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I have joined in Keeper of the Home’s Plan It- Don’t Panic six week meal planning challenge.  Each Monday for the next six weeks, I’ll be posting a meal plan here for the challenge and also sharing it at Keeper of the Home.

You may notice that the dinner portions are blank for a large part of the week. This is because my meal plan is highly dependent on which items we receive from our community supported agriculture (CSA) farm – we don’t know the produce box contents ahead of time. We will be picking up our CSA box on Tuesday rather than Friday due to travel, so I will update this meal plan on Tuesday evening. Additionally, I list snack and lunch ideas for the week, rather than planning a specific item for each day.

Monday

  • Breakfast: yogurt with fruit
  • Dinner: spaghetti with brown rice noodles, artichokes (steamed with melted pasture butter).
  • Prep work: prep and freeze remaining items from Friday’s CSA box.  Soak oatmeal for tomorrow.

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: zucchini bread, yogurt and fruit
  • Dinner:
  • Prep work: prep and freeze as many items as possible from Tuesday’s box.

Thursday

  • Breakfast: zucchini bread, yogurt and fruit
  • Dinner:
  • Prep work: soak oatmeal.

Friday

  • Breakfast: oatmeal, yogurt with fruit
  • Dinner:
  • Prep work: thaw zucchini muffins.

Saturday (travel day)

We won’t have a formal meal plan for this day due to an early start getting everyone onto an airplane!  Look forward to my “travel meal plan” next week.  Since we will be on an airplane with limited space, packing a lunch or beverages won’t be possible; instead, we’re packing lots of kid-friendly snacks.

  • Breakfast: zucchini muffins (zero clean up for a quick trip out the door)
  • Snacks: LaraBars, nuts, Trader Joe’s dried fruit bars, extra zucchini muffins.
This week’s snack ideas:
  • Cantaloupe, watermelon
  • Strawberries, raspberries
  • Cottage cheese
  • Peanut Butter Smoothies
  • Popcorn
  • Homemade apple sauce
This week’s lunch ideas:
  • Peanut butter sandwiches (on sprouted grain bread)
  • Leftovers
  • Quesadillas
  • Cottage cheese or yogurt and fruit
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