Freezer Meals Meal Planning

How To Meal Plan & Prep For A Busy Family – Chapter 6

MAKE YOUR MEAL PLANS

Ready-Made Meal Plans not what you are looking for? That is completely fine!! If you want to make your own plan, it is possible as you already know. Now, where you might be getting stuck is finding your meals, right? Let me try and help you fill in those gaps for meal ideas.

Meal Ideas with links to recipes

Beef Options:

Lasagna

Meatballs (for a super simple method, buy pre-made frozen meatballs)

Chili by Bakerita

Taco Spaghetti by Plain Chicken

Homemade Hamburger Helper by Countryside Cravings

Tex-Mex Beef Rice Skillet by Yellow Bliss Road

Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry by Budget Bytes

Sloppy Joe Casserole by the Bakermama

Brown Sugar Meatloaf by Fox Valley Foodie

Pot Roast by Life Made Simple

Instant Pot Beef Stew by Life Made Sweeter

The Best Beef Street Tacos by The Berry Basics

Pork Options

Brown Sugar & Garlic Pork by Dinner then Dessert

Creamy Pork Chops Joy in the Kitchen

Pulled Pork by Kevin & Amanda

Sweet & Sour Pork by Flavorite

Pork Carnitas by My Kitchen Escapades

Sweet Southern Slow Cooker Ham by Eat Pork

Fall Off the Bone Ribs by Tornadough

Ham Fettuccini Bake by the Country Cook

Ham & Hash Brown Casserole by Written Reality

Sweet Potato Ham & Corn Chowder by Cooking Classy

TIP (9)

Chicken Options:

Chicken Carbonara by Busy Creating Memories

Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken Legs by Mommy’s Fabulous Finds

Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki by Fresh Family Recipes

Chicken Parmesan Casserole by Thriving Home

Honey BBQ Chicken Wraps by Tastes Better From Scratch

Simple and Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs by The Coffee Mom

Slow Cooker Cowboy Chicken and Rice by The Coffee Mom

Chicken Teriyaki Cobb Chicken Salad by The Berry Basics

Balsamic Chicken Penne (similar to Kelsey’s restaurant)

Other Options:

Easy Brie and Spinach Quiche by The Curious Frugal

The Best Dinner Rolls by Mom on TimeOut (super delicious and easy to make)

As for options for Vegan, Paleo, Gluten or Dairy Free, I am not knowledgeable enough to link good recipes. I have no idea if they would be good or not, therefore I want to stay away from recommending or suggesting. However, Pinterest is full of ideas as you already know.

INSTAGRAM FOLLOWS

Follow me on Instagram @Bonita_momof4 and the following for inspiration

Summary chp 6

meal plan template

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

meal planning (5)

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