You may wonder why I am just now posting my weekly meal plan. I have had server issues off and on this week and when I can get to my dashboard I have had to dedicate that time to other post commitments. I know many of you get meal planning ideas for the week based on things I share. I am so sorry this is very delayed this week.
No worries, I have been following a meal plan this week and Instagraming photos as I can with the hashtag #howtomealplan.
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Before I go into my meal plan, I wanted to share some meal planning advice with you really quick.
If you are struggling with getting dinner on the table or sticking to your meal plan I want you to do something for me.
The next time you make dinner and it comes together seamlessly, preparation was easy, bellies are full and you can stand back and say, “now that was dinnertime hallelujah”, ask yourself what made tonight’s dinner so amazing?
The nights that you struggle and dinner was a bust, everyone complained, it took forever to prepare and you end the evening thinking eating at Taco Bueno would have been so much better, evaluate why.
The difference between dinnertime hallelujah and dinner was a bust likely goes back to your recipe criteria.
If you are packing your meal plan with recipes that are dreadful to prepare and time consuming and those are two criteria you despise, you’re setting yourself up for meal planning failure. Check out my eBook to learn how to meal plan in five simple steps.
Here is what I have been feeding my family this week.
Weekly Meal Plan
Baked Pesto Salmon– served over wild rice, a side of baked sweet potatoes and french bread.
Chicken Cranberry Salad with Homemade Dressing– I made this yummy salad that will be in my next eBook. It had cranberries, feta, almonds, grilled chicken, cucumbers and tomatoes in it. It was inspired by one of my favorite salads at a local deli. I made a homemade Sherry Shallot dressing to go over. The dressing was a fail. The salad itself was awesome.
Crockpot Mac and Cheese and Corn Dogs- served with apple sauce and carrot sticks.
Tater Tot Casserole- yum! Recipe will be in my upcoming eBook of 21 easy recipes. Served with an easy side salad.
Leftover Buffet– use ’em up.
Do me a favor, when you cook dinner Instagram your photo and hashtag it with #howtomealplan. I would love to encourage you to repeat dinnertime success over and over again all week long! I cannot wait to see what you’re cooking!
Want more meal planning inspiration or ideas? Check out OrgJunkie where hundreds of bloggers share their meal plans every Monday.
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