November Meal Plan
Meal Planning can be time consuming, especially when you aren’t used to it and haven’t gotten into a routine for planning. Sometimes it can be hard to plan for the right time of year and around seasonal produce. (Make sure to check out this post on summer and winter meal planning.) This meal plan is a collection of 5 breakfast ideas, 5 lunch ideas, 10 supper ideas, and a few dessert ideas. It’s not a complete plan, you will need to supplement fruits and veggies and side dishes of course, but hopefully it will help get you started!
A few things before we get to the menu….
You can find a BIG list of additional recipes to add to your plan here in our Recipes From Scratch index.
You will also find lots of info on different styles of meal planning here.
And you can see my favorite method of meal planning here. It works great with a list of recipes like this!
There aren’t many in-season fruits this time of year (maybe some apples!) so it’s best to choose fruits from the freezer section to add into your breakfasts. Frozen fruits are usually picked at the peak of freshness so they may have a better flavor and nutrition than the imported fresh produce at the grocery store.
Most of our lunches consist of leftovers from the night before but it’s good to have a few extra ideas on hand as well in case we eat everything from the night before! Here are some yummy warm lunch ideas for this month.
And of course, what would November be without a host of warm supper ideas! This list contains many things that can be tossed in the slow cooker for easy of preparation and a couple of other yummy comfort dishes that are perfect for this time of year.
Sour Cream Enchiladas
Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup
Crockpot Drumsticks and Fresh Tomato BBQ Sauce
Slow Cooker Steak and Caramelized Onions
11 Fast and Easy Chicken Based Dinner Ideas
Creamy Chicken and Noodles Soup
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf
Easy Cheesy Goulash
French Onion Soup
And of course, what meal plan would be complete without a few dessert ideas?! Here are a couple things that you can plan this month to take full advantage of the fall flavors!
What is on your menu for the month of November?