Using a weekly meal plan is the best way to cook healthier for your family, save money, and time! This week’s menu includes our popular Grilled Chicken Street Tacos, Pasta Primavera, Mongolian Beef, Chicken Bacon Avocado Wrap and Pizza Casserole.

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a collage of 5 recipes from meal plan 28.

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Monday: Grilled Chicken Street Tacos  $11.33

Tuesday: Pasta Primavera $2.48

Wednesday: Mongolian Beef $10.83

Thursday: Chicken Bacon Avocado Wrap  $8.67

Friday: Pizza Casserole $14.12

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We’ve been sharing 5-day weekly meal plans for many years now and we love the feedback we get from those of you who found our meal plans and who are using them regularly.

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!

Why Meal Plan?

If you’re reading this, you probably already have your own ideas about why meal planning is a good idea for your family, but here’s what we think:

1. Save Money:

We’ve included the estimated cost per recipe and 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! You’ll also save money by dining out less often, avoiding impulse purchases, and wasting less food!

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

2. 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. Save time:

The hardest part of meal planning is finding the ideas and creating a shopping list, and we’ve done that for you!  Our shopping lists include categories like “pantry staples”, and “spices,” and hopefully those are items you already have on hand so you can cross them off of the list. Then you can use the categories to help you find what you need quickly and easily.

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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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 LOVE this site and the recipes its so easy and this is what i use to meal plan and shop for dinners BUT the price ranges are way off $47 for all these ingredient’s? that is NOT possible i even didnt buy some things on the list and it was $190 total for me to get the ingredient’s needed and that was buying the cheapest options of them all. theres no way you can buy any of this for only $47

    1. Hi Jason! I want to clarify a few things on the meal plan prices. 1. I break down the actual price of the ingredients. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 Tbs of butter I calculate what 1 Tbs. of butter costs even though that may mean you end up buying 4 sticks of butter. In this specific meal plan, the chicken bacon avocado wrap calls for 1 chicken breast. You most likely have to buy a pack that has 3-4 so you’ll have several leftover. I calculate what the price of 1 is for that recipe. Hopefully, that makes sense. This will end up accounting for the largest discrepancy in cost. 2. Unfortunately, grocery prices have gone up significantly since we created this meal plan and I’m working my way through them to adjust for the increase in food prices. 3. Prices are based on my local grocery so there will be variance in prices. I’m glad you’re enjoying the meal plans and they are helpful!!

  2. Thank you for this terrific resource. We wanted to start eating at home more, and your website has been invaluable. We’ve been really pleased with the flavors too.

  3. Absolutely in love with this resource on your blog! Trying to print this meal plan and getting an error when I click the link.

  4. As a first time mom, it’s been challenging figuring out how to make healthy homemade dinners EVERY night but your meal plans have truly simplified my life lol. Thank you!!!

  5. I just discovered your blog. SO excited for the menu ideas, and recipes. Everything looks delicious, I cant wait to make some of these this week. Thank you!