Our Weekly Meal Plan October 15 shares our quick and easy meals for every day of the week. There are easy ideas for side dishes and a delicious dessert too!
Happy Monday! For weeks now, I’ve been playing with our grocery budget to spend even less and utilize the bulk items we’ve got in our pantry. I’ve really enjoyed trying new dishes and playing around more with beans, lentils and homemade bread. I try and incorporate the lean meats like, turkey, chicken and of course healthy proteins like fish when I can. At the end of the day, I believe most strongly in healthy moderation and intuitive eating.I’ve learned over the process of clean eating, how my body responds to certain foods and when I eat foods I shouldn’t, my body tells me. It’s like when you eat those sugary foods and your body feels crummy and bloated afterwards. Yeah, that feeling.
The great thing about experimenting with my family’s eating style and our pantry is I get to find out what works for my family. I’ve always been a huge believer in that the ideal diet (and exercise plan) is quite individualized. For example, I am forever grateful that no one in our family has food allergies. So I don’t have to worry about excluding an entire food group for an extended amount of time.
With that being said, I’m also always up for trying new things and getting out of my comfort zone of foods to gain a new perspective on other healthy food choices. Now onto the meal plan for the week.
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!
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. 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. 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 15
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: 30-Minute Turkey Chili Recipe
Monday: Thai Peanut Chicken
Tuesday: Lasagna Sloppy Joes
Wednesday: Potato Corn Chowder
Thursday: Butternut Squash Chicken Taquitos
Friday: Greek Turkey Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki
Saturday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Garlic Ranch Potatoes
- Skillet Green Beans
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars
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!