October Meal Plan: 4 weeks of family dinners, planned.

A little bit of me is saying, “bring it, October.” This is a glorious month with beautiful color in our surroundings–and that includes our foods!

Bring on November! View the November Meal Plan here.

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If you’re new to meal planning, then check out my how to meal plan post which will give you the basic instructions on how to organize your week and get started. Of course, here at Julieverse, I make it easy for you. Each week, I repost the monthly plans, highlighting 5-7 well-rounded, family-friendly meals for you to fit into your plan. Once you get into the habit of planning, you’ll find yourself less stressed, spending less money and having to go to the store only once a week.

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(this menu was updated 9/27/14)

October Meal Plan

October Week 1

Monday: Turkey Chili
Tuesday: Salmon over Ravioli
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas
Weekend: Caliente Pot Roast, Pizza

October Week 2

Monday: Spiced Chicken with Chickpea & Cucumber Salad
Tuesday: Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with sugar snap peas and applesauce
Wednesday: Beef/Corn Tacos
Thursday: leftovers
Weekend: Baked Potato Chowder, Chicken Fajita Taquitos

October Week 3

Monday: Easy Beef Lasagna with no-boil noodles and salad
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Ginger Shrimp & Rice
Thursday: Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole and carrots
Weekend: Pizza, Chickpea, Spinach & Squash Gnocchi

October Week 4

Monday: Tilapia with Caper-Parsley sauce with Crash Hot Potatoes and Cheesy Broccoli
Tuesday: Parmesean Chicken Bake with sauteed zucchini & tomatoes
Wednesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Caesar Salad
Thursday: leftovers
Weekend: Chicken Tortilla Soup, Sweet Potato Fritters with Smokey Pinto Beans

October Week 5

Monday: Fish Tacos
Tuesday: Healthy Sloppy Joes with green beans
Wednesday: Make Your Own sandwiches or Chef Salad
Thursday: Ghoulash: Beef, Mac & Cheese (I’ll use ground buffalo meat)
Weekend: Pizza, Seafood Chowder

This monthly menu is posted again each Monday in October.

mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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Comments

  1. Lauren says

    Will you please create a meal plan for every month? I get so tired of finding meals and I am having a second child pretty soon so it keeps getting harder for me to plan. I love your recipes and this is the only place that I will go to for meal plans. Thank you! You save me so much time!

    • says

      That’s awesome, Lauren! So glad to hear it’s helping you! There currently is a meal plan for each month–if you go to the search area on the right sidebar and type each month, you’ll find links to that month. I do plan to complete an ebook for a year, but keep running into issues where links die after a while.

      Best wishes on the baby!

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