A 5 day LOW CARB MEAL PLAN with easy and healthy low carb dinner options and a free grocery shopping list; perfect for cooking on a budget. This week’s menu includes our popular Marinated Flank Steak, Parmesan Chicken and Vegetables, Chicken Enchilada Soup, Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops and Asian Chicken Salad.

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a collage of 5 dinner recipes from low carb meal plan 2.

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We’ve been sharing 5-day weekly meal plans for many years now and are are so excited to introduce these budget meal plans, as well as vegetarian, low carb, and other seasonal meal plans!

  1. Each Low carb Meal Plan serves 4:

Each meal plan has 5 dinner recipes that will serve approximately 4 adults.  We’ve tried to be thoughtful about including recipes that the whole family will love as well as varying the recipes to include a variety of different meals so that you’re not having chicken every night!

2. Save Money:

While we include budget information in all of our meal plans, the main goal of these budget meal plans is to save you extra money by choosing recipes that use more affordable ingredients. You’ll notice we’ve included the estimated cost per recipe as well as the cost for the entire meal plan, making it even easier to budget and see exactly how much you’re saving when you cook from scratch and use a meal plan!

*note that recipe costs are an estimate based on ingredient prices at my local grocer.  They will likely vary depending on where you live.

3. Eat Healthier:

Cooking from scratch is a great way to manage your health goals. Both take-out and pre-made meals from your local grocer are going to have more fat, sugar, and sodium than the same foods cooked at home.

3. Don’t forget the sides

Don’t forget to search for appetizers, sides, or dessert recipes to add to your list.  Often a post will offer suggestions for sides that might accompany the recipe, and if you would like to swap any meals for a different meal, visit our main dish recipes or search our recipe index.

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**NOTE: You’ll notice the shopping list includes categories like “pantry staples”, and “spices”. Hopefully, those are items you already have on hand, and you can cross them off of the list.

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Monday: Marinated Flank Steak $22.91

Tuesday: Parmesan Chicken and Vegetables $12.48

Wednesday: Chicken Enchilada Soup $12.46

Thursday: Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops $12.53

Friday: Asian Chicken Salad $12.22

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Mongolian beef on a plate with rice and chopped green onion on top.Day 3
Chicken Fajita Pasta served in a skillet with a scoop of salsa on top.Day 4
Five chicken taquitos lined on a plate with a bowl of salsa on the side.Day 5

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Lauren Allen

Welcome! I’m Lauren, a mom of four and lover of good food. Here you’ll find easy recipes and weeknight meal ideas made with real ingredients, with step-by-step photos and videos.

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  1. I just found your website and I must say that I think this can be very addicting! I’m still learning how to navigate everything but the recipes that I’ve seen so far sound amazing!! Thank you!!

  2. What an amazing resource the meals plans are! I’m so happy I found this site; you have saved me so much time! Thank you Thank you!!

  3. I was looking for a banana bread recipe and found yours. I also scanned your sight and found meal plans! I was over the moon! I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Dec. Looking to reverse that with weight loss, exercise and whole eating. Thank you for your work which has made my life easier!!

  4. I happened across your sight because I was looking for a chicken and rice recipe – which was delicious. What a grand surprise when I saw your meal plans and to my delight they included some vegetarian and low-carb meal plans and shopping lists! I am trying to get my diabetes under control with no idea on where to start. These are prefect! I really appreciate your hard work on these. The shopping lists are so helpful! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Be well!

  5. Thank you for your meal plans! They are wonderful. I noticed with the low carb meal plan 2, you are missing a bell pepper in your produce shopping list. 🙂

  6. I just started a new job and was panicking about how in the world I’d get healthy REAL meals on the table for dinner! I am SO excited I found your page. This is truly a GOD SEND! Thank you so much for sharing your weekly meals + ingredient list. So much cheaper than delivery service and so easy to add to my Walmart pickup. I’m sharing this with every momma I know!