Free Meal Plan #5 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 #5
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!
Tips of the week
Many people love savory salsa, but have you ever had a sweet salsa? ! The strawberry salad in this week’s meal plan can be served with chicken burritos or with homemade cinnamon chips!
Other ways to serve salsa are with tacos or on grilled chicken or fish. Other fruity salsa you might want to try are our Mango Salsa and our Peach Salsa!
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!
These easy, cheesy chicken tacos are a crowd favorite. Not only are they filled with cheese and chicken, but they’re a delicious homemade sauce that makes these quesadillas so delicious.
If you want to switch up the cheese and chicken version, try a different meat like our favorite sweet pork, carne asada or carnitas!
Chicken Asparagus Pasta
This cheesy chicken and asparagus pasta is something the whole family will love. It’s delicious and full of everyone’s favorite ingredients!
While you’re shopping for asparagus to make this pasta, you can buy an extra bunch for roasted asparagus later in the week to serve with Dr. Pepper Ribs!
Favorite Eggs and Potatoes
Delicious eggs and potatoes are made in a pan and done in the oven. This delicious breakfast recipe is perfect for any morning or special day.
If you want a delicious side to your eggs and potatoes, add bacon to your shopping list this week and make it in the oven! Or, for a sweet side, try some fresh fruit in an easy fruit salad!
Even without meat, this vegetarian panini is a delicious hot sandwich with cheese, tomato, avocado, spinach, and more.
We love serving these with fruit or a tasty salad.
Dr Pepper Ribs
Ribs cooked with Dr. Pepper, grilled to perfection, and coated with BBQ sauce. These Dr Pepper Ribs are delicious falling off the bone!
Baked beans (one of the side dishes of the week) are a must for these ribs! Alternatively, you can add an extra bunch of asparagus to your shopping list and make some delicious roasted or oven-roasted asparagus.
Our top two picks
You can’t go through a summer without eating this sweet and spicy food Strawberry Salad! The taste is so unique. You can even serve it with fish, tacos, or any Mexican dish. It goes perfectly with the chicken tacos on this week’s menu!
tip: Any leftovers left over after the quesadillas can be eaten with some homemade cinnamon chips!
Homemade Baked Beans A must for all our BBQ restaurants. This is such a simple and easy recipe that requires only five ingredients to cook in a crock pot. Everyone who has tried it agrees that this is the best baked bean recipe.
Easy Strawberry Shortcake
One of the easiest desserts you will ever make! This easy strawberry shortcake recipe takes just minutes to make and is luscious and delicious.
For more strawberry recipes, 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!
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