Meal planning might not always be a lot of fun, but it saves enough money to make it worth it. I like to share the meal plans I make each week in the hopes that I save other Moms some time and effort.
School lets out this week for us, so the meal plan will start to change a little bit. It will be easier to make pancakes and warm up leftovers during the day.
Our evenings remain super busy with baseball, so you’ll see that I’m continuing to use sandwich and crock pot recipes. I learned last week that I need to be careful about choosing my crock pot recipes. Some recipes require extra steps, and that makes them lose the “set it and forget it” appeal for me.
If you’re too busy to do much meal planning in this season of your life, I hope that my plan helps to give you some options you can use.
If you want more choices than I’ve given you, I recommend a meal planning service like Relish.
Relish is a company that provides meal plans and grocery shopping lists that you can customize to meet your family’s needs. You can scale menus to feed your own family size. (That’s especially great for us medium sized families!)
I also love that they include ideas for freezer meals. And that it’s mobile friendly, which means you won’t forget the list at home!
This service is available starting at just $5 per month. And Medium Sized Family readers can get an extra 10% off by using this link here.
Try it for a month or two and see if it’s a good fit for your family. I’m willing to bet that you’ll save far more than $5 per month by using this service!
Our 2 Week Meal Plan
Lunch (with sides of fresh fruit, cheese or yogurt, and one junk food)
- sandwiches (PB&J, Nutella, PB&honey, lunchmeat, apple butter)
- mac & cheese
- hard boiled eggs
Supper (with sides of potatoes, pasta salad, chips and/or fresh cut veggies)
- Cowboy Beans
- Crock Pot pizza casserole
- grilled chicken
- Crock Pot ham and ranch potatoes
- Pork Tenderloin with Honey & Soy
- White Trash Sliders (hey, I didn’t name it!)
- roasted whole chicken
- dump and run taco soup in the Crock Pot
- Sausage & Potatoes
- bbq chicken sandwiches in the crock pot
- leftover casserole (using anything I can find in the fridge)
Our snacks and extras include
- fresh fruit
- soft pretzels
- graham crackers
- breakfast bars
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So, what’s on your menu?