Menu Plan for the Week

How’s the Fruit and Vegetable Challenge going for you? I’ll post an official check-in tonight, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share that my goal for this week’s menu is to plan at least two veggies and/or fruits for each lunch and dinner. We always have fruit with breakfast and more fruit and veggies for snacks. But if I’m intentional about scheduling plenty in for meals too, we should be getting all kinds of goodness. What’s fun is that many of my soups and casseroles have veggies in them already, so if I plan two more, we’re getting three to five servings of vegetables and fruits in one meal!

On an unrelated note (well, still on the topic of food, of course) – my jars of Instant Oatmeal are officially empty. Making more has been on my to-do list as I’ve watched my supply getting lower and lower, but I just haven’t found the ten minutes to get some made. This week, it will happen! If you haven’t taken the time to make Instant Oatmeal yet, do it! It’s such a great food to have on hand for healthy breakfasts and snacks.

Instant Oatmeal in a Jar

I’m also completely out of Whole Wheat Quick Mix. While I’ve got out my big mixing bowls, I plan to get a double batch of that made too!

Here’s what we’re eating this week:

Sunday, February 9
Grape nuts cereal, blueberries
Hamburger potato casserole (from Healthy Make-Ahead Meals and Snacks eBook), tossed salad, green beans
Small group – Crock pot barbecue chicken breasts, plus sides others are bringing

Monday, February 10
Cranberry white chocolate chip breakfast cookies, pears
Calzones, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, grapes
Beefy vegetable soup, tossed salad, cornbread muffins

Tuesday, February 11
Crock pot breakfast casserole, oranges
Cheddar ranch burgers, potato wedges, roasted asparagus, kiwi
Calico beans, fruit salad, carrot sticks

Wednesday, February 12
Poptarts, blueberries
Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, raw veggies
Cheesy salsa enchiladas, tossed salad, avocados, olives, applesauce

Thursday, February 13
Warm pumpkin custard, toast, bananas
Sloppy cornbread muffins, peas, sweet peppers, apples
Three cheese garlic chicken pasta, tossed salad, steamed broccoli and carrots

Friday, February 14
Heart shaped pancakes, raspberries
Pizza soup, applesauce, cucumber slices, sweet peppers
Chicken pot pie, tossed salad

Saturday, February 15
Justus’ 14th birthday! He’s still thinking through his meal choices. All we know for sure is that Cheesy Turkey Sausage Stromboli is definitely on the list. :)


  1. B. Winblad says

    I made your Calico Beans in the crockpot today for dinner. My husband raved about it! I have added it to our “favorites” recipes.

    I just wanted to say thank you for such an easy, frugal, and tasty meal. We really enjoyed it tonight!


  2. Jamie Garcia says

    My (picky) kids love your instant oatmeal, I make a big gallon jar of it and leave it on the counter top with instructions posted on the wall behind it just in case :)


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