I am out of a ton of my normal kitchen staples, but this is our meal plan for the week using only what we have on hand!
When I was thinking about what we would eat this week, and what I thought we had on hand, I was certain that I would need a long list of food from the store. Surely, as empty as my refrigerator looks!
But, after making a list of what is on hand in our kitchen, I realized I could make a meal plan for the week without needing to go to the store. (Except for essentials like coffee, milk, and bananas).
I am not sure what our week is going to look like, other than that it is going to be busy and I will be doing a lot of solo-parenting. At least now I know I won’t have to worry about deciding what to make everyday.
Aside from wanting to be prepared for the week, my biggest motivation for trying to meal plan with only what is on hand is trying to reduce our grocery spending. It’s outta hand, guys. So I am making myself stick to this plan, no matter how much I’d like to splurge on Chick-fil-a or how much we miss eggs. It’s a week. We can do this.
End of March Meal Plan
Breakfast :: pancakes (sub chia seed for eggs)
Lunch :: grilled cheese, applesauce from the freezer, & veggie straws
Lunch :: crackers w/ tuna salad, carrot sticks & hummus, apple slices
Breakfast :: chocolate zucchini muffins
Lunch :: sheet pan nachos
Dinner :: Instant Pot jambalaya
Breakfast :: steel cut oats with raisins, dates, & sliced almonds
Lunch :: loaded potato wedges
Dinner :: pintos with onions and bacon, sautéed garlicky greens, cornbread
Breakfast :: biscuits & apple butter
Lunch :: honey roasted carrot soup
Dinner :: frozen potstickers & fried rice
Breakfast :: pancakes
Lunch :: hot dogs, veggie straws, & apple sauce
Possible snacks during the week
- fruit strips
- carrot sticks & hummus
- pimento cheese & crackers
- veggie straws
- pickle spears
What is on your meal plan for the week?