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Menu Plan Monday: Winter Doldrums!

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In week 2’s menu plan, we talked about tackling the tasks that we have put off.  Now, we are into the third week of January and the winter doldrums have hit.  The holidays are over, it is cold, the Christmas decorations are all put away, and everybody is sick.

This week's menu plan helps combat the winter doldrums with a decadent chocolate breakfast, protein rich lunches, and hearty soup dinner recipes.  Includes recipes, printable menu plan, and printable shopping lists.

The complete menu plan for the third week of the year is below.  You can find links to recipes and more.  Scroll to the bottom to print out the menu plan and the shopping list or, if you don’t want to wait…  You can get 5 weeks of menu plans and shopping lists here.

Week 3 Breakfast:

Monday Boiled Eggs, with Savory Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Muffins via Domestically Creative

Tuesday Easy Skillet Breakfast via 3 Boys and a Dog

Wednesday: Make ahead idea: Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, via Family Fresh meals, and a quick mix:  Nutella Blueberry Protein Smoothie  via Thrifty DIY Diva. 

Thursday: Easy 3 Minute Breakfast Sandwich via 3 Boys and a Dog

Friday: Sausage Biscuits, sliced apples

Saturday: Chocolate Brioche, Pan Perdu via 3 Boys and a Dog

Sunday: Ham Steaks, Scrambled Eggs, Hashbrowns

Week 3 Lunch:

Monday: Veggie Humus Wrap via Wondermom Wannabe

Tuesday: Roast Beef Sandwiches with applesauce cups

Wednesday: Make Your Own Lunchable—Deli Ham, Cheese, Crackers & Raisins

Thursday: Grilled Salmon Sandwiches via 3 Boys and a Dog

Friday: Mason Jar Burrito Bowls via Give me Delicious Food, use leftovers from Thursday night dinner to put these together.

Saturday: Leftover Hamburger Soup.

Sunday: Chef Salad

Week 3 Dinner:

Monday:  Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup via 3 Boys and a Dog serve with bakery style bread

Tuesday: Mustard Crusted Salmon (cook extra salmon steaks, with just salt & pepper for lunch) via Crystal & Comp., with Roasted Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach via Green Valley Kitchen

Wednesday: Teriyaki Meatballs via Frugal Family Home with Roasted Bok Choy via Crystal & Comp.

Thursday: Creamy Crockpot Chicken Tacos via Crystal and Comp. Serve with Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice via Julia’s Album

Friday: Kelli’s Spaghetti Recipe with a crusty french bread.

Saturday: Baked Potato Bar with a garden salad.

Sunday:  Ground Turkey & Cabbage Stir Fry via Reipezazz and Thai Sweet Chili Green Beans via From a Chef’s Kitchen

Week Three Menu Plan Recipes and Shopping List

Get Your Printable Menu and Shopping List here.  OR get 5 weeks of planning and shopping printables in my shop.

My Favorite Meal Planning Resources:

The following affiliate links are things that I love!  I get so tired of planning, but having interesting, educational, and down-right fun goodies makes this chore so much easier to swallow. ?

How to Meal Plan

Menu Wipe Off Board

My Favorite Pens

What do you do to be sure you are using a great variety of your recipes? Do you menu plan?  Do you have a system of trying something new each week?  I would love to hear your menu planning details!

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