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Plan your next week with this delicious weekly meal plan #8 with a printable grocery list. It includes a full week of dinners to get you through. They are all tried-and-true favorites!

These meal plans are easy to read, provide a successful week of meals at home, and are family-friendly. It is that simple! 

A collage of 5 different pictures of meal plans.

What’s for Dinner this Week?

Dinner is supposed to be loved and delicious in every bite. Each recipe is a complete meal within itself. If you prefer, add more side dishes and a dessert any night of the week. This meal plan is so simple, you will love it!

Weekly Menu

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 Mongolian Beef

4.70 from 66 votes
Tender pieces of flank steak are slow cooked in the tastiest sweet and savory sauce. This slow cooker Mongolian beef is melt-in-your-mouth perfection and bursting with flavor. Quick and easy to prepare and one of our favorite slow cooker meals!
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Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings

5 from 2 votes
Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings are perfectly tender and juicy on the inside with a crispy skin on the outside that is drenched in a sweet and spicy honey buffalo sauce.  The flavors are so irresistible you will not be able to stop eating them!
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Meatball Casserole

With just one dish to wash and a handful of simple ingredients, you can treat your entire family to this hearty meatball casserole. It has tender meatballs nestled in a bed of rotini pasta, smothered in marinara sauce, and topped with gooey mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is the ultimate quick and easy, absolutely delicious dinner! Tender juicy chicken is soaked in the BEST Teriyaki Sauce then grilled to perfection!
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Chicken Pesto Pasta

5 from 6 votes
Chicken Pesto Pasta is made creamy with Parmesan, mozzarella, and heavy cream. Fresh basil pesto coats this pasta and chicken for the perfect pop of flavor in every bite. This is a quick and easy recipe that everyone will love!
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Why is Meal Planning Helpful? 

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!

I made this as easy as possible by even providing a FREE shopping list that is easy to print and makes your grocery shopping days much easier.

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.

More Meal Plans to Try!

Post Updated on June 18, 2024

Originally Posted on August 8, 2015


About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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