Weekly Meal Plan #1

Due to popular demand (haha, that sounds so funny, but true), my weekly meal plan posts are back! Each Monday I will share the meals I served my family the previous week.  That way I can share the recipes and what the meal looked like if I take a photo. A few things to note:

  • I won’t take photos every night, as I need moments where I’m not always in blog mode and sometimes the food (i.e. pork chop and vegetables below) just doesn’t photograph nicely.
  • I do have a thermomix but don’t use it as often as I should.  If I make my meal in the thermomix and share the recipe, I will always include a regular recipe as well for those without a thermomix.
  • I would truly love for you to share your family’s weekly meal plan in the comments (email me photos if you wish) and I’ll pick one to share every few week instead of mine as it’s good to get variety.
  • I am not an expert!! I balance our weekly meals to the best of my ability and base the meals around the time I have with my kids after school commitments.

MEAL PLANNING

I am a huge advocate of meal planning. It not only helps my sanity when I am buggered at the end of a long day, but it mostly saves us money and reduces food waste.  I share my family’s weekly meal plan to help inspire you with your dinner choices.  Each week I will also share a little tip how to plan and the benefits of meal planning.

Find more of my meal planning tips here:

My weekly meal plans are back!! I am a huge advocate of meal planning, it not only helps my sanity when I am buggered at the end of a long day, but it mostly saves us money and reduces food waste. I will share my family's weekly meal plan to help inspire you with your dinner choices. Each week I will also share a little tip how to plan and the benefits of meal planning.

MONDAY

Grilled salmon with feta and mint pearl couscous salad – This salad takes only minutes to make. It is perfect to put together while the salmon is cooking.

RECIPE: Feta and mint pearl couscous salad

My weekly meal plans are back!! I am a huge advocate of meal planning, it not only helps my sanity when I am buggered at the end of a long day, but it mostly saves us money and reduces food waste. I will share my family's weekly meal plan to help inspire you with your dinner choices. Each week I will also share a little tip how to plan and the benefits of meal planning.

TUESDAY

Pork Chops and vegetables – I cook the pork chops under the grill or get hubby to cook them on the BBQ.

WEDNESDAY

Eggs on toast – There is something about Wednesdays (hump day)… I usually like a simple easy meal on this day.

My weekly meal plans are back!! I am a huge advocate of meal planning, it not only helps my sanity when I am buggered at the end of a long day, but it mostly saves us money and reduces food waste. I will share my family's weekly meal plan to help inspire you with your dinner choices. Each week I will also share a little tip how to plan and the benefits of meal planning.

THURSDAY

Spaghetti and meatballs – I like to make my own meatballs. However, when I’m time poor, ready made ones in the meat section at the grocery store are just as good.

RECIPE: Spaghetti and meatballs

My weekly meal plans are back!! I am a huge advocate of meal planning, it not only helps my sanity when I am buggered at the end of a long day, but it mostly saves us money and reduces food waste. I will share my family's weekly meal plan to help inspire you with your dinner choices. Each week I will also share a little tip how to plan and the benefits of meal planning.

FRIDAY

Night out with friends.

SATURDAY

Homemade Fried Rice – Simple fried rice that is easy to make – mmm.  Depending on time, I may poach some chicken breast to add in with it along with extra vegetables in the fridge.  Not only does it help to stretch the dish further, but uses up food to clear out my fridge ready for my weekly grocery shop on a Sunday.

RECIPE: Homemade Fried Rice

My weekly meal plans are back!! I am a huge advocate of meal planning, it not only helps my sanity when I am buggered at the end of a long day, but it mostly saves us money and reduces food waste. I will share my family's weekly meal plan to help inspire you with your dinner choices. Each week I will also share a little tip how to plan and the benefits of meal planning.

SUNDAY

Roast pork with all the trimmings – Funny fact: the first time I made a roast I was 30 something.  I thought they were hard and time consuming, BUT they aren’t really and this recipe is actually super easy.

RECIPE: Roast Pork with Caramelised Apple and Onions

My weekly meal plans are back!! I am a huge advocate of meal planning, it not only helps my sanity when I am buggered at the end of a long day, but it mostly saves us money and reduces food waste. I will share my family's weekly meal plan to help inspire you with your dinner choices. Each week I will also share a little tip how to plan and the benefits of meal planning.

BAKING

White Chocolate and Macadamia Muffins – White Chocolate and Macadamia Muffins are a super quick and easy recipes and ooh so tasty!!

RECIPE: White Chocolate and Macadamia Muffins

My weekly meal plans are back!! I am a huge advocate of meal planning, it not only helps my sanity when I am buggered at the end of a long day, but it mostly saves us money and reduces food waste. I will share my family's weekly meal plan to help inspire you with your dinner choices. Each week I will also share a little tip how to plan and the benefits of meal planning.

What is on your meal plan this week?

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23 comments

Danielle April 24, 2017 - 9:06 AM

I LOVE this! It takes the deciding out of what to cook/eat which I find the hardest part. It’s usually easy if I’m hungry but when I’m not I can’t usually think of what to have! Plus it’s all in one place rather than searching various recipes around the internet. Thanks so much.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

I’m glad you like it Danielle! Be sure to check out my other weekly plans too. I agree, so much easier having it all there in front of you instead of thinking up a meal each night. Enjoy 🙂

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Dani April 24, 2017 - 9:28 AM

I am so pleased to see these back Kat, thank you so much for taking the time to share you meal plans. I want to plan but struggle and have always used your plans in the past. I look forward to following along again.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 13, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Thanks Dani! Hope they are helpful for you 🙂

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Tara April 24, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Hi Kat,
We love your meal planning as it helps give us all ideas of dinners to choose. There are five of us in our family and everyone is responsible for choosing dinner one night a week – we each have our allotted day. I over cook where possible and then the these leftovers make ‘restaurant night’ – named by the kids. I do the grocery shopping on a Friday night so our weekly plan runs Saturday to Friday. This week we have:
SAT: leek & bacon risotto
SUN: chicken snitzel with mash and vege
MON: restaurant night
TUE: spaghetti bols
WED: meat pies with mash & vege
THU: kedgeree (salmon and rice dish)
FRI: restaurant night

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 8, 2017 - 12:27 PM

restaurant night is a fun idea Tara, especially at the start of a busy week! Thank you so much for sharing your meal plan!

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Lisa April 24, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Love that is is back!!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 8, 2017 - 12:28 PM

I’m having fun sharing the meals again Lisa!

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Louise T April 24, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Love the “restaurant night” name Tara!

Glad it’s back Kat, love your meal planning.

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TARA April 28, 2017 - 11:47 AM

“Restaurant night” started when I was feeling too unwell to cook one night. I lined up all the left-overs from the freezer and asked my three boys to come choose what they wanted for dinner. They thought it was just like being at a restaurant and asked if we could keep doing it. I love it as I now get two nights a week off cooking and the boys are still getting their favourites for dinner…

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 8, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Thank you Louise, I am enjoying bringing this series back and sharing what we cook the family!

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Tracy April 24, 2017 - 8:13 PM

I’m in the midst of trying out some new recipes. Because I get bored with the “same old, same old”, and I’m trying to get away from being over-carbohydrates here. So here’s my set of newbies (mostly Whole30, but not because I’m following that):
Monday: Mango chicken, veggies & rice
Tuesday: Chicken parmigiana, veggies
Wednesday: Sheperds pie with mashed sweet potato
Thursday: Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken
Friday: Fend for Yourself (leftovers or whatever….)
Saturday: Sloppy Joe sweet potato bowl
Sunday: Veggie plate (roast & steamed veggies)

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 8, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Ooh I love fend for yourself nights, now my kids are older we should implement this!! Thank you so much Tracy for sharing your meal plan, please keep sharing!!!

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Natalie April 28, 2017 - 2:54 PM

We meal plan from Wednesday as that’s shopping day.
W – Mexican baked potatoes
T -Jamie Oliver’s broccoli pasta
F – pizza (Aldi $5 version)
S – Greek chicken and cauliflower rice
S – fish cakes and sprout salad
M – tray baked sausages and veggies
T – freezer surprise

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 8, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Ooh wow, tray baked sausages and veggies, I am intrigued Natalie, this sounds like it could be an easy dinner idea?? Thank you for sharing.

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Therese April 28, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Thank you! I love seeing other people’s meal plans for ideas. I meal plan and love the way it makes dinner so much better. Here is my plan for this week
S – Beef and veggie soup with fresh bread
M – Leftover beef and veggie soup with (not so) fresh bread
T – Roast lamb and veggies
W – Left over lamb and salad
T – Golden honey mustard chicken (out of a jar) and veggies
F – Homemade pizza
S – no idea yet

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Katrina April 28, 2017 - 5:14 PM

I love meal planning, it certainly makes dinner time less stressful and grocery shopping so much quicker and easier! Will be following these posts for sure 🙂

Our meal plan for this week (catering to a toddler, a preschooler and a primary school aged child) was:
MON: Butter chicken
TUES: Hidden veg lasagne (huge portion)
WED: Lasagne leftovers
THURS: spiced pork tenderloin, brown rice, pumpkin spinach and feta salad
FRI: Chicken and mushroom creamy casserole
SAT: Slow cooker chicken cacciatore
SUN: Roast dinner

Thanks!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 13, 2017 - 11:03 AM

How great are leftovers?!! Thanks for sharing Katrina, this looks like a delicious meal plan.

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Karen April 28, 2017 - 9:46 PM

We have YMCA night, this is always my favourite as it is – Yesterday’s Muck Cooked Again
. Such a low effort meal.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 8, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Haha Karen, I love that!! I’m also a huge fan of leftovers and YMCA nights 🙂

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Sian April 28, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Try roasting your Pork/Lamb chops in the oven for about an hour, they come out so tender.

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Leanne April 30, 2017 - 5:27 PM

I have just started planning a month at time. We have changed to monthly pay so will see how I go sticking to such a long plan. I did fortnightly previously. I find it easier to do it per pay cycle.
This weeks is:
Mon- Homemade sausage rolls
Tues- Pork chops and steamed vegetables
Wed- Chicken, vege and bean enchiladas (double batched, one for the freezer)
Thurs- Shephards Mince (no pastry or oven)
Fri- Baked Potatoes with salad
Sat- Homemade Pizza (this is our faux takeaway night)
Sun- Roast Lamb and vege

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 13, 2017 - 11:04 AM

That’s awesome Leanne! Let me know how you go planning monthly. Thanks for sharing this week’s plan, it looks great 🙂

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