Stop stressing! This is the only menu plan you’ll need for the entire month of October

After meal planning for over 5 years, I’m always surprised when 4:00 rolls around and someone in my Facebook feed is complaining that they don’t have any idea what their family will have for dinner. Someday… someday friends will learn the magic of menu planning. I can’t force it, but I can say it over and over and over. Having your meals planned out for a week or a month makes an enormous difference in your daily life. Try it! And make it easy by using this meal plan that I already created for you. This one is perfect for Fall, and is built around a typical October month. Start menu planning today and you’ll soon see the difference a plan makes for your family (and your sanity.)

Save hours of time by planning your menu one month at a time. Save even more time by using a monthly menu plan that's already planned out for you. This one has seasonal recipes and Halloween ideas

 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.

This monthly menu is posted again on Mondays in October and should always be accessible through the image slider at the top of the Julieverse homepage. Please give this post a like on facebook or pin it to share it with your friends.  

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(this menu was updated 9/27/14; 9/28/15)

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 Smoky 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 on Mondays in October and should always be accessible through the image slider at the top of the Julieverse homepage.

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 ( 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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