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Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal, Crock Pot Dinners, and More (Menu Plan)

Oven Tacos

This last week I have been seeing all kinds of healthy eating ideas, recipes, and menu plans and I totally understand why people are sharing those.

It is the time of year that everyone wants to get healthy, but you all know I like to keep it real with you, so let’s keep it real for a minute.

I have three teens. One of which is a 6 ft 4 in, 150 pound, fourteen year old, boy. Most teens, don’t have time for a big change in diet or healthy eating. Healthy eating to them is grabbing a banana. Again just keeping it real for you. 🙂

We eat home cooked, generally healthy, meals everyday. It is not like we eat unhealthy, but there is no diet cooking or special eating for the new year going on at our house right now. If you are doing that I think it is great.

If you have weight to lose or are trying to get healthy, good for you! I hope you are successful.

But my house, full of teens, will just keep eating normal. Except, I am not sure teenage eating is normal. If only we could all eat like growing kids, be full of energy, and not gain weight…Maybe I need to do a menu plan titled menu plan for family with teens….Thanks for letting me keep it real with you!

Now for this week’s plan.


Crispy Homemade Granola

Crispy Homemade Granola

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal


BBQ Chili

BBQ Chili 

Oven Tacos

Oven Tacos

Slow Cooked Barbecue Ranch Chicken Legs

Slow Cooked Chicken Legs

Crock Pot Beef and Beans Casserole

Crock Pot Beef and Beans

Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry

Sheet Pan Stir Fry 

pizza fries

Pizza Fries 

Dessert Of The Week

Baked Pears With Caramel Sauce

Baked Pears with Caramel Sauce

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. I need to do pizza fries again. We loved those so much! If I get brave enough to venture out to the grocery store this morning, I’ll do them tonight. 🙂

  2. I’m with you there, four boys still home (high school/college) ages 16-22. It’s all I can do is get the food in the house in the quantity they go through. I haven’t been good at planning. Then when I do plan and go to the store, and have food for three or four days in the future we end up not breeding like whatever I have planned, or someone ate part of it (!), or the schedule changed and only two people end up being home. So I end up at the store maybe every other day. Less waste. I was wasting a lot when I went once a week. But boy. No. We don’t strategize “healthy” trendy meals.

    • I am glad I am not alone. The whole teen eating, especially boys, is crazy. 🙂 I know it is a short thing and they grow up and I will miss all the cooking, but in the mean time we go through a lot of food.

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