Meal Plan #47

Save yourself some time, money and stress by using this FREE Meal Plan that is full of amazing recipes. Each plan includes 5 dinner ideas, 2 side dishes, 1 dessert and a shopping list making meal planning easier than ever!!

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WEEKLY MEAL PLAN #47

Each week, I share with you a FREE meal plan that consists of 5 dinner ideas (Monday-Thursday plus one Weekend meal), 2 side dishes, and 1 dessert!

Included is a grocery list with EVERY ingredient you need for all the items on the meal plan.

This is meant to help simplify menu planning, shopping, and cooking so you can more easily enjoy meals with your family throughout the week!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Grilling season is here again! We are huge fans of the Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwich in this week’s plan.

Might we suggest a few other favorite “sandwiches” that we also highly recommend trying this grilling season: Teriyaki Chicken Burger, Ranch Burger, and our Turkey Burger!

Check out our roundup of Grilled Dinner Ideas for ALL the tips and tricks on using your grill and best grilling practices!

BENEFITS OF MEAL PLANNING

There’s nothing worse than the dread every time a family members asks, “What’s for dinner??” And your answer is “I have no clue.” Having a meal plan for the week eliminates that completely, which is the number one benefit in my book!

Besides having a game plan in place, there are several other benefits of meal planning, including:

  • Cost: When you have a plan set in place, and a specific list of groceries, you eliminate cost wasted on impulse items or produce that never gets used.
  • Decrease Waste: No wasted money, and no wasted food! Having a set grocery list will help to avoid both of those issues.
  • Variety: Our meal plans specifically include a lot of variety, with MexicanItalianBreakfast for Dinner, and so much more! You can expose your family’s palates to all kinds of meals.
  • No Indecision: Did you know there’s such thing as “indecision fatigue”? The idea is that when you can’t make a decision on something (like what to make for dinner) it actually makes you mentally fatigued. When dinners are already planned out, though, you avoid indecision completely!
  • Health: When you plan for/anticipate making well-rounded meals, you’re much more likely to actually make them rather than defaulting to convenient boxed meals, or unhealthy fast food!

As you can see, there are so many benefits to meal planning!

And if you want to create your own menu, be sure to check out all our recipes and visit our recipe pages, including: Main DishSide DishesDessertsAppetizers and Breakfast!


Monday

Taco Pasta Shells

A twist on a classic, Taco Pasta Shells meld the best of two cuisines into one delectable dish with just the right amount of spice!!

We never make these without using our Homemade Taco Seasoning! The flavor is sooo much better.

Tuesday

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

You’ll want to make pizza night every night with this flavorful buffalo chicken pizza! Shredded chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles, and cilantro all cooked together on top of the most delicious crust.

We always use our Homemade Pizza Crust when making any kind of pizza! And if someone in your family doesn’t like buffalo chicken, try Pepperoni Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, or Chicken Alfredo Pizza!

wednesday

Blueberry Pancakes

These quick and simple Blueberry Pancakes take just minutes to prepare and are filled with fresh blueberries, making them irresistible.

Blueberries are a quick add-in to these pancakes, but if you don’t love berries in your flapjacks, you can opt for Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Bacon Pancakes, or just stick with classic Easy Pancakes.

Thursday

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Loaded with juicy grilled pineapple, red onion and crisp lettuce, this Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwich is perfect for summer entertaining!

Be sure to check out the tip of the week for more grilled sandwiches we love! And don’t forget one of the sides of the week—Baked French Fries—when serving these sandwiches.

Weekend

beef stroganoff

This Easy Beef Stroganoff recipe is simple and flavorful. Served with egg noodles, this creamy stroganoff is a classic Sunday dinner recipe Made in the slow cooker and is perfect to enjoy any night of the week.

We serve this over egg noodles, but you could also serve it over Mashed Potatoes and it would taste amazing!!

Sides of the week

Our Top Two Choices

Fresh, vibrant Cucumber Tomato Salad is a simple salad perfect for summer and your bounteous harvest. It’s a quick side for any meal!

This is such a versatile side, it can pair with basically any main dish! If you like avocados too, try our Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad as well!


Baked French Fries are a healthy twist on a crunchy comfort food. They are still packed with flavor and will satiate all of the fried potato cravings.

These are a healthier version of the deep fried classic. If you prefer original, we also have a recipe for Homemade French Fries that will taste amazing with the Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches this week!

Dessert of the WEek

dessert kabobs

Dessert Kabobs are a simple and delicious way to serve several “mini” treats at once. They are perfect for parties, BBQs and every day!

For more Simple “bites”, try:


Download the Meal Plan!

Click the link below to download this week’s FREE Meal Plan!

And remember – if you want to create your own menu, be sure to check out all our recipes and visit our recipe pages, including: Main DishSide DishesDessertsAppetizers and Breakfast!

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