Monthly Meal Plans ~ April 2017

Please know that I do not stick to a 100% fibro diet. I’m a mom to five kids and life just happens. If you cannot stick to a good fibro meal, it’s okay – just try again with the next meal. These recipes are rated from one to five stars along with a link to the recipe, if I found it online. Any comments or modifications to the recipe are also left for each recipe.

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April’s Monthly Meal Plan

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April 1

Loaded Chicken and Potatoes Casserole

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Make it fibro-friendly: Substitute the potatoes with sweet potatoes.

Comments: This was an okay meal. My kids didn’t like it as much as we did, so there was a lot leftover.

click here for the recipe from Stockpiling Moms

April 2

Sausage with rice and kimchi

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Comments: Sausage is either a yes or no for me, so I can only have it once every other month or so. Kimchi is extremely good for the digestion tract since it is loaded with good bacteria that makes it easy for your stomach to digest.

Make it fibro-friendly: Use brown rice, but I’m not sure how well that will taste with kimchi.

April 3

Best Ever American Goulash

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Comments: This is an easy dish because it’s just one pan to dirty and clean, and reminds me of my grandmother’s Southern cooking.

Make it fibro-friendly: Substitute the noodles with whole wheat noodles.

click here for the recipe from Pip and Ebby

www.pipandebby.com

 

April 4

Crispy bean and cheese burritos with chips and salsa

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Comments: This is an easy dish and simple to make, but tasty!

Make it fibro-friendly: Use whole wheat tortillas and go easy on the cheese.

click here for the recipe from Six Sisters Stuff

April 5

Baked chicken with loaded baked potatoes

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: You cannot go wrong with loaded baked potatoes. Okay, so maybe you can since potatoes are not fibro friendly and cheese is a dairy, but whatever!

Make it fibro-friendly: Don’t. Leave as is.

April 6

Mommy’s night out! Daddy ordered pizza – Win! Win!

 

April 7

Rotisserie chicken with brown rice, black eyed peas, and green beans

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

It was back to the basics with this recipe, but you know what? Less is more and keeping it simple makes it yummy!

April 8

Grilled cheese sandwiches with chips and fruit with yogurt to dip

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Make it fibro-friendly: Use dairy free cheese, whole wheat bread, and no chips.

 

April 9

Pizza night!

April 10

Burgers with tots

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: My husband loves, loves, loves burgers, so we have them often.

Make it fibro-friendly: Substitute the tots with baked sweet potato fries and use whole wheat buns.

 

April 11

Hot dogs with tots

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: Half the kids like burgers, and the other half prefer hot dogs, so we alternated this week to satisfy both groups of kiddos.

Make it fibro-friendly: Substitute the tots with baked sweet potato fries and use whole wheat buns.

 

April 12

Buba’s Chili

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: Tim calls me Buba, so this is my own recipe. I hope to make a post about this recipe soon. The recipes for chili do change each time I make it to get a variety.

Freezer-Friendly: Make a double batch and then freeze for later use.

 

April 13

Buba’s S’getti

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: My kids are slowly coming around to having ground meat in their spaghetti, but it’s amazing with or without the meat. I’ll post a recipe for it soon.

Make it fibro-friendly: Use spaghetti squash or whole wheat noodles for the noodles.

Freezer-Friendly: Make a double batch of the sauce and then freeze for later use.

April 14

Slow Cooker Meal

BBQ Chicken with sweet potato fries and green beans

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: My kids love the chicken! I’ll make a post about the BBQ sauce I use.

April  15

Baked chicken with lemon, brussels sprouts, and potatoes

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Comments: My husband and I liked this more than the kids. We had to double this recipe for our family of six.

Make it fibro-friendly: Use sweet potatoes.

click here for the recipe from Food Done Light

April 16

Rotisserie chicken with rice, kimchi, and seaweed

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: I love, love, love kimchi, so I look for any excuse to eat it. Whenever we get a rotisserie chicken, it usually comes from our local grocer’s deli. I am looking for a good recipe, so that may be posted in the weeks ahead.

Make it fibro-friendly: Use brown rice.

April 17

Tortellini with garlic bread

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Comments: This is a so-so meal. It’s not spectacular, but it’s easy and okay. I’ll make a post about this recipe.

April 18

Meatloaf with scalloped potatoes and green beans

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: The meatloaf is moist and is loved by the entire family!

Make it fibro-friendly: Substitute the scalloped potatoes for roasted sweet potatoes.

Make it freezer friendly: Make a double batch and before cooking, freeze one of the raw loaves. Defrost and cook according to recipe.

click here for the meatloaf recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy

 

April 19

Chicken tacos

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: My entire family loves this recipe!

Make it fibro-friendly: Use whole wheat tortillas.

click here for the recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen

www.kristineskitchenblog.com

 

April 20

Sandwiches with chips and fruit

April 21

Slow Cooker Meal

BBQ Chicken with creamy garlic mashed cauliflower and steamed asparagus

Rating: 3 out of 5

Comments: The cauliflower dish does cool down so fast. In fact, by the time I got everyone’s food served and sat down to enjoy mine, it was cold. I recommend leaving it on the stove warmed.

click here for recipe from Ahead of Thyme

www.aheadofthyme.com

 

April 22

Tacos

 

April 23

leftovers

 

April 24

Chicken tacos

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: My entire family loves this recipe!

Make it fibro-friendly: Use whole wheat tortillas.

click here for the recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen

www.kristineskitchenblog.com

April 25

Pizza for kids’ school’s spirit night

April 26

Buba’s S’getti

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: My kids are slowly coming around to having ground meat in their spaghetti, but it’s amazing with or without the meat. I’ll post a recipe for it soon.

Make it fibro-friendly: Use spaghetti squash or whole wheat noodles for the noodles.

Freezer-Friendly: Make a double batch of the sauce and then freeze for later use.

 

April 27

Buba’s Chili

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comments: Tim calls me Buba, so this is my own recipe. I hope to make a post about this recipe soon. The recipes for chili do change each time I make it to get a variety.

Freezer-Friendly: Make a double batch and then freeze for later use.

April 28

Tacos

 

April 29

Hot dogs with tots

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Make it fibro-friendly: Substitute the tots with baked sweet potato fries and use whole wheat buns.

 

April 30

Burgers with tots and baked beans

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Make it fibro-friendly: Substitute the tots with baked sweet potato fries and use whole wheat buns.

 

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