The Meal Planner

Click here to get a printable version of this week's meal plan and recipes

Grocery List:
The grocery list is color coordinated by meal so you can easily pick and choose which meals you would like to make. Either print and use the grocery list as is and make all the meals I have planned, or easily cross off the meals and corresponding ingredients you would rather not make.

This week I decided to plan a week of Looneyspoons recipes from the cookbook I'm reviewing.  The great thing about these recipes is that they are flavorful, easy, and healthy.  I also purposely chose recipes where you could use some of the same ingredients for more than one recipe; that's a great way to plan your week smartly.

Day 1: Roasted Chicken Thighs with Rice 'n' Easy Casserole
This creamy, cheesy, broccoli, cauliflower and rice casserole is easy to throw together.  Toss some chicken in your favorite spice mixture and roast them alongside the casserole for a no-brainer meal.

Day 2: Asian Beef Noodle Soup
This flavorful recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and hits all the right notes when you are craving a good Asian soup.

Day 3: Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp over Roasted Chicken Wild Rice and Grilled Asparagus
I freakin' love these shrimp!  The marinade is fantastic and they take only a few minutes to grill up.  Throw some asparagus on the grill alongside it, and serve with the leftover package of roasted chicken and wild rice mix from earlier in the week and you've got a super tasty and easy meal.  

This pork recipe along with the slaw allows you to use a lot of the same ingredients you used earlier in the week in the soup, yet in a completely different format with different tastes.  

Day 5: Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken over Rice with Peas
This one's a no-effort meal for the end of the week when you're tired.  

For more great meal ideas, check out my complete list of meal plans.

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6 Responses
  1. I love that your plans include all different "cuisines" and a variety of ingredients so we're getting different nutrients all week long. Keep writing!
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  2. Jenny Says:

    Finding your meal planning site has saved my week! This is exactly what I needed ... Someone to tell me what to cook:) The printable grocery list is genius! I'm so grateful for your behind-the-scenes work that makes my week easier ... Thank you!!!

  3. Le Boo Boos Says:

    I am soooo glad I found your site...your planning and all the info makes shopping and cooking dinner less of a chore now. With 2 crazy kids, the information you provide is a lifesaver!


  4. Chavezmom5 Says:

    I love this. I teach full time everyday and with running the kids everywhere I don't have time to sit and write down a grocery list and food for the week-- although we have tried as a family to do this- you have it all planned out! Thanks! I love it all! Now just someone to cook it!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I tried all of these recipes and they were DELICIOUS!!! The pork tenderloin and the slow cooker peanut chicken were unbelievably good!!! Can you tell us what cookbook it was that you were reviewing? I would love to purchase it!

  6. Unknown Says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :) This is FANTASTIC! I wish I could do this myself but now I have you! :)