May Meal Plan Ideas
I have been sharing my weekly dinner menus on Instagram stories and more and more of you are asking for dinner meal plan ideas. Here is our plan for May.
I plan something for every night so we have something planned, but it isn't uncommon for us to decide to go out instead or move things around based on my mood or if I remembered to take the meat out.
This is a general guideline for me cause I'm better with a plan vs. flying solo.
Grilling season is my favorite because I can prep all the meats with marinades on one day and just have Eric pull them out of the fridge one day at a time. Basically my job ends up ten times easier and the mess is on the BBQ so it is minimal.
The meal planner I use is Plan to Eat (affiliate link). I love it because you can upload any recipe you want from the internet and then you just drag and drop the recipe onto the day you want to eat it. Plus it makes a shopping list for you too.
We can also be friends on the app which allows you us to have access to each others recipes. I share recipes with my mom on here all the time.
May Meal Plan
We love snack boards / leftovers on Wednesdays with game night and we waste a lot less because we aren't forgetting about food in there. We have been doing pizza on Fridays for years now, so that is 2 nights a week pre planned forever.
Tried and True Recipes we Love
Chicken Parmesan Sliders (way easier than it sounds, I use chicken nuggets)
Flank Steak & Tortellini
@sandboxacademy Replying to @teetee_mama my kids’ favorite dinner of all time is flank steak & tortellini. Marinate the flank steak in -1/2 cup honey -1/2 soy sauce - 1 tbsp garlic - 1 tsp ginger Grill the flank steak Boil the tortellini (we love @costco or bertolli) Toss the tortellini in olive oil & serve with roasted broccoli or green beans. My kids devour this and there are never leftovers #familydinnerideas #favoritedinner #easyfamilydinnerideas #flanksteaks #tortellinitok #familyfavoritemeal ♬ original sound - Emily | mom talk + activities
Banana Bread from a Box
@sandboxacademy Better than Joanna Gaines Banana Bread from a Box The secret to make vour box mix taste like it's from scratch is to add 2-3 over ripe bananas and sprinkle with sugar for a crunchy crust. - Do you add chocolate chips or nuts to your banana bread? Eric and Reagan would kill me if I ever dared try that. #bakedbox #bananabreadrecipe #bestbananabread #simplefamilyrecipe #easyfamilyrecipies #easybakingideas #dessertideasforyourfamily #boxmixhack #joannagainescooking @pillsbury ♬ original sound - Emily | mom talk + activities
New Recipes Were Trying This Month
Baked Chicken With Bacon Bottom Joanna Gaines Recipe from her Cookbook
@feelgoodfoodie Baked feta pasta with cherry tomatoes!! Recipe on blog • Inspired by @grilledcheesesocial 😘 #tiktokpartner #LearnOnTikTok #fetapasta #recipes ♬ original sound - Feel Good Foodie
@ennyfay Replying to @Mama Ray ;) Girl I got you, here is the recipe Ingredients 1 pound of steak (flank preferably) 1/3 cup of corn starch Pinch of salt 1 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp garlic 1 tsp ginger 1/4 cup of light soy sauce 1/4 cup of water mixed with chicken/beef broth powder 1 tbs corn starch slurry (corn starch and water) Thai chilli and green beans (optional) Steps 1. Thinly your beef and add salt, cornstarch and baking soda. Set aside 2. Combine brown sugar, light soy sauce and broth powder mixture in a bowl 3. Fry beef till golden brown and set aside 4. Add sauce mixture and corn starch slurry to the pan. 5. Stir till it thickens 6. Add beef, chilli and green beans to sauce and mix 7. Enjoy 😊! #dinner #dinnerwithme #dinnerideas #easyrecipe #cookwithme #foryoupage #fyp #foodtiktok #foodtok #foodtok #rice #asianfood #beef #mongolianbeef #30minutemeals #quickrecipes ♬ Every Kind Of Way - H.E.R.
Viral Spaghetti - It is a combo of Alfredo and a meat sauce and looks soo good
@britscookin Y’all need to try this! 🍝 #comfortfood #fastapasta #cookinghack #britscookin #easyrecipe #spaghetti ♬ original sound - britscookin
Trader Joes Viral Spaghetti - 3 ingredients and so simple
@maddydaye A win from @consciouschris ♬ original sound - Maddy Daye
If you are new to meal planning and needing more systems in place as a stay at home mom, I recommend the Ultimate Stay At Home Mom Course*. She goes over all the benefits of meal planning for your family and how to develop a system.
Then you can grab the Plan to Eat app* and start importing your family's favorite recipes.
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