How Meal Planning Changes in the Summer.

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It is summer. Summer vacation. Praise the Lord, I made it through the 2015-16 school year with only a couple panic attacks and emotional breakdowns. All in all, I made it through alive. My teachers made it through alive. And their students are all advancing to the next grade or stage in life.

This, my friends, is something worth celebrating!

Are you like me, and do your celebrations revolve around food? Good. I thought so.

About 7 months ago I had a health issue, which I haven't blogged about yet, but I will…

This meant that the way we eat, and therefore the way we celebrate had to change a little. It meant a few other things too, but that's another post for another day.

You know that I am a meal planner, and every Monday morning I post a photo of our meal plan for the week with our Mostly Homemade Mondays link-up. This meal plan evolves as the seasons change and produce is available. Our meal plans change depending on our budget, as well as what meats we have available in our deep freezer. In the summertime, however, our meal plans change dramatically.


You see, in the summer we are eating almost exclusively from our gardens. Our urban farm. Meal planning changes when you have food in your backyard, but that doesn't mean that meal planning is any less important.



To make use of the abundance of fresh veggies, I need to bring my A-Game to make the best meals that feature this awesome organic produce. You know, food that is fresh and in season just tastes better, amiright?


When I need a little help or a few ideas for our weekly meal plan, I head over to Real Plans. Real Plans is a meal planning service that not only gives me the recipes to fit our preferences, but also shopping lists and recipe suggestions for our tastes and dietary needs.


Many of our urban homestead meals are from Real Plans or are "Real Plans-inspired".


If you want to upgrade your meal planning skills, first watch this quick YouTube video for a brief intro on how Real Plans works. If you want to learn more about Real Plans, including how to get started, go here.

What is on your meal plan this week? Leave a link or a comment with your favorites!

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