Monday, August 17, 2015

Menu Plan Monday

Here it is, Monday again!  It is amazing to me how quickly a week can speed by.  This week, I am prepared with my menu plan to help make weeknights a little less chaotic.  As always, I keep a few quick things in the freezer for when the day explodes into crazy and the plan won't work.  Here's the plan this week (with a few holdovers from last week that just didn't manage to happen.)

Monday (vegan)
Breakfast: turkey sausage, Alexia Harvest Saute
Lunch: beans and weenies
Dinner: squash soup, spinach salad with berries

Tuesday (pork)
Breakfast: strawberry muffins, green smoothie
Lunch: sunbutter and jelly
Dinner: crock pot pulled pork, green beans, spiced peaches

Wednesday (beef)
Breakfast: bacon, green muffins
Lunch: pulled pork
Dinner: beef burgers, fries, broccoli

Thursday (fish)
Breakfast: sweet potato hash, green smoothie
Lunch: beef sliders
Dinner: fish sticks, roasted carrots, applesauce

Friday (turkey)
Breakfast: pineapple muffins
Lunch: hummus wraps
Dinner: turkey pot pie

Saturday (vegan)
Breakfast: pancakes with warm apple topping
Lunch: turkey roll up
Dinner: two bean chili, cornbread

Sunday (pork)
Breakfast: breakfast cookies
Lunch: chili
Dinner: italian sausage and peppers, roasted cauliflower, melon

*Note: Links provided are often to the original recipe and may not reflect the changes I make to ensure they are free of the allergens for our house. Each recipe above, as I make it, is free of: dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, chicken, rice, oats, kiwi, avocado, banana, coconut, and chocolate.


  1. Every year I swear I'll do a meal plan and it lasts for one day. What is your secret? Why can't I stick to a meal plan? Your plan looks divine!

  2. Actually it started out of necessity. My kiddo has a pattern of sensitizing to things she has too often, and progressing to an allergy, so I was forced to start a strict rotation diet. The only way I could do it was to plan out what we could eat each day. Since carefully rotating foods she has stopped adding new allergens, which is awesome! I have discovered that my grocery shopping is more efficient- saving time and money- and I spend way less time staring into the cupboard trying to decide what to make when I have a plan. Win-win! I still rotate, but not as strictly. The habit really helps my mental health, so I stick with it!


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