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Meal Plans for September 11-17

A week of meal plans for your convenience. These aren't always my own recipes, as I love to try others out and maybe even tweak them for my own spin. But I aim to have fairly easy, family friendly meals. A downloadable + printable PDF of plans are available below as well as links to all recipes.

Meal Plans
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Waffles - We love to buy the premade Kodiak Waffles in the frozen section. They offer a few different flavors but chocolate chip and the cinnamon vanilla are two of our favs!

Banana Pancakes

3 ripe or overripe bananas

5 eggs

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup oatmeal

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Let batter sit for a few minutes as the oatmeal will thicken the batter over time. Thin with any milk of your choice if it's too thick. We like to stir in chia seeds and mini chocolate chips.

Banana Muffins - I make the muffin recipe on the back of the Kodiak pancake mixes, add in chia seeds & mini chocolate chips!

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs - place eggs on trivet and pour in 1 cup of water. Cook on manual for 5 minutes with a quick release. Then immediately place in an ice bath. This cooks the yolk through, reduce time for a less "hard boiled" egg.

Air Fryer Potatoes - Chop potatoes and season with olive oil, garlic salt + pepper. Air fry at 400 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Air Fryer Broccoli - I will generously season chopped broccoli with avocado oil, garlic salt + pepper and air roast at 375 for about 8 minutes or until my desired liking, which is pretty done!

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts - Toss in olive or avocado oil with garlic salt + pepper. Air fry at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until desired doneness.

Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot

2 cups jasmine rice

2 cups water

Spray your insert with oil, add in rice and water, stir & cook on manual for 4 minutes. Natural release for 10 minutes or more. Voila! The perfectly cooked white rice!

Sourdough Dutch Baby - I plan to use my regular recipe but adding 1/2 cup discard to the recipe and maybe a little more flour.

Sloppy Joe's

1 1/2 lbs hamburger

1 8 oz can tomato sauce

1 tsp worcestershire

1 tsp liquid smoke

2 squeeze ketchup

1 tbsp tomato paste

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 1/2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp dry mustard

Brown hamburger and remove fat. Stir in garlic salt, salt + pepper, chili powder, onion powder, dry mustard. Then pour in tomato sauce, worcestershire, liquid smoke, ketchup, tomato paste and brown sugar. Bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or cook on low in crockpot all day.

Asian BBQ'd Chicken with Rice + Fruit Salsa

  • Bachan's BBQ Sauce

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • Jasmine Rice

  • Fruit such as pineapple, mango, peaches or nectarines - whatever is ripe at the store!

  • Cucumber

  • Red Pepper

  • Red Onion

  • Cilantro

  • Lime or Lemon Juice

  • Salt + Pepper

Marinate your chicken thighs in Bachan's BBQ sauce for at least an hour.

Meanwhile, cook your rice. I do mine in the instant pot. 1 cup rice to 1 cup water plus a small extra splash of water. Manual for 4 minutes with a 10 minute natural release. Turns out perfect everytime!

While all that's happening, prepare your "salsa". Chop fruit, cucumber, red pepper, red onion and cilantro. Combine in a bowl and squeeze a lemon or lime over and salt & pepper to taste.

Grill your chicken on medium high heat. Slice and serve over rice with your salsa! Drizzle extra Bachan's sauce on top too!


1 1/2 lbs hamburger

1 egg

5 oz evaporated milk or oatmilk

1 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 tsp salt

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp liquid smoke

1/4 tsp pepper


2 cups ketchup

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 tsp liquid smoke

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Mix all meatball ingredients and form into balls. Place in greased baking dish.

Mix all sauce ingredients in a pan and cook until sugar is dissolved. Pour over meatballs and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done.

*you can make this without onions and use a 1/2 tsp onion powder in place for flavor.

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