Family Time

Monthly Family Meal Plan

Last month I shared how I plan my dinners one month at a time.  You can read all about why and how I do that here.  I was asked what our actual dinners consist of, so I thought that I would do a follow-up today.

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A little back story though.  Six years ago I began to experience a lot of pain, discomfort, and stomach issues.  It took some time and a bit of sacrifice, but I have realized that sugar and flour are not my friends.  {I still love them though.}  My system had enough of these two ingredients and it began to revolt.  With that being said, you will notice that our dinners do not center around pasta and bread.  I know, it is very sad.  But, this momma is the cook and I would like to eat the dinners that I prepare as well.  This does not mean that we never eat these foods, as you will see when you scroll down.

I have also played around here and there with Trim Healthy Mama and although I am not strict on their eating plan, I have found a handful of recipes in their cookbook that my family really enjoys.  I will try and list sources for our meals, so that you can make them too.  However, cookbooks have copyright laws, so I am not able to provide you with recipes that are not available to the public via the internet.  Sorry!  If you have specific questions, please comment below and I will answer them.

Most of our dinners consist of a meat/main dish, a vegetable, and one side dish.  Everyone gets some of each item and yes, my kids all eat their veggies!

Main Dish:

Meatloaf–Trim Healthy Mama (THM)

Cheeseburger Pie–THM

Lemon-Herb Drummies–THM

Cowboy Grub–THM

Whole Chicken in a Crock-Pot–recipe here

Egg Roll in a Bowl–THM

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Refried Beans and Tortilla Chips–recipe here

Crispy Chicken–THM

Taco’s

Mississippi Pot Roast–recipe here

Ranch Drumsticks–THM

Sloppy Joe’s

 

Seasonal:

Chili

Wicked White Chili–THM

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

BLT’s

Grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken

 

Sunday = Brinner!

(you know Breakfast for dinner!)…I serve these with either breakfast sausage or bacon and fruit:

Pancakes

Waffles

French Toast

Baked French Toast–recipe here

 

Cheater Options:

Grocery store rotisserie chicken

Chicken nuggets

Pierogies

Pizza

French fries

 

Side Dishes:

Mashed potatoes

Brown rice

Corn casserole–recipe here

Coleslaw–THM

Refrigerated biscuits

Quinoa

 

Favorite Veggies:

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Brussel sprouts

Beets

Corn

Peas

Green Beans

Spring Mix Salad

If you are interested in Trim Healthy Mama, you can check out their cookbook below.  I have also listed Joy of Cooking as I get my pancake and waffle recipe from here…delicious!

 

What are your favorite dinners?  I would love to add some new recipes to our meal plan!

xo,

Leigh

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