Here's your FREE Weekly Meal Plan for Week 24, June 13 - June 19! Let's focus on making meal time a breeze and not fussing over "What's for dinner?" at the last minute!
I hope these menus are helping you to stay on budget and save time in the kitchen!
If you have any suggestions or needs, let me know. I'd love your input. Together we can enjoy delicious affordable meals!
Table of contents
- Meal planning and prepping tips
- June 13
- June 14
- June 15
- June 16
- June 17
- June 18
- June 19
- Meal Planning Worksheet
- Related Recipes
Meal planning and prepping tips
If you're new here...
Every week, I share a free meal plan for you to use the following week. You'll have seven main dish recipes, along with a few extras and of course dessert.
Typically the weekly meal plans are named by number of the week and date. For example, if the plan is for the first week of January, I'll name it Weekly Meal Plan 1 - Jan 3-9. Next year the plans will be updated for the corresponding dates and tasty new recipes!
Don't forget - if you have a busy day and plan on eating out, just drop a day off the menu and adjust the meal plan to fit YOUR busy life!
Weekly Meal Plan 24 - shortcuts and tips
- Lemon Pepper Chicken - grill a double-batch, use the leftovers for sandwiches and in the Chicken and Broccoli Pasta.
- Potato Corn Chowder - leftovers do not freeze well, so be sure to enjoy this soup with 2-3 days of making.
- Korean Style BBQ Beef - Ask your butcher to slice the meat for you. Most are happy to help out and it will save you some time when you get home!
Stretch your budget - gardening
I have some quick tips for meal planning today for you to quickly review and apply what works best for you!
Now that summertime is here, I going to (maybe!) push you out of your comfort zone. Have you considered growing your own vegetables?
We had a garden growing up and it was always something I looked forward to every year. Then last year with the pandemic I did some container gardening and that was super fun and very rewarding!
There are several vegetables super easy for container gardening! It's a great way to save money and really stretch your budget and have fun doing it!
To learn all you need to know about the best vegetables to grow for container gardening, I'm going to send you over Home Garden Joy. Jeanne has some great tips and can get you started off on the right foot!
Stretch your budget - orchards and berries
Here's something you may not have considered - picking berries or fruit!
Last week Dan and I went out to the San Joaquin River Parkway and picked 10 pounds of blueberries. I brought them home and cleaned them well and froze them in little packets for blueberries for our cereal, how wonderful!
Instead of paying $7.99 a pound it was $3.00 - plus we got some exercise and sunshine to boot, it was great! It was fun to do together. Next week we're picking apricots!
If you aren't able to go out and pick your own, check out the farmers markets for great deals. That way yo can enjoy what's in season!
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- Apples, berries and grapes, will last longer if kept in their original packaging and stored in the crisper of your fridge.
- Do not wash berries until you're ready to use them, they mold quickly when they are damp.
- Perforated plastic bags help keep fruit fresh longer by releasing moisture.
Got a tip for me? Please comment below, I'd love to hear it!
Weekly Meal Plans Category - This is where you'll find all of this years meal plans.
Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
This Copycat Cheesecake Factory Chicken and Broccoli Pasta is easy to make and delicious!
Creamy Alfredo, sun-dried tomatoes, and tender chicken in this tasty dish!
Potato Corn Chowder
Potato Corn Chowder Recipe - This is a great hearty soup that eats like a meal. Topped with crispy bacon the flavor is delicious. It's easy to make as well.
Sounds fancy but it's really super simple! Spaghetti Carbonara is simple and flavorful. A classic pasta meal!
Spinach Salad Recipe
Garbanzo Spinach Salad packed with protein is a healthy meat-free meal. This is a delicious salad and filled with crunch.
Korean Style Beef BBQ
Break out the grill tonight for this super flavorful grilled meal. Korean Style Beef BBQ - simple, easy and delicious!
This is my favorite spring/summer soup to make. It's also a clean-out-the-fridge type meal as well! Use the veggies you have on hand and enjoy a bowl of Minestrone Soup.
Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Double Chocolate Cherry Brownies - what a wonderful treat! Dense and chocolatey the combination is out of this world!
Meal Planning Worksheet
Click on the link below to download a PDF of the meal planning worksheet so you can easily make notes and your grocery list for this weeks recipes!