Meal Planning – Menu for October 13-19

Meal Planning - Oct 13-19 Hello, Menu Monday! This week is pretty busy so I took a fairly simple meal planning route. If you are looking to cut calories, use ground turkey for the spaghetti, tacos, and burgers. Enjoy!

Spaghetti – Brown and drain 1lb ground turkey that has been lightly sprinkled with garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. While that is cooking start your spaghetti noodles. (TIP: I use whole grain thin spaghetti for our “thin noodle meals”.) Once the noodles are done, add the ground turkey and a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce. Stir and enjoy!

Tacos – Again, I will be using ground turkey to cut out some calories.


Chicken Burrito Bowl – I substitute an apple for the jicama. I also only use about 4-5 cups of lettuce because this makes a massive amount of food.

Turkey Burgers



Meal Planning Monday! Dinner Menu for September 29 – October 5

Meal Planning - Menu Sept 29-Oct 5 It’s Meal Planning Monday so you know what that means! Here is this week’s menu and the accompanying recipes. We went out of town this weekend so I didn’t make the pancakes from last week’s menu. They got pushed to this week! Enjoy!

Pancakes – We will be eating them with turkey bacon and eggs!

Chicken Burrito Bowl – This comes from I do substitute one medium apple for the jicama. Please be aware this makes about 18 cups of the salad!!! We usually eat on it for nearly three days! I don’t make the dressing in the recipe… Kegan eats it with fat-free Ranch and I love it with sour cream on top!

Turkey Burgers

Tacos (made with 93/7 lean ground beef) served with cilantro-lime rice (made with long-grain brown rice!).

Chili – This is a hard one to write up a recipe for. I add the amount of spices based on my sniffer…I tried to track it once so I could write up my recipe and it was not nearas good as when I wing it. The basics: two cans of mild chili beans, one can diced tomatoes with green chilies, one small can tomato sauce, then chili powder, cumin, garlic, paprika, pepper, and just a little cinnamon. I brown a pound of ground beef and add it to a crock pot with everything else. Cook on low for about 2-3 hours.

Pizza – No recipe here! Just store-bought pizza. :)

Breakfast Wraps – Low-calorie tortilla/wrap filled with eggs, turkey bacon, and cheese!

As always, don’t forget to check out the coupons page to see if you can snag any great deals this week!

Meal Planning – Menu for July 7 through July 13

Meal Planning Sorry for not posting a menu last week. Things were crazy around here with my oldest having a birthday, baseball games, etc. This week’s menu is pretty simple. Since it’s getting hotter outside, our desire to cook and eat hot food is dwindling. We eat a lot of salad and sandwiches this time of year, so expect those a lot in the coming weeks…more than usual. :-)
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