I’ve had a few questions lately about what we’re eating so I figured I’d start sharing our weekly menus. Back in California we got into the habit of planning out our week’s dinners in advance because:
1) We eat healthier–because if I plan ahead I can choose healthier options.
2) It helps us avoid the nightly “What’s for dinner battle” and instead we just have it once a week.
3) We save money–mostly because it’s decided what we’re having and there’s no last minute “Oh no there’s nothing taken out of the freezer for dinner, now we’ll have to order a pizza!”
There are lots of other advantages, but these are the main ones I can think of at the moment. Lots of blogs have actual downloadable forms to plan out your weekly menus, but I save paper and just write it on our dry erase board–or our calendar from Shutterfly when we were in California but I still haven’t found it and all the boxes are unpacked so I’m thinking it might have gotten lost in the move.
Monday: Green Chili Stuffed Porkchops with asparagus and salads. We got the recipe for the pork chops from Paul’s brother Duane and I lightened it up a bit to try and make it a little healthier. I’ll have to share the recipe sometime soon.
Tuesday: Spaghetti made with veggie noodles. (This has been Xander’s favorite dinner lately and I love it because I always make leftovers so he has lunch for a few days too!)
Wednesday: Lettuce Wraps inspired by Once A Month Mom, I always use ground turkey instead of beef and add shredded veggies to make it a little healthier, carrots and zucchini both work really well! I serve it with rice (another Xander favorite) and call it good since there is usually equal parts veggies to meat. Paul likes it with extra sriracha on top.
Thursday: Leftover Night
Friday: Grilled Chicken Salads
Saturday: Homeade Pizzas, I use The Pioneer Woman’s dough recipe which you can find here. It’s really easy and I try to always keep some in the freezer so that all I have to do is let it thaw the day beforehand.
Easter Sunday: Roasted Chicken with carrots and potatoes
You can find more weekly meal plans for inspiration at the link below.