It’s time to share my weekly meal plan with you. Meal planning has been part of my life for the past several years. It has helped me save money and serve my family.
My hope is that you can benefit from me sharing my meal plan with you weekly. You can use this plan exactly how it is or change it to your liking. This meal plan accommodates our family of 5 and we usually have leftovers.
If you have been following my meal plans, you know that I got an Instant Pot last week. It has been such a blessing to my weekly meal plan. I’ve been cooking with it like crazy. Everything I’ve made has come out so good. I’m tempted to make this meal plan Instant Pot recipes but I know not everyone has one so I just added a few this week.
If you have been thinking about getting an Instant Pot, I highly recommend you do. It’s well worth the money and is perfect for busy moms like me. This is the exact Instant Pot I purchased. I got it cheaper than the listed price but now that I have it, I would definitely buy it for full price. It’s just amazing!
I have been creating a printable of these meal plans and a grocery list to make it easier for you. I’m sure you can imagine that it takes extra time to do that. I’m more than happy to do it if it’s beneficial to you. Please leave me a comment below to let me know if it’s helping you. If it is, I will start creating it again.
If you want to create your own meal plan, check out my post on how to create a meal plan.
This Week’s Meal Plan
Monday – Baked Spaghetti
This is a traditional recipe. It’s one of our favorites. It’s packed with flavor, that’s how I like my food. I usually serve this with a green salad and garlic bread. Sometimes I use turkey instead of ground beef and it tastes just as good. Click this Baked Spaghetti link to get the recipe.
Tuesday – Instant Pot Mushroom Chicken
This is a new recipe for me. So far all the Instant Pot recipes I’ve made have been good. I’m sure this one will be good too. My family loves chicken and mushrooms so this is a perfect weeknight meal. Click this Instant Pot Mushroom Chicken link to get the recipe.
Wednesday – Crockpot Sausage and Peppers
This is a long time favorite of ours. My hubby requests it quite often. Sometimes I get turkey sausage instead of pork sausage. It still tastes good. It makes it a little more healthy for us. We’re trying to cut out saturated fat in our diets. I serve this with noodles and parmesan cheese. Click this Crockpot Sausage and Peppers link to get the recipe.
Thursday – Teriyaki Chicken
This is a family recipe that’s super easy. You can use any kind of chicken for this. I prefer boneless, skinless chicken thighs. You’ll need enough chicken to lay in a 9 x 13 baking dish (You will want leftovers of this) and a bottle of Kikkoman Teriyaki Baste and Glaze. I serve the chicken with steamed rice and vegetables.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish and line it with the chicken.
Pour the whole bottle of Kikkoman Teriyaki Baste and Glaze over the chicken and cover it with foil.
Bake for 1 hours (I bake mine for less because it’s boneless and skinless).
Take the dish out and re-baste the chicken with what’s in the dish.
Put the dish back in the oven without the foil and bake for 1 hour.
That’s it! So Yummy!
Friday – Tacos
We love tacos! They are one of our “go to” meals. My husband makes homemade shells and then we add ground beef, taco sauce, sour cream, lettuce, and cheese. We are not huge fans of tomatoes but if you are, I’m sure they’d be really good.
Saturday – Pizza
Pizza is a fun easy night for us. We usually make our own but sometimes we buy frozen. Here’s an easy pizza crust recipe.
Sunday – Instant Pot Chili
This is another new Instant Pot recipe I’m going to try this week. We love chili and it has good reviews. We usually serve our chili with shredded cheese, onion, and cornbread. Click this Instant Pot Chili link to get the recipe.
That’s my meal planning for this week. I hope this is helpful to you. I have a board on Pinterest called “Recipes We Like” (we’ve tried all the recipes on this board and have approved them) that you can follow for more recipes. I’d love to hear any tips you may have to make meal planning easier.