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 #16
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 :
- Five 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 Pulled Pork
Pulled Pork Sandwiches are a great dinner that also make amazing (and versatile) leftovers. The Instant Pot makes QUICK work of cooking up tender and delicious Pulled Pork!
Pasta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
This is an amazing dinner to plan in the summer when cherry tomatoes are abundant and ripe! If you have a summer garden this will be your go-to recipes to use up all your tomatoes. Pasta with Pan Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Egg Salad Sandwiches
This is the best egg salad recipe made only with classic ingredients, and it makes a darn good egg salad sandwiches for dinner! Just pair this with a side salad or raw veggies and some chips.
Creamy Chicken Tacos
Serve these Creamy Chicken Tacos in soft flour tortillas topped with fresh avocado, pickled jalapenos, and some shredded lettuce. It is also really good just with tortilla chips!
Easy Meatball Subs
Save this one for when you need an easy dinner night. These Meatball Subs are made with frozen store bought meatballs and are the perfect family friendly dinner!
Leftover Re-Do Ideas
- Pop baked meatballs on top of pasta for spaghetti and meatballs
- Leftover pulled pork makes amazing BBQ Nachos!
- Pulled pork can be subbed for the chicken in this enchilada skillet.
- Add pesto to leftover cherry tomato pasta, top with a dollop of ricotta.
- Top a green salad with leftover egg salad.
- Put leftover creamy chicken taco filling over tortilla chips.
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…).