Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for September 3–16

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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 September 3: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free

Monday, Sept 3 • Dinner: Grilled Balsamic Chicken(GF), Scalloped Potatoes(GF) and Steamed Broccoli • Lunch: Turkey, Spinach & Raw Cheese Wraps(GF Option) and Fruit Salad • Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Buttermilk Biscuits w/Peach Preserves(GF)

Tuesday, Sept 4 • Dinner:  Turkey Joes(GF), Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF) and Cultured Pickles • Lunch: Chicken Dunkers "Lunchables"(GF) and Peach Slices • Breakfast: Strawberry Yogurt(GF) w/Fresh Berries, Granola & Nuts and Boiled Eggs

Wednesday, Sept 5 • Breakfast for Dinner: Peach Pancakes(GF Option), Scrambled Eggs and Bacon • Lunch: Leftover Turkey Joes(GF) and Coleslaw(GF) • Breakfast: Pineapple-Coconut Muffins(GF) and Eggs Over Easy

Thursday, Sept 6 • Dinner: Taco Salad(GF), Crockpot Pinto Beans(GF) and Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) and Cultured Sour Cream • Lunch: BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado & Tomato) Sandwiches and Fresh Berries • Breakfast: Leftover Peach Pancakes(GF Option) & Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Friday, Sept 7 • Dinner: Hearty Minestrone Soup(GF Option), Sourdough Rolls w/Butter and Garden Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF) • Dessert: No-Bake Cheesecake(GF) • Lunch:  Leftover Taco Salad(GF) and Fruit Salad • Breakfast: Whole Grain Bagel w/Cultured Cream Cheese, Boiled Eggs and Fruit Salad

Saturday, Sept 8 • Dinner: Veggie Penne Sauté(Gluten-Free Option) and Spinach Salad w/Honey-Mustard Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Leftover Minestrone Soup, Salad and Rolls w/Butter • Breakfast: Veggie Egg Scramble and Mixed Berry Muffins(GF)

Sunday, Sept 9 • Dinner: Grilled Fish w/Peach-Mango Salsa(GF), Wild Rice and Steamed Asparagus • Lunch: Leftover Veggie Penne Sauté(Gluten-Free Option) & Salad • Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy, Leftover Mixed Berry Muffins(GF) and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Recipe Links for Week of September 10: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free

Monday, Sept 10 • Dinner: Zucchini-Feta Pasta(Gluten-Free) and Spinach Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Whole Grain Sprouted Bagels w/Turkey Slices & Cultured Cream Cheese and Fresh Cherries • Breakfast: Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt(GF) w/Peach Preserves(GF) and Boiled Eggs

Tuesday, Sept 11 • Dinner: Grilled Herb Chicken(GF), Cherry Caprese(GF) and Wild Rice • Lunch: Tuna Salad(GF) w/Grain-Free Crackers(GF) and Grapes • Breakfast: Spelt English Muffin Egg & Cheese Sandwich and Fresh Diced Peaches

Wednesday, Sept 12 • Dinner: Fully-Loaded Baked Potatoes w/Chives, Cultured Sour Cream, Raw Cheese & Bacon and Garden Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette(GF) • Lunch: Nut Butter, Banana & Raw Honey Wrap(GF Option) and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Peaches • Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal(Gluten-Free Option) w/Fresh Raspberries & Raw Honey and Boiled Eggs

Thursday, Sept 13 • Dinner: Grilled Chicken Quesadilla Sandwiches w/Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) & Cultured Sour Cream and Refried Beans(GF) • Lunch: Avocado Egg Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Cultured Pickles • Breakfast: Lemonberry Muffins(GF), Scrambled Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)

Friday, Sept 14 • Dinner: Seared Scallops(GF) and Saffron Rice w/Peas(Gluten-Free) • Lunch: Refried 5-Layer Bean Dip w/Homemade Tortillas • Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Fresh Berries & Almond Milk

Saturday, Sept 15 • Dinner: Carrot-Cheddar(GF) Sandwiches, Tomato Soup(GF) and Cultured Pickles • Dessert: Lemon Bars • Lunch: Pizza Bagels and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF) • Breakfast: Strawberry Shortcakes(GF) and Scrambled Eggs

Sunday, Sept 16 • Dinner: Grilled Steak w/Balsamic-Apricot Marinade(GF), Mashed Potatoes(GF) and Steamed Asparagus • Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches w/Leftover Tomato Soup(GF) • Breakfast: Cheesy-Basil Eggs(GF) and Shortcake Biscuits w/Peach Preserves(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 Mondays, Welcome Home Link-Up, I Gotta Try That!, Meal Plan Monday, Make Your Own Mondays, Monday ManiaTitus 2sdays, Domestically Divine, Titus 2 Tuesdays, Fat Tuesdays, Heart & Soul Hop, Living Well Wednesdays, Works for Me Wednesdays, Allergy-Friendly Wednesdays, Gluten-Free WednesdaysHomemaking Link-Up,