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Menu Plan {April 22nd-28th}

Over the last few weeks I have had several of you ask me to share what we do for lunch. Well, the reason that I often do not post my lunch plan is that we usually just do whatever and do not always follow a plan for that meal.

Sometimes it is leftovers, sometimes it is quesadillas, sometimes sandwiches, and sometimes my kids just get whatever they can find.

We homeschool so we do eat lunch almost every day at home, but as my kids have gotten older, I have found it more and more difficult to follow a lunch plan and time. My 10 year old thinks he is starving at 11:30 and by noon he follows me around the house asking me when lunch is over and over again. Anyone else have a 10 year old boy like that…….

But at 12:00 my 12 year old might be practicing the piano, and my oldest daughter might still be taking a science test. So, I don’t know how it works in other homeschooling houses, but in our house lunch tends to the be most chaotic and often hurried meal of the day. Because of this it tends to be the meal that doesn’t always go as planned.

So, I feel bad posting a plan here on my site, when I know that there is a good chance I won’t stick to it, but for you I will start trying, or at least I will start posting it, just know that it may or may not be what we actually end up eating.

What lunch ideas do you all have? I would love some new lunch ideas? 

Here is the plan.


Baked Oatmeal

Yogurt and Homemade Granola Bars ( I am trying something new with granola bars.)

Eggs and Muffins




Egg Salad Sandwiches




BBQ Meatballs (Trying something new.)

Hamburgers and Fries

Tuna Skillet Casserole

Enchilada Rice

Breakfast for Dinner

Out to eat x2 (It is rare for us to eat out twice in one week, but that is how it worked out this week.)

For more meal planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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  1. Harriet Dodson says

    Our son is 11. He gets up from the table after dinner and says “I’m still hungry” and then grazes until the next meal. He is as skinny as can be too (which our daughter claims as NO FAIR). I feel your pain. I tell him he is a walking stomach.

  2. Lunch is the hardest meal of the day for me-trying to find something that my kids will like to eat and that is good for them as well!

  3. Have to laugh at the walking stomach comment! I have an 8 yr old who fits that description. Tall, skinny and always hungry. Great eater though, loves most veggies and I dont have to worry about him not cleaning his plate! Im thinking at some point I’ll just give him a feed bag so he can graze at will . I dread the day puberty hits, I may have to take out a loan to keep him fed. 🙂

    • Tall and skinny and always hungry fits my son perfectly! And I agree, I don’t know how I will keep up with his eating when he is 15…….

  4. I hate lunch LOL

    I pack for the kids so it’s a wicked balance of health, portability, convenience and what they’ll actually eat.

    In the summers it’s easier – more like your day – but it sounds like you need to have lunch available for them to eat when they want/can [maybe 2 lunches for the 10yo LOL] In summer I use a lot of planned leftovers [school year too truth be told – the two big kids took thermoses with leftover whole grain pasta and meatsauce today]. I find if I have a variety of things available lunch gets eaten – mostly on their own – yogurt, cheese, fruit/veg and random dips [ranch, caramel, salsa] often I will defrost a meatloaf just to leave in the fridge for midday protein fixes!

  5. Lunch is usually “Musgo” at our house… you know, open the fridge and say “that musgo and that musgo!” Unless we have done musgo for dinner the night before, then it’s “Helpy Selfy”.

    • I love that! It sounds a lot like my house. The trouble is as my kids get older I have less and less leftovers. I need to just start making more for dinner I guess to make sure we have leftovers.

  6. I have a 10yo son and a 5yo son, neither one of them is ever full! I have an 8yo daughter too…but she doesn’t seem to have that problem.

  7. Lunch in our house is usually leftover made over, sandwiches and salads. Especially during hot Las Vegas summers.
    Happy MPM!
    You’re menu plan sounds so good.
    Have a wonderful week!

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