Menu Plans for Busy Moms

I’m so glad to have a new menu plan again this week! Have you started yours?

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.

Last week, I ended up with some kind of stomach bug and was sick for a couple of days. Fortunately, however, the previous Friday, I had made up my weekly menu and did all my grocery shopping, so when I was down for a couple of days, the rest of the family could still have meals.

I wasn’t able to post that menu plan last week, but I did manage to drag myself into the kitchen to prep the main course for dinner those few nights. My husband pulled the rest of the meal together for himself and the kids, so they still ate a good meal and we avoided take-out.

That’s the beauty of meal planning…it takes only a few minutes a week, but saves loads of time later on!

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
Eggs, berries (S)
Oatmeal, 1/2 banana (E)
Sprouted wheat pancakes, bacon, strawberries (Crossover)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)

Lunches
Leftovers most days
Turkey or ham and cheese in low-carb wrap (S)

Dinners
Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole (S)
Chicken Parmy, salad (S)
Swedish Meatballs, broccoli (S)
Spaghetti with Italian sausage (zucchini noodles for hubby and me, regular spaghetti for the kids), salad (S)
Egg Roll in a Bowl, broccoli (S)
Homemade pizza, salad (Crossover)
Eat Out (S)

I’ve taken most of my dinners from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook and the Food for Life Cookbook (affiliate links). We’ve been using the THM cookbook for practically all our meals for the past few months and we love everything we’ve tried so far.

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?

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