Whew…I am so glad to be on the mend from almost 4 days in the bed with the flu! But, I will tell you what, having a stockpile of meals for my family while I was laid up in bed was so comforting for me. I knew that there was a list on the refrigerator for my husband to pull from when I couldn’t help him out. We had plenty of mini-pizza’s, muffins, waffles and smoothies for him ready to feed the kids that were in the freezer. All healthy and yummy options for my husband and kiddos.
What benefits have you seen from stocking ahead? If you don’t stock ahead, share with us why not? I would love to hear your input.
Welcome! For those of you who are new to Meal Planning, go to my “Meal Planning” tab here to help you out while you are getting started - lots of great resources.
What about you, what is on your meal plan this week?
Meal Plan for the week of February 15th:
Monday: Carnitas Tacos , pinto beans, fresh guacamole ($.25 avocados this week at Publix) and pico di gallo
Tuesday: Pinto Beans garnished w/ pico di gallo, sour cream and cornbread/cakes
Wednesday: Lentil Soup, homemade bread or rolls and croutons
Thursday: Freezer Leftovers (Spaghetti or Chili)
Friday: Bacon and Cheese Quiche, garden salad, fruit
Saturday: Beef Brisket, mashed potatoes, salad or steamed broccoli
(Dinner) Beef Enchiladas, Burritos or Nachos
Turkey Sandwiches, cantaloupe
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, sliced apples
PB&J, sliced apples
Cheese Quesadillas, grapes,
Leftovers – pinto beans, lentil soup, quiche, beef brisket
strawberry smoothie, whole wheat toast w/ peanut butter
cereal, whole wheat toast w/ jelly
breakfast burrito (egg, cheese, & salsa)
egg sandwich w/ cheese, fruit
oatmeal, whole wheat toast, sliced apples
homemade popcorn or mini-pouches
apples w/ peanut butter
cheese slices on crackers
:: Check out more menu planning ideas here.
What meals are you planning this week? Any tips on how to easily meal plan? Whether or not you posted your meal plan for the week, please take a moment to leave your ideas in a comment. Let’s help each other out in sticking to our budgets!