Our Healthy Meal Plan

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  • 26th Thurs Dinner: chicken sausage, rice, veggies  
  • 27th Fri Dinner:  grilled chicken, veggies, mac and cheese
  • 21st Saturday– leftovers
  • 22nd Sunday – polenta, chicken sausage, sauce, cheese
  • 23rd Monday –  breaded fish, potatoes, veggies
  • 24th Tuesday – chicken sausage, rice, veggies
  • 25th Wednesday – rice and beans with veggies 

chicken sausage, rice, veggies collage

Always a simple but favorite dinner, chicken sausage and veggies cooked in a cast iron skillet. Then jasmine rice seasoned, cooked, then mixed with the sausage and veggies.

pizza takeout

Sorry, no pics. We were going to have grilled chicken, but after the work week and me still being sick, Hubby decided to order takeout. I am glad he did…I needed a break.grilled chicken, mac cheese, veggiescollage2

We had a great day at home, Dino played in the pool, which is suddenly too small for him.

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I used the grill all on my own. I know, it’s sad, but I’, scared of grilled. But I did it and the chicken and veggies came out awesome. I seasoned and folded the veggies in tin foil and placed on the grill. They came out great.

polenta, sauce, sausage, cheese Collage

I LOVE polenta and may need an intervention. It;s just so cheap, easy, and yummy.

leftovers mon


Again, no pics, sorry. We had leftover chicken and veggies. I made my own gravy/seasoning with some water, olive oil, and garlic and herb mix. It came out great and poured it over the chicken for Dino and me.  hot dog Collage2

We had a great day at the beach with my friend Cathy and her daughter Cathleen. Dino loves Cathleen, though I want to kick myself for not getting pics of them playing in the water. By the time we took pics, poor Cathleen was ready for a nap. Once happy to smile at Dino, she just wanted to go home.

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By the end of the day, I didn’t want to do anything. I got badly burnt on my back (blame hubby for not putting enough sun screen on before I left). Dino looks totally exhausted…because he was even though he denied it over and over.

fish potatoes Collage

Tonight we had one of hubs favorite meals. Tilapia, with potatoes and carrots. As usual, I sprinkled pancake mix on top of the fish to give it that “breaded feel” without the mess and me messing it all up. (I put TOO MUCH on this time…but with a bit of water it was fine) This works and tastes so good. I think the key is LOTS of seasoning…which is locked in by the mix on top.


LI need some ideas.

Lately Dino has not been eating a good breakfast, this is going to be a problem when he starts kindergarten. If school starts at nine, he needs to be on the bus about 8:30…so he NEEDS to eat a filling and healthy breakfast.  He likes hard boiled eggs, buttered toast, oatmeal, and cereal…but not all the time. If he ate peanut butter on his toast I’d be so happy. 


I tried a NON-GMO protein shake/meal replacement, I LOVE it…and will use it every morning starting in the fall. Dino didn’t like it that much, but I put half a cup of mix into his milk and he was more receptive to that. It has TONS of protein and will fill him up. (the kids one didn’t have any protein-only veggies…which he eats like crazy) I’m hoping though that when he realizes how much he has to do at school, he WILL want to eat more.

chicken sausage, rice, veggies collage

Any tips for ideas on how I can get Dino to eat a better breakfast? 


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 — 9 Comments

  1. I am so looking for tips on a better and healthier breakfast for Emma when she starts kindergarten this fall, too. If you come up with anything can you please, please share 😉

    • Janine, I am so bad…I need to get around to all the other blogs…there just is no time…grrrr. Anyway, I am at my wits end at times. He NEEDS to eat…it’s just breakfast that he is having a hard time with. If I do find any ideas I will gladly share them with you.

  2. Can I come over for dinner one night? The polenta, the tilapia, the sausage and rice…they all sound SO good. It looks like Dino thinks the same way, too. Looking forward to seeing next week’s menu too!

  3. Breakfast before school is a struggle…a lot of the time my husband makes mini sausage sandwiches for my son and they spend a little QT before heading out for the bus! Good luck with school!

  4. Sunday looks like my favorite day at your house this week. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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