Weekly Meal Plan October 8

Our Weekly Meal Plan October 8 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 Wednesday! I’m a few days late in getting our weekly meal plan out. We lost power late Sunday evening due to severe wind causing the Lobo and McCourtney fires here in Nevada County. Lots of families a couple miles from us were evacuated from their homes.We spent a majority of the day on Monday making sure everything the wind storm brought the night before was cleared away from the house and hoses laid out. Our emergency bags were packed and ready to go.

Luckily on Monday, the wind had died down and the fire turned the opposite direction. I pray for those that have lost their home, for those that don’t know whether they have a home to go back to or not and for the firefighters and crews fighting to protect our homes. 

The Weekly Plan is Posted

There’s some great recipes in this week’s Weekly Meal Plan! Often times when Sunday rolls around and busy schedules, as moms we don’t have a clue what to make for meals during the week. Let alone always have the time to map out a plan. Lucky for you and me I’ll generally be sharing these healthy weekly meal plans every Sunday night or early Monday mornings! This week due to the power outage, we started off by eating whatever food was in the fridge that could go bad and putting leftovers together. Until things get back to our regular schedule, we’re keeping this week pretty simple.

I hope you enjoy all the delicious recipes (fingers crossed I can get the posts up during the week so check back) and find these posts helpful. Happy week ahead! Enjoy!

Weekly Meal Plan October 8

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 October 8

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, Oat Bars, 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 (one new recipe will post throughout the week)

Sunday: Crock Pot Taco Soup

Monday: Leftovers from the fridge, Chicken Noodle Soup

Tuesday: Grilled Egg Sandwiches, leftovers from the fridge

Wednesday: Cheesy Baked Turkey Meatballs over brown rice

Thursday: One Pot Lasagna Soup

Friday: Broccoli, Cheddar and Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes (leftover chicken goes to tomorrow night’s meal)

Saturday: Crockpot Southwestern Chicken Noodle Soup

Side Dishes

  • Caramelized Butternut Squash

Desserts

  • Caramel Apple Crisp

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 and Monday 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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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.

6 Comments

  1. Yum, thanks for sharing your menu, these meals sound like what my family would eat! I am glad your home was spared from the fires, it’s so terrible that many are not so lucky.

  2. I LOVE meal planning my weeks! It makes it so much easier to stay on track!! OMG the crockpot taco soup sounds sooo good! Do you have the recipe?

  3. Thank you! Yes, it’s a travesty that so many lost their homes or structures not just in my area but in other areas like my hometown I grew up in. Feeling very grateful that our home and property were spared. On a positive note, the strength and coming together of the community I live in to support one another is amazing.

  4. Yes, it is really good! I didn’t get a chance to post many of the recipes on this week’s meal plan yet due to the power outage and fires. I’m hoping to catch up this weekend when things slow down. Please check back for the recipe.

  5. Cheddar and chicken twice baked potatoes sound amazing! It’s been so long since I’ve had a twice baked potato, but that might have to change! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  6. Love your meal planning! I try to do the same a few days ahead, it sure keeps cooking time easier than trying to figure out what to make lol

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