Monday, March 27, 2017
Weekly Family Meal Plan 2017 - Week 13
Happy Monday meal planners! I don't know about you, but I feel like I hit a brick wall with this week's meal plan. Spring sport season is always busy for us, with the addition of unseasonably snowy and cold weather, we are REALLY off our game and haven't settled into a reliable schedule quite yet.
And while I have made a conscious effort to make ourselves "less busy", this week takes my breath away a little. We have an after-school dentist appointment, three high school lacrosse games and two high school lacrosse practices, two club lacrosse practices, one before-school band practice and one evening club meeting. I am a mom of two boys, who only play one sport and one instrument each. Only my high school student is involved in an after-school club. By today's standards, that is NOT a lot of activities, but this week it seems overwhelming!
Trying to juggle all those logistics with dinner is a real challenge. But as you know if you're a regular reader, I keep things real around here. This week, the ONLY night I am looking at a "real" meal is Thursday night. The rest of the week, we will be eating a lot of grab and go foods. I try my best to keep those as close to real-food as possible, choosing brands with few fillers and artificial junk. They may not all be nutrient dense, but rounded out with some fruit and veggies, it's not a bad plan.
What kinds of foods do you keep on hand for those weeks where no one is home to sit at the table for dinner?? Here's what we have planned for this week:
Monday - Mac-n-Cheese with Broccoli
Tuesday - Chicken Quesadillas with guacamole and corn
Wednesday - Burgers and Dogs, Baked Beans
Thursday -Chicken, Brussel Sprouts and Potato Sheet Pan Meal
Friday - Pizza Party Night - time to regroup!
Saturday - YOYO (You're On Your Own)
Sunday -Family Dinner Out
What do you have planned for dinner this week? Share your ideas here in the comments, or join us over on Facebook, to talk all things meal planning!
For more weekly meal plan ideas check out:
Meal Planning 2017 - Week 12
Meal Planning 2017 - Week 11
Meal Planning 2017 - Week 10
catch you soon -
This post is linked up to I'm An Organizing Junkie - be sure to check it out for even more meal planning ideas and inspiration.