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.)
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.
(this menu was updated 9/27/14; 9/28/15)
October Meal Plan
October Week 1
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
Weekend: Baked Potato Chowder, Chicken Fajita Taquitos
October Week 3
Monday: Easy Beef Lasagna with no-boil noodles and salad
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
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.
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