“What's for dinner?” is probably the most common question heard in my house. That, and, “What on earth is that smell?” (We have a baby and a toddler and a 7-year-old boy in the house).
Meal planning can be hard. Seriously. I've spent more than my fair share of time scrambling to find meal ideas, pre-made menus, and recipes. When my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease, I stared into our full pantry, then our full refrigerator, then our full freezer, and thought, “Huh…we've got nothing to eat!”
Thankfully, I found the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, and I realized that we can eat healthy, delicious foods that would benefit the whole family. We could eat gluten-free (and my husband could keep the gluten, because he's pretty attached to it), I could easily make a few swaps to follow THM and lose the baby weight, and we could do it without me having to cook three separate meals at dinner time (it's all about the side dishes).
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Over the past few years here at workingathomeschool.com, I've put together a lot of family-friendly meal planning resources, and I want to share them with you! In all honesty, this is as much for me as it is for you, because I wanted everything to be all in one place for easy access.
- My new ebook (365: One Year of Healthy Meal Plans for Busy Families) does all of the meal planning FOR you! For under $1.50 per month, you get 12 reusable meal plans, weekly shopping lists, monthly shopping lists, bonus meal idea sheets, meal prep ideas, and lots more!
- My ultimate meal planning resource – a free ebook with 215 gluten-free meal ideas that work for THM! “215 Meal Ideas for Busy Moms” is available free to subscribers of this website (it's not a bad deal – you get free menus, meal ideas, homeschool tips, recipes, organization tips, shopping lists, downloads, and tons more delivered straight to your inbox a few times a month). You can scroll down to the bottom of this post to subscribe or subscribe at the top of this page.
- I have TONS of weekly and monthly menus here on the website, and free printable shopping lists to go with them:
1 Week of $7 Healthy Dinners for THM
1 Week of $7 Healthy Dinners for THM Part 2
- Meal Ideas:
Printable Shopping Lists by Store:
Meal Planning Methods and Worksheets:
This is how I keep food on the table, even with a husband who doesn't want anything gluten-free or healthy, five kids (one of whom has Celiac disease), and me eating THM-style while on an anti-inflammation diet – and yes, I only cook one meal for the whole family! Having this huge list of meals and ideas has definitely saved me over the past few months! I hope this is a helpful resource for you when you need meal ideas.
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