As we’re talking about Back-to-School more and more, I can’t help but recommend (again!) that you try meal planning. As you look ahead to that first month of school, why not take some time now to plan out a week or two of meals to help you get through the transition? I know my kids will be adjusting to new schedules (two starting full-day kindergarten!) and needing time to both relax and get chores/homework done before dinner. I can stay stress-free and support them by having dinner planned ahead. If you’re new to the idea, see my vlog on Meal Planning, part of my 31 Days of Grocery Savings series.
Sunday–We BBQ’d with our neighbors. I marinated Garlic Lime Chicken, and we had tomato caprese salad with tomatoes and basil from the garden, along with homemade guacamole and chips.
Monday–We’re eating at the swim meet since two of three kids are swimming. Again, I am setting a budget and spent less on this week’s grocery trip because of it.
Tuesday–Turkey Spinach Burgers, broccoli slaw, corn
Wednesday–Tuna Pasta Salad using GF pasta (and I skip the capers because my kids hate them)
Thursday–Vegetable Pizzas (on whole wheat pita bread for the family, on GF bread for me), salad
Friday–Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs (it’s my first time making meatballs since I went GF; I plan to make my own breadcrumbs or use GF oats instead), salad
Saturday–It’s the last day of swim team. I’ll be volunteering/cooking/cheering/wrangling children from 7am till mid-afternoon, then taking a nap before the End-of-Year Party that runs into the night. I’m tired already. I am NOT cooking; instead, I am asking my husband to take care of me that day 🙂
For lots of meal plan inspiration and recipes, see the Menu Plan Monday linky at OrgJunkie.