I've decided to plan breakfast, lunch, and dinner since we are trying to save money by not eating out. And it's just over all healthier. The only way to do this is meal plan and be prepared. Makes it so much easier to eat in when I have everything I need readily available. And putting it here helps me keep track of the menu. Hopefully, you can get some ideas for your family as well.
For breakfast, I picked things that make a good amount so AB can just pop them into the microwave in the morning & hopefully last throughout the week. Also picked some toddler friendly options. Eggs, bacon, and waffles/pancakes get boring after a while. I will freeze whatever we don't eat so we can have for another time/week.
Bird's Nest Breakfast Cups
Toddler Muffins - this would be great for a snack as well
Breakfast Burritos (or tacos in our part of the world)
Frozen waffles- already made & frozen
Eggs, bacon, & fruit
Lunch & Snacks:
Chubby Chicken & Cream Cheese Taquitos
Bacon Wrapped Baked Apple Slices
Mini Paleo Pizzas
Sandwiches or Wraps with fresh fruit or chips & avocado
Monday: Italian Chicken Casserole - This was my 1st time to make this. It was really good and easy to make. Makes a 9x13 so great for lunch and left-overs. Next time I will probably split it up and freeze half.
Tuesday: Roasted Whole Chicken - Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Take a whole chicken, rinse and pat dry. Season with Nature's Seasoning Blend and black pepper. Put onions and celery into cavity of bird. Drizzle olive oil on bottom on heavy roasting pan (I use an enamel roasting pot) with a layer of onions, carrots, and celery. You can also add potatoes if you wanted or any veggies really. Lay chicken on top and drizzle with a little more olive oil. Put lid on pot and roast in oven for 2-3 hours until chicken is done.
Thursday: Pioneer Woman's Perfect Salmon with asparagus
Friday: Cheesy Chicken Tator Tot Casserole in the crockpot. This is a new recipe I'm trying.
Saturday: Homemade pizza with hamburger meat & various toppings. I already have a can of pizza dough & HEB pizza sauce so we will use that with traditional pizza toppings.
Sunday: Taco Salad - browned hamburger meat, flavored with taco seasonings served with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, homemade guacamole, cheese & sour cream piled on top of tortilla chips. Easy!!!
Now to get working on my grocery list and get to the store. What's on your menu this week???