Meal Planning: Week 5 February 2016


Meal Plan includes 5 meals with healthy serving sizes for a family of four. Occasionally there will be a meal that is large, I’ll try to create those leftovers into a new meal for you, but sometimes there will just simply be leftovers (and I’ll make a note of it to give you a heads up)!


I will give you a list of meals. If there isn’t a link directly to a recipe there will be preparation directions underneath it to get you your meal. Next, I’ll include a shopping list and an “on hand” list (a list of spices or other pantry ingredients that most people have on hand. If you don’t have it on hand, add it to the grocery list!). I will have side dish suggestions listed with each meal and include them at the bottom of the grocery list.

Parmesan Chicken

Meal 1: Crock Pot BBQ Drumsticks with steamed asparagus and rolls

Meal 2: Simple Sloppy Joes with buns, and raw vegetables and dip

Meal 3: Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops with tossed salad, steamed broccoli and rolls

Meal 4: Pork Sausage Chowder with steamed green beans

Meal 5: Parmesan Chicken with Tossed Salad and steamed broccoli

Shopping List:

2 1/2 pounds chicken drumsticks

1 to 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast

1 pound ground beef

4 pork chops, medium thickness (I used boneless ribeye, but any cut would work)

1 pound ground mild pork sausage

Your favorite BBQ sauce (need about 14 ounces)

3 onions

1 Apple (I used gala apples, but any kind would work)


4-5 potatoes (need 5 cups chopped)

chicken broth (need 4 cups)


grated Parmesan cheese

plain panko bread crumbs (regular bread crumbs would work too)




Side Dish Shopping List:

Asparagus (frozen or fresh, your choice)

rolls (for two meals)

buns (for sloppy joes)

raw vegetables

vegetable dip

tossed salad (for two meals)

broccoli (frozen or fresh, for two meals)

green beans (fresh or frozen)

On Hand:

ketchup (need 1 cup)

Worcestershire sauce

steak sauce


flour (or corn starch if you are g-free)

brown sugar


steak seasoning

bay leaf

fresh thyme (or dried)

dried basil

ground sage



Italian seasoning


onion powder


dried minced onion