What a full weekend we’re wrapping up with two great soccer games, visiting family, football and birthday celebrations. I wish I could say this is a rare thing but October is a bit of a crazy month for us every year.
And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Fall is my very favorite season and there’s so much to do, and see, and taste.
This weekend kept us out and about so there wasn’t much cooking or baking going on. I did sneak in some time to continue my experimentation with no-bake granola balls. I’m not ready to share a recipe yet, but the kids are certainly enjoying all this tasting and testing these after-school snacks!
Speaking of snacks…if you’ve got team snack duty coming up soon, check out this article on healthier options for active kiddos from Alysa at Inspired RD.
A number of you have asked that I share our weekly meal plans like I did last year, which I’m happy to do. I spend time every Sunday looking at our calendar, what’s in the house, what’s on sale and recipes to plan our weekly menu. I turn the menu into a shopping list right away and I’m done thinking about food for the week. This exercise has made a huge different in our our lives.
So, with no further rambling, here’s what we’re having this coming week.
Monday – Mexi bowls with corn and peas, and avocado
Tuesday – Almond crusted chicken with roasted broccoli and baked apples
Wednesday – pasta with a simple salad
Thursday – pizza night (this is the kid’s requested meal this week)
Friday – Spinach, white bean and turkey sausage soup (we have white beans in the freezer and I want to make some room in there)
Saturday night we have an event so we’ll eat out
Feel free to share some new recipes with us that you’re having this week in the comments below…we love new ideas!
ps. We’ve got a ton of apples and spices this week just begging to be baked up into spicy fall goodness!