Free Meal Plan #14 with printable grocery list
Save yourself some time, money and stress with this free meal plan 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! !
Weekly Meal Plan #14
Every week, I’ll share with you a free meal plan that includes 5 dinner ideas (Monday-Thursday plus a weekend meal), 2 side dishes, and 1 dessert!
This includes a grocery list with every ingredient needed for all items in the meal plan.
This is to help simplify menu planning, shopping and cooking, making it easier for you to dine with your family throughout the week!
tip of the week
When making zucchini bread this week, remember not to overmix the batter. The final ingredients are brought together in just a few quick whisks. If you overmix you will end up with a dense loaf which is definitely not what you want.
The same rules apply to making pancakes, muffins, and many other quick bread recipes, including our Pumpkin Banana Bread or Almond Poppy Seed Bread.
Meal Plan Benefits
There’s nothing worse than fear when family members ask, “What’s for dinner?” And your answer is “I don’t know”. A week meal plan eliminates that completely, and it’s the number one benefit in my book!
In addition to developing a game plan, there are Several other benefits meal plan, include:
- cost: When you have a plan and a specific grocery list in place, you can eliminate the cost of wasting on impulse items or products you never use.
- reduce waste: No money wasted, no food wasted! Having a regular shopping list will help avoid both problems.
- type: Our meal plans specifically include a variety of options, including Mexican, Italian, dinner breakfast, and more! You can let your family taste a variety of cuisines.
- No indecision: Did you know there is “indecision fatigue”? The idea is that when you can’t decide something (like what to do for dinner), it actually wears you out mentally. But when dinner is already planned, you can avoid indecision altogether!
- healthy: When you plan/anticipate making well-rounded meals, you’re more likely to actually make them than to default to a convenient box lunch or unhealthy fast food!
As you can see, meal planning has many benefits!
If you want to create your own menu, be sure to check out all our recipes and visit our recipe pages, including: Entrees, Sides, Desserts, Appetizers and Breakfast!
Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup
There’s nothing better than a hot bowl of tortilla soup on a cold winter day! This lighter version of chicken tortilla soup is healthy, delicious, and packed with delicious ingredients.
Since the crock pot does all the work in this recipe, you’ll easily have time to make homemade nachos to go with this soup!
Italian Sausage Pasta
Everyone loves this Italian Sausage Pasta recipe! Not only is it easy, cheesy, and delicious, but it’s loved by the whole family and can be made as mild or spicy as you like.
Complete the meal with a simple salad or some homemade bread—like this easy sourdough roll that uses just the 4 ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Sweet Potato Breakfast
Prepare an easy sweet potato breakfast that will keep you full and healthy! You’ll enjoy every bite of this colorful breakfast.
This dish is made up of eggs and various vegetables, so I like to serve it with bacon or breakfast sausage on toast.
Crescent Roll Chicken Buns
Shredded Chicken Rolled with Cream Cheese, Italian Seasoning and Creamy Chicken in a Butter Crescent Dough! These delicious chicken crescent rolls have become a family favorite.
I always like to pair something light and fresh with these creamy chicken wraps. A simple Caesar salad, or a vegetable side dish like Parmesan asparagus will do!
Crockpot Mongolian Beef
Delicious Crock Pot Mongolian Beef with Carrots and Asparagus is so easy to make. Your crock pot does all the work!
The Mongolian beef and cream cheese ravioli on the menu this week are a match made in heaven! We also love omelets as a side dish to our Asian entrees.
Our two choices
soft and moist Zucchini Bread There’s a hint of cinnamon and it’s delicious. It’s quick, easy and delicious!
Since this is more of a sweet quick bread, you can bake it at the start of the week and enjoy it with all your main dishes as an after dinner snack!
crispy fried Cream Cheese Ravioli It’s filled with cream cheese, lemon and garlic pepper, paprika, and deep fried until golden!
tip: If you want to avoid any fried foods, we have a recipe for Baked Cream Cheese Rangoon that tastes pretty much the same, just baked!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are so easy, soft and fluffy, just like cake. Filled with pumpkin flavor, seasonal spices, and chocolate chips, these cookies are the perfect balance of flavors to leave everyone wanting more.
For more of our favorite pumpkin cookies, try…
Download the meal plan!
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Remember – if you want to create your own menu, be sure to check out all our recipes and visit our recipe pages, including: Entrees, Sides, Desserts, Appetizers and Breakfast!
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