Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for December 23 – January 5

Gingerbread Smoothie

Featured Recipe: Smoothies are such a healthy way to start the day. And this Gingerbread Smoothie captures the flavors of the season, while delivering an extra boost of protein and essential nutrients in every delicious sip!

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 my FREE Video Course: 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.)

Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for December 23 – January 5
Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for Dec 23  – Dec 29Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for December 30 – January 5

Recipe Links for Week of December 23:
(GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free

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

Monday, Dec 23
• Dinner: Mexi-Lentil Pasta (Gluten-Free Option) and Garden Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF)
• Lunch: Greek Hummus(GF) Wraps w/Feta, Lettuce & Tomato and Fruit & Nut Bar(GF)
• Breakfast: Apple Pie Muffins(GF), Eggs Over Easy and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Tuesday, Dec 24
• Dinner: Grilled Herb Turkey Breasts(GF), Herb Stuffing(GF Option), Green Beans(GF) and Chocolate Pecan Pie(GF)
• Lunch: Leftover Mexi-Lentil Pasta and Garden Salad
• Breakfast: Leftover Apple Pie Muffins(GF) and Scrambled Eggs

Wednesday, Dec 25
• Dinner: Leftover Grilled Turkey(GF), Herb Stuffing(GF Option), Green Beans(GF) & Chocolate Pecan Pie(GF)
• Lunch: Leftover Greek Hummus(GF) w/Grain-Free Crackers(GF) and Fresh Veggies
• Breakfast: French Toast Casserole(GF Option), Nitrate-Free Sausage and Mixed Berries

Thursday, Dec 26
• Dinner: Chimichurri Italian Sausage Kebobs(GF), Cilantro Rice(Gluten-Free) and Spinach Salad w/Raw Honey Mustard Dressing(GF)
• Lunch: Turkey Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF)
• Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Mixed Berries & Almond Milk

Friday, Dec 27
• Dinner: Lentils & Carrots w/Swiss Chard(GF) and Brown Rolls(GF) w/Butter
• Dessert: Baked Apples w/Cheesecake Centers(GF)
• Lunch: Turkey & Apple Quesadillas and Carrot Salad
• Breakfast: Toad-n-the-Hole and Gingerbread Smoothie(GF)

Saturday, Dec 28
• Dinner: Crockpot Shrimp Gumbo(GF), Soaked Brown Rice(Gluten-Free) and Mesclun Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF)
• Lunch: Tuna Salad(GF) on Brown Bread Rolls(GF) and Apple Slices
• Breakfast: Fluffy Almond Flour Pancakes(GF), Nitrate-Free Bacon and Mixed Berries

Sunday, Dec 29
• Dinner: Pesto Pasta w/Leftover Italian Sausage(Gluten-Free Option) and Garden Salad w/Raw Honey Mustard Dressing(GF)
• Lunch: Leftover Shrimp Gumbo(GF) and Salad
• Breakfast: Apple Pie Breakfast Porridge(Gluten-Free)

Recipe Links for Week of December 30:
(GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free

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

Monday, Dec 30
• Dinner: Slow-Cooker Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup, Mesclun Salad w/Raw Honey Mustard Dressing(GF) and Rolls(GF) w/Butter
• Lunch: Tuna Salad(GF) Sandwich and Apple Slices and Fruit & Nut Bar(GF)
• Breakfast: Nut Butter & Jam Pancakes(GF) and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Tuesday, Dec 31
• Dinner: Turkey-Veggie Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli
• Lunch: Leftover Kale & White Bean Soup(GF) and Grilled Cheese Sandwich
• Breakfast: Pineapple-Coconut Muffins(GF) and Boiled Eggs

Wednesday, Jan 1
• Dinner: Crockpot Turkey-Veggie Chili(GF) w/Rice and GF Cornbread
• Lunch: Nut Butter & Banana Wraps and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Granola
• Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs w/Veggies and Leftover Pineapple-Coconut Muffins(GF)

Thursday, Jan 2
• Dinner: Blender Waffles w/Berries, Scrambled Eggs and Nitrate-Free Bacon
• Lunch: Chili Cheese Hot Dogs and Caribbean Carrot Salad(GF)
• Breakfast: Greek Yogurt Fruit Parfaits and Boiled Eggs

Friday, Jan 3
• Dinner: Homemade Fish Sticks(GF Option), Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF) and Baked Sweet Potatoes
• Lunch: Avocado Egg Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Cultured Pickles
• Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Mixed Berries & Almond Milk

Saturday, Jan 4
• Dinner: Leftover Crockpot Turkey-Veggie Chili(GF) w/Rice and GF Cornbread
• Lunch: Turkey & Swiss Reubens w/Sauerkraut w/Caribbean Carrot Salad(GF)
• Breakfast: Savory Baked Eggs(GF), Garlic Toast and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Sunday, Jan 5
• Dinner: Oven BBQ Chicken(GF), Leftover Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF) and Garden Herb Biscuits(GF)
• Lunch: Carrot-Cheddar(GF) Sandwiches and Pineapple Slices
• Breakfast: Oatmeal Breakfast Porridge(Gluten-Free Option) and Boiled Eggs

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

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  • Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs

    Thank you for including my gingerbread smoothie in your meal plan Kelly! Moms and kids alike will love it – it’s so festive, and SO healthy! Blessings to you!!

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

      I love it! We had it this morning AGAIN! Yum! My kids had to overcome their fear of “green” – LOL! But one sip and they were hooked! Thank you so much for such a great recipe! :) Merry CHRISTmas!

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

        P.S. I called it a Gingerbread Grinch Smoothie. LOL!