Menu Planning for April 13, 2013

We’ve got a freezer full of freezer meals and only $61 left in the grocery budget for the month, so we’re eating meals that I made last week during my freezer cooking session or meals that come together quickly with what we have on hand.  (Items with an * are already made in the freezer.)

Family’s Meals (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

LunchJamie Oliver Pasta Sauce with meatballs* & gluten free noodles
DinnerTuna Noodle Casserole

Dinner–Baby Back Ribs, Homemade French Fries*, Beets*

MondayChicken Fried Rice*, green beans

TuesdayTaco Soup*, Guacamole, Chips

WednesdayChicken Rice Soup*, Guacamole

ThursdaySlow Cooker Chili

FridayItalian Chili*, Mixed Vegetables

My Meal Plan (Paleo Auto Immune)

I’ll be eating these foods throughout the week:

Apple, blueberry, cantaloupe, pear, watermelon, kiwi, mango, honeydew
Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, onion, squash, sweet potato, beets, swiss chard, collard greens
Beef, chicken, lamb, pork, turkey, bison

For more menu planning ideas, visit Menu Planning Monday, Gluten Free Menu Swap, Money Saving Mom, and Menu Monday.


  1. I know Fried Rice is supposed to be an easy meal to cook, but I’ve never had very good luck with it. I think it’s time to try it again. The Chicken Fried Rice recipe you linked looks pretty good.

  2. Your menu looks delicious. Just the sort of thing I need at my house, what with all the ice and snow in APRIL! And things from the freezer are perfect – that is how I love to help my time and money budget, too. Thanks for sharing your menu with us!

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