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February Meal Plans

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A whole month into the new year! ¬†I’m sure these months have started passing by more quickly in recent years…. but maybe that just comes with getting older. ūüėČ

But no matter how quickly time passes the amount of meals we eat stays the same! ¬†I’ve been trying to eat more simple, wholesome meals and snacks (and the scale is finally moving in the right direction — slowly). ¬†Freezer meals are always on my go-to list to help me on those crazy, chaotic days. ¬†Have you tried freezer cooking? ¬†I hate the prep work and cook day but love to reap the rewards later!

 

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February Meal Planning

Sunday, February 1
Breakfast:  breakfast burrito or blueberry muffins
Lunch:  with extended family
Supper:  with extended family

Monday, February 2
Breakfast:  toasted whole wheat English muffin with chicken breast and sharp cheddar cheese
Lunch:  tuna salad (can of tuna, half cup low fat cottage cheese, shredded carrots, minced red onion, dill weed, pepper) with whole wheat crackers or bread
Supper:  bangers and mash (made with turkey sausage)

Tuesday, February 3
Breakfast:  Special K Protein cereal mixed with bran flakes
Lunch:  scrambled egg sandwich
Supper:  whole wheat spaghetti with turkey meat sauce

Wednesday, February 4
Breakfast:  protein smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, protein powder, soy milk)
Lunch:  salad with fajita chicken on top
Supper:  leftover spaghetti

Thursday, February 5
Breakfast:  Special K Protein cereal mixed with bran flakes
Lunch:  veggie omelet
Supper:  baked cod, mashed potatoes

Friday, February 6
Breakfast:  toasted whole wheat English muffin with chicken breast and sharp cheddar cheese
Lunch:  homemade pizza ~ turkey pepperoni, turkey sausage, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, black olives
Supper:  breakfast ~ scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, hashbrowns

Saturday, February 7
Breakfast:  whole wheat waffles, turkey bacon
Lunch:  veggie burger patty with veggie stir fry
Supper:  burrito pie

Sunday, February 8
Breakfast:  breakfast burrito or blueberry muffin
Lunch:  with extended family
Supper:  with extended family

Monday, February 9
Breakfast:  protein smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, protein powder, soy milk)
Lunch:  salad with fajita chicken on top
Supper:  salmon patties

Tuesday, February 10
Breakfast:  toasted whole wheat English muffin with chicken breast and sharp cheddar cheese
Lunch:  leftovers
Supper:  beef and veggie stew, homemade bread

Wednesday, February 11
Breakfast:  Special K Protein cereal mixed with bran flakes
Lunch:  chicken salad (shredded chicken breast; diced celery, carrots, green onion; light Miracle Whip) sandwiches
Supper:  pasta salad

Thursday, February 12
Breakfast:  protein smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, protein powder, soy milk)
Lunch:  leftovers
Supper:  chicken tacos, guacamole, Spanish rice, salsa, sour cream

Friday, February 13
Breakfast:  Special K Protein cereal mixed with bran flakes
Lunch:  homemade pizza
Supper:  breakfast ~ homemade bacon, egg and cheese biscuits

Saturday, February 14
Breakfast:  pancakes, turkey bacon
Lunch:  veggie burger patty with veggie stir fry
Supper:¬† steak, twice baked potato (hubby’s favorite)

Sunday, February 15
Breakfast:  breakfast burrito or blueberry muffin
Lunch:  with extended family
Supper:  with extended family

Monday, February 16
Breakfast:  toasted whole wheat English muffin with chicken breast and sharp cheddar cheese
Lunch: ¬†“roll-ups” (rolled up deli meat), cheese, crackers
Supper:  sour cream chicken enchiladas, refried beans, Spanish rice

Tuesday, February 17
Breakfast:  protein smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, protein powder, soy milk)
Lunch:  leftovers
Supper:  rissoles

Wednesday, February 18
Breakfast:  Special K Protein cereal mixed with bran flakes
Lunch:  leftovers
Supper:  twice baked taco potatoes

Thursday, February 19
Breakfast:  toasted whole wheat English muffin with chicken breast and sharp cheddar cheese
Lunch:  out with hubby
Supper:  broccoli/leek/potato soup, homemade bread

Friday, February 20
Breakfast:  protein smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, protein powder, soy milk)
Lunch:  homemade pizza
Supper:  breakfast ~ omelets and turkey bacon

Saturday, February 21
Breakfast:  chocolate chip pancakes, turkey bacon
Lunch:  veggie burger patty with veggie stir fry
Supper:  pasta shrimp jambalaya

Sunday, February 22
Breakfast:  breakfast burrito or blueberry muffin
Lunch:  with extended family
Supper:  with extended family

Monday, February 23
Breakfast:  Special K Protein cereal mixed with bran flakes
Lunch:  chicken salad sandwich
Supper:¬† shepherd’s pie

Tuesday, February 24
Breakfast:  protein smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, protein powder, soy milk)
Lunch: ¬†leftover shepherd’s pie
Supper:  grilled chicken and shrimp stir fry, basmati rice, naan

Wednesday, February 25
Breakfast:  toasted whole wheat English muffin with chicken breast and sharp cheddar cheese
Lunch:  leftover stir fry
Supper:  taco salad

Thursday, February 26
Breakfast:  Special K Protein cereal mixed with bran flakes
Lunch:  out with hubby
Supper:  homemade chicken noodle soup, homemade bread

Friday, February 27
Breakfast:  protein smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, protein powder, soy milk)
Lunch:  homemade pizza
Supper:  breakfast ~ eggs, turkey bacon, toast

Saturday, February 28
Breakfast:  whole wheat waffles, turkey bacon
Lunch:  veggie burger patty with veggie stir fry
Supper:  turkey meatloaf muffins, mashed potatoes

As you probably noticed, I didn’t add any fruit and vegetables — or any sides, really — on this plan. ¬†I generally pull something out of the freezer or pantry to go along with whatever we’re eating. ¬†I try and buy fresh fruit and vegetable that are in season, readily available and (let’s be honest) easy to prepare. ¬†Our go to fruits are bananas, oranges, apples, pears, avocado, blueberries and strawberries. ¬†For veggies we generally rotate between Brussels sprouts, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, ¬†green beans, spinach, kale (or other greens) and occasionally corn.

I most¬†of the meals here (except the veggie burgers and the ones with added links, of course) are either my recipe or a family recipe. ¬†If you have any questions I’d be happy to try and answer them. ¬†I like to find a good recipe and then “healthify” it. ¬†My auto-correct feature is screaming that healthify isn’t a word, but I think it should be.

Happy, healthy eating!

Weekly Menu ~ February 11 – 17

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menu planning

Since I don’t do my grocery shopping until Monday or Tuesday, my weekly menu plans start on Tuesday. ¬†I usually have a general idea about what I want to cook for the week when I go to the store (see this post for details), but I want to be able to have some wiggle room if I find a good deal on something — especially in the meat department. ¬†I always have an eye out for a bargain!

Tuesday, February 11
Breakfast:  Special K Protein cereal, grapes
Lunch:  alfredo whole wheat pasta, peas and carrots
Supper:  black bean tortilla bake, corn, salad

Wednesday, February 12
Breakfast: scrambled egg sandwich, cantaloupe
Lunch:  peanut butter sandwiches, banana
Supper:  out with family/friends

Thursday, February 13
Breakfast: fruit smoothie (banana, strawberry, blueberry)
Lunch:  turkey wienies, carrot sticks, pears
Supper:  pizza pasta, salad, garlic bread

Friday, February 14
Breakfast:  whole wheat oatmeal, blueberries
Lunch:  salad and homemade whole wheat pizza (turkey pepperoni, onion, bell pepper, black olives, tomatoes)
Supper:  steak, baked potato, salad, broccoli

Saturday, February 15
Breakfast: whole wheat waffles, banana
Lunch:  out with family
Supper:  southwest egg casserole, broccoli, butterhorns

Sunday, February 16
Breakfast: at my parent’s
Lunch: at my parent’s
Supper: leftovers or takeout

Monday, February 17
Breakfast:  parfait (yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, granola)
Lunch: ¬†homemade chicken “nuggets”, carrot sticks
Supper:  turkey lasagna, salad, garlic bread

Weekly Menu ~ February 4 – 10

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menu planning

Since I don’t do my grocery shopping until Monday or Tuesday, my weekly menu plans start on Tuesday. ¬†I usually have a general idea about what I want to cook for the week when I go to the store (see this post for details), but I want to be able to have some wiggle room if I find a good deal on something — especially in the meat department. ¬†I always have an eye out for a bargain!

This week has been a little off. ¬†I didn’t go shopping until today because I was working on fixing some plumbing issues most of the day yesterday.

Tuesday, February 4
Breakfast:  fruit smoothie (banana, strawberry, blueberry, milk)
Lunch:  went out with parents for salad and pizza
Supper:  broccoli and potato soup, fresh bread

Wednesday, February 5
Breakfast: Special K Protein cereal, pears
Lunch:  ham and cheese rollups, broccoli
Supper:  turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes/cauliflower, peas and carrots

Thursday, February 6
Breakfast: scrambled egg muffins, nectarine
Lunch:  turkey pepperoni and cheese quesadillas, refried beans, guacamole
Supper:  vegetable stir fry, basmati rice, naan

Friday, February 7
Breakfast:¬† homemade “hot pocket” (sausage, egg, cheese), grapes
Lunch:  salad and homemade whole wheat pizza (ham and pineapple)
Supper:  beef burgers, sweet potato fries

Saturday, February 8
Breakfast: bran flakes, oranges
Lunch:  grilled chicken breast, couscous, broccoli
Supper:  pasta salad

Sunday, February 9
Breakfast: at my parent’s
Lunch: at my parent’s
Supper: leftovers or takeout

Monday, February 10
Breakfast:  whole wheat oatmeal, strawberries
Lunch:  cabbage, ham, purple hull peas, cornbread
Supper:  beef and vegetable stew, fresh bread

Weekly Menu ~ January 28 – February 3

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menu planning

Since I don’t do my grocery shopping until Monday or Tuesday, my weekly menu plans start on Tuesday. ¬†I usually have a general idea about what I want to cook for the week when I go to the store (see this post for details), but I want to be able to have some wiggle room if I find a good deal on something — especially in the meat department. ¬†I always have an eye out for a bargain!

Tuesday, January 28
Breakfast:  scrambled egg sandwich, tangerines
Lunch:  chicken salad sandwich, carrot sticks
Supper:  burrito pie, salad

Wednesday, January 29
Breakfast: whole wheat waffles, cantaloupe
Lunch:  turkey wienies, broccoli
Supper:  chicken curry, basmati rice, stir-fried veggies, naan

Thursday, January 30
Breakfast: fruit smoothie (usually banana, strawberries, blueberries, milk)
Lunch:¬† chicken “nuggets”, peas
Supper:  baked cod, mashed potatoes, green beans 

Friday, January 31
Breakfast:  bran flakes cereal, oranges
Lunch:  salad and homemade whole wheat pizza (turkey pepperoni, black olives, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms)
Supper:  veggie burgers, sweet potato fries

Saturday, February 1
Breakfast: whole wheat oatmeal, strawberries
Lunch: chicken and broccoli quiche, salad
Supper:  parmesan garlic chicken pasta, peas and carrots

Sunday, February 2
Breakfast: at my parent’s
Lunch: at my parent’s
Supper: leftovers or takeout

Monday, February 3
Breakfast:  homemade breakfast hot pocket, grapes
Lunch:  BLTs, sweet potato fries
Supper:¬†¬†shepherd’s pie, baby brussels

Weekly Menu ~ January 21 – 27

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menu planning

Since I don’t do my grocery shopping until Monday or Tuesday, my weekly menu plans start on Tuesday. ¬†I usually have a general idea about what I want to cook for the week when I go to the store (see this post for details), but I want to be able to have some wiggle room if I find a good deal on something — especially in the meat department. ¬†I always have an eye out for a bargain!

Tuesday, January 21
Breakfast:  fruit smoothie (usually banana, strawberries, blueberries, milk)
Lunch:  alfredo pasta, salad
Supper:  chicken and veggie balti, basmati rice, naan

Wednesday, January 22
Breakfast: bran flakes, oranges
Lunch:  cheese quesadillas, refried beans, guacamole
Supper:  western hashbrowns, turkey bacon, eggs

Thursday, January 23
Breakfast: whole wheat oatmeal, blueberries
Lunch:  cabbage, ham, purple hull peas
Supper:¬† eating at a friend’s house — I’m in charge of the salad

Friday, January 24
Breakfast:  Special K Protein cereal, peaches
Lunch:  salad and homemade whole wheat pizza (canadian bacon and pineapple)
Supper:  turkey burgers, sweet potato fries

Saturday, January 25
Breakfast: scrambled egg muffins, pears
Lunch: pasta jambalaya, salad, garlic bread
Supper:  salmon patties, mac and cheese, brussels sprouts

Sunday, January 26
Breakfast: at my parent’s
Lunch: at my parent’s
Supper: leftovers or takeout

Monday, January 27
Breakfast:  parfait (yogurt, strawberries, blueberries)
Lunch:  peanut butter sandwiches, orange
Supper:  crockpot roast and vegetables, Yorkshire puddings

Weekly Menu ~ January 14 – 20

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{A few days late, but here ya go!}menu planning

Since I don’t do my grocery shopping until Monday or Tuesday, my weekly menu plans start on Tuesday. ¬†I usually have a general idea about what I want to cook for the week when I go to the store (see this post for details), but I want to be able to have some wiggle room if I find a good deal on something — especially in the meat department. ¬†I always have an eye out for a bargain!

Tuesday, January 14
Breakfast:  whole wheat oatmeal, blueberries
Lunch:  BLTs, baked sweet potato fries
Supper:  bangers and mash, brussels sprouts

Wednesday, January 15
Breakfast: bran flakes, milk, peaches
Lunch:¬†¬†chicken “nuggets”, broccoli, grapes
Supper:  salad, whole wheat spaghetti, meatballs, sauce

Thursday, January 16
Breakfast: fruit smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, milk)
Lunch:  turkey wienies, cheese, carrot sticks
Supper:  crockpot chicken tacos, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole

Friday, January 17
Breakfast:  boiled egg, toast, strawberry preserves
Lunch:  salad and homemade whole wheat pizza (black olives, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, turkey pepperoni, & cheese topping)
Supper:  beef burgers, baked sweet potato fries

Saturday, January 18
Breakfast: bran flakes, milk, apple slices
Lunch: chili, cornbread
Supper: ¬†breakfast — omelettes (black olives, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheese), turkey bacon, toast

Sunday, January 19
Breakfast: at my parent’s
Lunch: at my parent’s
Supper: leftovers or takeout

Monday, January 20
Breakfast:  whole wheat waffles, strawberry preserves, bananas
Lunch:  ham and cheese rollups, green beans, apple
Supper:  Mexican lasagna, corn, salad

Weekly Menu ~ January 7 – 13

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menu planning

Since I don’t do my grocery shopping until Monday or Tuesday, I start my weekly menu plans on Tuesday. ¬†I usually have a general idea about what I want to cook for the week when I go to the store (see this post for details), but I want to be able to have some wiggle room if I find a good deal on something — especially in the meat department. ¬†I always have an eye out for a bargain!

Tuesday, January 7
Breakfast:  fruit smoothie
Lunch: turkey pepperoni and cheese quesadillas, refried beans, apple slices
Supper: out to eat with friends (yay!)

Wednesday, January 8
Breakfast: scrambled egg sandwiches, cantaloupe
Lunch: peanut butter sandwiches, bananas
Supper: baked cod, steamed broccoli, garlic mashed cauliflower (works great in place of potatoes — or even half and half), butterhorns

Thursday, January 9
Breakfast:  bran flakes, oranges
Lunch: alfredo pasta, peas and carrots, grapes
Supper: vegetable and beef stew with fresh bread

Friday, January 10
Breakfast:  oatmeal with blueberries
Lunch:  salad and homemade whole wheat pizza (ham, pineapple and onion topping)
Supper: veggie burgers, baked sweet potato fries

Saturday, January 11
Breakfast:  yogurt parfait (w/fruit and granola)
Lunch: pork chops, brown rice, green beans, corn
Supper:¬† breakfast — biscuits, eggs and bacon

Sunday, January 12
Breakfast: at my parent’s
Lunch: at my parent’s
Supper: leftovers or takeout

Monday, January 13
Breakfast:¬† homemade sausage, egg and cheese “hot pockets”, pears
Lunch: chicken salad sandwiches, carrot sticks, apple slices
Supper: beef enchiladas, refried beans (same recipe as above) fresh pico de gallo and homemade guacamole