What I ate for dinner in July


This is my third post about ” What I make my family for dinner”.   In April, I started sharing photos of what I make my family for dinner every night on my Instagram handle. 

You can see what my family had for dinner In April/May  and What we ate for dinner in June. 

I love going back and seeing what we eat for supper.   How we handle busy nights and how sometimes we turn random items in our fridge into something delicious.

I started something new in July.   I started implementing #MeatlessMondays into our cuisine.   Why?  1) To help the environment   2) To eat more vegetables 3) To challenge myself a bit.   So far, my family has had a positive attitude about this.

July was a hot month.  We did have some dinners that were “no cook”  When it is so hot, it is really hard to heat up the house.

If you are interested following my nightly dinners, follow me on Instagram. 

Here is what my family ate for dinner in July.


July 1st-  We arrived in Wisconsin to celebrate the 4th.  We had a picnic of pork sandwiches, watermelon and broccoli salad.

July 2nd- My family. Parents, Brother, sister-in-law and us attended a concert with fireworks.  We packed egg salad sandwiches and chips

July 3rd- My husband and I went on a double-date with my brother and his wife.  I had curried swordfish.


July 4th- My whole family again.  Still in Wisconsin together.  We had pork sliders, broccoli-cauliflower salad and chips, salsa and guac

July 5th- Still in Wisconsin.  We had sloppy joes, salad and mixed veggies

July 6th- Our last night in Wisconsin.  We took the kids to Al Johnson’s Swedish restaurant for swedish pancakes.  I had a turkey panini and creamy spinach soup.


July 7th- We were back in Iowa.  After a 7 hour drive.  We had my sister-in-law’s curried chicken salad lettuce wraps, vegetable chips and blueberries.

July 8th- My In-laws came to visit.  My husband smoked some Beef in his Weber smoker.  We also had a cobb salad with raspberries, blueberries, hard boiled eggs, feta cheese and avocado.

July 9th- Saturday night.  We spent the evening at our local elementary school park.  We came home close to 8:00 PM.  we are grilled cheese and blueberries.


July 10th- I made this Broccoli and Cheese Chopped Salad with Pork Tenderloin. <– Recipe here!

July 11th- Our first #MeatlessMonday.   Zucchini Parmesan.  We topped this with marinara sauce.  My in-laws brought us a HUGE bag of zucchini from their garden.

July 12th- #Tacotuesday !  We had beef tacos with Greek Yogurt and salad with avocado



July13th-  I used the rest of our zucchini to make a creamy zucchini soup with grilled cheese croutons.

July 14th- We had Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole<– recipe here!  and Steamed Broccoli from our garden.

July 15th- A Pregnancy Craving.  BBQ Beef Pizza ( BBQ Beef is store bought) and strawberries.

July 16-18

July 16th- My husband camped out with my sons.  We had a camping dinner.  Hot dogs over the fire, watermelon and broccoli salad.  We also had Smores.

July 17th- We had Thai Peanut Crusted Chicken with hoisin sauce, sweet potato mash and a caesar salad kit.

July18th- #Meatless Monday!  We had 5-6 yellow squash from my in-laws.  I made a pasta sauce out of it.  We topped corn, angel hair and asparagus


July 19th- We had sloppy joe melts, sweet potato fries and blueberries.

July 20th- We had Egg salad on Sour dough and veggie chips

July 21st- This day was REALLY hot.  We had cold peanut rice noodles, watermelon and caesar salad


July 22nd- No photo.  We had appetizers with friends.  forget to take a photo

July 23rd- Had a BBQ Ranch Salad with my Greek Yogurt Ranch Deviled Eggs. <– recipe here!

July24th- Had meatballs that my friend Maureen left at our house.  Steamed asparagus and sliced cucumbers from our garden


July 25th- #MeatlessMonday!  We had Coconut Curry Fried Rice with roasted cauliflower <– recipe here!

July 26th- We had beef sandwiches on onion rolls, kale chopped salad and Iowa Sweet Corn

July 27th- We had Caprese pasta using basil and tomatoes from the garden.  and frozen veggies.

july 28-30

July 28th- We had 4 grain rice, green beans from our garden and maple-mustard roasted salmon. Kids had plain maple syrup on theirs.

July 29th- We stopped at Culvers on our way to Chicago.  My 2 year old got sick- no photo was taken.

July 30th- left the kids at my brothers house- we got Chicago style pizza with a few of my high-school friends in Lincoln Park.

July 31- No photo was taken.  their was a death in my husband’s extended family. 

I’ll be back next month with a check in!   Im almost 30 weeks pregnant- we will see if the meals get strange!


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