Fall Meal Planning

Happy fall! I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted from my re-entry into “normal” life. Back to school, building my business, and simply trying to get myself organized. There is one aspect of my life I aim to be in control of, family dinner.

Family dinner serves as the anchor for my day. It’s my time to relax, connect with my hubby and kids while enjoying a nutritious and hopefully delicious meal. For many, family dinner is a daunting task. After a long day, the last thing I want to do is decide what to cook. My dinner formula is broken down in three parts: Lean protein, veggies and high fiber starch. I keep it simple and always use Tuesday night as Taco Tuesday to keep some consistency to the plan. Use this meal plan template to get started!

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lean Protein Chicken sautéed with artichokes and cherry tomatoes Grass Fed Ground Beef
Black beans
Salmon with maple syrup and grainy mustard Burger Night: ground turkey burger Roasted Chicken
Veggies Artichokes,

Tomatoes and steamed green beans

Salsa, shredded lettuce, avocado, Roasted broccoli and cauliflower


Shredded lettuce salad from Tuesday

Shredded zucchini in burger

*Leftover roasted veggies

Roasted carrots


Mushroom soup

High Fiber Starch Quinoa Whole wheat tortillas Roasted butternut squash Baked Sweet potato fries Roasted potatoes


Alternate Meals:

Turkey chili
Chicken pomodoro with pesto

Shrimp scampi

Meatballs and zucchini noodles

Lentil stew
Fluke with cherry tomatoes and roasted asparagus