Make My Menu Monday & Meal Planning tips 5/27/19

Happy Meal Plan Monday! In order to prepare meals and my weekly menu I’m going to take you step by step in what goes into my planning.

1. Taking a survey of what’s in my pantry, fridge and freezer. 

Goal- use what I already have- because it’s already been paid for and there is nothing worse then having to throw away something because it didn’t get used before it’s expiration date.

2. Review our schedule (this helps to not plan a meal that has more steps on a night that is super busy)

3. Plan the grocery list at the same time as meal planning and surveying fridge/freezer/pantry


I have tried many different grocery lists. This is my favorite and what we are currently using. On Google Keep making lists and sharing them is super easy! Then multiple people can add to lists and if they pick items up they can select it so that it gets taken off of the list!

4. Prep ahead of time

  • Cook or prep meat
  • Wash and cut veggies
  • Separate things into containers as needed

Basically anything that will take a step or 2 away the night of your meal is helpful to do before hand!

5. Theme nights

Mine that I follow every week are:

Taco Tuesday, Leftovers on Wednesday, & Crockpot meals on Thursday

Now on to our weekly menu and recipes!!!


Spaghetti Pie by PaleOMG~ click here for the recipe


Taco Bowls

For the bottom layer- pick your rice (my favorite is cauliflower rice)

Next add~

Taco meat

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Veggies (I usually add- avocado, tomatoes, a little lettuce)


Ranch or Sour cream




Slowcooker Ribs by Wellness Mama~click here for the recipe


Cauliflower Crust Pizza (there are also some pre-made crusts if you don’t have time to make it from scratch)

  • Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp basil
  • spaghetti sauce
  • hamburger
  • cheese

Cook the riced cauliflower according to package

Drain the cauliflower rice really well. The more water you can get out, the crispier the crust will be!

Add in the egg

Put on a cookie sheet on aluminum foil & flatten it out

Cover with an egg wash and then seasonings

Bake for 16 min at 450 , then flipped and baked for another 5 min

Put desired sauce & toppings on the top and bake for another 8 min or so


Grill out!!

Hamburger patties

Green beans

Baked Sweet Potatoes



If you don’t know what these are you are truly missing out.  Imagine a  traditional BLT’s but you add an egg(fried) and avocado. They are pretty much one of the most amazing things you’ll ever have, so you should definitely try it if you haven’t.

Happy Meal Planning & Thanks for stopping by!! If you need even MORE meal planning ideas check out Organizing Junkie


Faith ♥

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