Weekly Meal Plan #3

To avoid repeating the same meal every night, I love to plan my meals for the week ahead. Not only does it avoid the stress in the afternoon and night, but you can plan your grocery shop accordingly. I hope this week is full of happiness, joy and, of course, delicious meals for you. Happy cooking!

MEAL PLANNING TIP

Each week I share one meal planning/grocery budget tip to help you through this process.

Set aside time to meal plan. I do this over the weekend, usually while I am having a cuppa.  Meal planning can take 5 minutes or 20 minutes.  As I mentioned last week, I use my weekly planner pad, which helps me to determine what meals I can cook based on the time I have after running the kids around after school. Sometimes when I don’t have time I use a previous weeks meal plan, so it’s a good idea to save your plans for future reference.

Find more of my meal planning tips here:

Not only does having a weekly meal plan avoid stress in the afternoon and night, but you can plan your grocery shop accordingly. I hope this week is full of happiness, joy and, of course, delicious meals for you. Happy cooking!

MONDAY

Chicken Stirfry – Don’t limit yourself to the vegetables in the recipe you can really use whatever veggies you have in the fridge.

RECIPE: Healthy Teriyaki Chicken with vegetables and noodles

Not only does having a weekly meal plan avoid stress in the afternoon and night, but you can plan your grocery shop accordingly. I hope this week is full of happiness, joy and, of course, delicious meals for you. Happy cooking!

TUESDAY

Sausage, mashed potato and vegetables – I love sausages far too much.

WEDNESDAY

Chicken Burrito – no cutlery required dinner!!

RECIPE: I fry up some chicken tenderloins, while they are cooking assemble the burrito.  Smooth some sweet chilli sauce over tortilla, top with spinach leaves, red onion, capsicum, cucumber, grated cheese then chicken.

THURSDAY

Gnocchi in tomato sauce – I loved the recipe, especially with the pesto through it. This is a great vegetarian dish, however I did add diced bacon into my sauce. You could also add chicken too.

RECIPE: Easy Ricotta Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce and Chunky Pesto

Not only does having a weekly meal plan avoid stress in the afternoon and night, but you can plan your grocery shop accordingly. I hope this week is full of happiness, joy and, of course, delicious meals for you. Happy cooking!

FRIDAY

Homemade Pizza – A fun way to end a busy week. I love the kids hovering around the kitchen bench adding their favourite toppings to the pizza.

RECIPE: Chorizo & Salami Pizza

Not only does having a weekly meal plan avoid stress in the afternoon and night, but you can plan your grocery shop accordingly. I hope this week is full of happiness, joy and, of course, delicious meals for you. Happy cooking!

SATURDAY

Subway – We grabbed some subway on the way home after a very long and tiring day.

SUNDAY

Lamb cutlets, roast potato and steamed vegetables – I only buy these when they are on special

BAKING

Divine Cinnamon Muffins – Ooh, these are perfect to sit and relax with your morning coffee

RECIPE: Divine Muffins

Not only does having a weekly meal plan avoid stress in the afternoon and night, but you can plan your grocery shop accordingly. I hope this week is full of happiness, joy and, of course, delicious meals for you. Happy cooking!

What is on your meal plan this week?

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2 comments

Heliza Payne May 8, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Thanks again for sharing. I am very interested in what you serve for vegetables as side dishes as this is where we get stuck on ideas and do mash, peas, corn and carrots. U have 4 primary age children that are ‘alergic’ (haha) to anything starting with veg and ending in tables.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 8, 2017 - 12:24 PM

LOL that’s so funny Heliza, yes young kids don’t really love their veg do they. I have always kept my vegetables simple, I throw cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, corn and peas together into a microwave safe container and cook (this makes steamed vegetables). I will do a blog post soon about this, showing my process. Sometimes it may differ, add snow peas, or beans, but this is usually always the base.

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