My schedule has been more hectic than usual over the last month. I like to be as present as possible to my children when they’re not in school, so I try to stay off the computer as much as possible when they’re home with me. This means I need to get most of my writing work done while the kids are at school. Right now, my work includes freelance grant writing and developing new content for Real Food Real Deals. On top of that normal workload, I’m also in the process of writing a book.
The book is a guidebook about how to cook. It’s full of recipes and tips for maintaining a homemade, real food lifestyle. I’m writing it over a three-month period, and I’m about two-thirds of the way done. My publisher and editor will take over in March, but until then, I’m spending every free minute plugging away at the book. There’s some irony in the fact that I barely have time to make dinner for my family because I’m too busy writing a book that teaches people how to make dinner for their families. If it weren’t for these meal plans, I would be tempted to order takeout several nights a week.
This week’s real food meal plan includes a couple recipes that will be in the book. One is the Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken with Bacon and Apples, which we tried a few weeks ago and my family loved it. The other one is the Tuna Kidney Bean Pie, a recipe that was given to me many years ago by a special mentor in college. I’m multitasking here by testing recipes for the book and feeding my family at the same time. That’s the benefit of being a food writer. 🙂
Real Food Meal Plan
Saturday: Leftover lasagna, carrot soup (from freezer)
Sunday: Slow cooker barbecue chicken with bacon and apples, mashed potatoes, salad
Monday: Pancakes, berries
Tuesday: Tuna kidney bean pie, peas, sweet potato fries
Wednesday: Taco Salad
Thursday: Quiche, mashed potatoes, broccoli
Friday: Out with friends
For guidance about how to build your own meal plans, read this clean eating meal plan post.
Are you trying any new recipes this week? I’d love to hear about them in the comments. Check out my “Recipes to Try” Pinterest board for new inspiration.
Linking to Menu Plan Monday.