Weekly Menu 9/9/19

My 4 Top Steps to Meal Plan Success

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!



  • 1# ground beef
  • 1# sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of flour (I used Cassava or Almond Flour)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • bacon
  1. Mix all the ingredients except the bacon & put into a loaf pan
  2. Lay bacon across both ways with bacon and tuck it under the loaf
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes (until completely done and there is no pink in the center)
To reuse this meal:
  • reheat as is
  • crumble up a piece and put it over rice (for a rice bowl)
  • have a Meatloaf sandwich


Taco Rice Bowl




Chicken Thighs & Roasted Brussel Sprouts:

In our household we used to think Brussel Sprouts were ga-ross!! I had tried a couple of recipes and they just weren’t doing it for me. But we came across this recipe and holly moly- they are our favs! Even my kids LOVE them.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

If you have large brussel sprouts, cut in half. Put them on a cookie sheet & drizzle olive oil over & sprinkle with salt

Roast them for anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on the size. You want them to be crispy and slightly browned, but watch them because they can go from perfect to burnt to a crisp quickly!

While they are roasting, make the sauce-

2 TBLHoney, 1 tsp Sriracha & a splash of lime juice

Once they are done, let them cool slightly. Then add some more salt to taste.


Out to dinner


Cauliflower Crust Pizza 

  • 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


Turkey Burgers & Sweet Potato Hash:

Turkey burgers- 

*Using ground turkey make up patties

*Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder

*Cook up on a skillet

Sweet Potato hash~

*Dice  2 sweet potatoes

*Add olive oil or coconut oil to a skillet, heat and then add sweet potatoes.

*Put in some diced garlic, salt and pepper.

*Stir frequently and cook until potatoes are tender (easily poked with a fork, is the rule I use)

My Favorite Kitchen Items:

If you need even more recipe and meal planning ideas- check out Organizing Junkie’s website !

Thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

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