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Real Food Menu Plan for Busy Parents 2.13.17

We have a busy week ahead filled with boys choir, play rehearsals and sports. Hey, wait a minute…when don’t we have a busy week? I’m not alone here am I? I feel as our children get older our schedules get tighter and tighter. When one sport or after school activity is finished we’re on to another. We might have a few weeks of “breathing easy” but then the fun starts up again. My meal plans reflect our busy schedule in hopes that it inspires all of you busy parents out there to continue to make healthy meals for your family, even on those crazy busy nights.Real Food Menu Plan or Busy Parents 2.13.17

All these meals are tested on the pickiest eater around and I always get two thumbs up. I love meals that can be prepared either within 30 minutes or beforehand to make dinner making snap when trying to to juggle everything. How do you juggle everything during the week? I need some new ways to keep me organized and sane because wine’s not cutting it!

Real Food Menu Plan for Busy Parents 2.13.17

Monday: Simple pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil. Perfect meatless Monday dinner!

Tuesday: Treating my boys for Valentines day and serving up one of their favorite meals – Taco Tuesday using venison meat. Don’t forget to get meat out of the freezer the day before!

Wednesday: French Onion Soup and Salad. I made a big batch a few weeks ago and stuck the extras in the freezer. Always plan to take from the freezer on nights that will be super crazy and you don’t have a ton of time to prepare anything.

Thursday: LEFTOVER NIGHT! This is my favorite night of the week.

Friday: Chicken Empanada’s are on the menu! I love these because I can make a double batch and freeze extras and then just re-heat in the oven. Perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t want to cook.

Saturday: Date Night!

Sunday: We are finally home ALL DAY LONG! I don’t even know what I’m going to do, sleep in, clean and make dinner for my family. It’s been awhile since we’ve had meatloaf so it’s on the menu with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus.

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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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2 Responses to Real Food Menu Plan for Busy Parents 2.13.17

  1. Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski February 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

    The Empanadas look yummy. I always go for real food and stay away from processed. Wonderful meal plan.

  2. Michelle February 14, 2017 at 5:36 am #

    Oh man…I so badly need to plan meals and these sound amazing. Come to my house and cook for me, would you?

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