Weekly Meal Plan December 10

Weekly Meal Plan December 10

Our Weekly Meal Plan December 10 shares our family’s quick and easy meals for every day of the week. There are easy ideas for side dishes too!

The holiday clock is ticking away…what do you have left to do? Is your shopping done?  In previous years, I’ve done most of mine online, however this year I’ve decided on gearing out towards visiting some stores and at our local shops.

The coming week is filled with lots of  catch up events so no new recipes to test out. As we get further into this holiday month of celebration twists and turns your usual routines on their heads, meal planning can sometimes take a back seat. So I am keeping it simple with some family favorites and trying to make some room in our freezer to store up some cookie dough. We still do need to bake some cookies and check it off our Family’s Christmas Bucket List.

Now onto the meal plan for the week

Eating meals at home with our families is a great way for families to reconnect and develop relationships as well as customize our families’ meals and nutrition habits.Not to mention, it saves you money!

The Weekly Plan December 10 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! 

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!

Meal Plan December 10

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. Now, 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 program  We 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.  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 December 10

My weekly meal plan December 10 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

Snacks

  • Stovetop Popcorn- made with coconut oil this is still a family favorite snack. And it’s a perfect snack for the month of December; make some to eat and string the rest for the tree!

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.

Dinner (one new recipe will post throughout the week)

Sunday: Curry Chicken (from the freezer)

Monday: Chili Night

Tuesday: One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole – Made with ground turkey, it’s a  repeat meal planning dish that makes a lot so we froze half. It reheats well on stove or the microwave.

Wednesday: Baked Ziti (Lasagna style), Salad and Garlic Bread

Thursday: Salsa Verde Chicken in the crock pot, Salad. 

Friday: Pizza Night (It’s a movie night-we’re heading off to see Star Wars The Last Jedi)

Saturday: C.O.R.N. (Clean Out Refrigerator Night)

Side Dishes

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli

Desserts

  • Apple Fritter Cinnamon Rolls

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! 

Healthy Living Recipes

Hope you find some ideas and recipes from Meal Plan December 3. You’ll find more recipe sharing  and tips on my Facebook page.

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