Our Healthy Meal Plan

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  • 5th Thurs Dinner: Minnesota wild rice, chicken, and veggies
  • 6th Fri Dinner:  chicken sausage, jasmine rice, and veggies
  • 7th Saturday– leftovers
  • 8th Sunday – pasta, sauce, turkey meatballs
  • 9th Monday – coconut chicken, potatoes, carrots
  • 10th Tuesday sports skills – take out night
  • 11th Wednesday leftovers 


5th Thurs Dinner Minnesota Wild Rice, chicken and Veggies From the Bulk Section at Whole Foods, I got Minnesota Wild Rice. adding lots of seasoning I followed the directions to cook. It is a chewy type of crunchy, and very yummy. Dino loved eating “WILD” rice and kept shaking his body saying it was making him WILD. 

I seasoned the chicken and cut into smaller pieces. Then I added a half a bag of stir fry frozen veggies in with it and sprinkled on some shredded coconut. Yes, I’m in to coconut lately. It came out so darn good…Hubby didn’t like it, but Dino and I did. 

wild rice collage

6th Fri Dinner: Chicken sausage, jasmine rice, and veggies 

chicken and apple sausage and sun dried tomato sausage cooked baked in a cast iron skillet with cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots. Then mixed with boiled jasmine rice. PERFECTION

chicken sausage collage


7th Sat Dinner: Leftovers We had family over to celebrate Dino’s birthday. It was just a small gathering since we had the kid party last weekend. Since Daddy was working, we just had leftover chicken pork, rice, and veggies. Every Saturday, Dino takes karate. His teacher says he’s a natural, born to learn karate. In just a few weeks he got his second stripe. The teacher thinks next month Dino will be ready to test for his yellow belt. 


8th Sun Dinner: Pasta, Sauce, turkeyballs it was a quiet day, stay at home day. Dino loved hanging out in the yard playing with his cars. He chose to eat peanut and butter sandwiches and a popsicle. I still made the pasta, sauce, and turkeyballs, but we’ll have them for Monday. I did make homemade popsicle with him. I bought silicone pop makers. We blended almond milk, bananas, and strawberries then poured them into the pop makers. After freezing them for a few hours, they were delicious. 

homemade pops

9th Mon Dinner: coconut chicken, potatoes, carrots Since we had the pasta, sauce, and turkeyballs for dinner tonight, I still had to make the chicken. I sectioned it off and now have to sets of breaded coconut chicken. All I will have to do is make the grains and veggies. 

spaghetti Collage

10th Tues Dinner: sports skills – take out: Today was the last day of the sports skills class at the Little Gym. I am going to sign him up for the gymnastics class over the summer. He will truly enjoy that. He was so proud of his accomplishments and loved showing me what he learned. He loves his medal and we always celebrate with pizza and gelato.

Dino loves pepperoni pizza (he eats tons of fruits and veggies that I don’t mind his love of this topping). I prefer the pesto pizza. The best part is, we order the personal sized pizzas, take half for dinner and half for lunch the next day. 

little gym Collage

11th Wed Dinner: leftovers Tonight was coconut chicken, baked potatoes, and carrots. Hubby has down right refused to eat anything organic…saying it tastes yucky. Poor dude has no clue that the “flavor” he is eating is all chemicals created in a lab. All I can do is make sure Dino and I eat healthy and real food.

I marinate the chicken with olive oil, water, coconut shreds, and herbs/seasoning. I coat the chicken in panko and shredded coconut…it just adds a superb flavor. The best part is having it for leftovers with sliced avocado…hmmm..the flavor is awesome. . 

coconut chicken Collage

I’m going to introduce nuts and granola to Dino. My stomach doesn’t always do great with nuts, but a small dose should be fine and I need more snack ideas for Dino.

What are your favorite healthy snacks? 


Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budgetPractical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic.  Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.



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Our Healthy Meal Plan — 13 Comments

  1. Dino is absolutely adorable and love how proud he is of himself (and totally should be). And yay for more coconut chicken and looks even more yummy then I thought now seeing a pic of it 🙂

  2. Dino is looking so much older all of a sudden! I like coconut too, but my husband doesn’t so I rarely use it:(

  3. I love how Dino tries different foods, I had the hardest time with my boys and even though they’re grown I actually still do.
    My favorite nights are always the leftover nights. Everyone gets what they liked best and everyone’s happy.

    • It took a long time to get him used to different foods…but he won’t eat burgers, fish (unless it’s breaded), steak and sweet potatoes…but he LOVES almost anything else. Hubby is the picky one.

      I love leftover nights too. Hubby has refused to eat anything organic…so we get all the yummy food.

  4. That coconut chicken sounds delicious…and I LOVE the idea of the silicone popsicle molds. Most popsicle molds take up a ton of freezer space. I like how those look more like the squeeze-up pops. Don’t know why, but I had completely forgotten how much T loves Jello. Not sure if it fits your plan, but with fresh fruit bits it’s a great kid-friendly snack. Have a great weekend!

  5. Coconut chicken sounds so good…I’m thinking some sort of fruity dipping sauce to go with it…I’m all about the sauce! That’s awesome that Dino eats so well! He’s adorable!

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