Our Weekly Meal Plan October 1 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 Monday! What a week we had last week! I did a lot of playing catch up yesterday and running errands with the family and now looking forward to hopefully not doing anything work related the rest of the day.. We didn’t get a chance to go up to Apple Hill this past weekend to see all of the fall colors, so fingers crossed for another weekend to plan for that this month. While we were out and about yesterday, we hit the Bass Pro Shop, one of our favorite outdoor sports and recreation shops. We could literally just spend hours shopping in that store.
But before we headed out for the morning I did manage to do a little bit of pear picking. With an abundance of pears on our tree, I decided on dehydrating some in the oven while the family was asleep along with some apples. I plan on chopping them up and adding them into my homemade granola for breakfasts and snacks during the week.
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 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!
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 1
My weekly meal plan and shopping list is completed and posted on our fridge:
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: Tomato and Basil Tart
Monday: Broccoli Chicken and Rice Stuffed Peppers
Tuesday: Sweet Potato Bake
Wednesday: Enchilada Meatballs over brown rice
Thursday: Vegetable Quinoa Bowls
Friday: BBQ Chicken Pizza (leftover chicken goes to tomorrow night’s meal)
Saturday: Mexican Chicken and Black Bean Skillet
- Pesto Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes (pretty much carb heaven)
- Mashed Butternut Squash with Rosemary from the garden
- Baked Zucchini Tots
- Fresh Tomato Basil Salad
- Crockpot Applesauce
- Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies (I’m excited to make these)
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!