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Monday's Menu Plan: July 5

I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! If you don’t have a lot of leftovers, here are some ideas for what to eat this week. Don’t get stuck in a rut – let my family’s plan be a source of inspiration as opposed to something you need to follow word for word. A few reminders for those of you just starting to menu plan:
– Plan your meals according to what’s on sale at the grocery store this week & what you already have on hand at home

-Try alternating fruits, vegetables and proteins for good health and so your family doesn’t get bored: No one wants to eat chicken and carrots five days in a row! By rotating your foods (eating something different every other day), you aid your digestion and keep meal time interesting for your family.

Add one vegetarian meal into your meal plan. By keeping one night meat free in your meal plan, you help both your wallet and your health!

If you have any other tips you’ve found helpful as you’ve started planning meals for your family, please share them below so we can all benefit. Happy planning!

Cereal & Mango Egg salad sandwiches Stir Fry Chicken & veggies over rice
Pancakes & applesauce Italian Bean Soup with rolls Easy Pot Roast & mashed potatoes
Oatmeal with berries PB&J with grapes BBQ Chicken, corn, green salad & baked beans
Cereal & banana Personal Pizzas Taco Night
Fruit & Yogurt smoothies Sandwiches & pretzels Kielbasa & Pinto Beans
Eggs & grits cheese quesadillas Chili & cornbread
Strawberry Oatmeal Fried Chicken & fixins(out) leftovers