Stilettos and Diapers: June Meal Plan and Monthly Planning Tips

6.06.2017

June Meal Plan and Monthly Planning Tips


I know we're 6 days into June, but since I get so many questions about my monthly meal planning, I decided to share the menu! I didn't get around to making it until yesterday, so we ended up eating some junk. That's what happens when I don't plan! 

I keep our menu on the DIY menu and calendar board in our mudroom. It's a lifesaver for me to keep track of everything and when I can see the month's plans with it, it's easier to set a meal to a specific date. 
You can see my monthly meal planning and shopping post for how I got started with all of this. I don't monthly shop anymore, because our eating habits have changed since our Whole30 results, but I do plan the month and try to shop weekly. I need to update that post with my current schedule, but at least you can get an idea from that. 

I try to add in a new Pinterest meal every week. Sometimes they never get added again and sometimes they're huge favorites! I put a * next to the ones I haven't tried yet. All the others are winners! 

{Carnitas Bowls - a new fave}

June Meal Plan

Thursday 1 - Out (Callan's graduation)
Friday 2 - Leftovers
Saturday 3 - Chicken Tacos
Sunday 4 - Chicken Nuggets (seriously, plan before the month starts so you don't eat this!)
Monday 5 - Carnitas Bowls, brown rice, black beans
Tuesday 6 - *Chili Dijon Chicken - trying it with chicken instead of pork 
Wednesday 7 - Eggroll in a Bowl
Friday 9 - Out (last day of school celebration!)
Saturday 10 - Tuna steaks with avocado salsa, cubed potatoes, green beans

Sunday 11 - Apple Onion Pork Chops (I use boneless), spaghetti squash, steamed broccoli
Monday 12 - Chicken Piccata, brown rice, green beans
Tuesday 13 - Tacos (I eat mine as a salad)
Wednesday 14 - *Sweet and Spicy paleo chicken fingers, salad
Thursday 15 - Sloppy Joe bowls, salad 
Friday 16 - Lemon garlic chicken (crockpot)
Saturday 17 - Burgers, sweet potato fries, salad

Sunday 18 - (Father's Day) Filet mignon, mashed potatoes, green beans 
Monday 19 - Coconut Lime Chicken, rice 
Tuesday 20 - Sheet pan roasted veggies and sausage
Wednesday 21 - Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Thursday 22 - Eggroll in a bowl
Friday 23 - Out (company in town for the weekend)
Saturday 24 - Burgers, sweet potato curly fries, veggie tray

Sunday 25 - Pizza
Monday 26 - Marinated grilled chicken, salad
Tuesday 27 - Mahi Mahi with pineapple salsa, roasted potatoes, green beans
Thursday 29 - Tacos
Friday 30 - Chicken Stir Fry, rice

Now, don't go thinking I'm some crazy organized person. It is the 6th of the month after all! This is one area that I feel really helps my family with our health as well as our budget, so it's important to me! 

I start by putting meals on the dates that have events, like company, baseball games, etc. Then I fill in around those dates. We tend to do chicken most often and I add in beef, pork and fish, each about once a week. Sometimes we'll get crazy and go out when it isn't planned. Sometimes we end up with a lot of leftovers and will skip a planned meal. But for me to stay in the shape I want and to eat dinner at a reasonable time at night, this works great for me! 

If you have any questions about meal planning or recipes, let me know! 

11 comments:

  1. I really need to plan my meals out like this and actually start eating a little healthier!

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  2. I am going to try every single one of the recipes you linked! They all look amazing and not very complicated. I know you have young kids, so be honest....do they typically eat what you do? Do you fix them a sandwich and avoid the battle? I am more of a "if you don't eat you'll just be really hungry in the morning" mom, but sometimes if I KNOW they won't even try what I prepared, then I'll make them something different...which I don't want to get in a huge habit of. I have 3 year old twins and one will usually try a bit of everything on his plate, but the other one will fight you tooth and nail and refuse to even think he could possibly like what you set in front of him.

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  3. Thanks for sharing! I am always looking for new recipes.

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  4. I'm going to have to try some of these recipes!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  5. I need to do this!!! This meal looks AMAZING

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  6. It always seems to daunting to try and meal plan for a months let alone a week but, I guess when you think about it like this and lay everything out it totally makes sense!

    Birdie Shoots

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  7. We really need to get better at meal planning, so I'm glad I read this post-- it gave me some ideas for future meals!

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  8. I really need to get into the habit of meal planning. I just feel like my schedule is so all over the place and spontaneous that I never truly have the dedication to sit down and make it happen! You've inspired me!

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  9. I need to try this monthly meal plan because even though we have a list, we always go over budget at the grocery store!

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  10. Definitely going to steal your meals! Thanks babe!

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