Meal planning is something I do at the beginning of each week to help make meal preparations more seamless, and so I am not scrambling to find us all something to eat 568 times a day ;).
Meal planning means only 1 grocery store visit per week (or more), and money savings! Look over the recipes to find the ingredients you don’t have, and buy only what you need.
Check back often to get inspiration for your own meal plan, or just follow the plan below for the week! I’m making a plan for our home, so why not share the love?!
[disclosure: I actually share what we ate last week. I do this so all recipes have been tried + tested + pass approval before I recommend!]
We’re not fancy, but we like good, nutritious food and easy meals.
*I will start updating again once I am in a groove with our family’s newest little addition :)*
week of February 22 – 28
tacos + guacamole
Made some fresh guac to go in wraps with salsa, sour cream, lettuce, cheese + taco meat mixture. In our taco meat mix was ground turkey, corn, black beans, onions, red peppers and homemade taco seasoning.
homemade hamburger helper + roasted broccoli
Modifications I make to the linked recipe: nut milk in place of cow, coconut sugar for sweetener, no cornstarch. I also blend up 1 grated zucchini with the milk before adding into the pan.
For the broccoli, I just roasted them at 375 with some herbamere salt and oil for about 25 minutes.
roasted chicken + potatoes, carrots + gravy
I cook the chicken in my instant pot so it’s done to give me at least an hour of time before supper (I just cook from frozen for 75-90 minutes, depending on the size).
I use the juices from the bottom of the pot to bake the potatoes and carrots in. But I reserve 1 cup in a small saucepan on the stove for gravy!
To a baking dish, I add chicken juices, potatoes (large cubed), carrots, butter and some sea salt and pepper; into the oven for about 45 minutes, checking a few times to mix, but bake to your desired softness.
For the gravy, I add 1-2 tablespoons of butter and bring to a boil. I then turn on low and add tapioca starch 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking well. If not thick enough, I will add more. Add salt if necessary.
Don’t forget to use your chicken bones for bone broth!
meatballs, rice + steamed veg
Get rice goin, then I get into the turkey balls- to a bowl I add 1 package ground turkey (or whatever you want), 1/2 c oats, 1/4 c milk (any kind), 1 egg, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp worcestershire sauce, 1 C chopped spinach. Mix, and using a cookie scoop (or your hand), add balls to a hot pan to cook, flipping or turning as you need. I usually do a sweet n sour sauce with 1C coconut sugar, 2/3 C apple cider vinegar, 2 T soya sauce – I think that’s all…. Heat to mix and add some tapioca flour to thicken (mix in a cup with a touch of water, then add in to mixture). Add into meatball pan when they’re almost done and let simmer in the sauce while it thickens. Steam some veg and slather with butter – mmm.