The last time I posted a meal plan I talked about how I was in a bit of slump and running out of fresh ideas…well, I still am!  I love trying new recipes but it’s hard when you are busy and just need dinner on the table fast.  I’m going to try to work in one or two new things this week to see if that helps.
Between Squigglybugs has a big weekend coming up! It’s Earth Day on Saturday and we’re celebrating with sales and special promotions all weekend long.  It’s a very good thing I can put some Essential Oils in the diffuser and power through.

 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 4/17/17

  • Monday: Pizza with meatsauce I have leftover from last week and salad
  • Tuesday: Homemade fish sticks, cheese polenta (this is new), and peas
  • Wednesday: Breakfast bake of some kind and apple sauce
  • Thursday: Tomato and rice soup (new) with salad and sourdough bread
  • Friday:  Bean and veggie quesadillas with veggies and dip
  • Saturday: Beef roast in the crock pot, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies
  • 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