Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 2018 Meal Plan

I realize that we're already a week into January, but we've been so busy having fun in the snow that I never got around to posting our menu for this month. I used to post my menu often, whether it was a weekly menu or a monthly one, and I really like how it held me accountable to make sure I prepared what was scheduled (rather than being lazy and handing PB&J's to everybody). With it being a new year, now is as good of a time as any to start posting it again.

By having a menu, I'm also able to better stick to a grocery list and budget. There is no impulse buying of extras that I might be able to use for a meal because it has already been decided. 

Note: You can click on the menu to enlarge it.

I kept it simple with only lunch and dinner, as I am taking baby steps back into the blogging world. The gray shaded area shows our vacation from homeschooling, with lunch being "whatever we have or I feel like preparing". When school is in session, I do try to have a nutritious lunch for the children, similar to what I had growing up (I think I'm one of the few people who actually loved school lunch). The children each have a special divided lunch plate for their "school lunch". It's always been exciting for them.

If you are wondering about the spelling of some of the menu items (turk'y, chik'n, etc.), we are vegan and avoid eating any animal products.  Our "meat" products are made from vegetable protein (I like brands like Gardein, Tofurky, and Boca) and the "cheese" is either Daiya or Follow Your Heart brands.

So there you have it!

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! I love doing a full month's worth of menu planning now too. So much relief not having to think about what to make all the time.


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