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Weekly Meal Plan with Food Bloggers of Canada

Who loves planning? This gal! (two seriously huge thumbs pointing my way right now).

But even though I get right down and giddy over organization (my inner Monica is frantic with joy in this moment), meal planning can often seem like such a major process! Especially when I’d rather be on the patio with a bourbon in one hand and a good book in the other. But it really does make my week – and the meals I inhale during it – so much better. Which is why I’ve partnered up with The Food Bloggers of Canada to bring you one stellar weekly meal plan this week. 

Weekly Meal Plan Menu - Food Bloggers of Canada -

It’s loaded pack jamed full of recipes from the blog, featuring the very best of the season right now. And you need to get your fill as much as possible because soon the weather will change (it already has – have you noticed the crunchy leaves on the ground??) and we will be left with nothing but parsnips and cabbage for 6 months.

The neatest part about this whole thing? Realizing I’ll never have scurvy because I eat enough citrus to float a boat full of sailors. Luckily I can curse & drink with the best of ’em!

I really do hope this meal plan helps you create healthy, locally seasonal and ridiculously delicious meals for your dinner table. Or in my case, dinner couch. Though as soon as I moved to back West to Vancouver I went to Canadian Tire and got myself one sweet patio set. So I chow down out there most nights. And will continue to do so. Until the torrential Winter rainy season starts.

P.S. We’ve included a printable shopping list along with the meal plan as well as complimentary side dishes, desserts and even drinks (are you really surprised by that?) so all you have to do, is cook and eat. No thinking required.

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Do you meal plan? What are your tools for doing it? What do you make during the week? How do you decide what you’ll eat? Spill it!

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  • Lindsey @HalfDimeHomestead
    August 24, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    I do not meal plan! I know I should. My wallet says I should. The staggering student loans say I TOTALLY should but I just haven’t ever gotten into it.
    So dumb.
    What I do, since I’m not nearly as adventurous as you are, is buy my staples all the time – rice, quinoa, veggies, greek yogurt – and then pull from my garden during summer/fall. I practice intuitive cooking. Which means I throw a bunch of hoosefudge in a pan and make something up as I go along.
    It usually works out well.
    I’ll go check out your meal plan – you will no doubt inspire me to get my act together!!
    Lindsey @HalfDimeHomestead recently published…Good Mama Monthly – The Shelling Beans EditionMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      August 25, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      Not dumb at all my love! I won’t lie – there are some weeks I just don’t get to it and like you, my wallet (and staggering student loans) show for it.

      I love your idea to pull from the garden in addition to having your staples in the house. I do the same. Or at least I used to until I didn’t have a garden anymore. But I DO keep fresh herbs still which make a big difference in the wallet. Packaged herbs are so expensive!! I hope that one day I can once again have a flourishing, amazing garden like you and be able to pull from there. It’s economical, efficient and so healthy. Plus it tastes ahhhhhmazing!!! xo!

  • Tara @ Rovin' Rambler
    August 25, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    I used to write recipes for a meal planning subscription service and let me tell you- it was hard work! All of the recipes had to be healthy, inexpensive, fast/easy to make, and use only seasonal fruits and veggies. And adaptable for veggie/gluten-free. Whew! It was a lot of fun, though. I loved knowing my favorite dishes were making their way into people’s weekly menus.
    Tara @ Rovin’ Rambler recently published…English Camp: Chopped ChampionsMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      August 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      It sure is Tara! I can’t imagine doing it on a regular basis… Except that I’d love to. hahahaha…. It sounds like you had a lot of parameters for the ones you were doing – how did you make the time?! lol….