Today is the big day. It’s the first day of school – for everyone in the family. Mom’s first official day of being teacher, The Boy is in 1st grade and The Girl is in K4.
I’ve been mentally and physically preparing for the start of school for several weeks now. In the kitchen, I’m sticking to my method to make a meal plan for the month.
When I do a little bit more work now it reduces lots of work later. You could call that my new mantra. I’m willing to sacrifice 15-30 more minutes now (as long as the time is available of course) if it means less another clean up later, less another set of dirty dishes later, and maybe even a bit more fun later.
Healthy Food Recipes: August 2013
A note on healthy food recipes:
- This meal plan is designed to feed a family of four for about $350. Prices will vary per region and with any adaptations.
- Keep in mind if you make any changes that many of these meals are linked. Saving portions from one meal to serve in another greatly reduces time spend in the kitchen.
Healthy Food Recipes: Week 1
Healthy Food Recipes: Week 2
Healthy Food Recipes: Week 3
(S) Shepherd’s Pie
(M) Tomato Basil Soup with Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
(T) Nitrate-free Hot Dogs, Easy Mac & Cheese
(W) Buffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad with Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
(T) Lemon Caper Chicken with Pan Seared Broccoli
(F) Cast Iron Skillet Pizza
(S) Grilled Salmon with Faux Risotto
Healthy Food Recipes: Week 4
(S) Baked Potato Bar with Tomato Basil Soup
(M) Cashew Chicken
(T) Spinach and Mushroom Frittata
(W) Savory Pasta with Bacon, Onion and Greens
(T) Tortilla Soup with Man Bread
(F) Homemade Pizza
(S) Grilled Veggie Sandwiches
I’m always thinking of ways to save time and money in the kitchen. I love these kitchen hacks to keep me out of the kitchen and these fail-proof grocery saving tips. Even when time is short, real food cooking is achievable (and affordable)!
For more healthy food recipes, look at the meal plan archives.