Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for August 6–19

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!

In addition to 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 whether you’re just getting started with meal planning, or are a seasoned expert.

We’d also like to provide you with 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 provided below, simply click on the images and they will open into a new window for easier printing.

Recipe Links for Week of August 6:

(Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free

Monday, August 6
Dinner: Grilled Fish w/Peach-Mango Salsa(GF), Wild Rice and Asparagus
Lunch: Tuna Salad(GF) w/Grain-Free Crackers(GF) and Grapes
Breakfast: Boiled Eggs, Crockpot Applesauce(GF) and Sourdough Toast w/Butter

Tuesday, August 7
Dinner: Grilled Herb Chicken(GF), Cherry Caprese(GF) and Wild Rice
Lunch: Avocado Egg Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Cultured Pickles
Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal(Gluten-Free Option) w/Fresh Diced Peaches and Poached Eggs

Wednesday, August 8
Dinner: Taco Salad(GF), Crockpot Pinto Beans(GF) and Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) and Cultured Sour Cream
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Fresh Peach Slices
Breakfast: Pineapple-Coconut Muffins(GF), Eggs Over Easy and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Thursday, August 9
Dinner: Spaghetti w/Meatballs(GF Option) and Mesclun Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette(GF)
Lunch: Leftover Taco Salad(GF) and Apple Slices
Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Fresh Berries & Almond Milk

Friday, August 10
Dinner: Hearty Minestrone Soup(GF Option), Sourdough Rolls w/Butter and Garden Salad
Lunch: Leftover Spaghetti & Salad
Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits(Gluten-Free Option) and Boiled Eggs

Saturday, August 11
Dinner: Turkey-Veggie Chili(GF), Basmati Rice and Organic Cornbread 
Dessert: Grilled Peaches & Cream(GF)
Lunch: Leftover Hearty Minestrone Soup(GF Option), Salad, Rolls & Butter
Breakfast: Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Pancakes(GF), Nitrate-Free Bacon and Fruit Salad

Sunday, August 12
Dinner: Lemon-Garlic Roasted Chicken(GF) w/Herb Potatoes & Carrots(GF) and Buttermilk Biscuits w/Raw Honey & Butter
Lunch: Grilled Turkey Reuben and Cultured Sauerkraut
Breakfast: Poached Eggs, Buttermilk Biscuits w/Raw Honey & Butter and Mixed Berries

Recipe Links for Week of August 13:

(Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free

Monday, August 13
Dinner: Chili Dogs (nitrate-free hot dogs), Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF) and Fruit Salad
Lunch: Greek Salad Wrap and Cultured Pickles
Breakfast: Lemonberry Muffins(GF), Scrambled Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Tuesday, August 14
Dinner: Penne w/Shrimp & Veggies(Gluten-Free Option) and Mesclun Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF)
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Leftover Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF)
Breakfast: Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt(GF) and Boiled Eggs

Wednesday, August 15
Dinner: Soaked Whole Grain Blender Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Nitrate-Free Sausage and Fruit Salad
Lunch: Nut Butter, Banana & Raw Honey Wrap and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Peaches
Breakfast: Baked Apple Oatmeal(Gluten-Free Option) w/Crispy Walnuts

Thursday, August 16
Dinner: Refried Bean(GF), Rice & Cheese Burritos w/Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) and Cultured Sour Cream
Lunch: Whole Grain Bagels w/Turkey Slices & Cultured Cream Cheese and Fresh Cherries
Breakfast: Waffle Sandwich and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Friday, August 17
Dinner: Toasted Sourdough Meatball Subs, Caribbean Carrot Salad(GF) and Cultured Pickles
Lunch: Refried 5-Layer Bean Dip w/Homemade Tortillas
Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Saturday, August 18
Dinner: Veggie Stirfry(Gluten-Free) w/Leftover Grilled Chicken(GF)
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake Pie(GF)
Lunch: Turkey & Apple Quesadillas and Leftover Caribbean Carrot Salad(GF)
Breakfast: Huevos a la Mexicana(GF), Mixed Berry Muffins(GF) and Fruit Salad

Sunday, August 19
Dinner: Fettuccine Alfredo(Gluten-Free Option) w/Balsamic Grilled Chicken(GF) and Spinach Salad w/Honey-Mustard Dressing(GF)
Lunch: Open-Face Tuna Melt (GF Option) and Apple Slices
Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy, Leftover Mixed Berry 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!

Joyfully Serving HIM, Kelly @ The Nourishing Home

This meal plan was featured at: Homestead Barn Hop, Welcome Home Link-Up, Modest Mondays, I Gotta Try This, Titus 2sdays, Domestically Divine, Titus 2 Tuesday Link, Make Your Own Monday, Monday Mania, Meal Plan Mondays, Fat Tuesdays, Hearth & SoulLiving Well WednesdaysGluten-Free WednesdaysAllergy-Free Wednesdays, Works for Me Wednesdays, Homemaking Link-Up

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    • Kelly @ The Nourishing Home says

      Hi, April! Welcome!! So glad you’re here. I don’t have a grocery list that I generate with this, but you can easily generate one by joining ZipList – it’s FREE and it’s AWESOME! ZipList allows you to create your own recipe box of favorite recipes, create a shopping list and also, if you want, a weekly meal plan right there on their site.

      All of my recipes are compatible with Ziplist and so when you click on any of the recipe links above, you can add all of the ingredients listed in my recipe right to your Ziplist shopping list and adjust them according to whether you already have something on hand, or if your family is larger or smaller (so you can manually change amount of ingredients).

      Hope this helps you to more easily create healthy meal plans for your family! Blessings, Kelly

  1. RCH says

    Thank you so much! I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago with an auto-immune disorder and it has been a hard journey for my family. There are other sites that offer meal plans….at a cost…and I’m so new to “meal planning”. God has brought me a long way from the days of having just enough money for boxes of pasta and a stick of butter for a week for a family. I have been in prayer sincerely seeking God for the resources to care for my family well and to not just get by. Just a few short months ago, I was so sick, I was in danger of major medical intervention. But God has been healing me body and spirit and has lead me to this site. You have blessed my family without ever meeting us and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Although I am unable to be a full-time homemaker, I know finding this site and using your tools will allow me to be the best mom I can be, and I will have more time to spend with my precious children! Many blessings to you.

    • says

      I am honored to be used by our Mighty God to provide you with encouragement and inspiration as you strive to eat healthier and recover. May the Lord continue to bless you as you draw near and trust in Him. Prayers and blessings for you and your precious family, Kelly

  2. says

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  3. says

    I’m so very happy to have found this via the Women Living Well link up. I’ve been convicted about our eating habits and have recently started making some changes. This planner will definitely help!

  4. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry says

    I always love meal plan ideas! Your turkey chili and nut butter honey wrap sound delicious. Thank you for sharing this post on Allergy-Free Wednesdays.


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