Our Healthy Meal Plan

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90% of the time, I cook the dinner/meal the night before. It’s easier that way and saves me time. I also started shopping on Wednesdays before I get Dino from daycare. My meal plans will be from Thursdays to Wednesdays to reflect my shopping schedule. When my schedule changes so will the meal plan days.
15th Thurs Dinner grilled chicken, corn, peppers and onions with leftover barley
16th Fri Dinner leftover chicken and barley
17th Sat Dinner chicken sausage, veggies, and couscous
18th Sun Dinner  pasta, sauce, leftover meat and porkballs,
19th Mon Dinner leftovers
20th Tues Dinner  Take Out Night/Sports Skills  
21st Wed Dinner  Rice, Beans, Veggies


8th Thurs Dinner: Corn on the cob, grilled chicken, and barley with veggies. We had parent orientation for kindergarten that night. So I made sure to marinate the chicken and season the corn ahead of time. Hubby just grilled the chicken and corn, and I heated up leftover barley. I was the only one who ate the barley…but the corn and chicken was a big hit. 

Seasoning Corn: I melted some butter with seasoning. I rubbed each corn with the butter mixtured then placed it in the freezer bag then put it in the fridge. Before we were going to grill the corn, I ran the bag under warm water to make sure the butter seasongn was all over the corn…so easy and tasty.

corn, chicken, barley collage


9th Fri Dinner:    Man, that chicken, veggie, and couscous dish was amazing. We loved it so much that we finished it off on Friday. Well, I have a bit saved for a small chicken salad sandwich! 


10th Saturday– chicken sausage, veggies, and couscous: totally forgot I was hanging out with my friend and we were having dinner. Dino had leftover chicken tender and couscous. Sorry no pics


18th Sunday – Pasta, Sauce, and leftover Meatballs: Dino was so hungry he gobbled it all down. 


12th Monday leftovers. I made chicken sausage, jasmine rice, and string beans the night before so we could have it ready for dinner. It was beyond delicious and Dino scarfed it up. 

chicken sausage Collage

13th Tuesday sports skills…so takeout once again It’s our little tradition and I LOVE it. 

14th Wednesday rice, beans, veggies – trying to save money and use the food in the freezer. Dino and I had leftover pea soup with the rice, chicken sausage, and string beans. It was amazing and perfect. 


I won’ be posting pictures of lunches anymore. This week I just kept forgetting to take pics. As soon as I was done packing lunch and cleaning the kitchen, I just wanted to sit down and chill with Dino and Balboa. I will list all our lunches, but not include pics anymore. Dino’s Lunches:

  • white bread with ham and cheese and mayo
  • pizza from school
  • turkey, ham, cheese roll-ups, with guacamole and chips
  • chicken salad on bread
  • tuna salad on bread

Dino’s Snacks:

  • french toast with mango slices
  • grilled cheese with orange slices
  • chips and carrots with hummus
  • oatmeal with raisins and cranberries
  • apples, carrots, pears, or oranges
  • pretzels
  • cookies
  • homemade cake or brownies

Mommy’s Lunches:

  • white bread with turkey and cheese and mustard
  • turkey, ham, cheese roll-ups, with guacamole and chips
  • tuna and guacamole with chips
  • chicken and guacamole with chips
  • chicken salad or tuna salad on bread

Mommy’s Snacks:

  • cereal with almond milk and either banana or raisins
  • apples, carrots, pears, or oranges
  • pretzels
  • cookies
  • homemade cake or brownies
  • baked artichoke with melted butter


All foods I cook with and eat are NON-GMO verified or organic. It is expensive, but worth the piece of mind. I hope change is coming and REAL FOOD will no longer be expensive. I hope the food industries will all be required to list all their chemicals in food and therefore change their products.

Here are great sites for how to save on organic. How to eat organic on a budgetPractical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic.  Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.


Vermont is going to be sued by the food industry…because they don’t want to label all the GMOS. This HAS to prove that they are hiding something…if all the ingredients were safe, why would this be a problem?  



Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here





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Our Healthy Meal Plan — 3 Comments

  1. Looks like another great week of meals. But the way, we have Emma’s kindergarten orientation tomorrow and already got all sorts of emotions going on. So, wish us luck and hope all went well for you last week on this, too.

  2. That corn tip was awesome! I’ll have to try that. I cannot wait for the roadside stands to open with summer corn! Our local grocery store (non big chain) has had corn twice…once it was really good, the last time it was ok…sometimes you get what you get. But when you get the good stuff, oh, it is amazing! That’s interesting about Vermont. I wouldn’t have guessed that about that state. I do watch what I buy. I know I buy plenty of GMO, but I am trying not to buy as much. I stay out of the middle aisles for the most part and that helps, and I watch for the labels on chips and other things that I do buy.

  3. Your Corn on the Cob and Chicken looks great! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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