Menu Plans for Busy Moms

The real fall weather really kicked in this week, and so we’re all craving some warm stews and casseroles for dinner.

Weekly menu planning can help busy moms save time and money prepping meals for their families. The weekly Trim Healthy Mama menu is full of Trim Healthy Mama recipes to keep you on plan. Using healthy menu plans gives you options for breakfast, lunch and dinner that the whole family will love.

Our neighborhood is continuing our Halloween tradition of chili and cornbread get-together before the trick-or-treating starts. It’s so nice to have a night off from cooking, although I do have to make a big batch of cornbread to contribute. But that’s a lot easier than making a full dinner!

Later in the week, I’m trying out the Brown Gravy Stew recipe in the new Trim Healthy Table cookbook. I found some beautiful stew meat at Aldi this weekend, and can’t wait to throw it into the slow cooker with some veggies, broth and seasonings.

Thinking about your Thanksgiving menu plan?

With the end of October here this week, that means that Thanksgiving isn’t far off. (I know, I know…it’s too soon!)

For those of you that like to plan in advance, you’ll want to pick up my Thanksgiving Planner. It’s 8 pages of help for moms, with space to plan your budget, menu, cooking schedule, and even a place to note your blessings.

Thanksgiving Planner
A 9-page planner to help you get ready for Thanksgiving day, with pages to help plan your meal, grocery shopping, cooking times and to coordinate with your guests. There's also a place to record the blessings that you are thankful for!

As usual, my menu plan is Trim Healthy Mama-friendly. If you aren’t familiar with Trim Healthy Mama, head over to read all about how I became a Trim Healthy Mama and lost 35 pounds in 7 months.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Breakfasts
Oatmeal with freeze-dried strawberries, cottage cheese (E)
Peanut Butter BAM cake, 1/2 banana (S)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)

Lunches
Leftovers most days
Ham and cheese on a low-carb wrap, berries (S)
Sweetie on Steroids (E)

Dinners
Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers, salad (S)
Parmesan Tilapia, cauli rice, broccoli salad (S)
Chili dinner with the neighbors (S)
Meatball Casserole, salad (S)
Brown Gravy Stew, WWBB (a low-carb white bread made in the blender) (S)
Queso Chicken Bake, salad (E)
Eat Out

I’ve taken most of my dinners from the Trim Healthy Table Cookbook (affiliate link).

If you need some inspiration for your own menu plan, check out my past menu plans and the Menu Plan Monday link-up over at Org Junkie. Be sure to grab your free menu planning printable to help make your planning easy.

What’s on your menu this week?

6 thoughts on “Menu Plans for Busy Moms”

    1. I know! We always have such a good time…although this year, my son seemed more interested in playing football with all the boys in our front yard than going trick-or-treating. We couldn’t believe he didn’t want to go as soon as it was dark ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I hope you had a great time getting together with neighbors on Halloween. We have a tradition of having pizza and salad on Halloween and that’s what we had this year again. Our kids don’t trick or treat because of allergies but we did carve a pumpkin and I made a yummy dessert for all of us.

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