Hi everyone! Wow, I guess it’s time for another monthly meal plan for you! I thought last year went by quickly, but apparently 2013 is already in full swing and I’m still recovering from Christmas! We’re actually getting ready to move, so the next few months are going to be especially crazy around here packing and showing the house. And the last thing I want to be worrying about is what’s for dinner!

So thankfully, I have another meal plan to the rescue!  Hope you enjoy it, and that it relieves a little bit of your daily stress level.




Click below to download your preferred meal plan:

Looking for some smoothie recipes? Check out our ideas below!

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


And don’t worry, I’ll make sure to share pics of our new schoolroom once we get everything moved and setup!


  1. My family moved last year and it was a very busy time for sure. However, the blessings of more space and being in our “bigger than our wildest dreams” home was worth it. 🙂 Have you ever seen the “Bolthouse Farms” drinks in the produce section? They are ready made smoothies with more nutritious ingredients than you can imagine. http://bolthouse.com/products/beverages

    Website included above. I add these, usually 2-3 different kinds,( Carrot Juice, Green Goodness, C-Boost, etc.) to our smoothies and they are delicious. Just a suggestion. Always looking for affordable ways to get my children to eat their veggies. Hope it blesses your family. 🙂

  2. Awesome! I just started a month long menu plan at the beginning of the year. We had our third child in August and dragging all three to the store every week was getting SO hard! I worked it out so that I can get all of my shopping done one day a month (hubby takes off to keep the kids), and the hubs goes once a week to pick up dairy and produce on his way home from work. So far it has worked out well. My menu needs some creativity though… I may have to copy some of yours :).

    Good luck with the move! We are expecting #4 at the end of the summer so we are debating the moving thing.

  3. I love that you actually have a menu plan for all meals for the month. I have a breakfast/snack/lunch menu for my kids, but I can never stick with a dinner menu. Smoothies are great thing for breakfast. If you use protein powder with water and ice, you can make them more “diet friendly” for us moms because you are cutting out the yogurt. 🙂

  4. I LOVED your ideas of your school room! We just moved into our new home a month ago and i am soooo excited that we have an extra room for a homeschool room! We just made do in our old house but WOW am I looking forward to having a dedicated room! Thank you for all the ideas AND the wonderful menu plan, too!



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