Each weekend we have been posting our upcoming meal plan for the week on Instagram. On weekends (and usually Fridays) we tend to go out or decide as we go but planning and shopping ahead helps us to get dinner on the table, save money and eat healthier during busy weeks of school, practices and extracurricular activities. We have been asked to share links to the recipes on our weekly plans so here we go, along with some commentary! We find that 75 % of the battle is having a plan (and the groceries needed) before 5pm on a weeknight!
Lemon Scented Meatballs with pasta/spaghetti squash and a salad.
We linked the meatballs above as they are pretty close to what we use but we make the following changes. Use whole wheat bread crumbs and add the zest of about four lemons. Also, replace some or all of the water with fresh squeezed lemon juice based on personal preference.
Slow Cooker Chili Sesame Chicken over Rice
Update: This was a first time for this recipe. I didn’t get a chance to take a photo as it got hectic at dinner time. Everyone thought it is was fine. Not a home run but might make again and add some veggies or something to make it a little more interesting when plated.
Maddie has play practice until 9 on Wednesday nights so we try to make something that can be transported for dinner at the studio. This will be a first time for this recipe. Will post on Instagram if those around our table deem it a repeater.
Update: This got bumped this week. Husband was supposed to be out of town and trip was cancelled. So we had Thursday’s meal instead and ordered Indian take out on Thursday! One of these days I’ll make it!
This is a new to us recipe. I bought the curry paste on amazon (here) as I cannot find yellow paste in our grocery stores here in Dallas. Will add green beans to the curry. – Update: This was delicious and so easy. My 7 year old thought it was a little spicy but still ate it. I’d make again.
This is tried and true on our house. Update: This got bumped to Sunday. I don’t know why I meal plan for Friday nights on busy weeks!
Most weekends I make granola for weekday breakfasts. I’ll post that soon but in the meantime will try to add it as a pinned post in our Insta-stories.
For weekday lunches for me (and lunchbox side for Maddie….and possibly Harry) I am going to try a new recipe for 12 Minute Couscous Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta Hope it tastes as good as it sounds!
Let us know if you make any of these.
XOXO- Susie and Maddie