Some weeks my meal plan is innovative. Maybe even what some would consider healthy. I try new recipes and I enjoy doing it. This is not one of those weeks.
Let’s be honest. Since the children have gone back to school, in whatever capacity that may be, it has been hard. My drive to create a creative or even non-creative but recipe driven meal plan at this moment is at zero.
Maybe yours is too.
It takes all my brain power on Saturday to figure out what we are going to be eating throughout the week.
And again, maybe it does for you too.
So, I thought I would share mine and give you one less thing to do this week.
Disclaimer: This is a judgement free zone. Our meals are what I consider acceptable and balanced. We are non-organic, non-vegan people. Luckily no one in our family has food allergies. Convenience comes first. As does length of time to cook a meal. If it ain’t quick and easy, then we end up eating cereal.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
This week my brain needs no muss, no fuss foods.
Now that I have that out of the way here is this week’s meal plan to hopefully give you some inspo for yours:
Keep in mind all of these are pre-made pre-packaged dinners with the exception of the pasta salad which I’ll list the ingredients I used here but basically any noodles and vegetables and cheese and dressing you like will work.
Also, I shop Sam’s every week because we are a family of 7 and the grocery store quantities are just too small.
Another also, we freeze Go-gurts so when my kids are home they are like popsicles and when they are at school they don’t need an ice pack!
I’ll link what we like and I feel like you can find these at any grocery store but don’t hold me to that.
- Egg noodles cooked according to package instructions
- Sliced carrots
- Sliced cucumbers
- Black olives (drained, pre-sliced)
- Colby jack cheese, cubed
- Italian dressing
Put together in a bowl and mix. Refrigerate.
Pro tip: Let the noodles cool before mixing in the cheese otherwise you;ll have a weird kind of mac and cheese.
Pot roast with mashed potatoes and green beans
Chicken salad sandwiches. If you wanna fancy it up, get some croissants!If you wanna snack it up smear the chicken salad on some crackers or veggies!
Mango salsa and we like these tortilla chips
Apple nachos found on Pinterest.
- Basically this is sliced apples, drizzled with melted peanut butter, and topped with chocolate chips. I am also adding honey because it is my fave.
And that’s how we are eating this week, friends! Hope it takes some thought out of your meal planning process and makes getting dinner on the table a wee bit more bearable!
Side note: If you would like the free template for your own meal plan, click here! It’ll come in your “Welcome” email!