Meal Plan #57

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 #57

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

Breakfast Burritos are one of my FAVORITE breakfasts (or dinners!). They are easy to whip up, they freeze and reheat so well, and are easy to customize with different meats, cheeses or veggies.

Make a big batch, store the extras in the freezer and on a busy morning or night, pop them in the microwave. A meal ready in 5 minutes! Pair these with one of our smoothies for the perfect meal!

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

ARROZ CON POLLO

Simple Arroz Con Pollo is a Mexican-spiced dish the entire family will LOVE. This one-pot wonder is sure to be a hit!

This dish has it all—protein, veggies, and rice! You hardly need a side dish to round it out, but we will often still eat some chips and salsa on the side.

Tuesday

bruschetta chicken pasta

Easy and flavorful Bruschetta Chicken Pasta is a hot pasta dish filled with all the flavors of classic bruschetta—chicken, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.

Caesar Salad (one of the sides of the week pairs perfectly with this flavorful Italian pasta!

wednesday

BREAKFAST BURRITO

Delicious Breakfast Burritos are the perfect on-the-go breakfast! Load them with all your favorite fixings.

We can’t serve these burritos without a side of our Homemade Salsa! And if I have the time, I love to make Homemade Flour Tortillas to wrap these up in. So good!

Thursday

SLOW COOKER PULLED CHICKEN

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken is juicy, flavorful. and preps in minutes! This simple dish is great for holidays, parties and potlucks!

This BBQ style dish tastes great with our grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers (another side of the week this week)!

Weekend

CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE

Hearty cheeseburger casserole is filled with ground beef and pasta, and oozing with cheese! It really is everything but the bun.

If you have any leftover Caesar Salad or Asparagus Skewers, either veggie-based side of the week would pair great with this hearty casserole.

Sides of the week

Our Top Two Choices

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers are inspired by one of our favorite Disneyland foods from Bengal Barbecue! These skewers only require 4 ingredients and take less than 10 minutes on the grill!

If you don’t have a grill, you can still enjoy the flavors of bacon and asparagus with our Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe, made in the oven!


Caesar Salad Dressing and Homemade Croutons make for a super simple homemade Caesar salad! Just throw them together with a head of romaine lettuce!

We also have a recipe for Chicken Caesar Salad that’s FULL of additional ingredients if you want something more hearty and filling!

Dessert of the WEek

COCONUT COOKIES

Chewy coconut cookies make the perfect sweet treat when you want something light. With a tasty tropical twist, these delish bites are done in under 30 minutes!

For more coconutty desserts, 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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