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.
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
Back-to-School Meal Plan (August 27-September 2) (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (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 Mania, Titus 2sdays, Titus 2 Tuesday, Domestically Divine, Fat Tuesdays, Hearth & Soul, Living Well Wednesdays, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Friendly Wednesdays, Homemaking Link-Up, Works for Me Wednesday,
Today's post is part of our Back to School series!