under budget. Be sure to scroll through the archives because we’ve addressed quite a few meal planning basics as well as common challenges and stumbling blocks to meal plans that work.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for posting, I need to get a move on with my meal plan for this week…you are my motivation!

  2. Stephanie M. says:

    Breakfasts will be oatmeal, Irish Soda bread from the freezer, French toast, and cereal

    Lunches will be sandwiches, salads, and leftovers

    Dinners will be Paella, Spinach quiche, beef and bean burritos, chicken parmesan, and leftovers of some of these meals.

  3. Hannah A. says:

    This week’s dinner menu plan: chili con carne, cornbread; roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pan gravy; blackened salmon, couscous, sugar snap peas; Swedish meatballs with lingonberry preserves, leftover mashed potatoes, peas; chicken & rice casserole (using leftover chicken), broccoli incorporated; personal pan pizzas, green salad, dessert pizza; beef & noodles (using the last of French dip leftovers from the previous week), fresh rolls, green salad.

  4. Jennifer Hoffman says:

    Thanks for sharing as always!! Are you still doing the same thing for snacks now that your sugar fast is over?

  5. Heather M says:

    oh boy do i need some meal planning to start happening. I’m still winging it over a week post-vacation. It’s working, but I’m kind of tired of it. Tonight is a great success, at least once it’s ready. I had a spark of inspiration luckily, and am making ceviche style shrimp tacos, since we have all the ingredients and they need to get eaten (well, the fresh parts do). Plus broccoli slaw on the side. So, yay, food won’t go to waste. But boo, because i really need to be planning better so we don’t end up wasting. It’s about to stop working without the planning!

    • Plans can bring peace. But don’t knock yourself. Are you back in the saddle yet?

      • Heather M says:

        Sadly not yet back in the saddle. However, my winging it has been working! It helps that I’ve been keeping a fridge full of healthy food, and that the freezer is stocked with good proteins right now. We haven’t been doing much, if any takeout, and I’ve been able to eat in my usual super-healthy way (read: watching calories). I’m still losing weight and am down way more than I ever dreamed possible. I look better than I ever did in high school (I wasn’t ever in this kind of shape ever in my life). It’s pretty fun. But I am being careful. all final weight loss decisions are being made in combination with my trainer, etc. :)

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