Weekly meal planning is near and dear to my heart. You’ve heard me say I feel strongly about the meal-planning process, and you can read more about my tips for meal planning in this post.
So, meal planning for dinner is something I do pretty regularly, although never 100% of the time.
But when I don’t do it, I always regret the chaos that ensues. I’m left scrambling during the busiest time of day (3 to 7 pm for me) to make sure what I’m eating and feeding my family is as nourishing as possible. Can you relate?
You could say there are two kinds of people in the world (actually, I think this trick works for most topics, LOL):
- those who have realistic menu plans, and
- those who don’t (meaning, either they’re not realistic OR they didn’t bother at all!)
I care about you, so I’d really like us to be in the “realistic menu plan” camp together–which is why I’m always talking about my easy, real food recipes.
But even as an RD, it’s still hard to pull meals together every week, so I’ve decided to share my personal weeknight meal plans with you on “Meal Planning Monday.” I don’t want you to follow it exactly, but rather use it as a tool (along with my recipes) to get ideas for planning your own easy, real food weeknight meals.
Bonus: sharing here will help keep me on track for my own family!
Meal Planning This Week:
Monday (a busy night): B’s “Gonna Get Through This” Chili (from the depths of the freezer, found thanks to Hurrican Flo!)
Tuesday (a busy night): leftover Brunswick Stew from the weekend, and a simple salad
Wednesday: Simple Salmon Cakes with Tatziki, and a simple salad
Thursday (a busy night): a Tofu Stirfry (sorry no recipe yet, creating a new recipe and testing it on my family!)
Friday: Homemade pizza with Califlour Foods plain crust (sampled these crusts at the AADE Conference–yum! And no, I don’t get any financial compensation!)
Buon Appetito! And don’t forget to let me know which recipes have inspired you in the comments! Next week I’ll be sure to include an Instant Pot and/or Slow Cooker option…
I love the Califlour pizza crusts! Also, check out the cutdacarb wraps. Awesome for pizza or just cutting up, baking, a bit of mineral salt and you’ve got tasty chips! I stay on track SO much better when I meal plan. Will have to try Dr. N’s chili. Tell him hello from me!
Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll look for the wraps! Let me know if you try B’s chili. I told him you said hi!