It is 5 o’clock and your kids are hungry. Do you have a plan? Mac and cheese or quesadillas is what you have in the fridge again. Planning meals is so important in my house. I think it is important in everyones house but it takes time. When you put time into planning meals you save money, eat healthier, and lower your stress level. I jokingly asked if people would like to see my meal plan and I was told yes. So I thought I would post what we are having for dinner this week to help a few of you out.
Tuesday: Russian Chicken, rice, and cut up veggies (carrots, snap peas, and peppers)
Wednesday: Homemade Barbecue chicken pizza, fruit or salad – I have made my own pizza crust and used the pizza dough from Trader Joe’s. Both turn out great.
Thursday: Tostadas ( Brown ground turkey, taco seasoning mix, and a can of chili beans) I then fry up some corn tortillas and cut up lots of yummy toppings like avocado, cilantro, olives, cheese, and homemade salsa.
*I plan to make double the meat mixture and freeze half of it for another week.
Friday: Chicken Tortilla Soup-top with avocado, cheese, cilantro and chips.
* I plan to double this soup and freeze it.
Give it a try and plan some meals. They don’t have to be fancy just planned and shopped for. It will make a huge difference in or evenings and your budget. Trust me!
Happy Meal Planning!