Meal Plan Monday September 8

We're linking up with orgjunkie's Menu Plan Monday be sure to stop by and check out her menu and hundreds of others.

We’re linking up with orgjunkie’s Menu Plan Monday. Be sure to stop by and check out her menu here and hundreds of others.

This week’s menu plan was easier than most because it is a shop in my freezer week. That means as random or plain as the meals are I am determined to clean out my freezer and use up some of my previously prepped food. There are lots of good reasons to do this on a regular basis such as prevent things from being lost in the deep dark depth of your deep freezer, add a little variety, change over to a new season of foods and flavours or your hot water breaks and you have to purchase a new one. Ok maybe that last one was just me, but I really didn’t like the idea of spending another cent after forking out that cash so freezer shopping I went!

Its is also the start of extra curricular activities this week. Those words can strike fear into any brave mother. The driving, the forms, the 3.6 minutes you have to pick up your child, feed them a healthy nutritious meal, wrangle them into some uniform or another and get them to practice.

So with that in mind I went simple!

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Click on the photo to see a bigger version of the menu plan 🙂

 

Stay tuned soon for a post on all our tips and tricks to save time and money while still making sure our families get quality, healthy foods.

 

Meal Plan Monday Aug 18, 2014

We're linking up with orgjunkie's Menu Plan Monday be sure to stop by and check out her menu and hundreds of others.

We’re linking up with orgjunkie’s Menu Plan Monday be sure to stop by and check out her menu and hundreds of others.

Most of us Ninjas menu plan in some form or another, we all gotta eat right?! And there is nothing worse than standing at the fridge after a long day thinking ‘what’s for dinner?’

I work 9-5 and by the time I pick up my son and drive home it’s nearing 6pm. Trying to fit in dinner, family time and bath and still get little man in bed at a reasonable time is a real struggle, am I right?!

My solution is prepping much of the proteins and some sides for the week on Sunday. I cook up a roast or whole chicken in the slow cooker, grill up some veggies and make a pasta dish for lunches.

Check out my menu plan for this week as well as Leslie and Megan’s and let us know what tricks you use to keep your family fed and happy without being chained to the kitchen.
~Ninja Kirsten

Kirsten's Meal Plan Aug 17-23

Kirsten’s Meal Plan Aug 17-23

leslie's mpmmegan mpm

I am…..

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I am many things but figuring out what things about me make me a ninja is hard. I am the procrastinator of the group obviously since I am the last to post, and wanna be perfectionist since this is probably my 6th version of my intro. But I am much more.

My name is Kirsten, I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend. I am one of the Canadian Ninjas  and very lucky to live close to Megan in the suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia. I work full time (plus some) for a non profit organization with children, I have a near five year old son about to enter kindergarten (get ready for cute bento lunch posts) and have been married for what seems like for-ever! (just kidding honey)

Like the others I love coffee, sushi, reading, cooking, wine and having fun.  I love to learn about nutrition but hate anything that feels like exercise. You will never find me in a gym but biking with my family, exploring the local parks & trails or hanging in my backyard with friends makes up my free time. I love to entertain, menu plan, and try new foods. I am shy but sarcastic and once I get talking I never shut up. I am never without my phone or iPad but am completely computer illiterate. This is going to be a great big adventure for me and I can’t wait to get it started with you.

Searching out a group of women online that were there to support each other in a healthy life was how we met, one fateful New Year’s Eve chat was how we connected and now we are family. Welcome to Being Ninjas.

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