June 2014 Real Food Monthly Meal Plan

June brings a few holidays, including Father’s Day, Hug Your Cat Day, International Fairy Day, and the summer solstice. For us it brings the end of the school year.

June Real Food Monthly Meal Plan from The More With Less Mom

Ideas and resources for menu planning in June, many seasonal spring and summer and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch. As always, these are all frugal recipes intended for a tight budget. Real food/from scratch/traditional diet/nutrient dense/whole food/blah blah blah. My monthly meal plans use an alternative meal planning method, recipes organized into tiers based on how perishable the ingredients are, not sorted into particular days.

*Attention real food purists/whole foodies – the recipes I link/pin are all from scratch, but some of them you may have to make substitutions or modifications. For example, I link recipes that have sugar, but you can substitute whatever your favorite sweetener is.

*Don’t forget to read about how I meal plan at Frugal, Flexible Monthly Menu Planning!*

In this post: Seasonal Produce ~ Recipes ~ Download PDF ~ Pinterest Boards ~ Other Plans

Seasonal produce for June includes:


Green beans
Yellow squash



Epicurious Seasonal produce maps by state
CUESA Seasonal vegetables by month

Recipes from the June Meal Plan (organized by how perishable ingredients are)

Tier 1/Most Perishable (ie avocado, lettuce, snap peas, spinach, tomatoes)

Asian Chicken-Noodle Salad with Snap Peas from Bon Appétit
Chicken, Tomato and Spinach Mac and Cheese from Midwest Living
Fried Avocado Tacos from Bon Appétit
Healthy Whole Wheat Navajo Tacos from Thank Your Body
Orecchiette with Caramelized Onions, Sugar Snap Peas, and Ricotta Cheese from Bon Appétit
Orzo, Feta, and Tomato Salad with Marjoram Vinaigrette from Bon Appétit
Pasta Primavera with Creamy Cauliflower Sauce from Don’t Waste the Crumbs
Ricotta, Smashed Pea, and Hard Boiled Egg Toast from Naturally Ella
Sloppy “Rose” Lettuce Wraps from Recipes to Nourish
Spinach, Pesto, and Fontina Lasagna from Bon Appétit
Spring Quinoa Salad from GNOWFGLINS
Sweet Summer Corn Soup from Epicurious
Sweet Summer Quinoa and Black Bean Power Wraps from Erica’s Recipes

Tier 2/Less Perishable (ie cabbage, cauliflower, corn, mushrooms, peppers, pineapple, zucchini)

Corn Fritters with Spicy Zucchini Salsa from Epicurious
Easy Crock-pot Zucchini Lasagna from Thank Your Body
Hearty Sprouted Lentil Vegetable Stew from Healy Eats Real
Panko Pork Cutlets with Pineapple and Ginger Salsa from Bon Appétit
Pineapple-Chicken Stir-Fry from Midwest Living
Savory Vegetable Loaf Cake from Gourmande in the Kitchen
Thai Chicken Quesadillas from How Sweet Eats
Vegetarian Fajitas with Portabella Mushroom from Good Life Eats
Zucchini, Black Bean, and Corn Tacos from Erica’s Recipes

Tier 3/Pantry or Make It Whenever (ie carrot, celery, onion)

Cheesey-Mexi Lentil Macaroni from Don’t Waste the Crumbs
Country Potato Salad from EatingWell
Curried Chicken and Rice Soup from Food Network
Hippie Loaf from Happy Herbivore
Vegetable Tamale Pies from A Couple Cooks

Download Free Printable PDF June Real Food Monthly Meal Plan from The More With Less Mom
Download PDF. This has the links in the order listed above. Keep in mind I don’t limit myself to particular days, so this is not in order by date. Save it to your desktop and you will always have a quick reference when you’re hunting dinner, you probably have the ingredients for Tier 3 recipes at this very moment!

Other June Real Food/Whole Food Meal Plans

Bi-Weekly Meal Plan from The Better Mom and Nourishing Home
Frugal Real Food meal Plan June 2014 from Don’t Waste the Crumbs
June Meal Plan from Letters from Sunnybrook
Liz’s Weekly Real Food Meal Plan #8 from Real Food Liz
Real Food Meal Plan Week 19 from Real Food Real Deals

June Meal Plan Pinterest Boards:

Meal Plan June (just look at all that tastiness!)

Recipes to Try Spring

Recipes to Try Summer

In this post: Seasonal Produce ~ Recipes ~ Download PDF ~ Pinterest Boards ~ Other Plans

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*Also see our
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Frugal, Flexible Monthly Menu Planning OR Weekly Meal Plan Printable Template
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June 2014 Real Food Monthly Meal Plan — 33 Comments

  1. thanks so much for including 2 from Erica’s Recipes!! I LOVE your Tier organization – that is brilliant and So helpful!

  2. I have never planned a weekly menu. I usually just buy staples that we like- tomatoes, celery, lettuce, black beans, cheese, cream cheese, pasta , eggs, etc. and then decide what to make with them. I never thought about it, but I guess not the most practical way to eat. It’s funny because my mother did not drive and she made the same menu every week and everything was planned out. It’s a good idea, I’ll give it a try this week. Thanks

  3. Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for guest hosting with us at Let’s Get Real. You make it that much more fun. I really do love how you organize your meal plans. Perishable should be used first. I think being mindful of that means less waste. Waste is what makes eating healthy expensive. Your organization is a real budget saver.

  4. Wow, what an undertaking! Your meal plans are really organized! Thanks for co-hosting with us this week! Yay for summer fruits!!!

  5. Lentils! I knew I forgot something at the farmers market this week! What a great meal plan. Everything sounds so good. Thank you for linking this at The Yuck Stops Here and I’m also a linker at the Lets Get Real party too! Hope you’ll link with us again next week! Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

  6. I used to plan a 2 weeks in advance for my family of 6 with only a few stops for fresh milk and produce. Thanks for sharing on Weekends Are Fun and link back 🙂 I have pinned your banner above to our party board.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

  7. Food waste is a major concern so I love the fact that your meal plans are organized into tiers by how perishable the vegetables are. Thank you for sharing these wonderful seasonal recipes and June meal plan with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! What a big help this is!

  8. I love that you organized these by how perishable they are! I absolutely despise wasting food. Definitely saving this, thanks so much!

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  10. Though it’s still summer, I’ll be working on my fall menu soon. (Four times each year I make a monthly menu that we use for three consecutive months…one each for fall, winter, spring, and summer.) I’ll enjoy looking over some of these recipes for ideas.

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