Frugal, real food menu plan! There are ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the best part is that it's kid-friendly!

Real Food Menu Plan – August 24 – 30

Last week threw us a curve ball in our meal plan. My husband and four year old caught the stomach bug while the two year old and I tried to stave it off with these tricks. I think we’re clear, but time will tell because I always walk on eggshells for weeks after a stomach bug enters my home.

Nevertheless, we did manage to put a dent in our fridge, freezer, and pantry this week. We only opted to eat out one time, and that was the night my littlest and I were so hungry from taking care of the other two that we just needed to get out. We did a drive thru, and I ate two cheeseburgers in about five minutes flat. Does anyone else get ravenous when everyone else around you is sick? Yea … I’m so weird.

The rest of the week, we worked hard to stick to our plan, and I’m so impressed with how well we did! This is definitely an area that was in much need of improvement. Maybe I’ll be brave enough to attempt some freezer cooking soon.

Anyway, here’s our plan for this week! I am going to try to double some recipes when I can so I can stuff some extras in the freezer for another night when I need something easy!

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Monday – Eggs, bacon, toast, and fruit
Tuesday – Oatmeal with fruit, honey and nuts
Wednesday – Strawberry Chia Muffins and Smoothies
Thursday – Quinoa Porridge
Friday – Eggs, bacon, toast, and fruit
Saturday – Pancakes, yogurt, and fruit
Sunday – Breakfast Burritos and Smoothies

If you want even more breakfast ideas, check out these 40+ Real Food Breakfast Ideas.


Monday – Chicken Salad Sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetables
Tuesday – Three-Bean Pasta Salad
Wednesday – Snack-y Lunch or Leftovers
Thursday – Salmon Patties with fresh fruit and vegetables
Friday – Snack-y Lunch or Leftovers
Saturday – Snack-y Lunch or Leftovers
Sunday – Cold Cut Sandwiches, raw veggies, fruit

If you want even more lunch planning inspiration, check out these 30+ Real Food Lunch Ideas.


Monday – BBQ Nachos (BBQ from the freezer)
Tuesday – Rigatoni and Meatballs from this cookbook (freeze extra meatballs)
Wednesday – Mustard Crusted Breast of Lamb, potatoes, and salad (a cut of meat not used often which means it was SUPER CHEAP at the market)
Thursday – Fried Chicken Tacos and Grilled Corn Guacamole from this cookbook
Friday – Roast, carrots, potatoes with buttered rolls
Saturday – Hubby doing something with Chuck Tender Steak I got super cheap, potatoes, corn on the cob, salad
Sunday – Salmon Noodle Casserole (double for freezer) with salad or broccoli (going to use this recipe and substitute salmon, we’ll see how it goes!)

Need some additional ideas for dinner? Check out these 30+ Real Food Dinner Ideas.

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You can also see past menu plans here.

What’s on your menu for the week?

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