Weekly prep and menu plan ideas for June

Weekly prep and menu plan ideas

My weekly food prep jumped up another level in May as I started a 12 week challenge at my gym. The challenge is tailored to our own personal goal – for some it body composition, for some like me it is to eat well to support my level of exercise to ensure I recover well and improve my strength.

The challenge has me eating more meals and to make sure it happens I am meal prepping for days plus some extra stuff on the weekend and then another meal prep session mid week.

A weekend meal prep for me looks like this:

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From left to right – breakfast, morning snack and then lunch. Dinner I combine some pre-cooked stuff plus what I am cooking for the family most nights. Some recipes I am using for my prepared meals are:

  • I am tweaking this sang choy bow recipe for the chicken.
  • Roasted sweet potato in this fab cooker. Makes it so easy to cook it up in bulk, use it multiple times a week for me and for the doing traditional roast potatoes as well.
  • By cooking up my greens using this recipe I have found they reheat well.

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Over the last few weeks I have become more efficient with the meals I make and have found ways to mix it in with family meals to reduce the cooking I am doing.

I am actually really enjoying having meals ready to go. I have always tended to eat roughly the same thing for breakfast and lunch, so I am fine eating the same thing for a few days in a row.

Lunch box ideas for the kids

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I am still preparing food for the kids’ lunches over the last few weeks I have made:

Taco parcels and scrolls
Butter cake (easy one bowl recipe)

English muffin pizzas
Choc banana muffins (gluten free)

Chicken schnitzel
Raw seed squares (gluten free)

Chicken spring rolls
Brownie (Super sugary but was a special request!)

Our weekly menu plans for June

And these are our menu plans week by week with shopping lists included created in the PWK menu planning app:

Week 1

Day

Week Commencing 6th June

Monchicken, cashew and ginger stir fryChicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
TueSONY DSC

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Slow cooker chicken satay (gluten free)

Green veggies
WedCrispy mashed potato moundsSausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds
Thu
Easy Pumpkin Soup

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Pumpkin soup

Fried rice
FriDukkah crusted salmonDukkah crusted salmon with crunchy potatoes and garlic spinach
Sat
2013 paleo homemade taco seasoning

Tacos with homemade seasoning
Sunroast chickenRoast chicken and vegetables
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Week 2

Day

Week Commencing 13th June

Monchicken, cashew and ginger stir fryChicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
Tue
Mexibake - Mexican Family Meal
Mexibake
Wedsang choy bow mainSang choy bow
ThuCrispy mashed potato moundsSausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds
FriServing ManyChicken wings, baked potatoes and steamed corn
Sat
MakeYourOwnSushi
Sushi
SunChicken-Schnitzel-RecipeChicken schnitzel and vegetables
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Week 3

Day

Week Commencing 20th June

MonShepherd's Pie FullShepherd's pie
Tue
slow cooker butter chicken

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Slow cooker butter chicken
Green veggies
WedDukkah crusted salmonDukkah crusted salmon with crunchy potatoes and garlic spinach
ThuSlow cooker beef stroganoff mainSlow cooker beef stroganoff (gluten free)
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Week 4

Day

Week Commencing 27th June

Mon
Easy-Scalloped-Potatoes

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Scalloped Potatoes

Sautéed baby spinach

Gluten free meatloaf
Tuezucchini bolognese mainZucchini and Spaghetti Bolognese
Wed2013 paleo homemade taco seasoningTacos with homemade seasoning
Thugluten free meatballs main

green veggie recipe title

Sweet Potato Gratin Dairy Free Recipe
Gluten free chicken meatballs

Green veggies

Sweet potato gratin
FriCrispy mashed potato moundsSausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds
SatServing ManyChicken Wings, Baked Potatoes and Corn
Sun
Honey roasted lamb shoulder
Honey roasted lamb shoulder
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PWK Menu Planning App

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If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. You might like to also check out the Planning With Kids Menu Planning App.

Menu Planner App

The kid friendly menu planning app allows you to:

  • Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
  • Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
  • Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
  • Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.

The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a regular basis. Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and a photo from the blog.

Are you a planner when it comes to food?

Comments

  1. Magdalena says

    I really like reading these posts and also looking at the pictures – visuals are really helpful to me.
    And great inspiration too as I am all over the place at the moment! Small steps at a time…
    THANK YOU Nic!!!

  2. Zoe says

    Awesome butter cake recipe! I took a leap of faith and made it for my daughter to take to preschool for her 3rd birthday- without testing it first! Everyone loved it and there was a bit left over (you’re right, it’s a really big cake) so I got to sample it and it’s much nicer than my previous butter cake recipe, not to mention being heaps easier to make! I’m replacing my old recipe NOW!