Real Food Meal Plan Week 2

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When my kids were younger, I got in the habit of printing out our weekly meal plan and taping it to the inside of the pantry door. That way, I didn’t have to deal with the constant question, “What’s for dinner?”

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I’m including some fun, family-friendly recipes this week that I think we’ll all enjoy. I like to try a new recipe most weeks, so I went over to my “Recipes to Try” Pinterest board for inspiration. A gorgeous broccoli salad from Damn Delicious got my vote this week, so we’ll be trying it (using whole wheat pasta) on Tuesday. I’m guessing the leftovers will be great for lunch.

This Week’s Real Food Meal Plan

Saturday: Citrus tilapiatwice baked potatoes, green beans

Sunday: Vegetarian chilicornbread, carrots

Monday: Homemade pizza, salad

Tuesday: Tomato Soup, grilled cheese, broccoli salad

Wednesday: Lasagna from ChopChop cookbook (cooked not by me!), salad

Thursday: Vegetarian chili, Quinoa/rice blend

Friday: Lasagna, broccoli (mom out for dinner with friends)

Putting together a weekly meal plan can be a challenge, but I think life without a meal plan is much more challenging. Things are less stressful for me when I have a plan in place, even when I don’t stick to the plan exactly.


  1. We do the same thing. The kids might groan about liver night, but they like to know what’s coming, like most of us do! Our nights are flexible, too. We move dinners around as necessary or on whim. The menu plan is critical for weekly grocery shopping though,and helps to keep you on to of what’s in the freezer, too. This week’s plan for us is…

    Monday: Hamburgers, melon
    Tuesday: Roast chicken, sweet potatoes, and broccoli
    Wednesday: Chicken breasts, rice, and broccoli
    Thursday: Shepherds pie with ground turkey
    Friday: Chuck roast in the slow cooker with carrots and potatoes, and a green salad
    Saturday: Breakfast for dinner (kids love this); almond flour pancakes, bacon, melon, scrambled eggs
    Sunday: Leftovers buffet

  2. Oh that is good to hear you had positive responses from the kids. 🙂 I started meal planning maybe 4 months ago and I usually stick to it unless something doesn’t come out right the way I wanted it. It’s been nice to not have the “what do you want to eat” battles with my husband. 😛 I just finished my menu planning today.

    Tues: Asian rice bowls
    Wed: baked lemon herb chicken,mashed red potatoes,salad
    Thurs: Any leftovers
    Fri: Pancakes and bacon(found an awesome sale on bob’s redmill pancake mix last week)
    Sat: Going out to dinner with family
    Sun: Chicken pasta with cheese and zucchini

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