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!
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.