Is the weather beginning to cool in your area? Fall is a great time for pumpkin and apple flavored everything into your meal plan. So you can bet I’ve added it to mine!
Meal planning always saves me both time and money. I enjoy meal planning for 2 weeks at a time, because that means I don’t have to sit down and make my plan every single week.
The 2 Week Meal Plan
I always try to keep things simple. We have certain foods that we eat regularly. It’s boring, but we’re happy with it.
- Scrappy Baked Oatmeal
- frozen waffles
We pack lunches pretty much every day. (Read how we’ve taught our kids to pack their own lunch.) Besides a main course from this list, we also pack a fruit or veggie, yogurt or cheese, and one junk food (chips, cookies, pudding, etc.).
- sandwiches (PB&J, nutella, lunchmeat, wraps)
- homemade baked chicken nuggets
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I supplement these main dishes with a side of potatoes, rice, or pasta. We nearly always have fresh cut veggies and sweet tea with our suppers. We’ll be taking a camping trip, so we’re looking forward to some yummy camping foods!
- tacos X 2
- ham & beans
- hot dogs and brats
- chicken tacos (This recipe is great!)
- grilled chicken using this marinade
- loaded chicken and potato casserole
- pork chops and stuffing
- chicken slop (chicken breasts topped with stuffing, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup in the crockpot)
- chicken nuggets and tater tots
Snacks & Desserts
I like using a plan of mostly tried and true recipes with a few new Pinterest finds added in for fun. Our family loves their favorites! And I love how easy it is to keep these frugal meals on hand.
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Do you change your eating habits in the fall?