Struggling to come up with dinner ideas to feed your family? These free weekly meal plans are here to take the stress away. Each printable menu comes with 5 main dishes, 2 or 3 side dishes, and a dessert.
In addition, I’m including a grocery list that includes every ingredient you’ll need. Menu planning just got a lot easier!
Meal Plan #3 includes Ham Broccoli Pasta, Bacon Cheeseburger Salad, Cheesy Pesto Chicken, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Slow Cooker Spaghetti. For dessert – Lemon Crinkles.
WHY USE A WEEKLY MEAL PLAN?
- ELIMINATE INDECISION – I can’t tell you how much time I used to waste scouring through cookbooks trying to decide what to make for dinner, sometimes at the last minute. Having a menu plan already decided every week is such a time saver!
- SAVE TIME – Having a complete grocery list all typed up saves all those last minute trips to the store because you’re missing a key ingredient.
- HINDER IMPULSE BUYS – Planning ahead and having a menu plan also helps save money on all those impulse buys on emergency trips to the store. Tell me we’re not the only ones that end up buying junk food on those “quick trips”.
- EAT HEALTHIER – I’ve found that when I don’t have a weekly menu plan in place, we end up eating out much more often. The cost of those meals adds up quickly, especially when you have a large family. Not to mention it’s not usually the healthiest option!
- LESS WASTE – In addition, when you have a grocery list customized to your menu, you don’t end up buying a bunch of ingredients that end up in the trash.
Weekly Meal Plan #3
Made all in one pot, this creamy pasta dish is a great way to use up leftover ham from last weeks menu. We like it with broccoli, but you could sub in asparagus if that’s what your family likes.
Serve it with easy apple salad for a complete meal.
All the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger, but in healthier salad form. My family likes it with ranch dressing, but it is also tasty with thousand island!
Juicy chicken breast topped with pesto, mozzarella, and diced grape tomatoes. It’s super easy to whip up with store bought pesto, but you can use homemade if you have fresh basil. So delish!
This recipe happens to be low carb, but you would never know. (Psst – don’t tell my kids!)
This easy soup is just about as comforting as chicken noodle, so it’s especially tasty if you have the sniffles. Don’t forget the garnishes, they take it over the top.
(My favorite is the diced avocado; my kids love the tortilla chips!)
Toss all your ingredients in the crockpot and wait for that amazing smell to fill your house. This recipe makes a large batch, so I love freezing half of it for another busy day.
I like to serve it with a tasty green salad and of course garlic bread. Can you even eat spaghetti without garlic bread?
DESSERT FOR THE WEEK
Chewy, tangy, and perfectly cracked on top, these lemon cookies are hard to resist! Let the kids help you roll the cookie dough balls in powdered sugar.
Make your job a little easier and download weekly meal plan #3!
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And of course, if you’d like a blank meal plan, you can use this one: