I am so very excited to start sharing weekly meal plans for all of you busy mamas! One thing I know that I struggle with as a mom is coming up with meals that meet some very specific criteria.
One: The meals must be quick and easy. As a mom I am usually making dinner while tending to my two young children. Anything that requires a lot of time or thought is a no go.
Two: Healthy. I strive to feed my family healthy meals that meet their nutritional needs. I find it hard to find healthy meals that my kids will actually enjoy.
Three: Kids will at least attempt to eat it. I usually know what my kids will attempt to eat and what they won’t be touching. However, I want to be sure to introduce them to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. So, I usually have to get creative!
Four: Variety. I often find myself making the same meals over and over again out of convenience. Sometimes, while making my grocery list, I honestly just cannot think of new meals to cook.
Five: Frugal. It is easy to spend a fortune on groceries each week. As a stay-at-home mom I try to be careful not to break the bank every time I go to the store. Having a meal plan helps me stay on track and only buy what I need!
Six: Delicious. Again, my kids won’t eat it otherwise so it must be tasty.
The meal plans will not always be low carb, but they will always be healthy and family friendly.
This week the meal plan I created came from several food blogs that I love! All of the recipes for this week are low carb and family friendly. Of course you may substitute anything you don’t care for. This is simply a plan to provide you with options and ideas! I plan to add low carb snacks and fruits to my day as well as low carb espresso drinks like my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe! If you scroll to the bottom you will also find a low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Avocado and Bacon Chicken Salad by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Mustard Baked Chicken Tenders by The Fit Blog
Oven Baked Zucchini Chips by Melanie Cooks
Veggie Breakfast Cups by Midlife Healthy Living
Bacon Chicken Caesar Casserole by Joy Filled Eats
Marinated Turkey Breast by The Fit Blog
10 Minute Green Beans by I Heart Vegetables
Herb Turkey Egg Wrap by My Life Cookbook
Chili Soy Salmon by My Life Cookbook
Crispy Baked Kale Chips by Melanie Cooks
2 Minute Omelette in a Mug by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Tuna Spring Rolls by Mom vs The Boys
Healthy and Easy Beef Fajitas by The Fit Blog
Low Carb Pizza Casserole by An Exercise in Frugality
Best Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies by Savory Tooth
Do you like this meal plan? Don’t forget to pin it or share it with your mama friends! 🙂