Weekly Meal Plan September 24

Our Weekly Meal Plan September 24 shares our quick and easy meals for every day of the week. There are easy side dishes and a couple of delicious desserts too!

Happy Sunday Everyone! If you live in an area where the seasons cooperate than you’re probably in the beginning of Fall. Up here in the Sierra Foothills, the weather has become cool with some windy days. The trees are already started to change color which means it’s time to start thinking about altering those meal plans for getting cozy with soups, stews, and casseroles. 

Weekly Fall Meal Plan

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We’re keeping organized and putting more effort into frugal living and my hope is to help you all on this journey with me to continually save time in the kitchen, have a weekly meal plan and continue to create those family mealtime memories.

Be sure to check out my post on How We’re Cutting Our Grocery Bill for some frugal tips on your next shopping trip. Are you ready for the meal plan?

My Meal Planning Process:

  • Prepare for the week: Our family typically meal plans on Sunday (since it’s my first day off from work) and plan out what we are having for breakfast, lunch and dinner each week.  Because we know what we are eating each morning (this definitely helps on those crazy school mornings) and night, it means less stress, less money splurged on eating out and the ability to pull anything frozen out of the freezer the night before.
  • Save some money: ibotta’s cash back rewards programWe save money on items we purchase often when we can combine a sale and a use a coupon, or even the store’s savings app. I tend to use for every grocery store and Target’s Cartwheel  for Target combined with ibotta.  I saved $4.77  on yesterday’s shopping trip using these two apps. We also save money by only purchasing the items we plan to eat within a given week, vs. going to the grocery store hungry and winging it… Because we all know how that turns out. 
  • Weekly schedules: We always keep our weekly schedules and appointments in mind when we meal plan.  Some nights the kids go off to Neo (a safe, fun social hangout place for kids) or school functions, which means quick and easy dinners. And on our family nights mean we can pick something new to make and spend a little more time preparing a good meal. 

It’s all about finding that balance.

Weekly Meal Plan September 24

My weekly meal plan and shopping list is completed and posted on our fridge:

Breakfast options:  

Homemade Greek Yogurt, Green Smoothie, Breakfast Nachos, cereal, Homemade Granola, toast, eggs, Breakfast Burritos, and/or fresh fruit

Lunch options:

Sandwiches, Chicken Salad Wraps, Tortilla Rollups (aka “Prairie Sushi”), protein shakes, pizza roll ups, salad, fresh cut veggies and/or fruit

Suppers Your Family Will Love

Need ideas for your weekly meal plan? It’s time for another weekly menu.I enjoy menu planning because of  the simplicity it provides for my life. It enables me to decrease my grocery shopping excursions to twice a month and it allows me to  have more free time to focus on my family and home. For ideas in the weekly meal plan, we’ll be focusing on a variety of family meals. You’ll find the recipes on the weekly meal plan also available on my Recipe Index page with a grocery list included.

Dinner (recipes will post throughout the week)

Sunday: Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Wedges and Mixed Green Salad 

Monday: Chicken in a Slow Cooker

Tuesday: Bean and Meat Crock Pot Enchiladas

Wednesday: Teriyaki Turkey Rice 

Thursday: Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

Friday: Bergala Family Farms Tomato Sauce and Poached Egg

Saturday: Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta with Chicken

Side Dishes

  • Restaurant Style Pinto Beans
  • Asparagus with Maple Mustard Glaze

Desserts

Homemade Apple Pie

 

Homemade Apple Pie with Mom’s Perfect Pie Crust

Caramel Crumb Top Coffee Cake

 

Crumb Top Coffee Cake

Having our food prepped and the week planned has me entering this week feeling organized and ready to take on the week and I’m excited to keep up this two hours on a Sunday routine. Bring on the week! 

Have a fantastic rest of your week and Happy Meal Planning! What’s cooking at your house this week?

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About Noel

Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family mealtimes back to the table and stay healthy.

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