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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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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!


The Crispy Waffles this week will knock your socks off! They are the perfect texture.

Want to know the secret? Whip up the egg whites and fold into the batter. Perfectly crispy every time!

A few other favorite waffle recipes are our Buttermilk Waffles and our Belgian Waffles. Top any of these off with some Homemade Buttermilk Syrup and some fresh berries. We’re talking next-level yummy!


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!



Juicy grilled steak loaded in tortillas with all of your favorite toppings! This recipe makes perfectly seasoned carne asada tacos that everyone is going to enjoy.

For the perfect meal on a hot summer day, try these flavorful tacos with our Summer Corn Salad, one of our featured sides of the week. Or, try them with our yummy Cilantro Lime Rice and Easy Refried Beans.



A delicious pasta full of vegetables like zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Even the kids didn’t mind all the veggies in this pasta primavera because it was so tasty!

Not a fan of all the veggies? Try our mouthwatering Lemon Chicken Pasta or Italian Sausage Pasta instead.



Whip up our family-favorite, perfectly Crispy Waffles every time with this simple extra step! They are utterly delicious.

Be sure to check out our Tip of the Week to find out how to make sure your waffles turn out crispy. You can also find some of our other favorite waffles and, of course, the recipe for our creamy homemade Buttermilk Syrup.

And, when we want to go all out, we love to serve these Crispy Waffles with eggs and bacon.


chicken fingers

Homemade Chicken Fingers are a homestyle family favorite!! They fry up in about 20 minutes, and are finger licking good.

Don’t forget to whip up some homemade dipping sauce for your chicken fingers! Our favorites are Ranch, BBQ Sauce, Honey Mustard, and Fry Sauce.

And, looking for more meals your kids will love? Check out our collection of favorite meals for kids.



Crack chicken in a crock pot is simple and tasty. Everyone is sure to love this creamy, cheesy chicken dish.

For a balanced meal, try pairing this addictive chicken with a veggie tray and our Dill Vegetable Dip or with our Easy Coleslaw.

Sides of the week

Our Top Two Choices

Summer Corn Salad is light and flavorful, dressed simply with Italian dressing. It’s easy, quick + perfect for summer!

Some of our other favorite summer salads include Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad, Strawberry Harvest Salad and Favorite Broccoli Salad.

This Dill Vegetable Dip is perfect for parties and snacking. Use it for vegetables, chips, or whatever you feel like! Even if you don’t like dill pickles, you’ll love this Dill Vegetable Dip.

And don’t forget the Veggie Tray or our Veggie Cup Appetizers to go with that delectable dip! So fun, easy and healthy!

Dessert of the WEek


Simple, light and refreshing Strawberry Shortcake Bars are a perfect summertime dessert. This is a seasonal favorite, and one tempting treat!

For more strawberry Shortcake 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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Printable version of Meal Plan #59 with grocery list.


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