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Real Food Menu Plan for Busy Families 3.27.17

The play and jazz concert is over so we are done with those practices but now we move onto spring sports! My older son continues with the Philly Boys Choir with practices in the city 2 nights a week and playing on 1 baseball team and my youngest is playing baseball for 2 teams this year. So our weeknights are not staying calm for long. Practices are underway and games will start soon. To save myself time I’ve started using Amazon Fresh. It’s a great service and I can easily get “almost” everything I need on a weekly basis. As a bonus I don’t even need to be home for them to deliver it. Have you ever tried delivery services before? If so which ones are your favorites?

Real Food Menu Plan for Busy Families 3.27.17

So here is my weekly plan that I hope is super easy to prepare and a few of the recipes I can even make double batches and freeze extras for other meals.

Real Food Menu Plan for Busy Families 3.27.17

Monday: Trying something new for dinner – Chicken Teriyaki Casserole. I have all the ingredients on hand which saves me money at the grocery store.

Tuesday: It’s been awhile since we’ve had Taco Tuesday, so we will have that using venison meat from the freezer along with salad. If you’re not into tacos you can make salads too, that is what I normally do for myself and the rest of the family eats tacos.

Wednesday: I need a easy weeknight meal and Sloppy Joes never disappoint.

Thursday: My husband and I are out for the evening so the boys and babysitter will order out.

Friday: I’m doing carpool for boys choir so we will not get home until at least 7pm, so leftovers it is!

Saturday: Family dinner with one of my comfort favorites – Meatloaf with all the fixings. Then movie and popcorn.

Sunday: Roasted chicken with potatoes and veggies. I saw this idea using a bunt pan in the oven so I thought I’d give that a try, I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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Photo Credit: Life in the Lofthouse

So that’s my menu plan for this week…hope it’s inspired you to think outside the box when feeding your family. Just remember when you are feeling a bit overwhelmed with “life” a little organization goes a long way.  If you are still looking for inspiration head over to my Menu Plans. On Pinterest? Check out my Family Meals Board for more real food inspiration and become inspired over at Org.Junkie.

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4 Responses to Real Food Menu Plan for Busy Families 3.27.17

  1. LaNeshe March 27, 2017 at 10:18 am #

    I have to get to this level of meal planning! I know I’ve said this before, but I love how you really account for what the family is doing and have realistic meal planning based on what is happening. My planner is built to include meal planning into my schedule, I have to use it better!

    • O'Boy! Organic March 29, 2017 at 5:35 am #

      One of the first things I do LaNeshe is look at our calendar to see what we have planned for the week before even thinking about meals. Because if we have a crazy night then I don’t want to plan a meal that will be time consuming or not easy to warm up if we are on different schedules. I learned this trick the hard way. LOL I also don’t stress about not making a meal that I planned. If it doesn’t work out that night and we need to eat out or make something easier I just plan for it another night. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your meal plans 🙂

  2. Amy Brooks March 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

    That chicken casserole looks amazing! I’m planning a chicken casserole this week too . . . wish I bought the ingredients for that one!

  3. O'Boy! Organic March 29, 2017 at 5:36 am #

    What type of chicken casserole are you making? I’m always looking for new ideas 🙂

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