October 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. Next month I’ve got a great post for you on winter and summer meal planning, but in the meantime we wanted to also start posting monthly meal plans as a suggestion to get you started on your meal planning journey! 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!
Warm breakfasts are welcome this time of year, but it’s also nice to have things that can be made quickly or ahead of time to keep up with busy schedules. Here are some breakfast ideas that you can make in advance.
Just like breakfasts, fast lunches are welcome this time of year as well! Many days we simply enjoy leftovers from the night before, but if you need a few lunch ideas to add to your menu, here are a few great ones to try this month.
Mmmm, it’s comfort food season! Many of these dinner ideas can be made in the slow cooker so you don’t have to spend your day prepping supper. Here are some of our favorite October dinner meals.
Cheesy Chicken Breasts
Stuffed Lasagna Rolls
Crockpot BBQ Meatballs
Amish Chicken Casserole
Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
Turkey and Feta Quesadillas
Crockpot Shredded Beef
Cream of Potato Soup
Pears and apples are in abundance this time of year so make sure to take advantage of the sales and use them in yummy desserts and snacks!
Each week I also plan special nights (we have pizza night and steak/roast night) and I also have at least one leftover night to ensure that we are eating up all the food we are making and that nothing goes to waste. As I mentioned above, I use the Meal Planning Binder method for all my meal planning. It’s so easy!
What are you planning for meals this month? Is this monthly meal planning post helpful to you? What could make it more helpful?