July’s meal plans have been pretty similar each week for good reason. It’s been a little hectic managing the kids and work at home this summer, and we’re just trying to keep it simple so when we do have time with the family we can fully enjoy it. Also, I can’t believe it’s nearly August! This summer seems to be both flying and crawling by at once.
Ready to start meal planning, but don’t know where to start?
July Meal Plan: Week Four
Paninis are a great dinner option because they’re easy to make, and they can be customized for everyone. Served with a side salad and some homemade fries they’re a great, hearty dinner after a lot of summertime play.
Tuesday: Broiled Salmon with Watermelon Salsa
Fish is such a great option to make dinner healthier. I love to try new fish recipes since we haven’t landed on one the kids adore yet. For Tuesday’s dinner we’ll go with a simple broiled fish and a side of the watermelon sangria Brittany created for us. Who knows I might even serve some watermelon sangria on the side.
Wednesday: Stir Fry Night
Stir fry night is my favorite! We get to choose what goes in our custom-made stir fry, and I always choose ALL the veggies. Snow peas, broccoli, carrots, onions, and more. The must-have? A sprinkling of ginger and garlic. YUM.
Thursday: Taco Night
Taco Thursday anyone? I’ll serve up my easy guacamole and tons of veggies to top our tacos. Lately I’ve been loving a little arugula on top fresh from our garden.
Friday: Slow Cooker Tangy Honey Chicken
This slow cooker chicken is amazing! It’s one of my favorite dinners that we make at home because it’s easy to prep in the morning and makes the house smell delicious all day long. We usually make a big side salad with apples, nuts, and dried fruit to go alongside it. I’m actually heard out of town this weekend for a conference, but this will be ready before I go so I can eat it on the way to NYC.
Saturday: Clean out the fridge night
We’ll work on cleaning out the fridge of all the leftovers and foods that need to be eaten up before they go bad. It’s a great way to reduce waste. Read about how we reduce food waste at home here.
Pizzas are so much fun to make at home. We’ve been pretty happy with this Cup 4 Cup pizza mix lately, but you can always try our Whalen Family pizza dough recipe if you’re not gluten-free. The base of it is pretty simple no matter what type of flour you use. I’m headed home this evening, so I’m happy to come home to a simple and filling dinner.
What’s on your menu?