A Traditional Menu Plan {My Experiment This Week}

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Update: Now, after having gone through this meal plan…I LOVE it! I highly recommend this menu plan to anyone wanting to learn how to cook more real food dishes on a budget!!

Over the past two years I have been learning what it means to eat a Real, Whole Foods diet. I have discovered that I can grow a vegetable garden on my apartment patio, what foods to cut out of our diet, what eating organic means, buying locally grown food, and am passionate about buying whole foods on a budget.

But even after all that research, something I really struggle with still is creating a meal plan and coming up with real food meals. I’m not the best cook in the world, although I try hard to have home cooked meals on our table every night. My failures when we eat unhealthily are not from lack of effort but rather lack of imagination.

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About Jami Balmet

Jami is passionate about Biblical Homemaking and striving to be a woman of God. Jami and her loving husband Jason,recently welcomed twin baby boys into their home. She has a heart for hospitality and making her home an inviting place that reflects Christ. She blogs about this passion at Young Wife's Guide. She is also passionate about creating a healthy and thriving home and shares recipes, tips, and tutorials at Homemaking From Scratch.

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  1. I really like this idea! I am terrible at being imaginative when it comes to meals, so we eat a lot of the same things in our house each week. I’m about to be a nurse (I graduate in May), so I like the idea of having plans ahead of time to plan for the week, and be prepared. Plus, given that there is enough for 4-6 in each meal, and our household is just 2, they would make great lunch leftovers for the next day!

  2. OOhhhh. This looks great. I am so looking forward to your reviews, but also just about ready to dive in myself.. hmm what to do?
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  3. 4HungryBunnies says:

    Ok, so here is the scoop! I am doing the Diana’s menu plan and it is nothing short of revolutionary to me! Though I am a pretty snazzy cook and have made myself a student of healthy living and healthy eating, I SO struggle with menu-planning! Then enter’s Diana’s knowledge and wisdom in this amazing menu plan already done for me!! Perfecto!!! And I am learning so much from her site as well. I thought I understood whole foods and about eating veggies, but honestly this is opening a whole new world to me. It’s AWESOME! I am half Spanish like Diana but have not known the wisdom of Traditional eating. I believe all things happen for a reason and I feel VERY blessed to have stumbled upon her site. It all started when I googled if it was safe to use extra virgin olive oil for pizza crust making and I found her YouTube video about extra virgin olive oil. Anyhow, my advice to ALL is, TRY Diana’s Plan!! Try it, try it, you might like it, I say! (In the spirit of Suess). The kitchen is my playground, it always has been but now I am having more fun than ever and I am especially happy to be giving my family even healthier and more delicious food. So, sign up, try it out, you’ll be hooked!! Then tell ALL your friends and family so they can join in as well!

    • Thank you so much for your comment!!! That is the experience I have had so far as well! I’m really learning a lot and using all kinds of ingredients that I’ve never used before :) I highly recommend it as well so far! Ill share more about my experience so far tomorrow!

  4. 4HungryBunnies says:

    Oh and I just wanted to mention, her plan is completely compatible with gluten-free eating as my family has to! Just swap out the flour for gluten-free (I use Better Batter Flour or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose & Xanthan gum), use your choice of gluten free pasta (I use Tinkyada) and if anything ever calls for soy sauce or worcheshire use Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids instead. Easy as pie!

  5. 4HungryBunnies says:

    I feel like I am running my own personal restaurant and my family are my customers! My husband even said last night that it smelled like a restaurant. And my children have made reference that it feels like a restaurant. I think Diana just knows how to not only make meals healthy and taste amazing but to look aesthetically pleasing, so it’s a real all senses extravaganza!!! (: The meals really make you feel satisfied in every way! If only my hubby could like vinaigrette! Ha!

  6. 4HungryBunnies says:

    Everyone, everywhere should sign up for Diana’s amazing menuplan! She does the work for you and it’s not just any menu plan it’s truly nourishing, so delicious and beautiful to look at! It’s the real deal!! (:


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