Meal Plan Monday: The First One of the Year!


WOO HOO! Time for a new year and a new week, and that means a new meal plan!

I’m just posting dinners for our meal plan. The kiddos lately have been having protein pancakes (I like Kodiak Cakes mix- it’s yummy and very versatile) with butter and Peanut butter. Hubs likes Oatmeal (my recipe for an easy almost instant oatmeal mix can be found here) if he’s got time, otherwise he and I have protein shakes. We mix it up, and have different flavors and mix in all kinds of stuff into our shakes, so as not to get bored. Here area few of our favorite recipes.

Lunches for Lil’ Man are usually Peanut butter and crackers, fruit, milk, a protein muffin (aka a kid cupcake), and applesauce cup. He takes his lunch every day! Hubs usually has a protein shake or I pack him leftovers or a frozen entree.

Bitty Bird and I usually have leftovers from the night before, or soup, sandwiches, quesadillas. She eats almost anything!


  • D: Salsa Chicken with brown Rice and veggies


  • D: Baked Ziti and steamed brocolli


  • D: Frittata (with bacon and veggies)


  • D: Stir Fry (chicken and veggies)


  • D:  Date Night (dinner out)


  • D:   breakfast for drinner


  • D:  Leftovers!

The menu may change, as  I pull stuff out of the pantry to rotate what we’ve got (I am trying to cut down on waste, and put the older stuff up front to get eaten first). Hubs is recuperating from the flu from hell and laryngitis, so we may end up having soup or stew one night. I stocked up on canned soups last week at Grocery Outlet, and I’ve also got a few containers of homemade soup/stew in the freezer.

A New Month (and Year!) Means New Coupons!!

A New Year means that a lot of us are starting off with goals like saving money, eating better, and spending more time with family. I’m here to help you with the first two this morning!

file000786402730Here is your monthly reminder!  A new month means new printable and electronic coupons!

Check out the following sites:

One of my favorite website is the Sunday Coupon Review.  It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!

Here are just a few coupons to help support healthier eating!

Save $1.00 on ONE (1) 59oz or 89oz Simply Orange®
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Bottle of Sunsweet® Juice
Save $1.00 on the purchase of any one (1) WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® product
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE POUCH any flavor LÄRABAR™ Bites
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety LÄRABAR™ bars
Save $1.00 On one (1) Pure Protein® Bar Multipack or Shake Multipack
Save $0.75 on ONE (1) Stevia In The Raw® Packet Box
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE CAN any flavor Progresso™ Organic Soup
Save $0.75 on ONE (1) Monk Fruit In The Raw® 40 Count Packet Box or Bakers Bag
Save $1.50 on ONE (1) Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag
Save $2.00 any ONE (1) Benefiber® product
Save $3.00 ONE Align® Adult Chewables Product (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 ONE Metamucil Fiber Supplement Product (excludes Metamucil Appetite Control and trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Saffron Road Snack
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Saffron Road Frozen Product