Menu Monday ūüćĹ

Meal planning can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new at it. I’m by no means an expert in it, but I do know what works for me. Here are some of my tips for meal planning.

  1. Shop your pantry first. See what you already have on hand to plan meals with. Plan what you can with it, and then start filling in the gaps.
  2. Pinterest is your friend.¬†If you haven’t already, sign up for Pinterest. There are so many recipes to choose from you could probably go the whole year and never repeat a recipe.
  3. Choose recipes with foods and ingredients you already use and keep on hand.¬†Not only does this reduce the stress of meal planning, it’s money saving too. The more new ingredients you need to buy, the higher your grocery bill will be. Keep it limited to the things you already use. Though I admit, I do like trying new things, so I’ll look for recipes that have only 1 or 2 ingredients I don’t normally use. Sometimes I like the new ingredients enough to make it/them a regular.
  4. Keep a binder with your favorite recipes.  Keep your favorite recipes in a binder and before long, meal planning will be as simple as choosing what recipes you want to use.
  5. Don’t stress!¬†If it’s too overwhelming to plan 1 month at time for you, do 1 or 2 weeks instead and work up from there. Or maybe you only have the time to plan 1 or 2 weeks. Great! Don’t stress over it. Meal planning is so helpful, but not if it causes you stress.

I’m always looking for new ways to improve my meal planning. If you have a tip, I’d love to see it. Leave a comment for me below.

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Menu Monday

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Photo Courtesy of Better than Burgers

Monday – Chicken & Rice (my own attempt, not following a recipe)

Tuesday РChicken Tenders and Mac & Cheese (special meal for our son, who starts his first day of home school  this day)

Wednesday – Tostada’s (vegetarian¬†style)

Thursday – French Bread Pizza

Friday – Fish Sandwiches, Salad

Saturday –¬†Salads (Chicken, eggs, beans, cheese + veggies)

Sunday –¬†Crock Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu – Click picture for link to recipe

Menu Monday

Tonight – Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Photo Courtesy of http://www.skinnytaste.com
Click Picture for Recipe

Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken Taco’s -Recipe from¬†Chocolate¬†Therapy

Wednesday: Store bought frozen Lasagna, Salad, Green Giant Cheesy Veggies

Thursday: Hamburger Spaghetti

Friday: Breakfast (roasted potatoes, eggs, turkey sausage)

Saturday: Costco Pizza

Sunday: Taco Salad (Tortilla Bowls + Taco fixings)

 

 

Menu Monday

It is Monday yet again, and I never seem prepared for it. I do however have my meal plan ready for the week, so at least I don’t need to think about that. Here are our eats for this week . . . . .

Monday –¬†Chicken¬†Cacciatore – Recipe¬†from¬†Skinnytaste

Tuesday –¬†BLT’s, Bush’s Grillin’ beans

Wednesday – Salisbury steak (premade from store), salad, corn

Thursday – Meatloaf, salad, green beans – Recipe from Recipe Tips

Friday – Beans and cornbread

Saturday – Homemade tostada’s –¬†refried¬†beans made from previous nights¬†leftover¬†beans

Sunday РBaked Chicken Parmesan, green beans, corn РRecipe from Skinnytaste

Menu Monday

Today instead of Meaningful Monday, I’m posting my meal plan for this week. I hope it gives you some great idea’s ūüôā

Monday – Leftover chili over baked potatoes

Tuesday – Baked Ranch Chicken, green beans, salad

Wednesday – Store bought frozen lasagna, salad, garlic bread

Thursday – Worlds Best Chicken, ranch carrots (mix small bag baby carrots, 1 tbsp oil, dry ranch dressing, roast at 400 for 15 – 20 minutes), mashed potatoes

Friday – Stuffed Pepper Soup, white rice

Saturday –¬†Shepherds¬†Pie¬†– using leftover mashed¬†potatoes¬†from Thursday

Sunday – Lazy Cabbage