Meal planning saves our family money each month and it also saves me a lot of time and reduces the stress of trying to figure out what to cook each day. I spend less time in the grocery store since I know exactly what I need to buy and I spend less time cooking since I can batch foods and cook meals ahead of time.
Summer Meal Plan
I also try to use vegetables that are in season each week and have rotating meal plans based on the produce that is in season each month. Summer is certainly one of the easiest seasons to plan around seasonal produce since tomatoes, squashes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuces, green beans and other fresh produce abounds.
During the summer, I try to do all of our shopping at the local farmer’s market whenever possible. I can normally get all of our food for the week in less than an hour at the local market and I really enjoy my time shopping there each week.
This list will help you create your own basci summer meal plan using seasonal vegetables that your family will love. Click on the name of each meal for the full recipe or check out my recipe page for additional ideas.
One Week Healthy Summer Meal Plan
Wednesday: Stuffed Zucchini (a kid favorite!)
Friday: Fish Taco Salad
Saturday: Greek meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce
Sunday: Steak Fajita Salad
I usually make a huge batch of chocolate coconut clusters (with 90% cocoa chocolate) for the kids to have for snacks on the go. We also serve watermelon, fresh fruits and veggies and cucumbers with dip for snacks.
I try to buy ingredients from local sources whenever possible, but when I can’t, I order them from trusted sources like Thrive and Tropical Traditions. My full list of sources is available on this page.
Want an Easier Way to Meal Plan?
Meal planning has been so helpful for my family and saved me so much time and money over the years that I decided to create a system that would help others save time and money as well. Wellness Mama Meals is my personal meal planning system that takes the headaches out of planning out meals for your family each week.
My Wellness Mama Meals system includes a Meal Plan Generator that allows you to create custom meal plans based on your families’ preferences and family size with a simple drag and drop menu. The generator also creates a printable shopping list customized to your choices and family size. There are hundreds of recipes to choose from and all are kid-tested and family approved.
I only open the system to new members a few times a year and only to my email subscribers, but if you want to learn more about it, check out this post where I explain it in more detail.
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