It’s Summer y’all!
And outdoor activities are on the calendar. We can’t let a good summer day go by without some time in the sunshine.
Of course with our inherently pale skin we don’t leave the house without homemade sunscreen. Thankfully it only takes a few minutes to whip up!
Our meals this month are simple and seasonal. I don’t always know what will come in our CSA box, but the meals I plan are easy to adapt. A side salad may become sautéed summer squash or veggie sticks could be sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.
Seasonal eating gets you better nutrients and a better price on produce. The farmer’s market and the grocery stores will reflect better prices on seasonal produce. We love our summer veggies and eat them up fast!
Real Food Eating Plan: June 2014
Notes on this Real Food Eating Plan:
- This meal plan is for the average family of four, costing approximately $330. You might need to change portion sizes according to your own family size and budget.
- Meals are based around 2 whole chickens, 1 lb of pork roast and 1 lb of steak.
Real Food Eating Plan: Week 1
Real Food Eating Plan: Week 2
Real Food Eating Plan: Week 3
(S) Greek-Marinated Steak
(M) Chicken Jalapeno Popper Casserole
(T) Chopped Southwestern Salad
(W) Baked Ziti
(T) Loaded Vegetable Fried Rice
(F) Homemade Pizza
(S) Fried Chicken with Homemade Mac and Cheese
Real Food Eating Plan: Week 4
(S) Middle Eastern Lemon Feta Chicken, Couscous
(M) General Tso’s Chicken
(T) Chicken Bacon Avocado Chopped Salad and Dinner Biscuits
(W) Mexi Cheesy Lentil Macaroni
(T) Tomato Basil Soup
(F) Homemade Stromboli on the Grill
(S) Loaded Veggie Grilled Sandwiches
Real Food Eating Plan: Breakfast
Breakfasts are pretty “standard” around our house, but since this menu is for YOU and not me, I’ve included a few ideas to help you out. Mix/match according to your schedule and your pantry!
- scrambled eggs
- yogurt with fresh fruit and granola
- breakfast porridge
- pumpkin pie millet porridge
- strawberry rhubarb baked french toast
- Toast and Smoothies
Real Food Eating Plan: Lunches
Similar to breakfasts, lunches are fairly standard. Choose between the following, depending of course on what’s available in the kitchen:
- leftovers from breakfast or dinner
- peanut butter & fruit sandwiches/wraps
- healthy homemade lunchables
- homemade yogurt with granola and/or fruit
Looking for more delicious and frugal inspiration? Get more real food meal plans here.