Ever get in a major meal planning slump? That’s where I am at right now.  I’ve been trying to branch out and try new recipes but 4 year olds are picky and not afraid to share their opinions.  I almost didn’t post a meal plan this week because I’m still not sure if I’m happy with it and will likely end up changing it.  None the less, here is the work in progress.  Feel free to share your slump busting, 4 year old convincing tips in the comments or on our facebook page, I’d greatly appreciate the help!
Between Squigglybugs and Essential Oils, I’m busy but still loving every minute of it.  I am hoping to find more time to update the blog.  I’ve started blocking out my time a bit more and that has helped a ton.

 And now for the meal plan…

Breakfasts: I keep the pantry stocked with basic breakfast items and we pick what we want each day.  We usually have homemade yogurt, cereal / granola, and this week I made a batch of sourdough english muffins (they are quickly becoming our new favorite) *I have been pinning a lot of easy and healthy breakfast ideas to my “Breakfast and Lunch” Pinterest board, check it out for new ideas.

Lunches: I have a whole post with our strategies for packing healthy lunches plus it includes some of our favorite lunch ideas.  You can check it out HERE.

Dinners: I plan these out one for each night.  Typically we’ll have a “breakfast for dinner” night once a week, at least one meatless meal and one grain free meal.  I try to stick to traditional real food (no food dyes, artificial coloring, flavoring, or sweeteners)  I also try to make as much from scratch as possible, it is cheaper that way and I can control the type and source of my ingredients.

Meal plan for the week of 3/27/17

  • Monday: Chicken and rice bake with mixed veggies
  • Wednesday: Homemade fish sticks, cous cous, and peas
  • Thursday:  Turkey, bacon, cheddar wraps with popcorn and salad
  • Friday:  Crock pot chicken lo mein with extra veggies
  • Saturday: Soup of some kind…maybe meatball or tomato or tomato meatball
  • Sunday:  Sunday is our weekly prep night so we usually have leftovers or hardboiled eggs with a big salad.  

Simple, Real food, Meal Plan for a Busy Family