7 Day Meal Plan

Meal planning is something we are seeing more of these days. We lead very busy lifestyles and putting meals together has become such a chore.
Planning ahead makes grocery shopping more efficient, because you only have to buy the ingredients you need for the week. This eliminates impulse buying, which can be costly and unhealthy.

When you plan ahead and have meals ready to go in advance, it eliminates the daily scramble of trying to figure out what to make.

We have put together this 7 day meal plan the help start you off on your meal planning adventure. All you have to figure out is what side you want to serve with your dinner.

Most of the lunches are made up of the previous night’s dinner or made so that you can use the same protein to make the next day’s lunches with.

We have this layed out so you see a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner recipe and then continue to the next day's 3 recipes.

Pumpkin Apple Quick Oatmeal

Comforting oatmeal containing pumpkin and apple.

Emily's Broccoli Cheese Noodle Soup

Cheesy broccoli soup with noodles!

Simple Ranch House Meatloaf

Easy and tasty served either hot or cold, wonderful sliced cold for a picnic or sandwiches. We have enjoyed this basic meatloaf for many years.Try a change, instead of the usual topping, try your favourite salsa brushed on top, a nice Chipotle medium salsa is wonderful to top it off.

Breakfast Parfait

A lovely healthy breakfast and it looks good too. Load it up with crunch and sweet fruit. A combination of almost any fruit, cereal and seeds or nuts make this a delightful breakfast. Regular yogurt may be subed for the Greek yogurt.

Country Fried Meatloaf Sandwich

I had some leftover meatloaf and I wanted a sandwich.But not an ordinary meatloaf sandwich,so I just "kicked it up a notch"The taste you will get depends on what type of meatloaf you use.But that's half the fun in making this particular recipe.:)For the slices,cut meatloaf into 1/4 to 1/3 inch pieces.You can either make a sandwich or serve with mashed potatoes and a green veggie.If you make a...

Mom Florences Tacos

This is how our family makes tacos. It was one of the first things I learned to "cook". It seems so easy it shouldn't even be posted. The hardest part is finding enough bowls so everyone can fill the tacos the way they want. Leftovers can be a nice taco salad--if there are any.

Cereal Homemade & Budget Friendly

This cereal is so good, it's like eating pecan pie for breakfast. Plus it's cheaper and healthier than store-bought with less sugar, less salt and more fiber. You can add dried fruit or dark chocolate shavings too if you like. The only problem with this recipe is that every time I make it, hubby thinks we're having oatmeal cookies. So now I have the routine down pat - make a...

Taco Salad

This recipe is very quick to make. It can be vegetarian or not. You can adjust ingredients to suit your own taste. Serve it on salad plates or in tortilla bowls - http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/tortilla-bowls This recipe is modelled after one I found in Company's Coming Greatest Hits Mexican.

Bea's Swiss Chalet Style Rotisserie Chicken

My favorite way to have chicken is rotisserie style and I absolutely love Swiss Chalet Chicken. I wanted to make this at home and played around with this recipe for quite a while before I was happy with it. This is as close as I can get to the Famous “Swiss Chalet” Rotisserie Style Chicken. The prep time for this recipe does not include to marinating time. Also, depending on the BBQ or rotisserie...

Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal With All The Toppings

Two things I love about this recipe. First, this is great to make ahead; portion it up - refrigerate or freeze. Then, it takes no time to reheat and add some toppings for a quick breakfast on the go. Second, great for company. If you have guests coming; make this the night before - and, prepare your toppings. Then, in the am, set out everything; and, you have a 'Self Serve Oatmeal Bar.'...

Chicken Salad Sandwich

This is a simple chicken salad sandwich that we enjoy for a nice summer lunch. Prep time does not include roasting the chicken.

Basil Lime Grilled Pork Chops

The lovely flavours of fresh basil, lime and garlic make a very juicy grilled pork chop! Only 30 minutes of marinating! The cook time includes the marinating time.

Zucchini Overnight Oats

This super healthy breakfast recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and egg free. One serving of this keeps you full for a few hours and it tastes great. I make a batch of this and portion it up in one serving containers to keep on hand for busy mornings.

Spring Cobb Salad With Mustard Vinaigrette

Wether you serve this salad arranged on a platter or tossed in a bowl, everyone with love this hearty potato and veggie salad!

Halibut Steaks

Our favourite fish steaks !! delicious flavour and texture !

Scrambled Eggs With Sausage &Thyme

This breakfast dish is easy and filling. The cream cheese gives it a nice creamy texture.

Summer Fish Sandwiches

I love a good crispy fish sandwich and this sandwich includes a really interesting coleslaw with unexpected flavors. Source: Union Square Cafe

Shepherds Pie

Traditional pub fare....I think of it as the beef version of chicken pot pie! Cooking time does not include the time to make the potatoes.

Waffles Grandma Bs Best Ever Waffles

My grandma always said these were the best waffles ever, and I have to agree! A family favourite that is a must make when we gather for special weekends. These awesome tasting waffles are crisp on the outside, light, moist and tender in the inside and so easy to make. Served with a variety of toppings our favourite being strawberries and whipped cream.

Tijuana Hot Dogs

This is a recipe I recreated from my college days when we would drive down to Tijuana to go dancing, and of course, eat food cart Tijuana dogs! There are probably a number of variations, but this is the one I know.

To Die For Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I've been making this roast for years and it's perfect for a Sunday meal and for those busy weeknights. It is comfort food at its best and is REALLY GOOD and I have turned more people to this recipe than I can count! It is not an original creation of mine, but I was surprised that it wasn't on this site seeing that it is on other sites. I'm placing it here to...