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 December 10: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free
Monday, Dec 10 • Dinner: Sweet-n-Spicy Crockpot Chicken(GF), Soaked Brown Rice(Gluten-Free) and Steamed Broccoli • Lunch: Turkey, Spinach & Raw Cheese Sandwiches and Fruit Salad • Breakfast: Pumpkin Pie Muffins(GF), Boiled Eggs and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Tuesday, Dec 11 • Dinner: Grilled Steak & Veggie Fajitas(GF), Homemade Tortillas and Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) & Cultured Sour Cream • Lunch: Strawberry Cream Cheese Roll-Ups and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF) • Breakfast: Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt(GF) w/Jumbleberry Jam(GF) and Boiled Eggs
Wednesday, Dec 12 • Dinner: Spaghetti w/Turkey Meatballs(GF) and Mesclun Salad w/Raw Honey Mustard Dressing • Lunch: Philly Cheese Steak Wrap and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Apple Pie Breakfast Porridge(Gluten-Free) and Boiled Eggs
Thursday, Dec 13 • Dinner: Crockpot Turkey-Veggie Chili(GF) over Basmati Rice and Organic Cornbread • Lunch: Avocado Egg Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Cultured Pickles • Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Fresh Berries & Almond Milk
Friday, Dec 14 • Dinner: Toasted Sourdough Turkey Meatballs(GF) Subs and Apple-Carrot Coleslaw(GF) • Lunch: Nut Butter w/Jumbleberry Jam(GF) Bagels and Fruit Salad • Breakfast: Veggie Egg Scramble and Mixed Berry Muffins(GF)
Saturday, Dec 15 • Dinner: Salmon w/ Wilted Greens(GF) and Soaked Brown Rice(Gluten-Free) • Dessert: “Sugar” Cookie Cut-Outs(GF Option) & Homemade Hot Cocoa(GF) • Lunch: Grilled Turkey Reuben and Cultured Sauerkraut • Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy and Leftover Mixed Berry Muffins(GF)
Sunday, Dec 16 • Dinner: Chili Dogs (nitrate-free hotdogs), Carribean Carrot Salad(GF) and Cultured Pickles • Lunch: Tuna Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Green Quiche w/Brown Rice Crust(Gluten-Free), NF Sausage and Mixed Berries
Recipe Links for Week of December 17: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free
Monday, Dec 17 • Dinner: Grilled Pineapple Chicken(GF) w/Pineapple Salsa(GF), Crockpot Black Beans(GF), Rice and Fried Plantains • Lunch: Whole Grain Bagels w/Turkey Slices & Cultured Cream Cheese and Leftover Carribean Carrot Salad(GF) • Breakfast: Pineapple-Coconut Muffins(GF) and Eggs Over Easy
Tuesday, Dec 18 • Dinner: Creamy Tomato Soup(GF) and Grilled Turkey & Swiss Sandwiches • Lunch: Greek Salad Wrap and Cultured Pickles • Breakfast: Toad-n-the-Hole(GF Option) and Strawberries w/Vanilla Yogurt(GF)
Wednesday, Dec 19 • Dinner: Grilled Fish w/Leftover Pineapple Salsa(GF), Scalloped Potatoes(GF) and Steamed Broccoli • Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches w/Leftover Tomato Soup(GF) • Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal w/Ripe Pear & Raw Honey and Boiled Eggs
Thursday, Dec 20 • Breakfast for Dinner: Whole Grain Blender Waffles, Nitrate-Free Bacon, Cheesy-Basil Eggs(GF) and Mixed Berries • Lunch: Carrot-Cheddar(GF) Sandwiches and Pineapple Slices • Breakfast: Strawberry Yogurt(GF) w/Fresh Berries, Granola & Nuts and Boiled Eggs
Friday, Dec 21 • Dinner: Lentils, Carrots & Swiss Chard(GF) w/Homemade Tortillas • Dessert: Gingerbread Boys and Hot Spiced Apple Cider • Lunch: BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado & Tomato) Sandwiches and Mixed Berries • Breakfast: Open Face Waffle Sandwich and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Saturday, Dec 22 • Dinner: Black Bean, Rice & Cheese Burritos w/Guacamole(GF), Lacto-Ferm Salsa(GF) and Cultured Sour Cream • Lunch: Pizza Bagels and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF) • Breakfast: Huevos a la Mexicana(GF) and Almond Flour Biscuits(GF) w/Butter and Fruit Salad
Sunday, Dec 23 • Dinner: Pesto Pasta(Gluten-Free Option) w/NF Italian Sausage and Garden Salad Ranch Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Turkey & Apple Quesadillas • Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Crockpot Homemade Applesauce(GF) and Leftover Almond Flour Biscuits(GF) w/Butter
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 – just in time to wish you a Merry CHRISTmas!
Joyfully Serving HIM, Kelly @ The Nourishing Home