Family of Five Life

Balancing Family & Finances

Sept 2019 Monthly Meal Plan

September 2019 Meal Plan
September 2019 Meal Plan – Blank

Note: This month I am deviating from my typical meal layout (see below). For September I will be rotating in more *budget friendly meals, which typically are a bit more processed and have more carbs in them. I do plan on throwing in more fruits & veggies to help make them more balanced. I am hoping this will help me re-adjust to a lower grocery budget and get back on track with discretionary spending. I need a recovery month before the holidays hit!

Meals at our house tend to focus on two things: plants and proteins. I try to make most of our meals from scratch, using whole foods and clean ingredients. I attempt to avoid processed foods where I can. Grains/starch usually are not included, because it can be hard to find ones that are not GMO or highly refined. Also, my meals need to be relatively easy because I am not a good cook and they have to serve 6 or more people. If you have similar needs, maybe some of these recipes might work for you, too.

If you have watched any of my meal planning or grocery haul videos on YouTube, you know that I only cook and/or meal plan for four meals per week. The rest of the time we do one of the following:

  • my husband grills or cooks something
  • leftovers!
  • we get pizza or takeout
  • eating out at a restaurant
  • family gathering
  • we go to a friend’s
  • et cetera

That being said, here are my September 2019 meals:

I only list out my main dishes. All dinners are served with a fruit and vegetable. Occasionally I will also include a starch with dinner, like potatoes or bread, but mostly I will not. If my kids REALLY don’t like a veggie, they are allowed to choose an alternate fruit or veggie from the fridge after they take one polite bite.

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