Healthy Meals for Busy Moms on a Budget

Healthy Meals for Busy Moms on a Budget

May 15, I have the opportunity to present for the MHEA (Mississippi Home Educators Association) Spring Conference. As promised at the conference, below are the recipes & menu I referred to during my presenation with a monthly menu below.

Week 1

SundaySimple Savoury Pork Roast with Green Beans, Butter Beans, Brown Rice, French Bread
Monday – Chicken Spectacular with Salad & Bread (chip extra lettuce, slice extra tomatoes for tacos tomorrow)

Tuesday – Tacos with Low-fat Black Bean Dip (brown extra meat for Spaghetti on Saturday)

Wednesday – Breakfast Night – Scrambled Eggs, Grits, Toast/Biscuits, Fruit

ThursdayChicken Breasts Grilled with Lemon Pepper & Seasoning Salt (Save 1-2 (1-inch thick) chicken strips per breast & freeze), Steamed Frozen Vegetable Blend, Baked Potatoes, Bread

FridayPizza with Salad

Saturday – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (using leftover beef from Tuesday)

Week 2

Sunday – Ham (save leftovers for Wednesday) with Macaroni & Cheese (Double for Wednesday), Steamed Broccoli, Pineapple Souffle, Bread
MondayTaco Soup (Double & freeze leftovers for week 4)

TuesdayChicken Pot Pie (Make double and freeze half for week 4 dinner) with Sauteed Squash & Zucchini, Bread

Wednesday – Leftover Ham, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Bread

ThursdayLemonade Chicken (Save 1-2 (1-inch) chicken strips per chicken breast), Brown Rice, Grilled Shish-Kabob Veggies, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Bread

FridayPizza with Salad

SaturdayHamburgers with Salad

Week 3

SundayApricot Glazed Pork Chops with Salad, Squash Casserole, Bread
MondayChicken Salad Sandwiches with Carrot/Celery sticks & Ranch Dip

TuesdayBeef ‘N Bean Burritos with Green Beans and bread

WednesdayHoney Garlic Chicken (Made with Chicken Strips frozen from previous dishes – add more if needed), Salad or other Vegetable, Bread

ThursdayLentil Soup (Lentils have protein, but you can add chopped, cooked chicken for extra protein) with Bread or Crackers

FridayPizza with Salad

SaturdayMeatloaf with Turnip Greens, Corn on the Cob, Mashed Potatoes, Bread

Week 4

SundayRed Beans & Rice with Sausage or Pickled Pork, Green Beans, Bread
MondayParmesan Chicken & Veggie Pasta, Stuffed Zucchini, Bread

Tuesday – Taco Soup (leftovers from Week 2)

WednesdayItalian Fish Bake, Coleslaw, Turnip or Mustard Greens, Cornbread

Thursday – Chicken Pot Pie from the Freezer (Made in week 2), Steamed Frozen Vegetable Blend, Bread

FridayPizza with Salad

Saturday –  Hamburgers with Terrific Taters

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  1. I like this idea and I think you should do a book for busy moms to go along with your cookbook.This helps with healthy menu plans without a lot of trouble.

  2. Years ago my son bought me a book called The Messies Manual, why I’ll never know! Anyway, one good suggestion, that I followed with some success, was to make out six weeks worth of menus on 3 x 5 cards. Then you entered all the ingredients for those meals on the back of the card. When grocery shopping you just took a card and bought what you needed. I had six weeks worth of winter-time menus and six of summertime. You just keep rotating the menus and the system works fairly well.