Planning dinner for your family for an entire week can be hard! What should we eat for dinner? What do I need to buy at the store? Let me answer both of those questions with my free weekly meal plan including a printable grocery list (and bonus leftover re-do ideas)!
FAMILY MEAL PLAN
Your family needs to eat, and the job of feeding them lands squarely on your shoulders.
The key to making this job easy is MEAL PLANNING!
Plan all your meals for the week, write out your grocery list, and then head to the store to buy the groceries. Sounds easy enough, but I think a lot of us just end up at the grocery store buying the same things week after week, and then we get home and say “I have nothing to cook for dinner!”
Prevent this from happening now! Sign up for the Mom’s Dinner Newsletter and have my Weekly Menu Plan and Printable Grocery List delivered to your email every Friday morning. Cross off the groceries you already have in your kitchen and head to the store completely prepared!
WEEKLY MEAL PLAN #15
This week I provide 5 delicious and easy dinners, with recipes, that you can make for your family this week. You simply add 2 more meals and your 7 day family meal plan is done. Here are three dinner categories I recommend adding to your plan :
- Four nights of dinner from the meal plan.
- A leftover night (leftover re-do ideas provided below)
- Kids Choice night (think pizza, chicken fingers, tacos, spaghetti, or mac n’ cheese)
I have other meal plans too, if this one isn’t your jam!
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos
Tacos are a crowd pleaser at my house, I bet they are at your house too. Whip up this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Taco Meat, lay out all the taco toppings and dinner is served!
Pasta with Easy Tomato Cream Sauce
Spaghetti can be a super flexible dinner. Some might want the pasta with Easy Tomato Cream Sauce, and others might just want noodles with butter. At least that is how it goes here at my house! Serve this with a green beans and garlic bread for an easy dinner.
Frito Taco Salad
If you have any vegetarians in your house, they will love this dinner! Frito Taco Salad is a big hearty dinner salad that doesn’t have any meat. Instead it is filled with tomatoes, cheese, chili beans, and crunchy frito chips. (Meat eaters will love it too!!)
Skillet Cajun Shrimp
Save this Skillet Cajun Shrimp for a night that you actually don’t feel like cooking dinner. It is done in a flash and everyone will LOVE it!! Serve these over some grits.
Meatloaf Muffin Cups
Leftover Re-Do Ideas
- Slice up leftover meatloaf muffin cups for meatloaf sandwiches.
- Leftover baked potatoes can become loaded baked potatoes
- Put the cajun shrimp on a hoagie roll and add some Cajun Aioli for a makeshift ‘po boy.
- Leftover shredded chicken meat can become Chicken Enchiladas
Free Printable Grocery List
Head to the store with confidence that you will end up with groceries to actually make dinner for your family!
Simply cross of the items that you already have in your kitchen, and then add the items you need for the rest of the week (lunches, breakfasts, pantry staples, etc…).
Click on the image below to print the grocery list