Hi everyone, looking forward to a relaxing summer? I know I am! And one of the things that helps relieve some of the stress in my life  are my Monthly Meal Plans



Download the June 2012 Monthly Meal Plan:

My Smoothie Recipe:

I’m kind of lazy when it comes to smoothies, I buy the family packs of Yoplait or Jamba Smoothies they have in the grocery store for days when I need a quick breakfast. Just add milk or orange juice and voila!

Here is my recipe for days when I have a little more time…


  • 1 banana (frozen is better, but I will work at room temp.)
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries (Again, room temp is okay)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (We prefer frozen yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Optional: 2-3 tablespoons honey to taste (The plain fruit can be a bit sour, but the orange juice helps with this, so try it before adding honey)


Add all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth! Pour into glasses and serve!

This usually serves my 4 kiddos and me, but they all get half glasses. If I need a little more, I’ll just add in some more milk or juice. It makes the smoothie a bit runny, but no one seems to mind and it’s cheaper that way!

Note: Really you can use any type of fruit you prefer! Some of our favorites alternatives to above:

  • Mango, peach, & banana.
  • Raspberry, Blueberry, and Strawberry

Hope the meal plans help relieve a little bit of mom-stress this month!


  1. This is great! I plan weekly and have always been overwhelmed at the thought of planning a whole month. This differently seems like a doable easyway to do it. Do you ever run into days where your family doesn’t feel like eating what is planned? Thanks, I think I am motivated to try the monthly calendar today 🙂

  2. Just wanted to know if there is a program u use to help u plan your months meals. I used something for about 2 years and liked it but i recently bought a laptop and the program is not working.

  3. Thanks for the menu! This is one of those things that I always put off putting together on my own. It’s nice to have a helpful nudge! Something that I always notice is good, healthy food= happy hubby and kids.

  4. Thanks so much for this! I have wanted to start something similar and finally did a few months ago…I am stepping it up a notch now. I only do 2 weeks at a time (cause that is how often I go shopping). I have also decided to start planning b-fast and lunch too, anxious to see how that goes! I am totally using some of your ideas too!! Love the granola bars! Parfaits are a HUGE hit in our house as a snack!! http://arewereallydoingthis.blogspot.com/2012/05/new-found-love.html I think your crew would love them!!!

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