In the ongoing effort to make life run more smoothly, I’m sharing a new prep ahead weekly meal plan that’s perfect for fall. If you’re looking for ways to simplify getting a healthy and delicious meal on the table QUICKLY, this post is for you!
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Prep Ahead Weekly Meal Plan
For some reason, making and sticking to a weekly meal plan is something I seem to struggle with most of the time. Winging it doesn’t really work that well, am I right? Hopefully this make ahead weekly meal plan will be as beneficial to you as it will be to me. 🙂
How a prep ahead weekly meal plan helps me:
- Makes sure I have all ingredients on hand.
- Reminds me to pull meat out of the freezer to thaw ahead of time.
- Helps me save money by buying ingredients when they’re on sale.
- Helps me minimize food waste by using everything in my fridge.
- Reminds me of quick tasks I can complete in the afternoons or mornings to make meal prep time easier.
How does having a weekly meal plan help you? Can you think of any more benefits?
Beef sheet pan meal with root veggies (recipe coming this week) and brussel sprouts with bacon & parmesan. Prep ahead tasks: cut brussel sprouts in half, marinate beef chunks.
Taco Tuesday using our favorite freezer friendly taco meat recipe! My kids’ favorite meal of the week. Prep ahead tasks: make sure to have cooked beans on hand to help stretch the ground beef. Make taco seasoning if you don’t have any on hand. Wash / prep veggies & cheese.
Roasted Tomato & Butternut Squash Soup with Broccoli, Feta & Sunflower Salad and Crusty Artisan Bread. You can use your own homemade roasted tomato sauce for this recipe, or any of your favorite jarred sauces. Prep ahead tasks: chop veggies, make the artisan bread. Roast butternut squash.
Favorite kitchen tools that help me prep ahead
Salmon Street Tacos made using Homemade Blackening Seasoning & No Fuss Instant Pot Pinto Beans. Prep ahead tasks: thaw salmon. Make seasoning if you don’t have any handy. Make pinto beans.
Family Pizza and game night – try your hand at a DIY Pizza Bar or serve up these family favorite pizzadillas.
Beef Laab – Spicy Thai Beef Salad with steamed rice. Prep Ahead Tasks: cook rice in rice cooker or Instant Pot.
Pork Chops on the Grill. Fried Apples-n-Onions. Prep Ahead Tasks: chop apples and onions and store in fridge. Make sure you pork is thawed and ready to for the grill.
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