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Weekly Meal Plan #2 | The Recipe Critic

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This weekly meal plan helps you reuse ingredients to make your life easy! If that’s not what meal plans are for then I don’t know what is!

Try these recipes that are family favorites! I LOVE being able to utilize leftovers of this Slow Cooker Kalua Pulled Pork to make nachos with the next day!

A collage of 5 meals for a weekly menu plan.

What’s for Dinner?

Now that we are on week two, we are mixing up a few of my favorites with some recipes that will make this weekly meal plan a fun twist. These are fresh new ideas and I think you will love them! Each meal will feed a family of 4-6 and it includes a shopping list!

Don’t like something on the menu? Don’t worry! I have a weekly meal plan coming out each week and you can switch out and replace any meals that you want! If you want to make sure that you receive all of the meal plans every week, sign up for my newsletter here!

Slow Cooker Kalua Pulled Pork

Tender slow cooker kalua pulled pork is salty, smokey melt-in-your-mouth perfection. Enjoy authentic Hawaiian luau pork flavor at home with this super simple 3 ingredient masterpiece.

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Sheet Pan Nachos

Oven Baked Sheet Pan Nachos are filled with a layer of chips, ground beef, refried beans, black olives, chopped tomatoes, corn, and cheese sprinkled over top, then baked to perfection. The possibilities are endless!

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Thai Basil Beef

Thai basil beef is simple and delicious! It’s made with a homemade Thai sauce that has a bold and brilliant flavor and can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes. It is SOO GOOD!

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10 Minute Instant Pot Spaghetti

For those nights when you need something fast and easy turn to 10 minute Instant Pot Spaghetti. Superbly seasoned beef and tender noodles all cook together in a delectable sauce and is ready in no time.

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20 Minute Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

These air fryer fajitas are packed to the brim with flavor but only take a few minutes to make! They are perfect for those on-the-go, busy nights, and everyone will go crazy over them!

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Why Should I Meal Plan? 

If you haven’t tried planning your meals ahead of time, this is going to be a game-changer for you! Here’s why I swear by meal planning:

  • Time Saver: No more 4:00 PM panic about dinner. With a meal plan, you know exactly what’s on the menu, what you need, and how long it takes to cook.
  • Money Saver: Prepare to be amazed – meal planning works wonders for your wallet. When you organize your shopping list for the week, then you’ll easily spot opportunities to buy in bulk and creatively repurpose leftovers for future meals. It’s a clever approach that keeps more money in your pocket.
  • Bye-Bye Takeout: When meals are planned and groceries are stocked, you’re less likely to hit the drive-thru. That means more savings and healthier eating. Win-win!

Each weekly meal plan has a grocery list that is easy to print and convenient for taking with while grocery shopping. Simply cross off or check mark each grocery item as you go!

A pdf printable of a meal plan and shopping list.

Fresh Salads to Go with Your Meal!

Meal Planning with Leftovers

I only meal plan Monday-Friday because we sometimes have plans over the weekend or I have leftovers that we can have to finish off the week! If you do have leftovers, make sure to store them properly in an airtight container in your fridge.

Post Updated on April 26, 2024

Originally Posted on June 27, 2015

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