Welcome to The Better Mom’s bi-weekly meal planning schedule!
This time, we’re celebrating with a special Thanksgiving edition of the bi-weekly meal plan with links to some of my favorite holiday recipes. I’ve also purposefully scheduled some of my favorite simple, yet healthy meals leading up to the holiday, so we can conserve our time and energy in the kitchen for the big day.
Following the two meal plan charts below, is a list of links to many of the recipes featured. 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:
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 November 12: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free
Monday, Nov 12 • Dinner: Creamy Tomato Soup w/Garlic-Herb Croutons(GF) and Mesclun Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Strawberry Cream Cheese Roll-Ups and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF) • Breakfast: Pineapple-Coconut Muffins and Eggs Over Easy
Tuesday, Nov 13 • Dinner: Veggie Penne Sauté(Gluten-Free Option) and Spinach Salad w/Honey-Mustard Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches w/Leftover Tomato Soup • Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal w/Ripe Pear & Raw Honey(Gluten-Free Option) and Boiled Eggs
Wednesday, Nov 14 • Breakfast for Dinner: Pumpkin Pancakes(GF), Veggie Egg Scramble and Nitrate-Free Bacon • Lunch: Leftover Veggie Penne Sauté(Gluten-Free Option) and Salad • Breakfast: Strawberry Yogurt(GF) w/Fresh Berries, Granola & Nuts and Boiled Eggs
Thursday, Nov 15 • Dinner: Turkey Joes(GF), Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF) and Cultured Pickles • Lunch: BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado & Tomato) Sandwiches and Sliced Pears • Breakfast: Leftover Pumpkin Pancakes & Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Friday, Nov 16 • Dinner: Homemade Fish Sticks(GF Option), Leftover Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF) and Herb Roasted Potatoes(GF) • Lunch: Leftover Turkey Joes & Cultured Pickles • Breakfast: French Toast, Nitrate-Free Sausage and Diced Pears
Saturday, Nov 17 • Dinner: Crockpot Turkey-Veggie Chili(GF) w/Rice and Cornbread • Dessert: Pumpkin Swirl Bars(GF) • Lunch: Carrot-Cheddar(GF) Sandwiches and Pineapple Slices • Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Homemade Applesauce(GF) and Toast w/Butter
Sunday, Nov 18 • Dinner: Oven Baked Fried Chicken(GF Option), Carribean Carrot Salad(GF) and Buttermilk Biscuits w/Butter & Honey • Lunch: Open-Face Tuna Melt(GF Option) and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Cheesy-Basil Eggs(GF) and Shortcake Biscuits(GF) w/Peach Preserves(GF)
Recipe Links for Week of November 19: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free
Monday, Nov 19 • Dinner: Chili Dogs (nitrate-free hotdogs), Carribean Carrot Salad(GF) and Cultured Pickles • Lunch: Leftover Chicken Drumsticks and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF) • Breakfast: Biscuit, Egg & Cheese Sandwiches and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Tuesday, Nov 20 • Dinner: Grilled Herb Chicken(GF), Wild Rice and Steamed Asparagus • Lunch: Nut Butter, Banana & Raw Honey Wrap(GF Option) and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Diced Peaches • Breakfast: Apple Pie Breakfast Porridge(Gluten-Free) and Boiled Eggs
Wednesday, Nov 21 • Dinner: Minestrone Soup(Gluten-Free Option), Sourdough Rolls w/Butter and Garden Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette(GF) • Lunch: Chicken Dunkers "Lunchables" and Homemade Homemade Applesauce(GF) • Breakfast: Pumpkin Pie Muffins(GF), Eggs Over Easy and Fruit Salad
Thursday, Nov 22 (Happy Thanksgiving!) • Dinner: Special Thanksgiving Day Menu • Lunch: Leftover Minestrone Soup, Rolls w/Butter & Garden Salad • Breakfast: Leftover Pumpkin Pie Muffins(GF) & Fruit Salad and Boiled Eggs
Saturday, Nov 24 • Dinner: Grilled Chicken Quesadilla Sandwiches w/Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) and Cultured Sour Cream • Lunch: Grilled Turkey Reuben and Cultured Sauerkraut • Breakfast: Huevos a la Mexicana(GF) and Lemonberry Muffins(GF)
Sunday, Nov 25 • Dinner: Pulled Pork Sandwiches(GF), Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF) and Cultured Pickles • Lunch: Whole Grain Bagels w/Turkey Slices & Cultured Cream Cheese and Fruit Salad • Breakfast: Fruit Filled Crepes(GF) and Nitrate-Free Bacon
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 yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! See you in two weeks!
Joyfully (and Thankfully) Serving HIM, Kelly @ The Nourishing Home