Meal Plan Kit: March 24-April 6


Meal plan time! Spring is here and I’m starting to introduce more spring-friendly meals into our meal plan. I love a lighter meal this time of year. As the daylight is extended and the kids enjoy the outdoors, I don’t want to be tied to my kitchen all afternoon. The meals below are filling enough for dinner, simple, and light enough for the warmer weather.

Under the meal plan, you’ll find a shopping list. I don’t include quantities as each family can vary in how much they will eat, but the list is ready-to-go. Ready for you to calculate quantities, cross-off, add-to, whatever best suites your family’s meals.

I’m often asked about my favorite real food brands, so many products in the shopping list are hyperlinks (blue). When clicked these links will take you to the very product I use. Some of the great organic, real food-committed brands.

This meal plan is created to be as resourceful as possible. There are no fancy or complicated ingredients, just real food meals made with real food ingredients you may already have stocked in your pantry, fridge, and freezer.

This meal plan is not gluten-free. If you are looking for a fabulous gluten-free meal plan with a shopping list, I encourage you to check out the Nourishing Home.

If you’re interested in learning more about the logistics of meal planning, you can read more here.

I don’t include lunches in this meal plan, as we often eat leftovers. If you want to want lunch ideas, you can find my huge resource and video of over 50 recipes, here.


Download the printable meal plan (pdf)


Meal Plan

Shopping List


  1. raw milk or best available
  2. plain whole-milk yogurt
  3. sour cream
  4. mozzarella cheese
  5. cheddar cheese
  6. pastured butter
  7. parmesan cheese


  1. pastured eggs
  2. 1-2 whole pastured chickens (recipe calls for one-depending on family size)
  3. grass-fed steak
  4. 3 lbs grass-fed ground beef
  5. salmon
  6. grass-fed chuck roast
  7. homemade chicken stock
  8. homemade beef stock (or water)


  1. avocados
  2. carrots
  3. white potatoes
  4. veggies for roasting
  5. spinach
  6. bell peppers (green or red)
  7. shallot
  8. veggies for salad
  9. orange
  10. cabbage
  11. lettuce
  12. green onions
  13. corn (organic)- use frozen if fresh is not available
  14. fresh herbs: parsley, basil, cilantro
  15. lemons (& juice)
  16. tomatoes
  17. white (sweet) onions
  18. mango
  19. grapes
  20. apple
  21. red onion
  22. mushrooms
  23. red potatoes
  24. pineapple
  25. blueberries
  26. garlic
  27. lime
  28. bananas
  29. strawberries
  30. zucchini
  31. eggplant
  32. seasonal fruit of choice for breakfast and fruit salad
  33. taco toppings


Dry Goods

  1. rice
  2. active dry yeast
  3. sprouted whole wheat flour (or sub whole wheat)
  4. whole wheat flour
  5. whole wheat pastry flour
  6. white unbleached, all-purpose flour
  7. almond meal/flour
  8. quinoa
  9. good-quality salt
  10. baking powder
  11. baking soda
  12. organic soy sauce
  13. raw honey
  14. succanat
  15. pasta (spaghetti)
  16. red wine vinegar
  17. white wine
  18. pinto beans-dry
  19. black beans-dry
  20. coconut water (for smoothie)
  21. organic corn tortillas x 2
  22. olive oil
  23. coconut oil
  24. red wine vinegar
  25. apple cider vinegar
  26. maple syrup
  27. tomato paste 
  28. 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  29. 8 oz. tomato sauce
  30. pumpkin seeds
  31. sunflower seeds
  32. almonds
  33. salsa (optional)
  34. jar jalapenos
  35. ketchup
  36. mustard
  37. mayo
  38. rolled oats (not instant or steal cut)
  39. oregano (spice)
  40. herbs de provence (spice)
  41. Italian seasoning (spice)
  42. ground cumin (spice)
  43. ground coriander (spice)
  44. chili powder (spice)
  45. bay leaves (spice)
  46. oregano (spice)
  47. thyme (spice)
  48. cayenne (spice)-pinch
  49. sesame seeds
  50. pure vanilla extract

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  • Tricia B says:

    Question: For the oven baked fries where you substituted coconut oil, did you have to make any adjustment to the oven temp or cooking time?
    I just bought my first jar of coconut oil and am eager to try it; but don’t know how it cooks compared to other oils like canola or olive oils.

    • Kristin Marr says:

      Hi Tricia, Congrats on your first jar of coconut oil! Coconut oil is very stable with heat, so can be used and cooked at very high temps without burning. Melt the coconut oil to liquid state and then coat the potatoes. Bake at the same temp. Enjoy!!

  • Sarah says:

    Thank you for including my ratatouille recipe in your meal plan!

  • Kelly Smith says:

    What a delicious and healthy meal plan. The chicken wraps and slow cooker roast sound especially good. You have such a beautifully balanced meal plan. I just love popping over and getting inspired (and of course checking out new recipes)! Thank you, sweet friend! 🙂

  • morewithlessmom says:

    I linked to this in my April Real Food Meal Plan post. Thanks so much for sharing!

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