Free Meal Plan #18 with printable grocery list

Free Meal Plan #18 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 #18

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

Don’t be intimidated by this week’s Prime Rib! An extra little tip: when buying prime rib, Plan for one pound per person, or two per rib. Look for well-marbled meat, as the fat ensures a succulent and delicious roast.

Also, Consider having the butcher tie the ribs Create a rack so the meat can stand while it cooks.

You can also buy boneless ribs (rib eye roast or sometimes rib eye roast). Keep in mind that this will change the cooking time in most recipes, and the lack of bones may affect the overall depth of flavor.

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!

Doritos Casserole

Everyone loves this crunchy and delicious Dorito casserole. Lots of meat, cheese and (of course!) nacho cheese Doritos in it!

This recipe calls for taco seasoning and I like to use homemade taco seasoning. Usually I make a big batch and keep it on hand to use in all my Mexican recipes!

Crockpot Spinach Tortellini Soup

Easy Crock Pot Tortellini and Spinach Soup is a hearty soup with cheesy tortellini, spinach, tomatoes and loads of spices! !

This soup is a meal in itself! But it doesn’t hurt to have some dinner rolls on the side. It also pairs perfectly with the fall fruit salad planned for this week!

sausage and eggs

Spicy and tangy sausage and eggs are the most delicious breakfast to start the day! Serve with tortillas or use in breakfast burritos and tacos.

If you have time, homemade tortillas are so delicious with this dish! You can also buy more potatoes this week and make breakfast potatoes to go with your sausages.

Orange Chicken

Skip the takeout and go with this incredibly delicious Orange Chicken! Sweet and spicy tender chicken in every bite.

Serve this over a bed of crock pot rice (my favorite way to cook rice), or some cauliflower rice!


Perfect prime rib, seasoned with a delicious garlic marinade and cooked in the oven. A recipe that will make you the most tender and juicy meat you’ve ever made!

This week’s two sides (oven-roasted sweet potatoes and fall fruit salad) will go perfectly with this prime rib! You can also add vegetable sides like Parmesan asparagus or green salad!

Our two choices

Fall Fruit Salad Filled with seasonal fruit and smothered in a bright honey, orange and poppy seed dressing!

Because it’s made with seasonal fall fruits that are stronger than summer berries, this fruit salad actually lasts longer than regular berry fruit salads. Make it close to the start of the week and enjoy the whole week!

It needs only a few ingredients to make it delicious Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes. These crispy seasoned potatoes will add flavor to any meal.

These potatoes were born to serve with prime rib in this weekend’s plans! But you can also whip them up early and serve them with your sausage and eggs as breakfast potatoes on Wednesdays.

Either way, you’ll love these delicious potatoes!

Pumpkin Brownies

The best pumpkin brownies you’ll ever taste! Pumpkin, chocolate, and spice combine for a one-pot deliciousness that’s sure to satisfy anyone’s pumpkin addiction.

For more pumpkin + chocolate desserts, try:

Download the meal plan!

Click the link below to download this week’s free meal plan!

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!

Click here to download the pdf!
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