Coming up with meal plans weekly can be difficult to do, let alone having a list of meal plans that are family friendly!
If you are new to my instagram page, I (try) to share a meal plan weekly with my friends to simply show what we are planning to eat that week!
I have been putting this up on my IG stories using a link to the IG page of the recipe creator’s recipes that we are featuring! We were having a hard time figuring out how to get the actual LINK to the recipe itself (not cool enough for that swipe up yet 😛 haha).
But to get to the actual recipe I was using each week was proving difficult! Writing out the URL to them in a caption in my IG feed wasn’t really cutting it either (I thought!) SO let’s give this a go and see if this is more helpful for you all!
BUT…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, if you want to follow the recipe creators on IG as well, as they are all women; like myself that enjoy creating things and sharing with others). So they will love having more people to share things with on IG, and you will then be the first to hear about new recipes they create! Awesome.
Week of March 22 to 26
Monday – Beef Quinoa Soup: Me
Tuesday – Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Noodles : Life Made Simple
Thursday – Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole : Savory Expirements
Friday – Teriyaki Salmon / Quinoa Fried Rice : Living Sweet Moments
So how is this going to work?
Each week (when I share a meal plan) I will link to the recipes here from this blog post. Each week I will simply update the list with the newest recipes, pushing the older meal plans to the bottom each time! So that way previous weeks meals will also be on here so the amount of ideas are even greater! Probably will post the picture from my feed first – then the date – then links to the recipes for each day.
A quick note
You may be wondering, why I feel so strongly about sharing the LINKS to the recipes themselves and not just the recipes. WELL…the ladies behind these recipes work REALLY hard to craft an amazing idea, take pictures, create the recipe and share it on their websites.
On the recipe websites they also have helpful tips, and pointers that can really make or break the recipe! Additionally these ladies I love to share recipes from are quite often doing this as a job 🙂
So, when you click through the links on here, view their sites, maybe enjoy some other recipes and decide to follow along with them on IG/email lists etc as well, it REALLY helps them out.
And around here, I am ALL about women supporting other women. I would NEVER dream of trying to pass any of their recipes off as my own, sharing pictures of their complete recipes straight on my IG page (without permission), or trying to undercut their success by focusing the attention on myself.
My only goal here – is to take recipes we are trying out, or that my family already loves and direct my IG friends that are looking for great family friendly recipes – to the recipe creators themselves…
So that we can all lift each other up and help each other out! A simple look at their website (x as many IG friends that check it out) can literally make a HUGE difference for these ladies that create recipes as a job 🙂
So enough about all this, sorry. Just trying to explain a bit of the ‘behind the scenes’ of what these ladies do, and how we can all support each other while making delicious meals for our families! On to the meal plans…!
Week of March 15 to March 19
Monday – Breakfast for supper: Pancakes/Eggs etc
Tuesday: Carls bad cravings – Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
Wednesday: Cincy Shopper – Salisbury Steaks served with mashed potatoes, and green beans
Friday: Chelsea’s Messy Apron – Foil pack potatoes, carrots and sausage (Hobo Packs)
Week of March 8 to March 12
Monday – Six Sisters Stuff – Slow cooker cheesy chicken taquitos
Tuesday – VH Sauces/Ready Set Eat – Chicken Pad Thai
Wednesday – Fabulessly Frugal – Easy Ham Pasta Skillet
Thursday – Eating Instantly – Easy Instant Pot Lasagna Soup
Friday – Apricot Meatballs with Rice
I do not have a recipe source for Apricot Meatballs with Rice. It is an old recipe I had on hand, and from a quick google search I was not able to find the recipe creator of the original recipe.
The recipe is
- 1 Jar apricot jam
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce (you can use coconut aminos if you don’t like soy sauce)
- 1 1/2 tsp of rice wine vinegar
- Combine those ingredients in a bowl
- Pour over meatballs in your crockpot
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours stirring occasionally.
- Serve over rice or your favourite side