Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for August 20 – September 2

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

Back-to-school season is upon us and that means getting organized! That’s why we’re including a special Back-to-School Meal Plan (Aug 27–Sept 2) with quick-n-easy recipes that will help make getting a healthy homemade meal on the table (and in your kids’ lunch boxes) a snap!

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 20:

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

Monday, August 20
Dinner: Caprese Pasta(Gluten-Free Option) and Spinach Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF)
Lunch: Turkey & Raw Cheese Cracker Stackers “Lunchable”(GF Option) and Grapes
Breakfast: Greek Yogurt Banana Splits(GF) and Sprouted Bread Toast w/Butter

Tuesday, August 21
Dinner: Grilled Pineapple Chicken(GF) w/Pineapple Salsa(GF) and Crockpot Black Beans(GF), Soaked Brown Rice(Gluten-Free) & Fried Plantains
Lunch:  Leftover Caprese Pasta(Gluten-Free Option) and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF)
Breakfast: Healthier Cinnamon Toast(GF Option), Scrambled Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Wednesday, August 22
Dinner: Grilled Steak & Veggie Fajitas(GF) w/Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) and Cultured Sour Cream
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Peach Slices
Breakfast: Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge(Gluten-Free) and Boiled Eggs

Thursday, August 23
Dinner: Oven Baked Fried Chicken(GF Option), Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF)and Buttermilk Biscuits w/Butter & Honey
Lunch: Nut Butter, Banana & Raw Honey Wrap(GF Option) and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Diced Peaches
Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Friday, August 24
Dinner: Italian Sausage & Bean Soup(GF), Mesclun Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette(GF) and Sourdough Rolls w/Butter
Lunch: Leftover Chicken Drumsticks, Coleslaw and Cultured Pickles
Breakfast: Egg & Cheese Biscuit Sandwich and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Saturday, August 25
Dinner: Veggie Stirfry(Gluten-Free) w/Leftover Grilled Chicken
Dessert: Berry Peachy Crisp(GF) w/Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Lunch: Leftover Italian Sausage & Bean Soup(GF), Salad & Rolls w/Butter
Breakfast: French Toast(GF Option), Nitrate-Free Bacon and Fresh Berries

Sunday, August 26
Dinner: Grilled Fish Provencal(GF) and Wild Rice w/Steamed Asparagus
Lunch: Grilled Turkey Reuben and Cultured Sauerkraut
Breakfast:  Cherry-Almond Muffins(GF) and Eggs Over Easy

Back-to-School Meal Plan (August 27-September 2)
(Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free

Monday, August 27
• Dinner: Turkey-Veggie Burgers(GF Option) w/Guacamole(GF), Potato Smashers(GF) and Fruit Salad
• Lunch: Greek Hummus Dip(GF), Raw Veggie Kabobs, Whole Grain Crackers (or GF Crackers) and Apple Slices
• Breakfast: Toad-in-the-Hole(GF Option) and Strawberries w/Vanilla Yogurt(GF)

Tuesday, August 28
• Dinner: Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken(GF), Wild Rice, Sourdough Rolls w/Butter and Mesclun Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF)
• Lunch: Mini Turkey-Veggie Burgers (GF Option), Leftover Fruit Salad and Tortilla Chips w/Leftover Guacamole(GF)
• Breakfast: Poached Eggs and Soaked Oatmeal(Gluten-Free Option) w/Raw Honey & Fresh Diced Peaches

Wednesday, August 29
• Dinner: Broccoli Pesto Pasta w/Parmesan Chicken Tenders(Gluten-Free Option) and Garden Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette(GF)
• Lunch: Hawaiian Chicken Subs, Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF) and Grapes
• Breakfast: Cinnamon Streusel Muffins(GF), Eggs Over Easy and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Thursday, August 30
• Dinner: Spaghetti w/Crockpot Meatballs(Gluten-Free Option) and Mesclun Salad w/Honey-Mustard Dressing(GF)
• Lunch: Parmesan Chicken Dunkers Homemade “Lunchable” (Gluten-Free Option)
• Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Fresh Berries & Almond Milk

Friday, August 31
• Dinner: Grilled Shrimp & Veggie Kebobs(GF) and Saffron Rice(Gluten-Free)
• Lunch: Meatball Subs(Gluten-Free Option), Carrots w/Ranch Dip(GF) and Cultured Pickles
• Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits(Gluten-Free Option) and Boiled Eggs

Saturday, September 1
• Dinner: Sweet-n-Spicy Grilled Chicken(GF), Potato Salad(GF) and Mesclun Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette(GF)
• Dessert: Grilled Peaches(GF) w/Frozen Yogurt(GF)
• Lunch: Carrot & Cheddar(GF) Sandwiches and Pineapple Slices
• Breakfast: Peach Pancakes(GF Option), Homemade Sausage Patties(GF-I use a mix of Italian herbs) and Fruit Salad

Sunday, September 2
• Dinner: Grilled Steak & Veggie Fajitas w/Homemade Tortillas and Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) and Cultured Sour Cream
• Lunch: Greek Salad Wrap(GF Option) and Leftover Potato Salad(GF)
• Breakfast: Huevos a la Mexicana(GF), Buttermilk Biscuits w/Raw Honey & Butter 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!

Wishing you and your family a Happy Labor Day Weekend and a Happy Back-to-School Season!! See you in two weeks!

Joyfully Serving HIM, Kelly @ The Nourishing Home

This meal plan was shared at: Homestead Barn Hop, GraceLaced Link-Up, Welcome Home Monday, Modest Mondays, Meal Plan Monday, Make Your Own Monday, Monday ManiaTitus 2sdays, Titus 2 Tuesday, Domestically Divine, Fat Tuesdays, Hearth & SoulLiving Well Wednesdays, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Friendly WednesdaysHomemaking Link-Up, Works for Me Wednesday,

Today’s post is part of our Back to School series!

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    • says

      Hi, Lo. There is a great free resource available from ZipList that allows you to create a custom shopping list from any recipe on my site. You can even add your own items to it that you need, or manually adjust the ingredients from my recipes based on what you already have on hand, or if you’re wanting to do something like double an ingredient. ZipList also allows you to build a recipe box of your favorite recipes and create a weekly meal plan using your favorite recipes in your recipe box, if you’d like. I point people to this service because it’s free and easy-to-use. I would love to create a shopping list with each meal plan, but unfortunately there are just not enough hours in the day to do everything we’d love to do. So I encourage you to check out this wonderful resource. Blessings to you, Kelly


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