Kid-Friendly Weekly Meal Plan with Kid Lunches
Ahhhh! It's one of our biggest struggles Moms! Meals for the week. I get so overwhelmed by what I'm going to feed my family. I know it's going be on the healthier side, but deciding what can be challenging since I struggle with organization. I'm also a last minute person. I tend to walk through the grocery store AND then decide what I'm going to make for the week. This is not the time to meal plan, I know! I also end up spending more money this way. With school already in site- I decided to make a weekly meal plan that I know my kids will enjoy too. I can adjust here and there, and switch it up, but at least I know I have this plan ready-to-go. I need SIMPLE, since raising children can be complicated. So I hope you find this easy to follow and helpful for you and your family :)
Breakfast. Homemade pancakes. (Whisk 3 eggs, 1 smashed banana & 3-4 TBSP quinoa flakes together (or blend in a high powered blender). Heat coconut or avocado oil in a pan. Use 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour your batter. When they bubble on the top, they're ready to be flipped. Top with maple syrup or PB&J).
Lunch. PB&J (Use Daves Killer Bread, RUDI's or BFREE gluten-free bread), fruit & veggie, popcorn mixed with Enjoy Life chocolate.
Dinner. Bean & Guac Quesodillas with Salsa, Red Lotus 'Sour Cream' & olives.
Breakfast. Vegan protein shake + Sweet potato muffins.
Lunch. Almond crackers, hummus, fruit & veggie, & LARABAR
Dinner. Healthy Chicken Fried Rice.
Breakfast. Simple Mills Waffles + Wallaby Strawberry Kefir.
Lunch. Stir Fry (leftovers), DIY trail mix (Cashews + Sunflower Seeds + Chocolate Chips)
Dinner. Spaghetti Casserole
Breakfast. PB&J Toast (use Canyon Bakehouse gf, B-FREE gf, UDI's gf, Dave's Killer Bread, or RUDI's bread) & Wallaby Strawberry Kefir
Lunch. Chicken tenders (Applegate), fruit & veggie, KIND bar. Pre-heat your oven when you wake up & bake the chicken tenders in the morning. Pack in a thermos).
Dinner. Salmon with pesto, Green Lentil Pasta, & Asparagus.
Breakfast. Vegan Protein Shake.
Lunch. DIY Lunchable; Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers, sliced Applegate Turkey or Ham, Followyourheart Cheese, Fruit & veggie, Chips ( Jackson's Honest, Late July, Organic Tortilla Chips).
Dinner. Sloppy Joes
I also pack concentrated fruit & veggie chewables that I am forever grate fun to find! It's a great routine so I don't forget. The chewables contain 20 concentrated fruit and vegetable powder, are nonGMO, vegetarian & contain no artificial colors or flavors! Also, I pack Nature's Sunshine Elderberry + Vitamin D chewables. This will replace your kids fruit snacks if you pack those. It's perfect because they are getting added nutrition and are tasteful. It's like you hit the easy button.
Find the dinner recipes here!!
SWEET POTATO MUFFINS
-1 medium sweet potato
-2 medium banana
-2 large eggs
-2/3 cup almond butter
-6 tbsp maple syrup
-1 ½ tsp cinnamon
-3/4 tsp ground ginger
-1/4 tsp nutmeg
-2 tsp baking powder
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin tin. Bake sweet potato until tender (about an hour) and allow to cool or use leftovers. Place ¾ cup mashed sweet potato along with all the remaining ingredients (except the banking powder) in a blender. (Make sure you measure the sweet potato as the texture will change if you add a different amount.) Blend on high until smooth. Add the banking powder and blend on low until just combined. Pour the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup ¾ of the way full. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
Because >> kids AND mom life<< this is not going to be set in stone over here, but we will try. It's so helpful to have a plan :) Please let me know what works and doesn't work for your family!