Menu Inspiration: My Meal Plan

by lydia on February 6, 2012

Welcome to my weekly meal plan, where each Monday I will post 5 dinners that my family enjoys. Often they will just be my previous week’s meal plan. We are a family of five, four hungry growing boys ages 13-4 and myself. Around here, we consume pastured/grass fed meats at every meal, lots of veggies, very little grains or starches, something raw or fermented at every meal if possible, and as much in season as possible. We eat soup or stew as a family at least one meal per week in the winter, as it is a total budget saver. Often we’ll have leftovers on the weekend so I can take a break from cooking.  Additionally, I often batch cook meals to freeze some for a later date. This is a convenient way to save time, energy and stress. I love it when I can pull dinner out of the freezer. We don’t have desserts very often, perhaps once per week. All our food is gluten free as well. If that sounds like the way you would like to eat, then be sure to subscribe to my feed and have a week of meals in your inbox each Monday. I may or may not include links to the actual recipes I post. The point of this is mainly to inspire ideas to implement.

Dinner #1

Salmon Cakes topped with creme fraiche (Recipe coming later this month!)

Roasted Asparagus



Dinner #2

Sausage & White Bean Soup with Kale

Veggies and Homemade Ranch Dip

Dinner #3

Slow cooker spare ribs

Winter greens & Bacon

Braised Potatoes

Vanilla Pudding

Dinner #4

Potluck with my Weston  A. Price Chapter Group

Grassfed Beef Chili

Young doe soup

Mixed Green Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette


Sliced raw cheeses with pears & apples

Squash Pie with Ginger Whipped Cream

Raw Milk

Herbal Teas

Dinner #5

 Random Leftovers, including;

Pulled Pork

Mixed Green Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette

Veggies & Dip

Cookie Cutter Cookie dough



Looking for an actual menu plan that does it all for you? Check out this Classic Menu Mailer by Kerry Ann of Cooking Traditional Foods. It will break it all down for you, how to prep, how to shop, the recipes, and daily tasks to break it all down into bite sized doable chunks. I have personally reviewed these and tried several recipes myself, and can definitely recommend them. Additionally, they are gluten free, real traditional food, though not necessarily low carb, yet overall an excellent tool to aid you in your meal planning! Did I mention they are very affordable? To read more, click here!

What did you enjoy this week? Do you menu plan regularly? What meals does your family enjoy regularly? Share in the comments



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