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Dinner Menu Plan and Grocery List

This week for my menu I’m doing something a little different.  A good friend of mine asked for a menu plan with grocery shopping list. And after trying a lot of new recipes that were quick, healthy and budget friendly, I finally came up with her request.  This is just a dinner menu and grocery list.  Very soon, I plan to include breakfast and lunch also, but since this is something very new for me to blog about, I’m starting with just one part of the menu.

This menu plan is made for a family of 4. Some recipes may yield extras for seconds or leftovers. :)

How to use this menu plan and shopping list.

#1. Print and Review the menu and recipes.

Since menu planning isn’t a one size fits all, you might need to alter some ingredients in the recipes. I did consider the cost per meal, healthy choices and quick recipes when formulating this menu.

#2. Print and Review the shopping list. 

Print off the shopping list I’ve made for you and review it. Your family might enjoy ground turkey over beef.  So I encourage you to make substitutions to tailor it to your families tastes. Also shop your pantry and freezer first for items already on the grocery list.  Cross off items on the list if you already have them.  Shopping your kitchen first is one great way to stay within your grocery budget.

#3. Make Your Own Canned and Boxed Items 

There might be some items you don’t usually buy or prefer to make from home.  In my meal plan some store bought items such as cornbread mix, taco seasoning and enchilada sauce can all be made from home. I didn’t include the ingredients from the following recipes in the list below.  If you prefer to make some of  these canned and boxed items from home you can use these recipes.  You’d be surprised how many of these items you have in your pantry, but if you don’t just add it to the grocery list.

Okay friends here is the menu, it was purposefully made with you in mind! :) Enjoy!

Dinner Menu

Perfect Roast Chicken with mixed vegetables

Salsa Chicken Tacos with Spanish Rice

Sloppy Joes and tossed salad

Chicken Tamale Casserole with tossed salad

BBQ Chicken with brown rice and mixed vegetables

CLICK HERE for the recipes.

CLICK HERE for the shopping list.

If you try this meal plan, please come back and let me know how it worked for you.  I’d like to do more posts like this in the future, your response back will let me know if I should try it again or kick it to the way side. :) 

This week I’ll be sharing some tips on Facebook on streamling meals I’d love for you to join. 

Sharing at: Menu Plan Mondays and Women Living Well.

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  1. Great idea! I’m totally disorganized in the summer and do more throw together meals than planned meals. This looks delish!!
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    • Thanks Kim. I’m so glad my friend Deanna gave me the idea to make this for all of my friends! :) If you try this out at all let me know what you liked or didn’t like about the menu. I LOVE feedback!! :)

  2. This is AMAZING!! Thank you soo much for posting! I printed it and the shopping list out to take with me to the grocery store! I can’t tell you how much time you’ve save me! 😀

    • I’m glad that you gave me the great idea Deanna! I hope you love all the recipes but if not let me know what you did differently or what would work better. I’m glad I could save you time! That was definitely one of my goals! :)


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