It feels good to be back! I’ve taken almost a month off from menu planning on the blog because of the holidays and then family illness. Now that our Christmas decorations are packed up, house guests back home and our immune systems back on track, I’m back on track with our household weekly schedule including menu planning.
I love the holidays but there is something to be said to getting back to a normal routine. A new year always makes me reflect of how I can make things better for me and the family with our health, non-toxic home and our daily diet. One thing I plan on implementing in our weekly menu plans is paleo dinners at least once a week and getting back to our Meatless Monday meals. By doing both of these things I’m making our diet healthier, and saving us money weekly. So here is my first real food menu plan for the new year, I hope I’ve inspired you to think outside the box and create healthy and easy meals for your own family.
REAL FOOD Menu Plan for the New Year
Monday: Our first Meatless Monday of the new year will be something that we all love and easy to throw together using leftover veggies from the previous week. Roasted Mexican Lasagna is originally made with meat but that component can be easily left out.
Tuesday: It’s Paleo Night!! Starting it off with something the whole family loves…Meatloaf and I don’t even need to tweak my original recipe. Serving it with mashed potatoes, making it paleo by using broth instead of milk.
Wednesday: This is a busy night for the boys. After school activities and homework take up a lot of time so I want our dinner to be easy to throw together and for them to eat quickly. I always get smiling faces when I serve up homemade sloppy joes. I make a double batch and freeze the extras for another meal.
Thursday: I love LEFTOVER NIGHT! It’s easy, saves time and money at the grocery store.
Friday: Flat bread pizzas with leftover soup from earlier on in the week.
Saturday: Night out with the family
Sunday: I’ve been dying for chili and this slow cooker recipe can be easily put together in the morning before we head out for the day with family. Serving it up with corn bread and salad.
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.