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 Pork Tenderloin, Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Caprese, Cajun Chicken and Sausage Kebobs and Spring Rolls.

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a collage of 5 meals from low carb meal plan 3.

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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:  Pork Tenderloin $15.60

Tuesday: Turkey Lettuce Wraps $12.13

Wednesday: Chicken Caprese $14.27

Thursday: Cajun Chicken and Sausage Kebobs $14.40

Friday: Spring Rolls $28.76

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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. Lauren, I love your ideas. My husband and I have just lost a considerable amount of weight and are on a healthy eating plan. I’m wondering what is the difference between your low carb meal plan 1 and 2? Please email me back so I can understand and choose. Or should I choose both? Let me know! Tbanks so much!!

    1. Both are great and have all the carb info included!! You should try both and let us know what you love.

  2. I tried the turkey lettuce wraps – it was SO GOOD. I forgot to try it before serving, so was nervous in case it wasn’t good. I was BLOWN AWAY by how much delicious flavor it had (the fullness of flavor I feel like has always eluded me in home cooking).

    Some notes I have to keep for myself for next time:
    – don’t break up the meat too much
    – drain most of the turkey juices from the pan before adding veggies
    -make 2-3 times as much if I want leftovers because I literally could have eaten the whole thing myself.

  3. Wow! I just found your site while search for a cheese ball. What dedication and hard work you have put together for us! We are a two-person household, so I can also use these meals for lunch leftovers. Thank you so very much!