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 November 26: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free
Monday, Nov 26 • Dinner: Chicken Parmigiana w/Marinara Pasta and Garden Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette(GF) • Lunch: Nut Butter, Banana & Raw Honey Wrap(GF Option) and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Diced Pears • Breakfast: Cinnamon Streusel Muffins(GF), Eggs Over Easy and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Tuesday, Nov 27 • Dinner: Grilled Shrimp & Veggie Kebobs(GF) w/Saffron Rice(Gluten-Free) • Lunch: Leftover Marinara Pasta and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF) • Breakfast: Veggie Egg Scramble and Sprouted Toast w/Butter
Wednesday, Nov 28 • Dinner: Turkey Enchilada Casserole w/Guacamole(GF) • Lunch: Greek Hummus Dip, Raw Veggie Kabobs, Grain-Free Crackers(GF) and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Whole Grain Bagel w/Cream Cheese, Boiled Eggs and Fruit Salad
Thursday, Nov 29 • Breakfast for Dinner: Huevos a la Mexicana(GF), Buttermilk Biscuits and Nitrate-Free Sausages and Fruit Salad • Lunch: Carrot-Cheddar(GF) Sandwiches and Pineapple Slices • Breakfast: Greek Yogurt Banana Splits and Sprouted Toast w/Butter
Friday, Nov 30 • Dinner: Personal Veggie Pizzas and Caesar Salad • Dessert: Hot Apple Crisp(GF) • Lunch: Turkey & Raw Cheese Cracker Stackers "Lunchable" and Grapes • Breakfast: Egg & Cheese Biscuit Sandwich and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Saturday, Dec 1 • Dinner: Italian Sausage & Bean Soup(GF), Sourdough Rolls w/Butter and Mesclun Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Turkey-Cranberry Salad Sandwiches and Pear Slices • Breakfast: Baked Apple Oatmeal(Gluten-Free Option) w/Walnuts and Poached Eggs
Sunday, Dec 2 • Dinner: Turkey & Veggies w/Dumplings and Spinach Salad w/Honey-Mustard Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Leftover Italian Sausage & Bean Soup(GF), Salad and Sourdough Rolls w/Butter • Breakfast: French Toast, Nitrate-Free Bacon and Fresh Berries
Recipe Links for Week of December 3: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gl uten-free, but not grain-free
Monday, Dec 3 • Dinner: Lemon-Garlic Chicken(GF) w/Herb Potatoes & Carrots(GF) and Buttermilk Biscuits • Lunch: Tuna Salad(GF) w/Grain-Free Crackers(GF) and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Healthier Cinnamon Toast(GF Option), Scrambled Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Tuesday, Dec 4 • Dinner: Grilled Fish Provencal(GF) and Wild Rice w/Steamed Asparagus • Lunch: Leftover Roasted Chicken Sandwiches and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Boiled Eggs, Buttermilk Biscuits w/Jumbleberry Jam(GF) and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Wednesday, Dec 5 • Dinner: Zucchini-Feta Pasta(Gluten-Free) and Spinach Salad w/Ranch Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Avocado Egg Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Cucumber-Tomato Salad • Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits(Gluten-Free Option) and Boiled Eggs
Thursday, Dec 6 • Dinner: Turkey & Veggie Quesadillas w/Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) and Cultured Sour Cream • Lunch: Pizza Bagels and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Fresh Berries & Almond Milk
Friday, Dec 7 • Dinner: Turkey-Veggie Guacamole Burgers, No-Bake Baked Beans(GF) and Carribean Carrot Salad(GF) • Lunch: Cheese Quesadillas w/Guacamole and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF) • Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Saturday, Dec 8 • Dinner: Parmesan Chicken Tenders(GF Option), Healthy Fries(GF) and Leftover Carribean Carrot Salad(GF) • Dessert: Jumbleberry Buckle • Lunch: NF Grilled Hot Dogs, Leftover Baked Beans(GF) and Fruit Salad • Breakfast: Toad-in-the-Hole(GF Option) and Diced Pears w/Vanilla Yogurt(GF)
Sunday, Dec 9 • Dinner: Turkey Noodle Soup(GF), Sourdough Rolls w/Butter and Spinach Salad w/Honey-Mustard Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Parmesan Chicken Subs w/Marinara Sauce & Raw Cheese • Breakfast: Pumpkin Pancakes(GF) and Scrambled 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