Here’s your Weekly Meal Plan 30 for July 24-30. I hope you're learning as we go to really maximize the meal plan and to put it to work for you!
I've included a printable shopping list on the bottom. Once you customize the meal plan, check your pantry, refrigerator and freezer for the items you already have, just jot down the ingredients you'll need at the grocery store.
I've included a slow cooker recipe, grilling recipes for a Saturday night cookout and plenty of family friendly flavors, everyone will enjoy!
If you ever have a suggestion, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Weekly Meal Plan 30
Meal planning and prepping tips
There are some really delicious meal on the schedule this week! But what's here, may not work for you.
Print off the recipes you're going to use and keep them in one place. My mom uses a clipboard Velcro'd to a cupboard door and attaches all of the recipes to it. I think it's a brilliant idea! It works great, she can easily find them and organize.
Check your calendar before going shopping. Are there days when you'll be out late and take out will work better? That's ok, just pick the recipes you want and cross off the items you don't need from the grocery list.
Dan's happy with whatever I make but for some families, everyone likes to have input. If that's the case, check with others before your plan is set in stone!
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- This erasable meal planning worksheet is magnetic. Slap it on your fridge to make it super easy to plan out your week!
- If you prefer to use a pad & pencil - this worksheet is handy (no printing one off each week!) and will easily fit into your purse or wallet.
- These meal prep containers are super cool! Great for back to school, easy bento boxes, plus they freeze well!
Meal Planning Tips
This week I wanted to share an easy tip that will help make meal planning second nature to you.
Make sure the pantry is stocked with staple ingredients. This will help you keep your sanity as so you’re not buying out an entire store when you're doing your weekly grocery shopping!
Themed nights are fun! If it makes a buy-in for dinner easier for your family consider once a week, planning meals around your favorite movies. Kids would love that!
Items to prep in advance:
One you get home, if you have time, prep items when possible. Store them in reusable containers or ziplock bags in the refrigerator so they are ready when you need them.
Chop all of the onions and refrigerate, snap the ends off the green beans, mince the garlic, peel and slice the carrots, dice the celery.
Who's hungry? Let's dive into the yummy recipes for Weekly Meal Plan 30!
Bell Pepper Casserole
This Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole is one of the most popular recipes on the blog. It's just that good!
Round this meal out with store-bought rolls or make this Easy Yeast Rolls Recipe. My goodness they are delicious! Heat them in the oven the last 15 minutes while the casserole is baking.
Super yummy and perfect for a light easy meal these spicy sesame noodles take only 15 minutes to make!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
Made in your crockpot these authentic pulled chicken tacos are so simple!
Be sure to save some leftover chicken for later this week when we make the Chicken Chimichangas.
Serve with a side of Chipotle Black Beans.
Roasted Tomato Soup
This stew is perfect for summertime when there is a bumper crop of tomatoes.
I think once you make Roasted Tomato Soup, it will become a family favorite!
If you have any leftover black beans from earlier this week, that's a great side dish as well.
Heath Bar Poke Cake
This cake is fabulous! Starting with a box mix with drizzles of chocolate and butterscotch and topped with chopped Heath Bars.
Is a Heath Bar Cake over the top? Absolutely! If you can't finish this during the week, you can freeze it as well.
Don't forget, before you go to the store, shop your pantry, refrigerator and freezer first. Cross-off items you already have on hand. Staying organized will save you time and money!
Weekly Meal Plan 30 Worksheet
Click on the link below to download a PDF of the meal planning worksheet for Weekly Meal Plan 30 so you can easily make notes and put together your grocery list for this week's recipes!