Weekly Meal Plan – A How-To Guide

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Ok, here’s how to do it! Here’s how to save a TON of money per month! It’s really simple, it’s really easy…. and I’ll give you a hint: It has to do with FOOD!

Yes — If you are anything like my husband and I, we eat out everyday for lunch…. breakfast too! And at night, we find it way too easy to give in to our daily cravings of whatever might come our way…. Maybe it was that Burger King that we drove by on the way home from work, that DQ commercial that we just saw on TV…. Or perhaps, we just feel unorganized and lazy and nothing seems more appealing than my absolute favorite go-to meal: Pizza!

Well, guess what…. those days are over! It’s time to shape up, it’s time to start saving money and it’s time to eat a little healthier! So here’s how we are going to do it….. with a WEEKLY MEAL PLAN! I’m not only going to show you an easy way to do it, but a super-versatile way too, so you don’t get super-bored and give up!

Ready, set, go!

Step One – Create the base: Designate each night of the week for a type of meat, (or protein if you don’t care for meat!) or a certain meal “type”. I would define a meal “type” as something like tacos, or casserole, or even crock-pot! By doing this, you are predetermining what you are going to need to purchase or take out of the freezer ahead of time.

Step Two – Make a list of side dishes: You can use this list and switch up your choices for different nights of different weeks, and this way, you’re sure to never get bored! Let’s face it — This isn’t the 1950’s and we don’t want to sit down and eat meat, potatoes, carrots — every single night!

To give you an idea, here is what the base of my weekly meal plan looks like:

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Now I’m going to give you some different ideas for these different categories, which include links to some of the best recipes out there! Go ahead, try them out! Eat yummy and save money! 😉

Chicken Recipes

Taco Recipes

Casserole Recipes

Pork Recipes

Beef Recipes

Crock-Pot

Side Dishes

5 thoughts on “Weekly Meal Plan – A How-To Guide

    • We’ve been using it for a few weeks and so far it’s totally helping us cut out all of the fast food! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  1. I have been using this method for over 50 years and believe me it has saved us money, time and was fantastic when we were paid only once a month. I could see what I needed to buy at a glance. Now that we are retired my husband and I take turns cooking and we know exactly what we will be needing and what the other needs to defrost. It’s fantastic, a life saver.

    • Oh I’ve definitely been doing a lot better since we started following this plan! We kind of fell of the wagon while we were on holidays the last couple of weeks, but I’m ready to start fresh again! LOL… Glad to see that it has been working as a long-term plan!! 🙂

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