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I have something really exciting to share with you today. A few of you have written to tell me how much you love these meal plans and I so appreciate that! But it got me to thinking that may some of you would like some resources for doing your own menu planning too. My friend Randa from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen has just created a new course on meal planning and it’s going to be amazing. How do I know? Well, a) she’s amazing and b) I got a sneak peek. 😉 (Full review to come!)
I could go on and on about the benefits of meal planning, but let’s just start with the top 3 – save time, save money, eat healthier. And Randa, is an expert in the area of healthier eating and has the most amazing recipes! This is a win-win situation!
If you sign up to be an early member of The Meal Planning Method you will receive:
- The course
- The digital health and fitness planner ($10 value)
- Access to the secret group to share recipes, meal plans, etc.
Signing up now gives you a super discount, for the purchase price of $20. The course opens for beta testers on Monday! This is my affiliate link >>>
https://randaderkson.mykajabi.com/a/15093/PXURtV5z. That’s not why I’m telling you about this though. You already know that I really truly believe in the value of meal planning (it’s a form of self care people!!!) and I truly believe in Randa and her course.
.Okay, on to the meal plan. Despite the rain we keep having, I am ever hopeful that we will be able to do a lot of grilling. Other than that, you’ll see lots of fresh local produce and salads on our menu plan. Let me just mention the salads for a moment. I LOVE potato and pasta salads but it’s not just because they’re delicious. I find it really saves time to make up a big batch one day. Then we can have some for dinner that night, with plenty left over for lunches that week.
WEEKLY MEAL PLAN
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MEALS IN MY MENU PLANS:
FF = FREEZER FRIENDLY
SC = SLOW COOKER
MF = MEAT FREE
PLO = PLANNED LEFTOVERS
MA – MAKE AHEAD
BBQ – GRILLED FOOD
This Week’s Meals
You will find that most of these meals are under $10 based on prices (sale prices where possible) in London, Ontario, Canada. We are feeding a family of 4 – 3 adults and 1 toddler, all with healthy appetites. We generally have some leftovers from our meals and if these aren’t being used as part of another meal, they are used for lunches throughout the week.
Prices are based mostly on those at No Frills and FreshCo, the two grocery stores we frequent most often with an occasional shop at Loblaws for some of the more gourmet items (and because it’s just my favorite store – it even has a Starbucks!). If you’re in my area, be sure to check the Flipp app for all the deals – there are some fantastic ones on chicken and for the supplies you need if you’re serving up hot dogs and hamburgers!
Grilled lemonade chicken (BBQ), warm German potato salad, green beans sauteed with lemon pepper, soy sauce, and a dash of butter, carrots
Asian Beef Wraps (we use ground beef in them and make more rice than we need – it freezes well and we can use it for rice bowls for lunches) (FF), roasted broccoli and cauliflower (we roast extra – these are great to throw in rice and noodle bowls or salads for lunches)
Bacon Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken, (BBQ), tortellini salad (we add cucumber, red onion, and peas), Mexican street corn (BBQ)
Porcupine meatballs, egg noodles, roasted Brussels sprouts and carrots
Eggs over asparagus with Parmesan Gremolata (MF), dill flatbread, tossed salad
Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa, (FF) (BBQ), Couscous, Green Beans
Church Picnic: They’re serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. We’re taking: bacon and cheddar macaroni salad, raw veggies and dip in mason jars
Breakfasts and Lunches
Canned soups. Frozen soups and chili.
Pancakes or waffles (we always have mix on hand)
Yogurt and bran cereal parfaits
Toast with jam and goat cheese or peanut butter
Sandwiches – lunch meat or chicken or cheese or cucumber and onions, selection depending on what’s on hand and on sale that week. This week we are having some egg salad wraps since both eggs and tortillas were on sale.
Salads – chef’s salad with hard boiled eggs, ham, and cheese added, Waldorf salad, Cobb salad
What is on your menu for this week?
Looking for some super quick and easy meals? Check out these delicious 15 minute main dish recipes.
Save time and effort with 20 Easy Meals Using Rotisserie Chicken
Here’s a full 30 days worth of quick, easy, and inexpensive main dish ideas here.
You can find more of my menu plans here.
And check out more meal plan ideas over on Menu Plan Monday at Orgjunkie.com
OMG I love a good meal plan and totally agree with you that’s it’s self-care to take the time and prep and plan your week! I can’t wait to check back in on the regular for ideas and inspo.
Kristine Laco says
That all sounds so delicious! Thanks for the reminder that I should go back to menu planning. Somewhere along the line, I reverted back to the 5pm, “what’s for dinner?” panic routine. #30daywritingchallenge