Menu Plan: October 19

I’ve been busy buying up apples for applesauce and grapes for juice, so I’m a bit low on the remaining grocery budget for the rest of the month. So this week I’ll be eating mostly meat from the freezer and simple/cheap meals using what I’ve already canned, frozen, and stored away for the winter!


  • breakfast – soaked oatmeal with cream, butter, raisins, and maple syrup
  • snack – celery and peanut butter
  • lunch – red leaf lettuce salad with carrots, celery, soaked sunflower seeds, cheese, organic ranch dressing
  • dinner – crockpot chicken, green bean casserole made w/ homemade cr. of mushroom soup
  • snack – kefir smoothies
  • To Do – make milk kefir, make water kefir, feed sourdough starter


  • breakfast – scrambled eggs, peaches
  • snack – celery
  • lunch – cheese, carrots, pears, bread with homemade butter
  • dinner – beef short ribs, steamed veggies, roasted sweet potatoes with butter and maple syrup
  • snack – apples, almonds
  • To Do: soak rice


  • breakfast – kefir smoothies
  • snack – carrots
  • lunch – hard boiled eggs, homemade applesauce, salad
  • dinner – chicken noodle soup with brown rice pasta and brown rice
  • snack – homemade popcorn
  • To Do – make milk and water kefir, make chicken broth


  • breakfast – soaked oatmeal, peaches
  • snack – apple and cheese
  • lunch – salad
  • dinner – veggie and cheese omelets, hashbrowns, toast
  • snack – kefir smoothies


  • breakfast – fried eggs, toast, and pears
  • snack – ants on a log
  • lunch – tuna sandwiches, carrots, apples
  • dinner – beef roast with potatoes, lots of carrots, celery, and onion, and spelt rolls
  • To Do – soak pancake batter, make milk and water kefir


  • breakfast – soaked pancakes, peaches
  • snack – carrots and celery
  • lunch – grilled cheese and salad
  • dinner – homemade gluten free pizza
  • snack – chips and cheese with homemade salsa


  • breakfast – scrambled eggs, smoothies
  • lunch – leftovers
  • dinner – hamburgers, roasted garlic fries, corn, apple crisp

So that’s what I’ve got planned for this week! Anything good going on in your kitchen? And for more meal ideas,

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Very thorough! This is what I’m aiming for…but taking my time getting there! :O)

  2. Looks like your family is going to be having some delicious meals.

  3. What does soaking the sunflower seeds do? I’ve never seen that before. Are you soaking them to sprout them? What kind of seeds (roasted, unroasted, etc)

    I really like sunflower seeds in my slow cooker granola, but I never thought to soak them for any reason.

    donielle Reply:

    @Jes, Nuts and seeds actually contain a natural enzyme inhibitor which causes either the nutrients from the seed or nut not to be fully absorbed, or causes the body to lose nutrients by making them harder to digest. By soaking in an acidic or sometimes salty medium, we’re rendering those toxic enzyme inhibitors useless and our body can then fully digest the nutrients.

    I soak all of my seeds and nuts as long as time permits (or if I remember) and then dehydrate them before using in recipes.

    Here’s another short post I wrote about them: