Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for May 28 – June 10

Welcome to The Better Mom’s bi-weekly meal planning schedule!

As women striving to serve the Lord and our families better, meal planning is a wonderful strategy to help you provide a healthy, home-cooked meal with the awesome added benefit of saving time, money and stress!

Following the two meal plan charts below is a list of links to many of the recipes featured. Our hope is that this will be a great resource and encouragement for you to “keep on truckin” with your own meal plans, or get started if you haven’t yet.

In addition, we’ve now included a free meal planning template perfect for creating your own weekly meal plans. Select from the following two options:
• Meal plan template PDF
• Meal plan template EXCEL

To learn more about meal planning, please check out: Mastering Meal Planning. To print the meal plans, simply click on the images below and they will open into a new window for easier printing.

Recipe Links for Week of May 28:
(Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free

Monday, May 28 (Happy Memorial Day!)
Dinner: Grilled Chicken w/Spicy Glaze(GF), Potato Salad(GF) and Fruit Salad
Dessert:  Lemon Bars(GF)
Lunch: Nut Butter, Banana & Raw Honey Wrap(GF Option) and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Diced Pear
Breakfast: Cinnamon Streusel Muffins(GF), Poached Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Tuesday, May 29
Dinner: Spaghetti w/Meatballs(GF Option) and Caesar Salad
Lunch: Leftover Grilled Chicken(GF) and Fruit Salad
Breakfast: Strawberry Yogurt(GF) w/Fresh Berries, Granola & Nuts and Boiled Eggs

Wednesday, May 30
Dinner: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Leftover Potato Salad(GF) and Cultured Pickles
Lunch: Avocado Egg Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Cultured Pickles
Breakfast: Whole Grain Bagel w/Cultured Cream Cheese, Scrambled Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Thursday, May 31
Breakfast for Dinner: Blueberry Coconut Pancakes(GF), Scrambled Eggs, Mixed Berries and Nitrate-Free Sausage Links
Lunch: Leftover BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF)
Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal w/Ripe Pear & Raw Honey(Gluten-Free Option) and Boiled Eggs

Friday, June 1
Dinner: Grilled Pineapple Chicken(GF) w/Pineapple Salsa(GF), Crockpot Black Beans(GF) and Brown Rice(Gluten-Free)
Lunch: Turkey & Raw Cheese Cracker Stackers “Lunchable”(GF Option) and Grapes
Breakfast: Leftover Pancakes(GF), Sausage and Mixed Berries

Saturday, June 2
Dinner: Toasted Sourdough Meatball Subs, Caribbean Carrot Salad(GF) and Cultured Pickles
Lunch: Open-Face Tuna Melt(Gluten-Free Option) and Apple Slices
Breakfast: French Toast Casserole, Nitrate-Free Bacon and Fresh Berries

Sunday, June 3
Dinner: Seared Salmon w/Wasabi Sauce(GF), Buttery-Herb Rice(Gluten-Free) and Wilted Greens(GF)
Lunch: Turkey & Apple Quesadillas and Leftover Caribbean Carrot Salad(GF)
Breakfast: Cheesy-Basil Eggs(GF), Buttermilk Biscuits w/Raw Honey & Butter and Fruit Salad

Recipe Links for Week of June 4:
(Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free

Monday, June 4
Dinner: Strawberry-Feta Salad(GF) w/Grilled Chicken(GF) and Almond Flour Biscuits<

/a>(GF) w/Cultured Butter
Lunch: Pizza Bagel “Lunchable” and Apple Slices
Breakfast: Egg & Cheese Biscuit Sandwich and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Tuesday, June 5
Dinner: Turkey-Veggie Meatloaf(GF Option), Mashed Potatoes and Green Breans
Lunch: Strawberry Cream Cheese Roll-Ups(GF Option) and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF)
Breakfast: Leftover Almond Flour Biscuits(GF) w/Homemade Jam(GF) and Scrambled Eggs

Wednesday, June 6
Dinner: Green Quiche w/Brown Rice Crust(Gluten-Free) and Garden Salad w/Honey-Mustard Dressing(GF)
Lunch: Leftover Meatloaf Sandwiches and Fruit Salad
Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits and Boiled Eggs

Thursday, June 7
Dinner: Grilled Herb Turkey Breasts(GF), Wild Rice and Steamed Broccoli
Lunch: Tuna Salad(GF) w/Whole Grain Crackers and Grapes
Breakfast: Toad-n-the-Hole(Gluten-Free Option) and Fresh Berries w/Vanilla Yogurt(GF)

Friday, June 8
Dinner: Caprese Pasta(Gluten-Free Option) and Spinach Salad w/Raspberry Vinaigrette(GF)
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcakes(GF)
Lunch: Turkey Dunkers “Lunchable” and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF)
Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Dried Fruit  & Almond Milk

Saturday, June 9
Dinner: Italian Sausage & White Bean Soup(GF) and Sourdough Rolls w/Cultured Butter
Lunch: Grilled Turkey Reuben, Cultured Sauerkraut and Apple Slices
Breakfast: Lemon-Poppy Mini Muffins(GF), Veggie Egg Scramble and Fruit Salad

Sunday, June 10
Dinner: Grilled Fish Provencal(GF), Wild Rice and Steamed Asparagus
Lunch: Leftover Italian Sausage Soup and Sourdough rolls w/Cultured Butter
Breakfast:  Eggs Over Easy, Leftover Lemon-Poppy Mini Muffins(GF) and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Always a treat to share ideas and healthy recipes! Let’s give thanks to the Lord for providing us the opportunity to nourish our families in this way! See you in two weeks!

Blessings, Kelly @ The Nourishing Home

This meal plan was shared at: Real Food Sunday School, Monday Mania, Welcome Home MondaySoli Deo Gloria, Titus 2sdays, Titus 2 Tuesday Link-Up, Domestically Divine, On Your Heart Tuesdays, Traditional Tuesdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Tuesdays at the Table, Fat Tuesdays, Hearth & Soul Blog HopAllergy-Free Wednesdays, Living Well Wednesdays, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Welcome Wednesday, Works for Me WednesdayHomemaking Link-Up, Creative at Home WednesdaysSimple Lives ThursdaysFeasting in Fellowship Fridays, Freaky Fridays, Fresh Bites Friday, Fight Back Fridays

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  • Kara @ The Chuppies

    Printing out the Turkey-veggie meatloaf and the Italian sausage & white bean soup…thanks!
    We’re still watching the rain come down out here in Oregon (so these sound extra yummy).
    Thanks for all the work you put into this each time Kelly.

    Oh–each week I mean to ask you what “cultured butter” means–I’m thinking it’s long the lines of the better-for-you-yogurt-options, but just wasn’t sure? Mine doesn’t say “cultured” on it, so I’m pretty sure I haven’t found it yet :)


    • Kelly@TheNourishingHome

      Hi, Kara! First, let me tell you how much your continual encouragement means to me – I truly appreciate it and it blesses me more than you know, sweet friend! I’m so glad you’re enjoying these menus and recipes! The two you selected are definite favorites in our house! As far as cultured butter goes, it is butter that has live cultures in it, just like you mentioned – yogurt, being an example. It isn’t always easy to find unless you have a whole foods type store in your area. It’s more expensive, but it is delicious and provides healthy probiotics. Of course, if you heat cultured butter (cook with it), it destroys the healthy bacteria and enzymes, so you only want to use it as a condiment that you put onto something, like toast, biscuits, rolls, etc. I just put mine out on the counter for at least a half hour (or more) before we use it, so it’s soft enough to spread. There are many brands of cultured butter, but one of the most popular in stores is: Organic Valley European Style Cultured Butter. But it’s really easy to make your own cultured butter too. If you google it, you’ll see lots of posts on how to do it. Thanks again for you kind words! With blessings and appreciation, Kelly

  • Domesticlady

    I just found this site last week and have referred to it multiple times per day since!! My husband and I have just started on our journey to a real food diet. So, I will be following your menu plans!! What do you eat for snacks? I know fruit is an obvious one but I need to pack my husband a lunch every work day and need snack ideas. He is very picky about fruits & veggies in his lunch bag. I can get away with grapes and celery sticks with cream cheese. Once the garden is producing, he’ll some stuff from there. Any other ideas?

    • Kelly@TheNourishingHome

      Hi, and welcome! So happy to hear you’re enjoying the meal plans and it’s helping you in your journey to a healthier real food lifestyle. I do have a “SNACKS” category on my blog in the Healthy Recipes section, so I recommend popping over to check it out. I also have a lunch category as well.

      If he doesn’t care to eat fruits and veggies solo – think of ways to include them into things he does like. For instance with fruits, you could make a smoothie for him in the morning before work, so he gets a good serving of fruits in for the day. You can also sneak some veggies in there are well – like small amounts of raw spinach or kale.

      Continuing with this concept … you may want to try including finely diced raw veggies into cream cheese as a dip with crackers – check out my veggie confetti spread in the snacks section (since it sounds like he enjoys cream cheese). And you could kick it up a notch by using healthier cultured cream cheese – so he’s getting a dose of probiotics too. There are some store-bought cultured creme cheese brands out there (like Nancy’s) if you’re not ready to launch into making it homemade.

      You could also see about adding some veggies to his sandwiches, or finely dicing them and adding them in chicken salad or egg salad, if he likes those. I love to add avocado to my egg salad, it’s such a nutritional powerhouse. So I recommend checking out that recipe as well in my lunch category.

      I hope these ideas serve as a springboard to get you started … That’s great that you have a garden! Once it comes into season, adding fresh veggies will be even easier! :) Blessings, Kelly

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  • Mrs. Mom of 6

    Wow, where has this site been “all my life”? I have been looking for a functional, healthy, and relatively low cost real foods meal plan for years. One that includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is super rare. This is awesome… I might even be able to just follow your plan and not have to write up my own. Thanks for taking the time!

    Can’t wait to explore the rest of the site.

    • Kelly@TheNourishingHome

      Thanks so much for your kind note – it’s such a blessing to be able to share with others! Thanks again for taking time to send an encouraging word. Blessings, Kelly :)

  • Our Small Hours

    Wow! I just came over here from the Monday Mania Carnival. This is awesome! I’ve been thinking of doing something similar for a while, but it seems such a daunting task to get it all set up and posted.

    Great work! Thanks for sharing your meal plans and recipes!

    • Kelly@TheNourishingHome

      Thanks so much for you kind note! I’m so happy to hear you find this helpful! Blessings to you, Kelly

  • Denise Oldham

    Great menu plan.

    • Kelly@TheNourishingHome

      Thanks so much, Denise! Appreciate you taking time to leave a sweet note! Blessings, Kelly :)

  • Allisamazing

    Your meal plans look awesome!

    • Kelly@TheNourishingHome

      Thanks so much! I appreciate your kindness! Blessings, :) Kelly

  • April Harris

    Your menu plans are such a wonderful resource! There are so many delicious recipes, but I have to mention the Grilled Fish Provencal which sounds fantastic!

  • Chevas Grace

    Its nice to find a meal plan with healthy option. Do you have a grocery list for each week?

  • Allison Preiss

    Wow this is great! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Gail

    I’m so excited to find this resource. I’ve ordered my food for the week to be delivered tomorrow morning, and then we begin our first week of your meal plan! I hope my family will be receptive to all the new recipes :)

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  • littlemama64

    I am very impressed with the recipes and menu. Appreciate all your hard work! This is healthy and not too complicated. And this comes from a mom of 6 ranging from skinny athletes to a little guy on gfcf with an immunde deficiency and 3 who developed Type 1 diabetes! Thanks so much–

  • Elsa

    Wow, I love the organization! I never plan anything and it makes each day difficult. I know that if I wrote out a schedule I could accomplish so much more.

    Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul!