Welcome to my 100th meal plan!
I really can’t remember how I ever survived without meal planning. It helps me to save time and money, but more importantly, it keeps me sane. It’s the single most important tool I use to maintain a healthy diet for my family.
This week, we’re in the home stretch as we approach February vacation. We aren’t traveling, but it’ll be nice to have my kids home from school next week. I’ll have to get them involved in the meal planning and put them to work in the kitchen while they’re homework-free.
But for this week, I’m trying a couple new recipes from fellow Recipe Redux bloggers. My kids get excited about anything with “ranch” in the title, so I’m hoping the healthy Ranch Chicken Tenders from the Lean Green Bean will be a hit. The Spice Rubbed Salmon from the Foodie Physician might be a tougher sell, but I think they’ll like the sweet/savory combo in this recipe. It looks delicious.
We’ll get a couple meals out of the slow cooker pulled pork from the weekend. I love to stretch this dish, and hopefully I’ll even be able to tuck away a third portion in the freezer for a desperate night down the road. There’s nothing like a well-stocked freezer to save me on a busy week.
Real Food Meal Plan Week 100
Saturday: Ranch Chicken Tenders, Roasted Butternut Squash
Sunday: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders, Green Salad
Monday: Pulled Pork, Smashed Potatoes, Broccoli
Tuesday: School Fundraising Dinner
Wednesday: Pasta with Marinara, Green Salad
Thursday: Grilled Chicken Salad (recipe coming soon)
Friday: Spice Rubbed Salmon, Green Beans, Rice
Other Meal Planning Resources
See Menu Plan Monday for other meal planning inspiration!