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Meal Plan – Week 1

For years, I shared my meal plan for the week. I need to be more relaxed about posting my meal plan. I love to meal plan. The problem I have is that I don’t always follow through. 

I will share my meal plans to become accountable for cooking for my family. My meal plans can also inspire you as you plan your week out. Having a meal plan gives you a game plan for the week.


Yogurt Parfait

Fruit on the bottom Yogurt


Cottage cheese with jam 

Cottage cheese with blueberries, sliced almonds, and honey

Breakfast burrito

Breakfast Sandwich

Other ideas 1

Other ideas 2




Snack Plates


Week 1:

Monday – sweet and sour meatballs with rice

Tuesday – creamy tomato soup with grilled cheese 

Wednesday – Pad Thai

Thursday – Taco Soup

Friday – Stuffed Pepper Soup

Saturday – Leftovers

Note: Use either ground beef or ground turkey for the taco soup and stuffed pepper soup.

Note 2: Freeze any leftover soup for later.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice 
36 frozen meatballs
One 20-ounce can of pineapple chunks undrained with juice
¼ cup water
One tablespoon of soy sauce or coconut aminos
½ cup ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
One tablespoon of dried minced onions
Two bell peppers seeded and sliced 
One tablespoon cornstarch
One c. uncooked white rice 
Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
1 – 15 oz. can think of chicken broth
1 – 14 oz. can of CRUSHED tomatoes
One c. heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. dried basil
One bay leaf
Sliced cheese 
Pad Thai 
8 ounces flat rice noodles
3 Tablespoons oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces chicken, cut into small pieces 
2 eggs
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
2 limes
1/2 cup Fresh cilantro, chopped
3 Tablespoons fish sauce
1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
5 Tablespoons light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar, or Tamarind Paste
1 Tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce, or more, to taste
2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter (optional) 
Taco Soup 
One lb. of ground beef or ground turkey cooked 1/2 small onion, diced
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 package of store-bought taco seasoning
1 1/2 c. water2 (15 oz.) cans of diced tomato
1 (15 oz.) can of tomato sauce
1 (15 oz.) can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
One c. frozen corn
Stuffed Pepper Soup One lb. of ground beef or ground turkey cooked
1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
2 15 oz. cans of diced tomatoes with juices
One c. beef broth
1 16 oz. bag of frozen pepper stir fry mix
salt and pepper, to taste
1 c. brown rice, uncooked
cheddar cheese to top the soup

Printable Meal Plan

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