Meal Plan #68

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 #68

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

It should be no surprise that we LOVE Halloween! From the parties to the food, we’re obsessed. Check out all of our fun Halloween ideas (including appetizers, desserts, cookies, printables, decor ideas & more) HERE!

Some of our favorites at Halloween time are Mummy Hot Dogs, Puking Pumpkin, Gooey Monster Cookies and Boo-nilla Ghost Milkshakes. And don’t miss our FREE Halloween Trivia Quiz and FREE Halloween Coloring Pages.

With so many spooktacular ideas at your fingertips, your Halloween gatherings will give ’em pumpkin to talk about!

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 Pie

I really think you’ll like this pie, especially if you’re a fan of Mexican casseroles and Taco Salads (that’s what I feel this recipe is a combination of). It’s delicious!

As you’re waiting for the Taco Pie to bake, keep your taste buds happy by grazing on this Cream Cheese Green Chili Dip, one of our sides of the week. It’s both creamy, spicy and delicious!

Tuesday

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

This Delicious Chicken Alfredo Pizza is made with a homemade pizza crust, homemade white sauce and is topped with chicken and spinach.

A fresh salad pairs well with this creamy pizza. Some of our favorite salads to eat with pizza are Antipasto Salad, Quick Caprese Salad and Caesar salad with this delicious homemade Caesar Salad Dressing. You’ll feel like you’re feasting in Italy!

wednesday

Pumpkin Waffles

With pumpkin puree, seasonal spices, and brown sugar for a hint of caramel, these are the most flavorful and fluffy waffles! Serve your pumpkin waffles with syrup or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious treat.

We love to top our Pumpkin Waffles with Pumpkin Butter and syrup. And the kids love when we have Boo-nilla Ghost Milkshakes with this meal. Did I mention we love Halloween?

Thursday

Mummy Hot Dogs

Buttery crescent wrapped Mummy dogs are filled with cheese and topped with cute candy eyes for spooky kid-friendly fun!!

We usually eat these cute mummies with Easy Fruit Salad and sometimes Homemade French Fries. I’m pretty sure my kids would be happy to eat this meal every night of the year.

Weekend

BBQ Pork Chops

These baked BBQ pork chops are simple, delicious and smothered in a homemade BBQ sauce. They’re the perfect easy meal for the pork loin lover.

You know what goes great with these tangy pork chops? Fried Green Beans do! They’re on the menu as one of our sides this week. We hope you’ll give them a try because we think you’ll love them!

Sides of the week

Our Top Two Choices

Green Chili Cream Cheese Dip is one of our favorite appetizers. It is delicious and takes just 1 minute to make!!

And it takes even less time to add some green olives to make this appetizer perfect for Halloween night or any Halloween gathering. Some of our other favorite Halloween appetizers are Puking Pumpkin, Pumpkin Quesadillas and Pizza Dip.


Crispy Fried Green Beans make all of your appetizer dreams comes true! Breaded with seasoned bread crumbs and fried to crunchy perfection!

If you don’t want to fry them, there are several other great ways to cook green beans including Roasted Green Beans, Green Bean Bundles and Crockpot Green Beans with Bacon. They all make the green beans taste delicious!

Dessert of the WEek

Monster Rice Krispie Treats

Fun and festive Halloween rice krispie treats are perfect for party treats and favors. They’re beyond simple to make, and the kids can help!

For more CUTE HALLOWEEN TREATS, 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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