My meal plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next two weeks!
I put together this meal plan on a scrap of paper from my mother-in-law’s purse at the Mexican restaurant this afternoon. Ideally, meal planning would be done on my planning page, at home, with time to check the freezer, etc. However, I wanted to get to the store today rather than going back out, so I just scribbled down a basic plan.
I went to Whole Foods and Costco, spending a total of $200. I am aiming to get back to more reasonable grocery spending, and meal planning is a big component of saving money on what we eat. Today I had the advantage of already having a rather full freezer to keep our bill down. I’m hoping I will not need to return to the store again except for milk and other small needs.
Keep reading for a list of the meals on my meal plan. I simply listed our meal options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with links to each. I also included a short list of foods that I will prep at the beginning of the week at the top. I do not plan for 14 dinners because I know we will likely eat out at least once and have leftovers too. Breakfasts and lunches will also be repeated.
I hope to make sharing my meal plans a more regular occurrence here on the blog, both for personal accountability and also to help inspire your own plans. I’d love to hear what you are cooking this week, and if you have any other suggestions for these meal plan posts. Let me know in the comments!
2 Week Meal Plan #1
Sweet Tea (Instant Pot)
Yogurt & frozen fruit
Eggs & smoothies
Steel cut oats (Instant Pot)
Chicken salsa soup (Instant Pot)
Roast beef sandwiches, chips, & fruit
Pizza with sausage
Butternut squash & apple soup (Instant Pot)
Peanut butter & jam sandwiches
Tuna salad & crackers, cheese, fruit, carrot sticks
Garlic & herb chicken thighs, cheese grits, & garlicky greens (new recipe coming soon) (Instant Pot)
Spaghetti & meatballs (Instant Pot freezer meal)
BBQ pork sandwiches, frozen corn, & fries (Instant Pot freezer meal)