Well, guys, you’ve kinda failed me on the whole… submitting-your-meal-plans-to-me-so-I-can-put-them-up-here-in-my-cool-new-series-I-was-so-excited-about thing! 😉
Nah, I’m just kidding. I know that most of us are meal-planner wannabes, not meal-planner pros, so there might not be many of you out there with a weekly plan to contribute yet.
bribery list of goodies to give you in exchange for a submission is pretty lame as of right now — ten entries into a contest I haven’t put up yet, plus an IOU for a free book that I haven’t yet published — LOL. I know. Sorry. I’m working on it!
Anyway, I did want to pass along this week something extra cool to share with y’all. My friend Lydia, over at Divine Health from the Inside Out is doing meal planning posts every week too! How cool is that? So this week, let’s just all head over to her meal plan post and check out what she’s got cookin’, k?
Here’s a little sneak peek of the post from Divine Health:
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (with brown rice noodles for the kids – I used a variation of the recipe that I linked to for the Meat sauce, I’ll be posting my version soon!)
Grated Raw Parmesan Cheese
Mixed Baby Green Salad with whatever veggies I have on hand chopped up and thrown in
Homemade Salad Dressing (my kids love my Poppyseed dressing, but usually it’s just a very basic vinaigrette)
Dinner #2 (for a busy night!)
Applegate Farms Grassfed Beef Hot Dogs, pan fried in lard and served on skewers with no bun. Organic ketchup and mustard for dipping.
Sliced veggies (we always have carrots and celery, sometimes cucumbers, peppers or snap peas)
Popsicles (made from leftover smoothies)
There’s several more full dinner plans listed with links to some more of Lydia’s amazing recipes, so go check it out for some menu inspiration!
Just a reminder though, I still want to hear from you all! Here’s a recap of what I was thinking:
Now, it’s your turn!
To be featured in this series, submit a week’s worth of meal planning from your meal calendar — preferably with links to recipes if they can be found online — to me by email: emily @ butterbeliever . com (minus the anti-spammy spaces.) Of course since we’re all about real, traditional food around here, your meals have got to be legit. So obviously, no toxic, fake, or processed ingredients. If you’re not sure what counts as real food and what doesn’t, dig around here a little or just ask me.
Your weekly meal plan could be as simple as just a list with days of the week and what you’re feeding your household for each day — breakfast, lunch, dinner, and hopefully even a few snacks or dessert thrown in there. Or you could get fancy, and submit an image from your meal calendar, or a spreadsheet, or whatever. We just wanna know what you eat!
Also, feel free to include your take any of the other topics I discussed last week. I want to hear more about your real food lifestyle! Pictures are great, too. (More info about all that can be found in the original announcement post, too.)
(What’s in it for me?)
If your submission is chosen to be featured, you’ll get some goodies!
- A free e-book. My very first e-book to be sold on the site is coming shortly, and each featured Meal Plan Monday submitter will be getting a free copy. (as soon as it’s ready!) It’ll be worth like, lots of money of course.
- 10 bonus entries into the next giveaway. Whatever the next prize giveaway is here at BB, you’ll get 10 bonus entries for free!
- Promotion of your blog or website. You’ll of course get a link and I’ll write you a little blurb, but you could also include links to your own recipes in your weekly meal plan!
So, if you’d like to participate, send in your submissions and I’ll start posting them — and giving you your goodies, of course! I can’t wait to see what you’ve all got planned in your kitchens. See you back here next week!