So many people struggle with meal planning! All for different reasons, but one of the major ones for me is that I run out of ideas! I am not someone who has their five staple meals and rotates through them. Most of the time I start suppertime with, “This is an experiment… I hope you like it!”. My poor family has just learned to accept this about me! In this post, we are going to share a meal plan that will get you through an entire week, including a PRINTABLE meal plan, recipes and grocery list. We went with themes like “Meatless Monday” and “Taco Tuesday” because it’s fun to stick with clichés. We’ve made it so that most of the prep can be done on the Sunday if that’s what works for your family. And obviously you can substitute any meal of the week for a fresh or frozen Supper Studio meal! ;)
These meals are all taken from different sources, and we will link to those websites as well, but here’s an overview of the meal plan for this week. The meals are made with healthy, wholesome ingredients, and quick and easy to put together.
Saturday is fridge. FRIDGE?! What the heck is fridge? If you know us, you’ve probably heard the term “fridge” thrown around a lot. For example, “We’re having fridge tonight,” or “Fridge nights are the best!”. It is a noun that basically means anything that’s left in the fridge and that needs to be eaten. You can mix and match, pick and choose, and take what you want, but by the end of the meal - the contents of the fridge leftovers must be eaten. The best way to do this is to set it up buffet-style right beside the microwave, and have everyone choose what they think looks delicious.
So here are all the links to make this week an absolute breeze:
This meal plan is made into a printable that looks like the picture above, so that you can put it on your fridge or cookbook holder. This is where you will have the ability to write down what you actually need from the grocery store after you’ve gone through the grocery list. The grocery list is super comprehensive, and you may not need any new spices or pantry items, so be sure to take the list to your kitchen and check off the items you have before you run to the store! And finally, we have written out all the recipes, with links to the original recipes, in a PDF that is awesome if you want to file these winners away for another week down the road.
IF you are able, and have time to do the shopping AND a little bit of prep on Sunday, follow the instructions on this printable.
We hope you absolutely LOVE this meal plan and that it helps to inspire you in the kitchen a little bit this week.
Lori and Leah