We are so very happy to be back to our normal meal plans. Our little experiment went very well with both of us losing a fair amount of weight, but the draw of meat and the need to feed our kids healthy food that they will actually eat just became too much. We did learn quite a bit about eating meat more sparingly and focusing our meals more on healthier grains and vegetables.
This month’s meal plan is almost like a “greatest hits” of many of our favorite dinners. Some of it is time intensive (but so worth it), some things are convenient cheats, and others are just plain good. We hope that you give some of these great ideas a try!
April 2012 Monthly Meal Plan
Week 1 (April 1 – April 7)
Sunday–Chicken and Mushroom Pizza
Tuesday–Pork Stir Fry
Saturday–Coffee Rubbed Beef Sandwich with Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Apple-Parsnip Slaw
Week 2 (April 8 – April 14)
Monday–Portobello Mushroom Sandwich
Wednesday–Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Week 3 (April 15 – April 21)
Sunday–Fish with Tempura Veggies
Tuesday–Chicken and Rice
Wednesday–Chili w/ Cornbread
Friday–Chicken Pot Pie
Saturday–Shrimp Kabobs w/ Rice Pilaf
Week 4 (April 22 – April 28)
Sunday–Chicken and Waffles
Tuesday–Cheese Quesadillas with Corn Salsa
Wednesday–Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Saturday–Shrimp and Grits
Week 5 (April 29 – May 5)
Sunday–Fried Chicken Dinner
Tuesday–See May Meal Plan
Wednesday–See May Meal Plan
Thursday–See May Meal Plan
Friday–See May Meal Plan
Saturday–See May Meal Plan
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Have you tried monthly meal planning? How did it go? Any tips or suggestions?
Whitney at It's Gravy, Baby! says
Looks like a wonderful month! The chicken & mushroom pizza and the hot ham & cheese sandwiches sound delicious!
I’m attempting to learn how to menu plan on a budget. It’s a little overwhelming. We have our go-tos, but we get sick of them pretty fast. The problem is that we’re not very adventurous when trying new foods.