Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for September 17–30

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

FEATURED RECIPE: This wholesome crockpot recipe is inspired by the award-winning children’s book, Stone Soup. It’s so delicious and it’s a super fun way to make memories with your kiddos!

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 September 17:
(GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free
(Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free

Monday, Sept 17
• Dinner: Fettuccine Alfredo w/Balsamic Grilled Chicken(GF), Spinach Salad w/ w/Honey-Mustard Dressing(GF)
• Lunch: Turkey, Spinach & Raw Cheese Wraps(GF Option) and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Blueberries
• Breakfast: Cinnamon Streusel Muffins(GF), Boiled Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Tuesday, Sept 18
• Dinner: Veggie Quesadillas, Crockpot Black Beans(GF) & Rice
• Lunch: Avocado Egg Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Cultured Pickles
• Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits(Gluten-Free Option) and Boiled Eggs

Wednesday, Sept 19
• Dinner: Strawberry-Feta Salad(GF) w/Leftover Balsamic Grilled Chicken(GF)
• Lunch: Tuna Salad(GF) w/Grain-Free Crackers(GF) and Apple Slices
• Breakfast: Toad-in-the-Hole(GF Option) and Strawberries w/Vanilla Yogurt

Thursday, Sept 20
• Dinner: Pesto Pasta(Gluten-Free Option) w/Sliced Nitrate-Free Sweet Italian Sausage and Mesclun Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF)
• Lunch: Carrot-Cheddar(GF) Sandwiches and Pineapple Slices
• Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Fresh Berries & Almond Milk

Friday, Sept 21
• Dinner: Grilled Fish w/Peach-Mango Salsa(GF), Wild Rice and Asparagus
• Lunch: Leftover Pesto Pasta and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF)
• Breakfast: Baked Apple Oatmeal(Gluten-Free Option) w/Crispy Walnuts

Saturday, Sept 22
• Dinner: Stone Soup(GF) and Sourdough Rolls w/Butter
• Dessert: Happy, Happy Ice Cream Cake(GF)
• Lunch: Turkey & Apple Quesadillas
• Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Crockpot Applesauce(GF) and Toast w/Butter

Sunday, Sept 23
• Dinner: Lemon-Garlic Roasted Chicken(GF) w/Herb Potatoes & Carrots(GF) and Buttermilk Biscuits w/Peach Preserves(GF)
• Lunch: Leftover Stone Soup, Salad, Rolls & Butter
• Breakfast: Blueberry Almond Flour Pancakes(GF), Nitrate-Free Bacon and Fruit Salad

Recipe Links for Week of September 24:
(GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free
(Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free

Monday, Sept 24
• Dinner: Grilled Herb Turkey Breasts(GF), Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
• Lunch: Greek Salad Wrap and Cultured Pickles
• Breakfast: Biscuit, Egg & Cheese Sandwiches and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Tuesday, Sept 25
• Dinner: Penne w/Shrimp & Veggies(Gluten-Free Option) and Mesclun Salad w/Raspberry Vinaigrette(GF)
• Lunch: Turkey Dunkers “Lunchables” and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip
• Breakfast: Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt(GF) and Boiled Eggs

Wednesday, Sept 26
• Breakfast for Dinner: Soaked Whole Grain Blender Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Nitrate-Free Sausage and Fruit Salad
• Lunch: Nut Butter, Banana & Raw Honey Wrap(GF Option) and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Strawberries
• Breakfast: Healthier Cinnamon Toast(GF Option), Eggs Over Easy and Mixed Berries

Thursday, Sept 27
• Dinner: Black Bean, Rice & Cheese Burritos w/Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) and Cultured Sour Cream
• Lunch: Whole Grain Bagels w/Turkey Slices and Cultured Cream Cheese and Grapes
• Breakfast: Waffle Sandwich and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Friday, Sept 28
• Dinner: Personal Veggie Pizzas and Garden Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF)
• Dessert: Hot Apple Crisp(GF) w/Vanilla Ice Cream
• Lunch: 5-Layer Bean Dip w/Homemade Tortillas
• Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Saturday, Sept 29
• Dinner: Potato-Corn Chowder(Gluten-Free), Sourdough Rolls w/Butter and Garden Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette(GF)
• Lunch: Open-Face Tuna Melt (GF Option) and Apple Slices
• Breakfast: Huevos a la Mexicana(GF), Lemon Poppy Mini-Muffins and Fruit Salad

Sunday, Sept 30
• Dinner: Herb Roasted Chicken(GF), Wild Rice and Steamed Broccoli
• Lunch: Leftover Potato-Corn Chowder, Salad, Rolls & Butter
• Breakfast: Poached Eggs, Leftover Lemon Poppy Mini-Muffins 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 shared at: Homestead Barn Hop, GraceLaced Link-Up, Welcome Home Mondays, Modest MondaysMeal Plan Monday, Make Your Own Monday, Monday ManiaHearth & Soul, Fat Tuesdays, Titus 2sdays, Titus 2 Tuesdays Link-Up, Domestically Divine, Creative@Home Wednesdays, Works for Me Wednesday, Homemaking Link-Up, Living Well Wednesdays, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Simple Lives Thursdays

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  • http://twitter.com/apriljharris April Harris

    Your menu plan is making my mouth water! There is such a lot of variety and some really lovely recipes. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Hearth and Soul hop.

    • http://www.TheNourishingHome.com/ Kelly@TheNourishingHome

      My pleasure, April! Always fun to share at Hearth & Soul! Appreciate you hosting! Blessings, Kelly