I am back again posting Dinner Menus!! I also want to share how almost all of my menu can be made from shopping at Aldi Grocery Stores. If you haven’t checked out Aldi, give it a try. I promise you, that store can save lots of money. For this week, you might not be able to find Farro, but you will be able to get quinoa and brown rice. What I typically do is do my primary shopping from Aldi, then supplement at the regular grocery store to round it out!
Happy Cooking! Please let me know what you think of the menu. Remember to share with your family and friends!
If you are struggling cooking for the family, let me know I can help. This menu was designed to feed a family of 6, 4 kids ages 1 – 7. I do not cook other food for dinner. There are no special requests, or short order cooks. There is always one item for dinner they will all eat and if that is the only thing they will eat, that is what they eat.
Quick tip for feeding families with different preferences: Keep things separate. For example, the Mexican salad bowl, don’t combine all the ingredients together. Let the kids pick what they want. Also letting them put the components in a tortilla can help out a lot as well! Everything is fun rolled up 🙂
Just Click on the link below to open the PDF to print or Read though the menu below.
16 May Dinner Menu
I like to start my menu on Mondays. That way as it comes to the weekend, I am use up leftovers and reduce the chance of eating out since we are typically busier. Experiment with what works for you and your family. For some families, cooking on Sunday works better that way they start off the week with more food prepped. Cooking up your proteins at once can be a big help also. Click on the link for a recipe!
Day 1 : Mexican Salad Bowls with Ground Beef – My version: Romaine, Cherry Tomatoes, Diced Peppers, Black Beans, Scallions, Brown Rice, Avocados, Shredded Carrots, Mexican Seasoned Ground Beef, Vinaigrette. Recipe Idea: http://www.courtneynestor.com/mexican-salad-bowl/
Day 2 : Fried Rice or Cauliflower Fried Rice – Make extra rice for Mexican bowls. Substitute a bag of frozen mixed vegetable to make it EASY! http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/02/easy-vegetable-fried-rice-recipe.html
Day 3 : Spinach Farro Salad with Grilled Chicken – Grill extra Chicken for two dinners. For gluten free, just omit the farrow and replace with more spinach or quinoa. http://www.nuttynutritionandfitness.com/strawberry-basil-farro-salad/
Day 4 : Spring Vegetable Soup with leftover Grilled Chicken, baguette with cheese. http://www.courtneynestor.com/5-simple-soups/
Day 5 : Make your own Burritos – Take leftovers and make any type of burritos you like. Learn to love repurposing leftovers
Day 6/7: Leftovers
Take leftovers from the night before
Make extra Mexican salad bowls for the week. Do not add dressing until day you eat.
Make another type of salad/sandwich for the week