Weekly Meal Plan and Food Preparation

I wanted to share a little peak into my meal plan for this week and some of the food prep that I am hoping to get more into the habit of doing. I hope that sharing this will inspire me to be more on top of things and maybe inspire you too.

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On Sunday I decided to chop up a whole bunch of vegetables to have on-hand and ready to much on. We have been eating veggie wraps with hummus everyday for lunch for the past while and so everyday I am chopping up veggies and grating carrots. I decided that it would be much easier to just prepare a whole bunch at once and have them stored in containers in the fridge ready for when I need them. I used to be more on top of things like this, but I will admit, I have gotten rather lazy about food prep lately. I still seem to keep the baking stocked in the freezer, but the fresh stuff, I have been forgetting to have prepared.

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The funny thing is (and I swear by this) that whenever you have fruit or veggies cut up, they will get eaten! It seems that I couldn’t cut up the vegetables fast enough! Serafina was right there eating up all the cucumbers (her favorite) and tasting the peppers, tomatoes and carrots. So of course, I had to take pictures of her munching away.

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This little munching baby has inspired me to keep up the habit of having veggies cut up and ready to go at all times!

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I know I am a day behind on this, since it is already Tuesday, but here is my rough meal plan for the week, as well as the food preparation that I plan on doing each day. I already made my Tomato Cabbage Vegetable Soup and Quick-Rise Whole Wheat Bread yesterday for lunch and so today’s dinner is taken care of.

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Gotta love homemade bread! ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday

Breakfast – Cereal and unsweetened almond milk with banana. Wheat puffs, panda puffs or rice crispies.

Lunch – Ezekiel wraps with fresh veggies and hummus.

Snack Options – apples, unsweetened applesauce, fruitsource bars, whole wheat crackers, nuts, almond carob chip cookies, trail mix cookies or banana bread. The girls like to snack on a variety of things, these are usually the options.

Dinner – Tomato Cabbage Vegetable Soup and Quick-Rise Whole Wheat Bread

Snack – Oatmeal and apples with nuts, syrup and milk

Tuesday

Breakfast – Cereal with almond milk and banana.

Lunch – Ezekiel wraps with fresh veggies and hummus.

Snack Options- apples, unsweetened applesauce, fruitsource bars, nuts, whole wheat crackers, almond carob chip cookies or trail mix cookies.

Dinner – Leftover soup and bread

Snack – Bread and jam, with fruit or applesauce

*Food prep to be done – make muffins, either carrot walnut or raisin bran, likely both.

Wednesday

Breakfast – Muffins and almond milk with fruit

Lunch – Leftover soup and bread and/or Ezekiel wraps with fresh veggies and hummus

Snack Options- apples, unsweetened applesauce, fruitsource bars, nuts, whole wheat crackers, almond carob chip cookies or trail mix cookies.

Dinner – Lemon-Glazed Asparagus and Tofu Stir-Fry

Snack – Cereal and almond milk with banana.

Thursday

Breakfast – Muffins and almond milk with fruit

Lunch – Hearty Tomato Basil Quinoa and Red Lentil Soup with Spelt, Flax and Oat Quick Bread

Snack Options- apples, unsweetened applesauce, fruitsource bars, nuts, whole wheat crackers, almond carob chip cookies or trail mix cookies.

Dinner – Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes with Cinnamon Maple Syrup and thawed out strawberries

Snack – Fruit, oatmeal, cereal, muffins or whatever else the kids want to have.

* Food prep for the day – make soup and quick bread in the a.m. Bake more cookies in the afternoon.

Friday

Breakfast – Cereal, oatmeal or muffins with fruit.

Lunch – Leftover soup and bread

Snack Options- apples, unsweetened applesauce, fruitsource bars, nuts, whole wheat crackers, almond carob chip cookies or trail mix cookies.

Dinner – Cheesy Zucchini Brown Rice and Chickpea Casserole

Snack – Cereal, oatmeal or muffins with fruit.

* Food prep for the day – make casserole for dinner

Saturday

Breakfast – Cereal or oatmeal with fruit

Lunch – Ezekiel wraps with fresh veggies and hummus/leftover soup

Snack Options- apples, unsweetened applesauce, fruitsource bars, nuts, whole wheat crackers, almond carob chip cookies or trail mix cookies.

Dinner – Leftover casserole

Snack – Quick-Rise Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns

* Food prep for the day – make cinnamon buns with the girls in the afternoon

Sunday

Breakfast – Quick-Rise Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns

Lunch – Zucchini and Sun-Dried Tomato Bow Tie Pasta with Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Snack Options- apples, unsweetened applesauce, fruitsource bars, nuts, whole wheat crackers, almond carob chip cookies or trail mix cookies.

Dinner – Split Pea and Brown Rice Soup with whole wheat bread or buns

Snack – Cereal or oatmeal with fruit.

* Food prep for the day – Make pasta lunch. Make pea soup in the afternoon.

So that is my rough meal plan. I know that those are the meals that I am planning on making this week. The only thing that might change about the meal plan is the days that we have certain meals. I might be inspired to switch them up, depending on what we want that day. I am planning on making a few different soups, bread, baking more cookies, baking muffins and cinnamon buns too. I have been wanting to make the cinnamon buns for a few days now, but we are out of yeast. I have to pick some up today. The girls love cinnamon buns and they make a yummy and easy breakfast too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let me know if this has helped you at all or if you have any questions or anything to share, please do below!

Have a lovely day!

tiffany6

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