I wasn’t planning on posting this, then my sister was talking about how she dreaded making meal plans. I feel the same. If you are like us you hate grocery-shopping day mainly because our brains get set on grilled-cheese mode when we try to think of a possible meals for the whole week (I know, life is tough eh?).  

I have this embarrassing and nerdy habit of writing down our meals, which I use as reference to repeat some weekly meal plans. So I’m nerdily sharing some of these meal plans with you in case they are helpful to you. 

And some tips, cause you can’t nerd-out without the token tips!

1.      Take time to compile a list of meal ideas (check out this pagefor Our Monster Meal List for a template)
2.     Find a shopping system that works for you. Something that allows you to easily find the meals and get a recipe list for shopping. We us this wonderful app called MealBoard. You add all the meals/ingredients (I add a few each month and now we have a huge list). Then you choose your meals and it compiles a checkable shopping lists for you. Check off whatever is already in your cupboards and fridge then head to the store. 
3.     Some weekly templates we can defer to of meals we like to eat and make often. Here are some of ours…..

These meals are MOSTLY low glycemic, all recipes with * are from the Low Glycemic Meals in Minutes cookbook
MON
Pork Loin w/ Caramelized Onion l Roasted Squash l Rice
TUES
Baked Beans
WED
Squash Soup
THURS
Pork Chops l Rice l Smashed Potatoes
FRI
Tortilla Shell Quiche
SAT
Frozen Pizza
SUN
Leftovers
MON
Santa Fe Chicken Wraps (recipe)
TUES
Pork Chops l Roasted Green Beans l Mashed Potatoes
WED
Pesto Pasta with Mushroom, Red Pepper & Spinach
THURS
Marrakesh Curry Vegetable Bowl
FRI
Pasta with Sausage & Roasted Tomatoes
SAT
Turkey Dinner
SUN
Baked Black Beans l Baked Squash l Cornbread (recipe links)
MON
Teriyaki Salmon*  l Rice l Baked Squash
TUES
Tofu Pizza* l Squash Soup
WED
Pitas l Tzatziki* l Falafel*
THURS
Enchiladas (Recipe)
FRI
Leftovers
SAT
Coconut Curry Stir-fry with Chicken
SUN
Vegetarian Chili l Roasted Squash
MON
Ham & Egg Cups (Recipel Pecan Whole Wheat Waffles
TUES
Avocado Lime Chicken l Coconut Rice (Recipes)
WED
Pasta Salad l Grilled Cheese Bagels w/ Avocado & Spinach
THURS
Baked Beans l Roasted Cabbage (Recipe)   l Homemade Bread
FRI
Leftovers
SAT
Baked Vegetarian Penne
SUN
Falafel Pitas l Tzatziki* l Greek Salad*
MON
Enchiladas
TUES
Sausage & White Bean Soup
WED
Homemade Pot Pie l Mashed Potatoes l Roasted Yams
THURS
Homemade Mushroom Soup l Grilled Cheese
FRI
Ham l Rice l Roasted Veggies
SAT
Baked Vegetarian Penne
SUN
Leftovers
MON
Pasta with Sausage & Roasted Tomatoes
TUES
Burrito Stacks
WED
Basmati Rice Quiche & Homemade Salsa*
THURS
Tenderloin l Roasted Green Beans l Mashed Potatoes
FRI
Leftovers
SAT
Grilled Sandwiches with Avocado, Bacon, Cheese & Spinach l Awesome Nachos
SUN
Leftover Soup from the Freezer
MON
Chili
TUES
Bean Burritos* & Salsa
WED
Curried Chicken & Apple Salad* l Herbalicious Sweet Potato Pizza (Recipe)
THURS
Tatertot Casserole
FRI
Baked Beans
SAT
Falafel Pitas l Tzatziki* l Greek Salad
SUN
Leftovers


These plans are before our Gluten and Dairy Free days began. If you are interested in some Gluten and Dairy Free plans, please let me know, cause you KNOW I’ve got them!

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