I’m glad it’s a new week, ’cause last week was CRAZY! Although as I write this, our weathermen are forecasting a huge snowstorm, so that may be an interesting start to this week. They’re not always right, so we shall see…

Last week, our little chipmunk friend entertained the children and I while we did school work, and this week, it was a hungry squirrel eating all our bird food! The kids LOVE watching the wildlife, so I can’t mind too much.

, Meal Plan for the Week of March 2nd, Joyful Homemaking

If you’re looking for a luscious Blueberry Coffee Cake, this is the recipe for you!

Ok, here’s the meal plan for this week:

Don’t forget the free grocery and meal planning printables!

Breakfast Menu:
(Any combination of the following)
French toast
Cereal
Fruit
Waffles
Toast
Eggs
Oatmeal
Poptarts
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
Pancakes
English muffins
Muffins
Baked oatmeal
Breakfast cookies
Quiche
Cinnamon rolls
Pumpkin pancakes
Baked eggs and cheese casserole
Toasted peanut butter & banana sandwich
Coconut Quinoa Granola
Smoothies

Lunch Menu:
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta  (my kids love it)
Ravioli
Macaroni and cheese
Vegetarian corn dogs
Vegetarian hamburgers
Hot dogs
Chicken, turkey or ham sandwiches
Graham crackers and milk
English muffins
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches
Whole wheat toast
Soup
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers
Leftovers

Dinner:

, Meal Plan for the Week of March 2nd, Joyful Homemaking
Creamy crock pot potato soup and raw veggies
Grocery list:  Hashbrown potatoes, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, onion, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese
and raw veggies

, Meal Plan for the Week of March 2nd, Joyful Homemaking

Vegetable beef soup
Grocery list:  Beef stew meat, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, diced tomatoes, green beans, cabbage and beef broth

, Meal Plan for the Week of March 2nd, Joyful Homemaking
Chicken noodle casserole and a veggie
Grocery list:  Cooked chicken breast, egg noodles, chicken broth, cheddar cheese, onion, garlic and a veggie

, Meal Plan for the Week of March 2nd, Joyful Homemaking
Quinoa, chicken and sweet potato stew
(Great for the crockpot)Grocery list: Chicken, onion, garlic, chicken broth, chili powder, red pepper flakes, quinoa, sweet potatoes, black beans, kidney beans and petite diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil

Bacon and egg crescent squares and fruit salad
Grocery list: Eggs, crescent rolls, bacon, Parmesan cheese, parsley and assorted fruits

Tex-Mex Cheddar Mac and salad or raw veggies
Grocery list: Hamburger, mac and cheese dinner, salsa and Cheddar cheese

Hope you have a great week!

7 Comments

  1. This menu plan looks amazing! Was curious about a few things: how much do you spend per week/how much is homemade (do you make waffles or buy premade_)/how much do you freeze because it looks like a ton of breakfast options! Also curious what you do for snacks?? And do you try to keep everything healthy/balanced? Really looking for the perfect meal plan so would love a response! Thanks for sharing for free!!

    1. Thank you for your interest! It’s hard to say exactly how much I spend on groceries because sometimes I have so much leftover that I’ll skip a week of shopping, but I can tell you that we have budgeted $150 a week for grocery and household items. We do like to buy grass fed beef and free range poultry which both tend to cost more, and my husband buys protein powder and bars. I used to coupon extensively before starting the blog, but now it tends to take up alot of the time that I used to use couponing, although I am trying to get back into the habit on a smaller scale, especially for things we use constantly. I don’t have all the breakfast and lunch options on hand all the time, those are just options of what we might eat on a weekly or monthly basis. As far as buying premade or baking my own, I do both, depending on how much time and motivation I have. For snacks my children like grapes, oranges, apples, applesauce, bagels, granola bars, pretzels, orange juice, yogurt, string cheese, crackers and peanut butter. I’m always trying to get more veggies and fruits into our diet. I always have on hand baby carrots sticks, spinach leaves and fruit cups to supplement a dinner that may be light on veggies. I have a chest freezer in our basement which is almost always full, unless I skip a week of shopping. I hope this helps!

      1. Thank you so Much for your reply! Do the meal plans always come out monday morning? I think this is the flexibility I’ve been looking for, and allows me to use my regions sales etc. I also have a small child so I like that your options are tailored to kids! How much baked goods do you tend to have on hand each week?

        1. I post my meal plan on Sunday afternoon. I almost always have waffles, pancakes, bread and bagels in my freezer. 🙂

  2. Hi Margo,
    Great photo of your little friend, we have several just like that and they are fun to watch. Your Vegetable Soup looks fabulous, yum! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, it is so nice to have you with us today. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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