If I’m avoiding preparing foods during ‘working hours'(more about that here) I need to have meals that build on each other so I’m not cooking an entire meal every night, while also changing the leftovers enough so that they’re not boring. Because I don’t love washing dishes (our dishwasher isn’t very effective) I’m keeping that in mind too!
Meal planning and grocery list with ‘help’ and interruptions: 30 minutes (Tip: I just think of what makes up protein/carb/fat/fruit or veggie)
Grocery shopping with kids, doing other errands as well: 2.5 hours
Soaking wheat for tomorrow’s bread/biscuits: 20 minutes including clean up time.
Smoothies (great for on the run meals!)
Biscuits with eggs
Soaked oats or 7-grain cereal
Sausage with fruit
Squash with meat
Date Nut Balls
Fried Chicken on Salad, homemade ranch
Salmon Patties with Peas
Waffles, eggs, and fruit spread
Pizza topped with homemade sausage, salad
Stir Fried Rice with beef
Burgers (with company), salad, Lemon mousse from Nourishing Traditions
Saturday Meal Prep:
Look at what wheat needs to be soaked- two loaves of bread for sandwiches (and two loaves for a friend), biscuits, soaked tortillas.
Edited to add all parts of this series: Continue below
Traditional Food in Real Lives– How can this be done around the work schedule?
*Grocery Shopping and Menu Planning
Weekend Meal Prep
Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday and Friday– the home stretch
Reflections on this week and how it impacts me as a stay at home mom, and adjustments I’d make if I did work outside the home
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