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2009-03-09

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday

My first online menu plan! Well, yay! Menu planning is a habit that I've finally adopted regularly, and it has made life (and the budget) so much better. We keep things pretty simple around here, and we also keep things pretty cheap. Rice and beans, beans and rice as Dave Ramsey would say!

Here's the plan for the week:

Monday
Breakfast: Oatmeal and applesauce
Lunch: Homemade sunbutter and honey sandwiches on homemade bread with baby carrots and cherry tomatoes.
Dinner: Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup (this one's a Crock Pot recipe and it is SOOO good!)

Tuesday
Breakfast: Whole wheat pancakes and green smoothies
Lunch: Soup leftovers from night before
Dinner: Crunchy Garlic Chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach

Wednesday
Breakfast: Oatmeal and fruit
Lunch: Chicken leftovers from night before
Dinner: Sloppy Joe's on whole wheat rolls with baby carrots and green pepper strips (I modify this recipe a bit using homemade ketchup if I have some, and sucanat instead of brown sugar.)

Thursday
Breakfast: Eggs, whole wheat toast, oranges
Lunch: Leftover Sloppy Joe's
Dinner: Egg casserole and grapes (If I have the extra money, I try to use nitrate free sausage. There are tons of recipes for breakfast casseroles on AllRecipes that can be adapted healthfully.)

Friday
Breakfast: Whole wheat pancakes and green smoothies
Lunch: Sandwiches and veggies
Dinner: Loaded potato skins and tossed green salad (These are basically potatoes cut in wedges topped with bacon, sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, etc. Whatever sounds good to you! Again, if I have the extra money, I try to purchase nitrate free bacon.)

Saturday
Breakfast: Banana muffins and fruit
Lunch: Leftovers or sandwiches and veggies
Dinner: Bean burritos (Refried Beans Without the Refry, on corn tortillas with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, etc. This is another great Crock Pot recipe.)

Sunday
Breakfast: Banana muffins and fruit
Lunch and Dinner: grab whatcha can, cuz Mama's resting up!

For more menu planning ideas, visit OrgJunkie.com!

3 comments:

Malory Rebekah said...

I knew I would love your blog :)

I've been doing weekly menu plans lately too, and they sure do make life easier!
I think next week I'll try the salsa chicken recipe.

Plus I love the fact that you mentioned Dave Ramsey!! We're going through his class right now and loving every second!

Sarah H. said...

I'm glad I found your blog through "I'm an Organizing Junkie". I recently started meal planning too and I love it!!

Like the above commenter mentioned, I'm also going through Dave Ramsey's DVD series with my church small group...it's great!

I look forward to reading more from your blog. :)

Brianna @ Heart(h) Management said...

Thanks to both of you for visiting! I'm telling you, Malory, that you are gonna LOVE the soup recipe! Every time I make it I rave like a lunatic to Keith--"Isn't this great?! Don't you just love it? On a scale of 1 to 10, I think it's a ten, don't you?" Poor guy. But it really is one of my very favorite meals--especially when I can add some avocado, cilantro and tortilla strips to it. Yum!

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