Weekly Meal Plan – A How-To Guide

Weekly Meal Plan - A How-To Guide

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:


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


Side Dishes


Four Ingredient Gourmet Burgers (The quick and tasty burger hack!)

3 Ingredient Meat-Loaf

Get More out of your Hamburger Helper

Honey Apple Roasted Ham (A very quick and easy, delicious recipe!)

Steak Marinade! Perfect for Grilling!

Weekly Meal Plan - A How-To Guide

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De-Leaf a Cabbage – The Proper Way & The Easy Way!

Ahhh, the secret to de-leafing the fabled cabbage! Sounds scary, but really isn’t! 😉Feature Image
What you’ll need:
– A chopping knife
– A cabbage-sized pot
– 2 forks
– Water
– A cabbage (But, of course!)
Step 1: Chop off the bottom of the cabbage, and try to de-core a little ways in, (kind of like de-coring just the bottom part of an apple).
Step 2: Put the cabbage into the pot, bottom down, and fill with water. Boil for at least 5 minutes.
Step 3: Remove the pot from heat until the water stops boiling and very carefully use the two forks to roll the cabbage so it is bottom-up… yes, bottom’s up!! 😉
Step 4: Use one fork to hold the cabbage in place, and use the second fork to peel the leaves off, one leaf at a time. Only peel leaves that come off easy…. If your leaves aren’t peeling easy, than you need to boil your cabbage for a little longer.
Tip: I can usually peel 4 leaves at a time, and then I stuff them. While I am stuffing the first 4 leaves, the other leaves are having time to soften up in the water…. So try to make sure that you constantly keep your water just under a boil!
Try these Easy, Cheesy, Cabbage Rolls! – Made with Red Cabbage!