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 my FREE Video Course: 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 August 5: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free
Monday, August 5 • Dinner: Grilled Herb Chicken(GF), Easy Mac-n-Cheesy(Gluten-Free Option) and Steamed Broccoli • Lunch: Nut Butter & Raw Honey Sandwiches and Vanilla Yogurt(GF) w/Diced Fresh Peaches • Breakfast: Cinnamon Streusel Muffins(GF) and Eggs Over Easy
Tuesday, August 6 • Dinner: Zucchini-Feta Pasta(Gluten-Free Option) and Mesclun Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette(GF) • Lunch: Leftover Mac-n-Cheese with Diced Chicken and Broccoli Mix-ins • Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Leftover Cinnamon Streusel Muffins(GF)
Wednesday, August 7 • Dinner: Strawberry-Feta Salad(GF) w/Leftover Grilled Chicken(GF) and Buttermilk Biscuits w/Butter • Lunch: Carrot-Cheddar(GF) Sandwiches and Pineapple Slices • Breakfast: Power Protein Oatmeal(Gluten-Free Option) w/Berries & Walnuts
Thursday, August 8 • Dinner: Chimichurri Kebobs(GF) and Cilantro Rice(Gluten-Free) • Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit(GF) and Fresh Peach Slices
Friday, August 9 • Dinner: Fish Tacos(Gluten-Free) and Coconut Rice(Gluten-Free) • Dessert: Spicy Fruit Skewers(GF) w/Vanilla Ice Cream • Lunch: Chimichurri Rice Bowls and Fresh Peach Slices • Breakfast: Veggie & Cheese Mini Omeletes(GF) and Toast w/Homemade Jam(GF)
Saturday, August 10 • Dinner: Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken(GF), Coconut Rice(Gluten-Free) and Steamed Asparagus • Lunch: Avocado & Cheese Sandwiches and Honey-Lime Fruit Salad(GF) • Breakfast: Leftover Mini-Omeletes(GF) and Toast w/Raw Honey
Sunday, August 11 • Dinner: Crockpot Beef Stew(GF) and Garden Herb Biscuits(GF) • Lunch: Hawaiian Chicken Subs and Raw Veggies w/Ranch Dip(GF) • Breakfast: Grilled Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits(GF Option) and Toast w/Butter
Recipe Links for Week of August 12: (GF)=Grain-free/Gluten-free (Gluten-free)=Gluten-free, but not grain-free
Monday, August 12 • Dinner: Sizzling Summer Fajitas w/Peppers & Onions w/Guacamole(GF), Pico de Gallo & Cultured Sour Cream and Cilantro Rice(Gluten-Free) • Lunch: Tuna Salad(GF) w/Grain-Free Crackers(GF) and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Toad-in-the-Hole(GF Option) and Strawberries w/Vanilla Yogurt(GF)
Tuesday, August 13 • Dinner: Grilled Herb Turkey Breasts(GF), Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus • Lunch: Leftover Fajita Wraps and Honey-Lime Fruit Salad(GF) • Breakfast: Honey-Cream & Berries Oatmeal(Gluten-Free Option) and Boiled Eggs
Wednesday, August 14 • Breakfast for Dinner: Breakfast Tostada Buffet(GF Option) w/Refried Beans, Guacamole(GF), Sour Cream and Pico de Gallo • Lunch: Grilled Turkey-Cranberry Salad(GF) Sandwiches and Leftover Fruit Salad(GF) • Breakfast: Cheesy-Basil Eggs(GF), Toast w/Butter and Fruit Smoothie(GF)
Thursday, August 15 • Dinner: Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kebobs(GF), Basmati Rice and Steamed Broccoli • Lunch: Nut Butter & Banana Wraps and Apple Slices • Breakfast: Homemade Granola(Gluten-Free Option) w/Fresh Berries & Almond Milk
Friday, August 16 • Dinner: Grilled Fish Provencal(GF) and Wild Rice • Dessert: Grilled Peaches(GF) w/Ice Cream • Lunch: Leftover Pineapple Chicken Bowls • Breakfast: Veggie Egg Scramble and Toast w/Butter
Saturday, August 17 • Dinner: Crockpot Stuffed Pepper w/Ground Turkey(GF), Leftover Mashed Potatoes and Homemade Applesauce(GF) • Lunch: BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado & Tomato) Wraps and Fresh Berries • Breakfast: French Toast(Gluten-Free), Fried Apples(GF) and Nitrate-Free Bacon
Sunday, August 18 • Dinner: Caprese Pasta(Gluten-Free Option) and Spinach Salad w/Raw Honey Mustard Dressing(GF) • Lunch: Leftover Crockpot Stuffed Peppers(GF) and Applesauce(GF) • Breakfast: Oatmeal Breakfast Porridge(Gluten-Free Option) topped with leftover Fried Apples(GF)
P.S. This is supposed to be an oven-free meal plan, but for two of the dinners I have baked biscuits scheduled. I use my countertop toaster oven to bake biscuits which puts out far less heat than a large oven. However, you can always substitute the biscuits with your favorite sourdough or dinner rolls. :)
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