A couple of weeks ago, I took a quick pic of my meal plan for the week (along with my amazing white wine spritzer) and posted it to Instagram. It was innocent enough, but my followers LOOOOOVVVEEEED seeing it!
And obviously, meal planning is way better with cookies and coffee! Or wine! Either will do:)
So, I of course I decided that I should probably post it here on the blog so I can 1) write more info about the recipes 2) let all of you who don't follow me on Instagram know about it (ps, you should totally follow me on the insta if you don't already, I post wwwwaaaayyyyy more pictures, exclusive contests and tons of food inspiration. Plus then I get to stock your feed and see all your cute babies!! Win Win!!)
This isn't going to be a super polished post. It's going to be a quick post giving you some ideas on what you can make for the week. Let me know if you like these meal plans and want me to keep posting.
Quick Info -
- I usually don't plan meals for the weekend as we tend to go out or have leftovers those meals.
- Since Parker is able to eat any foods now, we all eat the same meals. I have a slightly different lunch (add in a huge salad to what is on this meal plan), hubby usually has his eggs/bacon/avocado breakfast and I usually toss in some additional fruit onto the kiddos plates. One family - One meal (most of the time:)
- I am not a great meal planner by any means, so I would love to hear any tips you have! We can do this together!
Tip of the Week - Know which meal you suck at planning/making, and work at it! <----- super deep here!! I am really bad about planning lunches (or even having anything in the house for lunches) and we usually just have leftovers, things tossed together to resemble a meal or we hit up a drive through (yes, we eat fast food!). Now that Ellie is in school, I have to give lunches a little more thought. For the last couple of weeks, I have been planning my dinners around school lunches, so that I can use the leftovers in her lunches. This means I have to think about what will stay good in a lunch box that doesn't have to get heated. Seems like I can do this for 2 lunches a week, while the other lunches I have to have a plan for.
Breakfast - Grain Free Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins/Pressed Green Juice
Lunch - Sandwich on a Stick (leftover meatballs, cheese and olives)/Avocado/Pineapple Chunks
Dinner - Slow Cooker Orange Chicken/Rice/Steamed Broccoli
Breakfast - Baked Egg Pizza Muffins/ 3-Ingredient Green Smoothie
Lunch - Leftover Orange Chicken Salad with Crackers/Apple Slices with Yogurt Dip
Dinner - Grilled Beef with Chimicherri Sauce/Grilled Asparagus/Grilled Peaches
Breakfast - Blueberry + Kale Smoothie/Dark Chocolate Chip Muffin
Lunch - Leftover Pizza Muffins/Fruit Salad/Carrot Sticks with Sweet Basil Dip
Dinner - Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Sandwiches/Sweet Potato Chips/Fruit Salad
Breakfast - Baked Blueberry Oatmeal (hoping Parker could eat this oatmeal by herself!)/Red Pressed Juice
Lunch - Orange Chicken Salad Wrap with Shredded Carrots/Edamame/Blueberries
Dinner - Leftover BBQ Chicken with Bacon, Corn and Cilantro/Green Salad with Sweet Basil Dressing
Breakfast - Spiced Donuts with Chocolate Glaze/lots of coffee!
I used my new library of eBooks from the Healthy Living Ultimate Bundle for most of these recipes! I just love having SO many great resources for new food ideas.
Here are the ones I used for this weeks Meal Plan (and love):
The Grain-Free Snacker by Carol Lovett at Ditch the Wheat ($24.97 and is by far my favorite eBook in the bundle!! Totally worth the price of the bundle alone)
Chicken Dump Recipes from Sharla at The Chaos and the Clutter ($9.00)
Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas on the Go from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship ($9.95)
Cook Eat Paleo Fast & Easy from Lisa at Cook Eat Paleo ($9.95)
Crock'd Slow Cooker Freezer Meals from Kelly at New Leaf Wellness ($9.99)
7 Day Diet Plan from Katherine at Green Thickness ($25.00)
Dressed: Simple Dressing for Frugal Foodies from Tiffany at Don't Waste the Crumbs ($5.99)
Money Saving Mom's Guide to Freezer Cooking from Crystal at Money Saving Mom (2.99)
If you buy these eBooks ala cart, they would come out to $87.89! Wowzers!! But right now you can buy them (plus 87 other eBooks and eCourses) from the Healthy Living Ultimate Bundle for only $29.97!!!
Plus one of the bones is a $32 One A Month Meals Credit + FREE Jumpstart to Healthy Living Mini Menu ($35 value!) which gives you great ideas on meals you can make once a month, freeze and have at your finger tips. For those times when you forget to pick up chicken for Wednesday's slow cooker bbq chicken meal!
*** The Meal Planner is from 1canoe2 and because you guys flipped out over them so much, they have generously agreed to offer 20% off the Let's Eat Meal Planner for my readers. Use code BabyFoodE at checkout.***