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Meal Plans for September 18-24

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.

I signed up for Home Chef - I like to do this every once in awhile for a change up in meals, easy planning and because one of my favorites, Half Baked Harvest, has partnered with them!

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.

*I'm gonna throw in some discard for funsies!

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!

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Shredded Chicken


Thin Sliced Carrots

Chopped Tomatoes

Chopped Pepperoncinis

Sliced Red Onions

Blue Cheese Crumbles

Ranch Dressing

Buffalo Sauce

You can make this a couple ways... you can use shredded chicken and just top your salad with ranch and buffalo sauce. Or you can cook chicken in the instant pot with some buffalo sauce and butter, shred and top with all toppings plus ranch. Both ways are delicious!

Cheesy Ramen - Cook ramen according to package directions, drain most of the water off, stir in the seasoning packet and then rip up a piece of american cheese and stir in. So gross but yet so good, haha. My kids LOVE this - their dad's creation.

Spaghetti Sauce

1 lb hamburger

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 14.5 oz can tomato sauce

1 6 oz can tomato paste

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp basil

1 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Brown hamburger and remove excess fat. On medium heat, stir in garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, onion powder, garlic salt + pepper. Cook for a couple minutes until fragrant. Then add in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce + tomato paste. Bring to a simmer and stir in balsamic vinegar. Simmer for 20 minutes.

You can also just put cooked + seasoned meat in the crockpot and stir in everything else and cook on low all afternoon, this is actually my favorite way to have it. Let those flavors marinade and that meat get nice and tender!

If you're feeling extra, pour a splash of heavy cream into your sauce for added richness!

Click the buttons with the recipe title below to be taken to the link!

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