Menu Plan

 

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Menu Plan

In life I believe the key to success is being organized. In real life I need help with being organized. I decided I would develop a menu plan for myself. Then I thought it might be nice to help you do the same. The steps I took to be successful are:

1) Look at what I have

2) Look quickly at a sales flyer to see what is on sale

3) Look at the coupons that are out and check the coupon database if I know something usually has a coupon

4) Think about my menu meaning can I buy a larger amount of meat and split it between two meals?

5) Write down my menu

6) Grab my reusable bags, coupons, and my calculator (I usually do not need this but I like to have it to determine if I am getting the best deal

7) Then I come home and usually take Sunday to cook ahead at least two meals so I can be organized

8) Then I post my menu If you like the board in the picture above you can pin it from MENU BOARD <—–



Menu Plan for November 25th-December 1st

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Monday

Breakfast- Protein Shakes

Lunch- Baked Chicken Nuggets

Dinner-Cream Cheese Pasta Bake

Snack- Apples

Tuesday

Breakfast- Waffles

Lunch-grilled chicken salad

Dinner-Low Calorie Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Dessert- Low Calorie Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Wednesday

Breakfast-crock-pot oatmeal

Lunch- Mini Taco Bowls

Dinner- Ham and Low Calorie Cheddar Biscuits

Snack- pita chips and hummus

Thursday

Breakfast- Omlets

Lunch-Sandwiches

Dinner- Turkey and gluten free dressing

Dessert- Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Friday

Breakfast-Pumpkin Muffins

Lunch-Left overs

Dinner-Turkey Croquettes (using leftovers!)

Snack- Peppermint Bark

Saturday

Breakfast-Pancakes

Lunch-Low Calorie Crock Pot Tomato Soup

Dinner-Pizza

Dessert-Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Sunday

Breakfast- Breakfast Out

Lunch- Fend for yourself

Dinner- Low Calorie Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Snack- fruit salad

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Menu Plan November 18, 2013 – November 24, 2013

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Menu- Advocare.. I am not sure that some of you are aware but I am on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge. I decided I would share my menu plan.

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Monday

Breakfast- fiber drink, protein, complex carb, Fruit (hard boiled egg, strawberries and oatmeal)  Crockpot oatmeal with strawberries

Lunch- Protein, Complex Carb,  Tuna fish  (hummus no mayo) , Cucumbers and carrots, wheat toast

Dinner- Protein, Vegetables, Complex carb  Homemade Spaghetti sauce has everything in it over wheat pasta

Snack- almonds

Tuesday

Breakfast- fiber drink, protein, complex carb, fruit  Crockpot oatmeal with apples in it

Lunch- Protein, Complex Carb, Veggie  Pasta with sauce again taste better the second day

Dinner- Protein, Vegetables, Complex carb  Fish, Veggies and Polenta

Snack- avocado with lemon and cucumbers

Wednesday

Breakfast- fiber drink, protein, complex carb 

Lunch- Protein, Complex Carb, Fruit

Dinner- Protein, Vegetables, Complex carb

Snack- Lemon Hummus and carrots

Thursday

Breakfast- Meal replacement shake

Lunch- protein, vegetables, complex carb chicken breast salsa and low fat cheese and a wrap with carrots

Dinner- Protein, Vegetable, Complex Carb Ham Potato and asparagus 

Snack-  Green Fruit smoothie 

Friday

Breakfast- Meal replacement shake

Lunch- protein, vegetables, complex carb  Salmon on toast with a salad

Dinner- Protein, Vegetable, Complex Carb Tuna with salsa with rice

Snack- almonds

Saturday

Breakfast- Meal replacement shake

Lunch- protein, vegetables, complex carb

Dinner- Protein, Vegetable, Complex Carb Baked lime Talapia and yellow rice

Snack- Berry homemade ice cream (using lowfat milk and a frozen banana for the sweetner)

Sunday

Breakfast- Meal replacement shake

Lunch- protein, vegetables, complex carb  Turkey bacon,  potato, broccolli and low fat cheese

Dinner- Protein, Vegetable, Complex Carb Turkey, sweet potato, and green beans 

Follow my advocare 24 day challenge

Snack- Pear and almonds


Menu Plan November 11, 2013 – November 17, 2013

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Monday

Breakfast- Pancakes 

Lunch-Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes 

Dinner- Low Calorie Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Dessert- Leftover Birthday Cake

Tuesday

Breakfast- Strawberry Shake

Lunch- Sandwiches

Dinner-Slow Cooker Sausage and Potato Casserole

Snack-Ice Cream Sundaes

Wednesday

Breakfast- Cereal

Lunch- Spinach Salad

Dinner- Slow Cooker Chicken

Dessert-Apple Crumble Bake

Thursday

Breakfast- Eggs and Toast

Lunch- Chicken and Rice Soup

Dinner- Chicken Biscuits with Gravy (using leftovers from Wednesday)

Snack-Popcorn

Friday

Breakfast- Yogurt and Fruit 

Lunch- Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Dinner- Pizza Stuffed Chicken

Snack- 2 Minute Microwave Fudge

Saturday

Breakfast- Eating Out!

Lunch-Fajita Nachos

Dinner- Shrimp Tarragon with Tomatoes

Snack- Cheese and Crackers

Sunday

Breakfast-French Toast Bake 

Lunch- Eating Out

Dinner-Slow Cooker Lasagna

Snack- Apple Pie with Cookie Butter


Menu Plan November 4, 2013 – November 10, 2013

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Monday

Breakfast-Pumpkin Bread

Lunch-Chicken Salad

Dinner- Fast Food (dance night!)

Dessert-Jello

Tuesday

Breakfast-Peach Pancakes

Lunch- Protein Shake

Dinner-Squash Soup

Snack-Jello Covered Pineapples

Wednesday

Breakfast-Smoothie

Lunch-Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Dinner-Grilled Chicken with Herb Roasted Potatoes

Dessert-Fruit Salad

Thursday

Breakfast-Protein Shakes

Lunch-Turkey Subs

Dinner-Low Calorie Stuffed Chicken Parmesan 

Snack-Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke dip

Friday

Breakfast-Crockpot Oatmeal

Lunch-Frozen Meals

Dinner-Grilled Pesto Chicken Kebabs

Dessert-Homemade Berry Icecream

Saturday

Breakfast-Breakfast casserole

Lunch-Out to eat

Dinner-Slow cooker spicy Mexican minestrone soup

Snack- Low Calorie Cheddar Biscuits

Sunday

Breakfast-Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Lunch- On your own!

Dinner-Low Calorie Spaghetti and Meatballs

Dessert-Hot chocolate

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Menu Plan October 28, 2013 – November 3, 2013

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Monday
Breakfast- Cereal and toast
Lunch- Chicken Strawberry wraps  >>> Pin It
Dinner- Breakfast for dinner Oven Baked French Toast
Snack- carrots and cucumbers with ranch

Tuesday
Breakfast- pumpkin easy bread >>> Pin It
Lunch- tuna sandwich
Dinner- chili
Snack- smoothie rootie tuttie fresh fruit smoothie >>> Pin It

Wednesday
Breakfast- Monkey bread this amazing  >>>Pin It
Lunch-  Homemade Chicken Soup >>> Pin It
Dinner- Mac and Cheese home made >>> Pin It
Snack- Pumpkin Fluff 

Thursday
Breakfast- trader joes scones they are yummy
Lunch-Mac and cheese left overs with a salad
Dinner- Mini hot dogs “mummy dogs” >>> Pin It
Snack- Chocolate Mousse  >>> Pin It

Friday
Breakfast- Haunt Chocolate  White hot chocolate >>> Pin It  and bagels and cream cheese
Lunch- Apples and brie on a roll
Dinner- Zombie brains or Mac and Cheese >>> Pin it

Saturday
Breakfast- what ever my husband makes usually eggs and bacon.. I know yes, my husband cooks me breakfast.
Lunch- anything we can grab after soccer
Dinner- Crockpot crab soup  >>> Pin It
Snack- grapes and crackers and cheese

Sunday
Breakfast- pancakes sandwich >>> Pin It
Lunch- Yogurt and fresh fruit
Dinner- Chicken Kabob  >>> Pin It
Dessert-Carmel Apple cake  >>>> Pin It


Menu Plan October 21, 2013 – October 27, 2013

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Monday

Breakfast – Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Lunch- Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Dinner- Angel Hair Pasta with Spaghetti Sauce 

Snack- Popcorn

Tuesday

Breakfast – Cereal

Lunch- Lunch out with friends

Dinner-Spaghetti Pizza Bake

Snack- Veggie and Dips

Wednesday

Breakfast – Yogurt and Fruit

Lunch-  Sandwiches (Check out these 25 Great Sandwich Ideas)

Dinner- Eating Out

Snack-Caramel Apple Milky Way Cake

Thursday

Breakfast – Toast and Banana

Lunch- Grilled Chicken Salad

Dinner- Baked Salmon

Snack- Caramel Apples

Friday

Breakfast – Yogurt Parfait

Lunch- Macaroni and Cheese with Hot Dogs

Dinner- Minnesota Casserole

Snack- Hummus and Pita Chips

Saturday

Breakfast – Oatmeal and Fruit

Lunch- Seven Can Pantry Soup 

Dinner-  Corned Beef

Snack- Ice Cream

Sunday

Breakfast – French Toast 

Lunch- Lettuce Boats

Dinner- BBQ Beer Chicken

Snack-  Cheese and Crackers


Menu Plan October 14th – October 20th

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Monday

Breakfast- Toaster Strudel

Lunch- Protein Shake

Dinner- Fast Food

Dessert-Low Calorie Peanut Butter Pie

Tuesday

Breakfast- Cereal

Lunch- Salad

Dinner- Low Calorie Chicken Nachos

Snack- Ants on a Log

Wednesday

Breakfast-Cinnamon Latte

Lunch-Low Calorie Zesty Tuna Melt

Dinner- Jaiden’s pick!

Snack-Low Calorie Cheesy Bacon Dip

Thursday

Breakfast-Bagels and cream cheese

Lunch-Chicken Wrap

Dinner- Low Calorie Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Dessert- Cakepops

Friday

Breakfast-Fruit Smoothie

Lunch-Halloween Mummy Dogs

Dinner- Ham with Low Calorie Scalloped Potatoes

Dessert- Fruit salad

Saturday

Breakfast-Turkey Bacon and eggs

Lunch- Taco bar

Dinner-Low Calorie Meatballs

Snack- Peanut butter crackers

Sunday

Breakfast- Ihop

Lunch- “worm” sandwich

Dinner- Leftovers

Dessert- Pumpkin Icecream

 

 

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menu planMenu Plan October 7th – October 13th

Monday

Breakfast- Lemon poppy seed waffles

Lunch- Harvest Salad

Dinner – I will unfreeze my Gravy… Spaghetti sauce

Dessert- Pumpkin ice cream

Tuesday

Breakfast- Smoothie with my blendtec

Lunch- mini pizzas on muffins and using my Spaghetti sauce

Snack- veggies and dip

Dinner-Low Calorie Chicken Enchiladas with a harvest salad

Wednesday

Breakfast- Lemon Poppy seed waffles with blueberries   ( I will make double on Monday and reheat)

Lunch-  yogurt and granola

Dinner- Pizza it is soccer night and I give into $12 for two pizzas

Dessert- Monkey bread

Thursday

Breakfast-Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Lunch- Egg muffins

Dinner- Chicken with Zucchini soup

Snack-Hummus and pita chips

Friday

Breakfast-Fruit Salad and yogurt

Lunch- quiche bacon, ham, swiss

Dinner- Calzones

Snack- low cal smores 

Saturday

Breakfast-Pumpkin Bread

Sunday

Breakfast- whatever my husband cooks

Lunch- grill cheese and salad

Dinner-Grilled Pesto Chicken and Pepper Kebabs


Menu Plan September 30th – October 6th

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Monday

Breakfast-Bacon and Eggs

Lunch-Low Calorie Chicken Nachos

Dinner- Ham and potatoes

Dessert- Low Calorie Funfetti Cookies

Tuesday

Breakfast- Smoothie!

Lunch- Frozen Meal

Snack- veggies and dip

Dinner-Low Calorie Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday

Breakfast-Oatmeal

Lunch-Lettuce Wraps

Dinner- Leftovers

Dessert- Fruit Pizza

Thursday

Breakfast-Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Lunch-Protein Shake

Dinner-Pizza Balls

Snack-Hummus and pita chips

Friday

Breakfast-Fruit Salad

Lunch-Strawberry Walnut Salad

Dinner-Low Calorie Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

Snack-Jaiden’s choice. (My little one)

Saturday

Breakfast-Homemade Donuts

Lunch- Sandwiches in the car!

Dinner-Dinner out

Snack-Pumpkin Bread

Sunday

Breakfast- Out to eat on the way home

Lunch- Lunchabales in the car!

Dinner-Grilled Pesto Chicken and Pepper Kebabs

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Menu Plan September 23rd – September 29th

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Monday

Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs and French Toast — use Gluten Free Bread

Lunch- Grilled Chicken Salad

Dinner-Low Calorie Taco Layer Dip – serve with Rudi’s Gluten Free Tortillas

Snack- Veggies and Dip

Tuesday

Breakfast – Crockpot Oatmeal

Lunch- Tuna Salad on Lettuce Wraps

Dinner-Baked Salmon

Snack- Fruit Salad

Wednesday

Breakfast – Yogurt and Fruit

Lunch-  Strawberry Walnut Salad

Dinner-Crab Parmesan Alfredo – Substitute Gluten Free Pasta 

Snack-Cheesy Banana Peppers

Thursday

Breakfast –Scrambled Eggs with Ham

Lunch- Leftovers from Dinner Wednesday Night

Dinner-Low Calorie Salmon Patties — Use oats ground in your blender instead of crackers.

Snack- Pumpkin Fluff – Serve with Gluten Free Cookies

Friday

Breakfast -Rice Chex and Almond Milk

Lunch-Acai Chicken Wrap — use Rudi’s Gluten Free Wraps

Dinner-Spicy Mexican Minestrone Soup

Snack- Hershey’s Mice

Saturday

Breakfast –Muffinless Egg Sandwich

Lunch-Crock Pot Tomato Soup

Dinner-  Go out to Dinner

Snack- Air Popped Popcorn with Cheese

Sunday

Breakfast – White Rabbit Salad Recipe

Lunch- Go out to lunch.

Dinner-Pork Garlic Butter Stir Fry – Substitute Gluten Free Pasta or Rice

Snack- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip 


Menu Plan September 16th – September 22nd

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Monday

Breakfast: Egg Recipes for Kids    Egg Muffins

Lunch- Greek Yogurt with Fresh fruit

Snack- popcorn with sprinkle cheese or cheese and crackers kids choice

Dinner- Baked Ham

Tuesday

Breakfast: Easy Recipes for Kids Pumpkin Bread

Lunch- Harvest Salad

Snack-  Kids Easy Recipes: Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Dinner- Slow cooker Lasagna

Wednesday

Breakfast: Toast, Fruit, and Bacon

Lunch- I grab a chicken taco

Snack- Easy Recipes for Kids Pumpkin Bread with vanilla yogurt

Dinner- Pizza it is soccer night and at buy one get one free for $12. I am not bothering to try to add cooking into Wednesday

Thursday

Breakfast: Crockpot Oatmeal

Lunch- Ham Sandwich topped with leftover harvest salad

Snack- Vegan Kid recipe : Lemon Hummus

Dinner- Baked Maple Bourbon Salmon  because after seeing this recipe on my site well I just have to try it yummy with mash potatoes and asparagus

Friday

Breakfast: Bagels, turkey bacon, and fruit

Lunch-  Spaghetti

Snack-Fun Easy Recipes For Kids: Monkey Food

Dinner- Kids Appetizer Recipes: Mini Taco Bowls   and I will just make taco salad for my husband and myself

 

Saturday

Breakfast: muffins and fruit

Lunch- Quick Pizza with veggies and Lemon Hummus

Snack- chips and whatever the kids receive after they play soccer

Dinner- Family Dinner out using a coupon

 

Sunday

Breakfast: Pancakes

Lunch- Tuna sandwiches and veggies

Snack- chips with cheddar cheese and mango salsa

Dinner- Crockpot chicken this stuff is amazing…

 

Desserts…. Peach Crumble Bars , Ice Cream, fresh fruit, and easy cake recipes with strawberry shortcake with stevia, and Kids Easy Recipes yogurt with fruit kabobs


Menu Plan September 9th – September 15th

NOTE: Anything underlined you can click on to see the recipes….

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Monday

Breakfast: Rooty Tooty Fresh and fruity Green Smoothie 

Lunch- Lean Cuisine Frozen Meals

Snack- Apple

Dinner- Low Calorie Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

Tuesday:

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza 

Lunch- Sandwiches

Snack- Lemon Hummus and pita chips

Dinner- Left overs from Monday

Wednesday

Breakfast- Cereal

Lunch- Low Calorie Pigs in a Blanket

Snack-Gluten Free Peanut butter cookies

Dinner- Turkey Tacos

Thursday

Breakfast-Protein Shakes

Lunch- Shrimp Cocktail

Snack- Peach Mango Pops

Dinner-Low Calorie Salmon Patties

Friday

Breakfast- Lemon Poppyseed Waffles

Lunch-Lean Cuisine frozen meals

Snack- Homemade Peach Leather

Dinner- Dinner out (We eat out once a week)

Saturday

Breakfast- Eggs, Bacon, and toast

Lunch- Turkey Roll ups

Snack- Low calorie Buffalo Chicken Dip

Dinner-Pizza

Sunday

Breakfast- Pancakes

Lunch-  Salads

Snack- Pumpkin Fluff

Dinner-Turkey Burgers

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 Menu Plan September 2nd – September 8th

NOTE: Anything underlined you can click on to see the recipes….

Menu Plan

Monday

Breakfast- Toast and Low Fat Yogurt

Lunch- Sandwiches

Dinner- Perfect Party Sliders

Snack- Vegetables and Hummus

Tuesday

Breakfast- Crockpot Oatmeal (This is a great way to be one step ahead of the day after a long holiday weekend.)

Lunch- Sandwiches

Dinner- Mexican Pork Roast

Snack- Chips and Salsa

Wednesday

Breakfast- Cereal

Lunch-Eating Lunch out

Dinner- Cream Cheese Chicken Pasta

Snack- Popsicles

Thursday

Breakfast- Green Eggs and Ham with Toast

Lunch- Leftovers from dinner on Wednesday

Dinner-Sausage Rice Pilaf and Caesar Salad

Snack-Sweet Potato Custard

Friday

Breakfast- Cereal

Lunch- Grilled Cheese

Dinner- Beer BBQ Chicken

Snack- Dunkaroo Dip with Animal Crackers

Saturday

Breakfast- French Toast Bake

Lunch- Chicken Nuggets and Macaroni and Cheese

Dinner-Pineapple Chicken Soft Tacos

Snack- Popcorn

Sunday

Breakfast- Eating out for Brunch

Lunch- Sandwiches

Dinner- Super Cheesy Rotini

Snack- Homemade Vanilla Cake


Menu Plan August 26th – September 1st

NOTE: Anything underlined you can click on to see the recipes….

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Breakfast- Pop Tarts and Bananas

Lunch- Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls

Dinner- Grilled Hotdogs and Chips

Snack-Tortilla Chips and Salsa

Tuesday

Breakfast- Cereal

Lunch- Sandwiches

Dinner-Rotisserie Chicken (from Sam’s Club) with Rice (I use my rice cooker and some Chicken Bouillon to the water)

Snack-Strawberry Shortcake

Wednesday

Breakfast-Strawberry Parfait

Lunch- Pizza Balls

Dinner-Easy Mexican Lasagna (using leftovers from last night)

Snack- Hummus and Crackers

Thursday

Breakfast-Cereal

Lunch- Peanut Butter and Banana Sushi

Dinner-Going out for dinner.

Snack- Dessert with dinner.

Friday

Breakfast-Scrambled Eggs and Toast

Lunch- Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Dinner-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Marsala and Polenta

Snack-Blueberry Shortcakes (so easy my daughter will assemble these for everyone)

Saturday

Breakfast- Cereal

Lunch-Sandwiches

Dinner-Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese with Cornbread

Snack- Air Popped Pop Corn with Seasoning

Sunday

Breakfast-Sugar Free Banana Bread (I will make it Saturday Night)

Lunch- Eating out

Dinner-Parmesan Crusted Fish with Bowtie Pasta

Snack- Sugar Free Popsicles


Menu Plan August 19th-25th  

NOTE: Anything underlined you can click on to see the recipes….

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Monday- 

Breakfast- waffles

Lunch- hot lunch school, Salad for me

Dinner- Chicken wild rice soup

Snack- Cream cheese pita spread  This is SOOOOOO Yummy

 

Tuesday- 

Breakfast- Cereal

Lunch- Hot lunch school, Tuna Sandwich

Dinner- Crockpot chicken Pitas

Snack- Cheesy Banana Peppers

 

Wednesday-

Breakfast- Crockpot oatmeal

Lunch Hot lunch, Mascarpone and Peach Sandwich   – THIS IS MY FAVORITE!!!!

Dinner- Chili so easy the kids can make it  (I will add the recipe since we are making it tonight)

Snack- Air popcorn with sprinkle cheese

 

Thursday-

Breakfast- Cereal

Lunch- hot lunch, Strawberry Walnut Salad

Dinner Slow cooker chicken Dumplings

Snack- Lettuce Boats 

 

Friday-

Breakfast- Blueberry Muffins. I will make these Thursday night.

Lunch hot lunch, slow cooker chicken dumpling leftover

Dinner- Steak on the grill and green beans, baked potatoes

Snack- These are so good Fried Low cal pickles

 

Saturday-

Breakfast- Peachy Pancakes

Lunch- BLTS

Dinner-  Steak on the grill and green beans, baked potatoes

Snack- cheese, grapes,  and crackers

 

Sunday-

Breakfast- fruit salad and bagels

Lunch- Sandwiches

Dinner- Going out for dinner

Snack- Strawberry shake

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