Meal Plan

October Menu with Weekly Shopping List

Wow! I can’t believe how popular our monthly meal planner has become! I hope these meal planner save you precious time planning so you can enjoy spending the extra time planning for your homeschool, going to a pumpkin patch, stomping in some leaves, and playing with your kids!
October meal planner with free shopping list #mealplanner


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  • My food is yummy! (These are all recipes my family loves; we include a dessert a week and seasonal favorites)
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October Meal Planning

In October our home gardens are being closed up. The menus will incorporate seasonal items like pumpkins and gourds and lots of warm-you-up soups.   Our meal plan feeds our family of 5.  So for all you busy moms out there – dinner is served {and you didn’t even have to plan it!}

Week 1:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

MondayFruit & Granola (use coconut oil)Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich with
bread**
carrots
Classic Tortilla Soup**
with Corn Tortillas
fruit
TuesdayOatmeal w/ fruitLeftover Tortilla Soup
with corn tortillas
Pumpkin & Cashew Stir Fry**
Brown Rice
string cheese
WednesdayYogurt & FruitEnglish Muffin Pizza (w/ tomato sauce, cheese & olives)Slow Cooker Pork Tacos
+ tortilla shells
popcorn
ThursdayBlueberry Muffinbaked beans & fresh bread**Grilled chicken
acorn squash
Green Beans
Granola
FridayFarmer Eggs** with 2-3 potatoes, 1 pepper  & 2 eggs per person)
with juice
Baked potato with cheese, sour cream, and broccoliPeanut Linguini**
Broccoli
bell pepper with hummus
*only eat 1/2 hummus
SaturdayPumpkin Waffles** with maple syrupleftoversCheese & Veggie Pizza

*save 1 pizza crust for Monday

celery with peanut butter
SundayEggs BenedictLayered Herby StewMac & Cheesefruit
*Granola makes 20-24 servings – save the rest for other days on menu (keeps in air tight container for 2-3 weeks)
**Recipe in Shopping List Download
Treat: Praline Pumpkin Dessert (not healthy, but easy and delicious!)

Week 2:

BreakfastLunchDinnerSnack
MondayFruit & GranolaCalzone (using saved crust)Baked Potato Soupbell pepper with humus (leftover)
TuesdayOatmeal with fruitLeftover Potato Soup
Bread**
Breakfast burrito (homemade tortillassave extras for tomorrow, eggs & cheese & peppers)fruit
WednesdayYogurt & FruitQuesadilla (cheese or PB & choc chips)Angel Hair BrushettaPeanut Honey Power balls
ThursdayBanana BreadFish Sticks
carrots & broccoli w/ranch
apple
Stir Fry (Vegetarian with 1 cup nuts)fruit
FridayFried Eggs + FruitCrackers & Cheese (opt. summer sausage)
+ grapes
Eggplant Parmesan, pasta & saucepopcorn
SaturdaypancakesleftoverCheese & Veggie Pizzacucumber slices
SundaySmoothieTweaked Creamed Chicken & Healthier Biscuits**Mac & Cheese
Peas
fruit

Treat: Maple Peanut Butter Yummies

 

Week 3:

BreakfastLunchDinnerSnack
MondayFruit & GranolaSpinach Salad with deviled eggsRed Beans & Rice**fruit
TuesdayOatmeal with fruitFruit, bread** cheese, kabobsItalian Tortellini Soup**granola
WednesdayYogurt & FruitLeftover Italian Tortellini Soup
Bread
General Tso Chicken
Brown Rice **
celery with peanut butter
ThursdayBundt Coffee Cake**BLT Sandwich
Homemade Bread**
Pasta with alfredo sauce** and green beansGranola
FridaySpinach/garden Omelet (add ground mustard & nutmeg)Black Bean Taco Salad**Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Carrots
broccoli
fruit
SaturdayBanana Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes (use coconut oil) + maple syrupleftoverCheese & Veggie Pizzapopcorn
Sundayzucchini breadRoast
Mashed Potatoes / Gravy
Peas
Lunch Meat Sandwich with bread++
Sweet Potato & Beet Chips (bake)
fruit

Treat: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Week 4:

BreakfastLunchDinnerSnack
MondayFruit & Granolahummus on pita, peppersSpaghetti & Meatballs
green beans
apple with peanut butter
TuesdayOatmeal with fruittuna sandwich & fruit
+ homemade rolls (extra for dinner)
Sloppy Joes (make into Jack o Lanterns)
Sweet Potato Fries
granola
WednesdayYogurt & FruitCobb SaladPumpkin – Apple Soup** top w/ pine nuts
Bread**
fruit
ThursdaySweet Potato Muffins *use coconut oil and 1/2 sugarLeftover Soup
Bread top w/ pine nuts
Egg in a whole and fruitGranola
FridayScrambled Eggs
Potatoes & Green Peppers
refried bean burritos
+ tortilla shells (today only)
fruit
meatloaf (use ground turkey), broccoli, mashed potatoespopcorn
SaturdayBiscuits & GravyLeftoversCheese & Mushroom Pizzafruit
SundaySmoothieQuinoa Chicken & Sweet Potato SoupSpinach Friatahomemade pretzels or crackers

Treat: Libby’s Pumpkin Roll

{free} Weekly Shopping List Printable

First off, because I know you are going to ask, where is the Menu {free} printable?  I know I usually have free printables for everything! But I think it will be more helpful to you if you just read the menu {this post} on your smart phone, ipad, or computer. All the recipes are hyperlinked for your convenience! {This is how I am cooking now too}

>> {free} Printable Weekly Shopping Lists <<


You can also pull up your shopping list from your smart phone, but I know sometimes it is easier to print this off to add your own notes {things you already have, add’l household supplies you need, etc.} Each weekly shopping list contains everything you need to make the recipes that week.  Easy Peasy!

If you notice a mistake, please let me know so I can fix it. Thanks

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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