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Two Week Meal Plan

January 1st, 2019 at 12:57 pm

I have a goal of no eating out for the next two weeks and then will hopefully continue that for the whole month. I'll take it one step at a time, though, and the first step was planning out all the meals for the next two weeks. Part of me wanted to do the eat from the pantry challenge that some of my youtube buddies are doing, but part of me did not want to add that on top of my recovery. I am still weak from that illness and still very tired. I don't think I should make things extra difficult at the moment so I'm not.

I will need to pick up a few items at the start of week two, like plain Greek yogurt and dill for the Tzatziki sauce, more organic iceberg lettuce, and more potatoes. I usually only buy 13 pounds of potatoes a week, because that is all that will fit in the storage bin and since we eat a lot of potatoes, that usually doesn't make it the full two weeks. It might make it ten days, but sometimes only a week. It depends on whether or not I make hashbrowns or potatoes O'Brien for breakfast or not.

We don't eat much in the way of bread, and two of us can't eat beans or lectins (inflammation for me, gasteropaeresis for my daughter), so potatoes are one of our main carbs around here, along with rice, and sweet potatoes, with the occasional pasta.

Day One:
Chicken and Green Beans Stir-fry (has onions)
Home Canned Pears

Day Two:
Ribeye Steaks
Baked Potatoes
Canned Pineapple

Day Three:
Spaghetti with Ground Beef

Day Four:
Pork Carnitas
Cole Slaw

Day Five:
Air-Fried Chicken Legs
Roasted Potatoes, Bell Peppers, and Onions
Green Beans

Day Six:
Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
Home Canned Nectarines

Day Seven:
Beef Pot Roast
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Day Eight:
Homemade Pizza with Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham, Yellow Onions, Bell Peppers, and Spinach
Cole Slaw
Canned Pineapple

Day Nine:
Pork Roast
Baked Potatoes
Home Canned Pears

Day Ten:
Chicken Zucchini Alfredo Bake

Day Eleven:
Fried Codfish
Fried Potatoes
Cole Slaw
Home Canned Nectarines

Day Twelve:
Chicken Shawarma
Homemade Pita Bread
Homemade Tzatziki
Cole Slaw
Home Canned Pears

Day Thirteen:
Cheeseburgers with Homemade Buns
French Fries

Day Fourteen:
Sausage with Bell Peppers and Onions

4 Responses to “Two Week Meal Plan”

  1. mumof2 Says:

    we menu plan as well but we have a monthly one and change it seasonally..makes life so much easier to premake food and shopping food...know exactly what you need

  2. Smallsteps Says:

    I really have to ask do you ever have days where you just think "hey i know the plan is chicken ( or whatever) but that sounds awful today?"

    I think that is my biggest obstacle to planning more then about a week.
    I know it helps with shopping and knowing what you need. I just gave up after my DH tries to "help" working alot he sometimes gets home early and starts something he feels like usng items that were suppose to go with another option.
    or like I said I have a craving for a something other then the PLANNED item and I keep some options available for days i am not wanting to cook much at all.

  3. Lucky Robin Says:

    Smallsteps--If I don't feel like something that is scheduled, I just swap it out for a different meal on the plan. Like tomorrow I am thinking I will probably make the chicken from a few days later in the week and hold off on the scheduled meal until the day I was going to make the chicken.

    I post the meal plan with the ingredients lists under each meal on the fridge so they know what not to use. This is also helpful for when someone else makes dinner for me, though that is rare. They know exactly what to put together. That might be helpful for you to do and make sure your husband knows about it. You might even sit down and make up the meal plan together so he can be on the same page together and also contribute his choices.

    I also have days where I just say screw it and make pancakes or waffles and ham for dinner. I have an alternate list of easy meals for when I am exhausted like fish and chips or Instant Pot penné pasta or Thrive Life chili which just involves measuring out the freeze dried ingredients, adding hot water, and letting the electric pressure cooker do its thing. I usually have a stash of homemade TV dinners, too. Right now we have 4 leftover Thanksgiving dinner meals, and a half dozen chicken and broccoli stir-fry with rice meals that we can just pull out and nuke. We do have a big pantry so I can easily throw things together off the meal plan if I am super resistant to something or it just isn't what I am in the mood for, but I have a list of those back up meals.

  4. Homebody Says:

    I do the same, but it's more based on how many leftovers we have and if I have time to make a meal or not. We eat things we like all the time so I don't really think I don't feel like _______.

    Or like tonight, DH made his BFF who lives around the corner dinner since he had knee surgery yesterday and his wife left to go out of town to take care of their granddaughter for the rest of the week, so DH was tired of cooking so he made himself a grilled sandwich and I had leftover chicken again.

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