Good morning and happy Sunday!
Here’s this week’s meal plan and grocery shopping list:
- Sunday: Grilled garlic flank steak with peppers & onions (PP P. 294)
- Monday: The Best Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Eat (WF p.69) with roasted broccoli
- Tuesday: Pad Thai
- Wednesday: Fiery jalapeno burgers on sweet potato pancakes (PP p. 298)
- Thursday: Leftovers
- Friday: Take-out
- Saturday: Wing it/leftovers
- Flank steak
- Bell pepper
- Ground beef
- Sliced deli turkey
- Snap peas
- Greek yogurt
- Egg whites
- Coconut milk
- Spaghetti squash
I thought it’d be helpful to show you guys how I plan my dinners for the week. I have a special meal planning notepad that I typically use, but, sometimes, I just use a regular old piece of paper to organize things. I divide it in half, so one side lists the days of the week (Day/Meal Plan) and the other side is a space for my grocery shopping list (Grocery List).
On the Day/Meal Plan side, I write down all of the meals I plan to make for the week. This week, I’m using recipes from Well Fed (WF) and Practical Paleo (PP), so I made a note with the corresponding page number for each of the recipes.
In the Grocery List column, next to each of the meals, I write down what I need to buy at the grocery store to make it. For example, the recipe for Monday (grilled garlic flank steak with peppers & onions) calls for flank steak, onion, bell pepper, garlic, coconut oil, salt, and pepper. I already have garlic and coconut oil in my kitchen, so I only add flank steak, onion, and bell pepper to my list. I continue to do this for the rest of the meals to make my grocery shopping list.
And here’s a blank template for you to use!
For more of my meal planning and money saving tips and tricks, check out my Meal Planning 101 series!
I’m off to a bridal shower! Enjoy the day, friends!