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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!


Have you made homemade pizza before? If not, try it this week!

Here are some tips for making homemade pizza dough:

  • Use your hands instead of a rolling pin to help the dough be warm so it will stretch better.
  • Use a hot oven and a pizza stone (if you don’t have a stone, place a pizza pan or baking sheet into the oven to preheat).
  • Shred the cheese yourself (preshredded packaged cheese doesn’t melt as well)
  • Brush the exposed dough/crust with olive oil to help it stay moist.

For an even yummier pizza, use our homemade pizza seasoning and sauce instead of storebought!


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!


Mexican Chicken Corn Soup

This delicious Mexican soup is filled with chicken, corn, tomatoes, cheese, & lots of seasonings! It’s full of flavor and made in 20 minutes!

The perfect side for this savory soup is Mexican Cornbread. It’s one of our featured sides this week and is a spicy, cheesy variation of traditional cornbread. We think you’re going to love this combo!


Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

Mouth-watering Homemade Pepperoni Pizza is wonderfully crispy every time. Achieve the perfect slice right at home!

If you really want to impress your family, use not only Homemade Pizza Dough but also homemade pizza seasoning and sauce. The difference will be worth the little bit of extra work!


Biscuits and Gravy

Classic Biscuits and Gravy is perfect for breakfast or dinner. Buttery biscuits smothered in a homemade sausage gravy is a family favorite!

While these biscuits and gravy are filling enough on their own, we sometimes like to also have Scrambled Eggs or Easy Fruit Salad on the side.


Baked Spaghetti Squash

Learn how to perfectly cook spaghetti squash every time with this fabulous recipe! Tender strands of spaghetti squash mixed with cheese, tomatoes, and a little bit of basil, both healthy and delicious!

Looking for a side for this mouth-watering dish? Try a side salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing or some French Bread. Both pair well with this spaghetti squash!


Easy Meatloaf

The whole family will devour this Easy Meatloaf! It’s super simple—making it perfect for all levels of cooks in the kitchen.

What’s meat without potatoes? Our Best Mashed Potatoes are the perfect accompaniment for this delicious meatloaf. It’s Sunday dinner at its best!

Sides of the week

Our Top Two Choices

Mexican Cornbread is light, fluffy, and filled with cheddar cheese and jalapeño. It has a bit of a nip and a lot of flavor.

If you’re looking for a different type of cornbread, we’ve got you covered! We have so many other knock-your-socks-off cornbread recipes including Buttermilk Cornbread, Sweet Cornbread, Sour Cream Cornbread and Cornbread Muffins.

These buttery smooth Best Mashed Potatoes are our go-to potato side dish for every dinner and holiday get together. They’re my FAVORITE!!

We’ve got some other yummy mashed potato recipes too. Some of our other favorites are Mashed Parmesan Potatoes, Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole, Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes and Crockpot Mashed Potatoes.

Dessert of the WEek

Lemon Bars Recipe

These classic Lemon Bars are simple, delicious, and sweet, with just the right amount of tart! Add a bit of powdered sugar, and these easy lemon bars are irresistible!

For more Lemon 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 #90 with grocery list.


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