Simple Summer Meal Plan

Summer Meal Plan

This sample grain free Summer meal plan includes simple and healthy recipes that your family will love! All of my recipes are grain free, dairy optional and vegetable oil free.

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.

You can also check out my seasonal meal plans for Spring, Fall and Winter when out of season.

One Week Healthy Summer Meal Plan

Monday: Stuffed Bell Peppers with Guacamole

Tuesday: Simple Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Wednesday: Stuffed Zucchini (a kid favorite!)

Thursday: Slow Cooker Boston Butt BBQ with Cucumber Salad

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 TraditionsMy 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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  1. My menu plan for dinners for the week (Monday thru Friday)

    Monday – Roast Chicken w/ roasted cauliflower and steamed green beans

    Tuesday – Breakfast for Dinner! Coconut Flour Pancakes w/ homemade applesauce, and homemade sausage

    Wednesday – Skirt Steak Tacos with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, gaucamole, and homemade salsa – trying a new recipe for coconut flour wraps from The Spunky Coconut website…hope they’re good!

    Thursday – Corned Beef with roasted brussel sprouts, red potatoes, and carrots

    Friday – Broiled Whitefish Parmesan and Creamed Spinach

    Sweet Potato Latkes are a favorite here at our house – it’s great to see them on your menu too! I could eat them every day I think – we had them this past week w/ coconut flour breaded chicken strips.

    We LOVE the Chocolate Coconut Clusters! Thank you so much for that recipe! I made a batch on Friday for this week – but since I can’t keep my hubby out of them, I’ll probably end up making more mid-week. I should have just gone ahead and doubled the recipe!

    Today I’m also making a big batch of cheese crisps for the little guy, to go along with the beef jerky he loves for snacks.

  2. I have enjoyed reading your reasons for not eating grains. I could use a little help. My husband and son are both long haul truckers. My husband had a heart attack 3 years ago. He has since lost some weight – he is not overweight. I pack all of their meals and it is VERY difficult not to have some bread in their meals. I have to watch saturated fat and salt as well. Most of their food needs to be eaten with their fingers as they drive and at this point all is eaten cold. It is a REAL challenge to put enough mini meals together that are healthy and handy for at least 7 days out. Any ideas would be wonderful.

    • Highly recommend Grain Brain book by David Perlmutter, MD.
      I have found at least one very good grain free bread recipe if you are interested.