Planning: Food

My previous planning post about rhythm got me thinking about food. At one point in time this past year, we had a menu plan. It worked like a charm and I can’t tell you why we stopped using it. I first created the menu because I realized we basically ate the same things all the time, but every day we would have to go through all the choices. Jude is famous for wanting choices, getting overwhelmed and then choosing nothing. Having a menu eliminated these shenanigans. Below you will find our “old” menu. You can find our new menu here.


  • Breakfast: Eggs (any way they want them)
  • Snack: Veggies (usually augmented with nuts, yogurt, or some other protein)
  • Lunch: Homemade Mac and Cheese (I use leftover pasta from the night before)
  • Snack: Chips and dip (usually salsa or guacamole)
  • Dinner: Salmon


  • Breakfast: Crepes (fancy, but really no more complicated than pancakes)
  • Snack: Fruit (usually augmented with nuts, yogurt, or some other protein)
  • Lunch: Sandwiches
  • Snack: Miso Soup (I always have the paste in my fridge.)
  • Dinner: Soup (I make stock on Monday with leftover chicken from Friday)


  • Breakfast: Egg in the hole
  • Snack: Muffins (I usually make a big batch once a month and freeze them for snack)
  • Lunch: Leftovers/Potluck (whatever is in the fridge that needs to be eaten. usually soup.)
  • Snack: Cracker surprise (can be anything on a cracker: hummus, goat cheese, cheese, PB)
  • Dinner: Pasta


  • Breakfast: French Toast (uses up stale bread. I make it with coconut milk to pack on the calories for the squirts.)
  • Snack: Cheese
  • Lunch: Rice Surprise (I usually have leftover rice in the fridge or freezer and just put a protein with it.)
  • Snack: Popcorn (so easy and they love it)
  • Dinner: Beef


  • Breakfast: Sausage Biscuits
  • Snack: Toast with spread (butter, cream cheese, PB, nutella)
  • Lunch: Soup
  • Snack: Pizza (I usually have crusts in the freezer, but also make them on pitas, english muffins or even bread)
  • Dinner: Roast Chicken


  • Potluck all the ding-dong-day
  • Dinner: Homemade pizza and salad (I always make extra pizza for snacks and such)


  • Breakfast: frittata (to clean out any veggies and such in the fridge)
  • Potluck the rest of the day
  • Dinner: Spaghetti and red sauce (or Tom is just not happy)

4 thoughts on “Planning: Food

  1. I am so glad you posted your meal plan. We are in the process of moving and this is one area we need to improve upon. Weare moving out to country; so implementing a meal plan into our weekly schedule would be extremely helpful. Thanks!!!

  2. This is great. I’ve been thinking about the same thing. It helps so much to say “Look at the fridge. What does IT say you are to eat for a snack today?” :)

  3. *Printing* now I just need you to teach me how to A: roast a chicken, B: make soup, C: explain exactly what a frittatta is.

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