Weekly Meal Planning Menu #4

Make sure to get a homemade dinner on the table for your family this week with this easy Weekly Meal Plan!

Weekly Meal Plan Menu - Chic and Domestic

If you’re looking for some new meal ideas, or if you’re just looking to get organized enough to make your family homemade meals throughout the week, you’ve come to the right place.

If it just so happens that you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I LOVE meal planning for my family of 5. It’s been one of the most beneficial things that I’ve started doing to stay in budget when it comes to our household groceries. I check in weekly to break down my weekly meal plan, and explain my thought process in planning and scheduling things how I do them. If you’re interested in getting started as a beginner, check out my blog post on how to start meal planning. It’s a great read, really easy explanations, and full of really great tips.

I normally plan out breakfast meals for my kids, a various list of lunch options to keep in the house (We plan, but we definitely wing it!), and our daily family meals. For other examples of my weekly meal plans, check out the meal planning page here on my blog.
I meal plan on Wednesdays, because I normally like to check out what’s on sale at my local grocery stores. This week I’ll mostly be grabbing fresh ingredients, and pantry items. I caught a really great sale on chicken breast, so I’m going to use my kitchen inventory first before buying other meat.

This week I’ve planned the following

Monday: Breakfast: Egg Muffins, Fruit

Lunch: (Options) Pepperoni, String Cheese, Turkey Roll Ups, Applesauce, Fruit, Yogurt, Leftovers

Dinner: Balsamic Tomato Chicken Salad

Tuesday: Breakfast: Oatmeal

Lunch: (Options) Pepperoni, String Cheese, Turkey Roll Ups, Applesauce, Fruit, Yogurt, Leftovers

Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup/ Sandwiches

Wednesday: Breakfast: French Toast, Smoothies

Lunch: (Options) Pepperoni, String Cheese, Turkey Roll Ups, Applesauce, Fruit, Yogurt, Leftovers

Dinner: Chicken Fried Rice

Thursday: Breakfast: Egg Muffins, Fruit

Lunch: (Options) Pepperoni, String Cheese, Turkey Roll Ups, Applesauce, Fruit, Yogurt, Leftovers

Dinner: Veggie Burrito Bowls

Friday: Breakfast: Oatmeal

Lunch: (Options) Pepperoni, String Cheese, Turkey Roll Ups, Applesauce, Fruit, Yogurt, Leftovers

Dinner: Shrimp and Chicken Lo Mein

Saturday: Oatmeal

Lunch: Pasta Salad

Dinner: Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Sunday: Breakfast: French Toast, Eggs, Yogurt

Lunch: Pasta Salad

Dinner: Chicken Mushroom Florentine

An important reason to meal plan is so you’re wasting less. Less food, less money, less time. In my Meal Planning 101 post, I explain the importance of using leftovers, sides, and extra condiments in other dishes throughout the week, and how to FIRST utilize the things you already have on hand.

I’ll be using chicken breast a million and one ways this week. I caught a great deal a week or so ago, so I went ahead and stocked up while I could. Now would be a great week to utilize my chicken and just add some fresh veggies and staple ingredients to complete a few meals. I’m continuously learning how to feed a large family on less!

Meal planning doesn’t have to be as complicated as you would think. Spending 30 minutes to an hour worth of your time, can save you lots of time (and money) over the course of your week. So why not start? Save yourself some much needed time, and money and start planning.

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