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Welcome to meal planning Monday!  If you’re one of the happy few people who enjoy meal planning, that’s excellent.  Hopefully my ideas will spark some new ideas for you.

If you don’t enjoy meal planning (put me in this category), try to do it anyway.  Future you will thank present you for putting in the work now rather than making all of those decisions day in and day out.

Life is slowly calming down at our house.  Two of our ball players are done with their season, and the other two don’t have too many games left.  That means I can calm our crock pot and sandwich routine down just a bit.

That’s nice, because it’s easier to use up leftovers when I have the time to both cook and eat a casserole.  And that saves a lot of wiggle room in the grocery budget.

2 Week Meal Plan for early July. Get frugal menu planning ideas for all meals and snacks. Includes recipes! Looking for meal ideas to eat in July? This list of meals will give you a great start.


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Our 2 Week Meal Plan

Breakfast:  I had big plans  for delicious breakfasts over summer break.  But if I’m being honest, the kids are happiest with cereal or toast.  Oh, well.  

  • cereal
  • bagels
  • pancakes
  • toast

Lunch (with sides of fresh fruit, cheese or yogurt, and one junk food)

  • sandwiches  (PB&J, Nutella, PB&honey, lunchmeat, apple butter)
  • quesadillas (The kids can make these themselves using our quesadilla maker.  Gotta love that!)
  • mac & cheese
  • garlic bread pizzas
  • hot dogs
  • soup
  • leftovers
  • salads

Supper  (with sides of potatoes, pasta salad, chips and/or fresh cut veggies or salad)

We like to have an afternoon snack each day.  We also have one in the evening either at a ball game or while playing in the backyard. Our snacks and extras include:

  • fresh fruit
  • graham crackers
  • soft pretzels
  • cookies
  • ice cream
  • popcorn
  • s’mores

Be sure to read my latest post on ways to save money on groceries.  It’s so much more than coupons!

Grocery shopping on a budget


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