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WEEKLY MEAL PLAN #89
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
Frittatas are on the menu for brinner (breakfast + dinner) this week. If you’ve never had a frittata, it is similar to but different than an omelette or quiche.
To make a frittata, first you mix the eggs and fillings together, then cook in a skillet and finally broil in the oven. It may sound complicated, but we promise it’s not!
A few tips we have to get your frittata to turn out just right are: use full fat cream, precook any mix ins, and don’t over bake. We hope this dish is a new favorite for your family!
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 Mexican, Italian, Breakfast 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 Dish, Side Dishes, Desserts, Appetizers and Breakfast!
Homemade Taco Pizza
This delicious, Homemade Taco Pizza is simple and on the table in under 30 minutes. It’s topped with meat, beans, cheese and more, making it flavorful and easy to customize based on all the flavors you love most.
We sometimes love to also add Guacamole, Sweet Salsa Verde or Café Rio Cilantro Ranch Dressing to these delicious tacos. It’s fun to have a variety of toppings and let everyone dress them up any way they want!
Parmesan Chicken Manicotti
If you are a fan of Italian and are up for trying new recipes then I suggest this Parmesan Chicken Manicotti. These manicotti shells are stuffed with a cheesy chicken mixture, and topped with tasty marinara!
Naturally, we love this delicious dish with a side of garlic bread and Quick Caprese Salad or Zuppa Toscana. You won’t wait long to have this meal again!
Fluffy frittata stuffed with asparagus, ham, and parmesan cheese. It’s a breakfast dream—so simple and delicious!
This yummy frittata goes great with a Fruit Smoothie. It’s one of our sides this week and is a side that everybody can get on board with! Throw in some Breakfast Potatoes and you’ve got yourself the perfect breakfast for dinner!
Filled with hamburger meat, carrots, potatoes, Velveeta, delicious spices, and BACON, this Cheeseburger Soup is the perfect recipe for a cold day! Best of all, it’s made in the crockpot – super easy! You’ll love how hearty and cheesy this crockpot soup is.
We always love devouring this soup with Buttermilk Biscuits or Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls. Check out our collection of Dinner Rolls and Biscuits where you can find all sorts of recipes to choose from.
Easy Baked Salmon
Bake a delicious and healthy pan of salmon for the whole family! Flavored with lemon, garlic, and parsley for a tasty dinner everyone will enjoy.
You know what goes great with this salmon? Baked Parmesan Asparagus. They’re both quick and easy to prepare and make for a healthy and delicious meal.
Sides of the week
Our Top Two Choices
A fresh and tasty easy Fruit Smoothie that takes minutes to make. It is filled with kiwi, banana, blueberries, strawberries and more!!
While Fruit Smoothie is one of our favorites, have so many other great smoothie recipes! Some others that we especially love are Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie, Aloha Tropical Smoothie and Best Green Smoothie Recipe. You can find all of our breakfast smoothie recipes HERE.
Baked Parmesan Asparagus is the yummiest way to eat the veggie! It takes just minutes to prep and is the perfect side dish for any meal.
If you love parmesan on your veggies, you’ve also got to try Parmesan Potatoes, Parmesan Crusted Zucchini and Parmesan Brussel Sprouts. They all put the yummy in healthy!
Dessert of the WEek
Key Lime Cake
Easy Key Lime Cake is bursting with fresh lime flavor & topped with whipped cream. A yummy twist on a key lime pie!
For more Lime Desserts, try:
- Key Lime Pie
- Lime Sheet Cake
- Key Lime Pie Bars
- Gummy Worm Jello Cups
- Lemon Lime Poke Cake
- Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade
Download the Meal Plan!
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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 Dish, Side Dishes, Desserts, Appetizers and Breakfast!