Meal planning is not my favorite thing to do. That’s why I try to get it done in chunks, 2 weeks at a time. We need meals that fit our busy lives, that are frugal, and that are simple. I don’t feel like I need to reinvent the wheel each week or scour Pinterest for 14 brand new meals we’ve never tried before. We use a lot of our tried and true favorites over and over.
For those of you who hate meal planning even more than I do, feel free to use my plan as your base and substitute a couple of meals out for things you family enjoys more! That’s why I love to share my meal plans.
Well, also because it’s one of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill. And you know I’m all about that!
If you want to make grocery time even easier, be sure to check out my Standard Grocery List. What a giant time saver that is for us!
Our 2 Week Meal Plan
Breakfast: (Didn’t get to these homemade items last time, so I will be doing them now.)
- homemade granola
- pumpkin french toast bake
- sandwiches (PB&J, Nutella, PB&honey, lunchmeat, apple butter)
- hot dogs (They can’t all be winners…)
Supper (with sides of potatoes, rice, noodles, and fresh cut veggies)
- steak (Here’s the story about why you keep seeing steak on a frugal menu.)
- 3 Bean Chili Chowder
- fish tacos
- Taco Dump Soup
- grilled chicken
- healthy black bean casserole
- “chicken slop” in the crock pot
- baked or grilled chicken
- breakfast for dinner (brinner!) Usually ends up being sausage gravy, sometimes pancakes.
- roast beef
- homemade pizza
Our snacks and extras include
- fresh fruit
- soft pretzels
- ice cream
- buffalo chicken bombs
Those are the meals we love and the new ones we can’t wait to try this week!
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