While most people have their eyes on a turkey, I’ve got my eyes on all the other days this month when my family needs to eat.
Warm, comforting meals that are super cheap and super easy, like garlic white bean soup are right up my alley when all signs point to shopping and stress and cooking for the masses.
This November meal plan is full of delicious meals that will warm to you to the bone without taking all day. There’s a good balance between traditional (i.e. turkey) and non-traditional (i.e. coconut cashew beef) and just plain fun (i.e. spaghetti-o’s!).
I’ve planned this menu for a family of four and it costs me around $350, but of course prices will vary by region. Also be sure to adjust portion sizes as needed for your own family.
This month’s meal plan is proudly brought to you by 2 whole chickens, flank steak, ground beef, bratwurst, tilapia filets, turkey & bacon!
Healthy Meal Ideas for November 2016
Healthy Meal Ideas: Week 1
(S) Protein Packed Winter Salad with Man Bread
(M) Red Lentil Vegetable Soup with Man Bread
(T) Homemade Spaghetti-Os with Homemade Garlic Rolls and side salad
(W) Southwest Steak Bowls with chips & salsa
(T) Coconut Cashew Beef with Coconut Rice
(F) Slow Cooker Chicken with Baked Sweet Potatoes
(S) Greek Chicken Salad with Greek Spinach and Rice
Healthy Meal Ideas: Week 2
(S) Parmesan Pepper Kale Pasta
(M) Tortilla Soup with dinner rolls
(T) Spinach White Bean Salad
(W) Chipotle Portobello Fajitas with chips & salsa
(T) Creamy Pesto Mac & Spinach with Garlic Parmesan Fries
(F) Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry with rice noodles
(S) White Bean Shakshuka with Artisan Bread
Healthy Meal Ideas: Week 3
(S) Fettucine with Creamy Vodka Sauce with Garlic Sauteed Spinach
(M) Hearty Minestrone with bread
(T) Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
(W) Blackened Tilapia with Smashed Sweet Potatoes
(T) Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pie with Spanish Rice
(F) Brats with German Potato Salad
(S) Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps with Red Beans & Rice
Healthy Meal Ideas: Week 4
(S) Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti with Dinner Biscuits
(M) Curried Lentil & Pumpkin Soup with biscuits
(T) Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole & House Bread
(W) Creamed Turkey Over Biscuits with green beans
(T) Chicken Shawarma with Tomato Cucumber Relish
(F) Vegetarian Pad Thai with Vegetarian Egg Rolls
(S) Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole with Homemade Potato Chips
Healthy Meal Ideas: Breakfast
Many families have their own typical breakfast routine, but sometimes it’s nice to have something other than cereal and oatmeal.
This month I’m sharing a few ideas that are guaranteed to rock the socks off your family. They’re made with ingredients you’ll likely already have on hand and depending on your mood, they can all easily be doubled for future breakfasts.
Healthy Meal Ideas: Lunch
Stuck in a lunch rut? I’ve got some yummy ideas to help you out!
My goal is to always serve leftovers first so that you’re not wasting food, but then try some new recipes when those are all gone. These three below are perfect for on the go or at home, and they won’t heat up the kitchen either!
Healthy Meal Ideas: Dessert
I included one seasonal tradition dessert and one of our family’s favorites. Both are sure to please any crowd!
I’ve got tons more meal plan inspiration where this came from and it’s all free – check out the meal plan archives.