Family Planning: A Week’s Worth of Meals

Like most moms, I imagine, I spend a significant amount of time planning and preparing our meals. Meal plans are such a useful thing and even more valuable when shared, so why not share them here – with all of you! If you’re doing a meal plan of your own, by all means point me to it! It will make next week’s planning even easier for me.

A few things you should know about us:
- During the summer, I plan all 3 of our meals
- I’ve been gluten free since Feb, my family is not
- We try to eat as clean and healthy as possible, but we’re not perfect
- I also try to limit sugars and sweets, but we do enjoy occasional treats
- We eat lunch out on Thursdays during the summer
- I don’t plan for lunches on the weekends, we just do whatever or eat leftovers

Here’s what we’re having this week:

Monday –
Breakfast: Yogurt Parfaits
Lunch: Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches
Dinner: Summer Salad
This is one of my very favorite salads, so great when it’s super hot out.

Tuesday -
Breakfast: Banana Bread
Lunch: Snack Lunch (Crackers, Meat, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies, Whatever we have on hand)
Dinner: Chicken Tostadas

Wednesday -
Breakfast: Toast & Applesauce
Lunch: PB & Banana Sandwiches
Dinner: Lemon Pepper Ground Turkey & Quinoa Salad*
I’m basing this dinner off of two recipes, this lemon pepper ground turkey meal from my friend Steph which we’ve had many times, and still love but adding this Couscous Salad I found on Pinterest cause I’m all riced out this week. I’ll be swapping things up a bit for my families tastes and subbing in quinoa so I can eat it.

Thursday -
Breakfast: PB & Smoothie
Lunch: Lunch Out
Dinner: Lemon Chicken & Caprese Salad

Friday -
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: BLT Wrap
Dinner: Honey Chicken & Pineapple Cashew Fried Rice*
We’ve had the Honey Chicken many times, great base but the pineapple fried rice is new to me and sounds fabulous.

Saturday –
Breakfast: Waffles
Dinner: Shrimp Quesadillas*
I’ve been dying to try these since Rachel posted these a few weeks ago, I finally get my chance!

Sunday –
Breakfast: Fruit Salad & Granola Bars*
Dinner: Family Pizza Night
I’m still searching for my one and only granola bar recipe, this week I’ll give Emma’s a try. If you have a favorite, I’d love to try that too!

Family Planning: A Week's Worth of Family Dinners | Kids Stuff World

I’ve linked to any meal I’m making based on a recipe, but you should know I’m not much of a recipe follower. I use them more as guidelines than written rules. :) If there’s ever anything you want to know more about or would like a recipe for, just let me know in the comments. Happy to help.

* indicates a “new to us” meal, meaning we haven’t tried it yet, so I can’t tell you if we love it or not. We like to switch things up a lot around here, so many recipes … so little time.


Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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    • says

      A bit behind answering my comments see. No worries, I just stopped by to take a peek at your meal plan for next week. Tomorrow mine will feature one of your recipes. Thanks so much for stopping by April. Kiss little miss for me. And hug big miss while you’re at it too :)

  1. says

    Thanks so much for linking up today! Join in every Monday!!
    I love all your ideas for this weeks meals!
    You can follow me on my blog to join in every week and tomorrow we are having a give away to be sure to stop by!!
    Have a great day =)

  2. says

    I am not very good at meal planning. Well I really stink at it :( But I am going to try the summer salad, minus the peas and squash(yuck).

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