Weekly Meal Plan #4

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. It really is such a convenient way to live and you can work your meals around the kids’ after-school activities, meetings and homework. This week, I wanted to share a meal plan from a member of the community rather than my own. This meal plan was kindly provided by Leanne. Of course, I don’t have the exact recipes Leanne used, so I included some recipes from my blog and also other websites for your convenience.

I would love to read what your plan is this week and perhaps feature it in the coming weeks. 

MEAL PLANNING TIP

Each week I am going to share one meal planning/grocery budget tip to help you through this process.

Make your plan flexible. Some worry about meal planning, thinking  “what if I don’t feel like a chicken casserole that day”. This is a big possibility. I planned soup last week for a Wednesday but on Tuesday it was raining. I simply switched the days around. The tip is to just make sure that the fresh items you buy have a flexible expiry date.  i.e. They don’t expire a few days after purchase and allow you to keep it in the fridge longer if desired.

Find more of my meal planning tips here:

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. This weekly meal plan #4 was kindly provided by Leanne.

MONDAY

Homemade Sausage Rolls – Put any leftover sausage rolls into the kids’ lunchboxes the next day!

RECIPE: Homemade Sausage Rolls

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. This weekly meal plan #4 was kindly provided by Leanne.

TUESDAY

Pork Chops and Steamed Vegetables

RECIPE: Pork Chops with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables and Gorgonzola

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. This weekly meal plan #4 was kindly provided by Leanne.

WEDNESDAY

Chicken, Vege and Bean Enchiladas 

RECIPE: Chicken, Black Bean & Vegetable Enchiladas 

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. This weekly meal plan #4 was kindly provided by Leanne.

THURSDAY

Shepherd’s Mince – Leanne used no pastry or potato with her recipe. I like mine as a Shepherd’s pie.

RECIPE: Quick Shepherd’s Pie

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. This weekly meal plan #4 was kindly provided by Leanne.

FRIDAY

Baked Potatoes with Salad

RECIPE: Baked Potato – 1 classic recipe + 9 variations 

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. This weekly meal plan #4 was kindly provided by Leanne.

SATURDAY

Homemade Pizza

RECIPE: Chorizo & Salami Pizza

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. This weekly meal plan #4 was kindly provided by Leanne.

SUNDAY

Roast Lamb and Veges

RECIPE: Roast vegetables with lamb

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. This weekly meal plan #4 was kindly provided by Leanne.

BAKING

Fruity Bliss Balls – Leanne didn’t include a baking option in her meal plan so I thought I’d add one in for you.  These are ideal to put in the lunch boxes of kids who have a nut free policy at their school, store in the fridge for up to one week.

RECIPE: Fruity Bliss Balls

Coming up with meals one day at a time can mean that you are forced to do multiple grocery trips during the week. Consider meal planning in order to save time, money and effort. This weekly meal plan #4 was kindly provided by Leanne.

What is on your meal plan this week?

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5 comments

Tracy May 15, 2017 - 6:41 AM

Your meals always look so yummy, even when you’re planning things we don’t normally have here!

I finally sat down to plan this morning:
Monday: Steak & veggies (holdover from last week)
Tuesday: Chicken & veg casserole (using leftover roast chicken)
Wednesday: Sar Hor Fun (favourite Asian noodle dish!)
Thursday: Pasta Bolognese
Friday: Fend for yourself Friday
Saturday: Quiche & veg (use leftover pastry from last weekend)
Sunday: Potato & leek Soup with bread

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 16, 2017 - 8:25 AM

ooh that sounds delicious Tracy, I’ve not heard of Sar Hor Fun, I’m going to look up a recipe!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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vicky May 15, 2017 - 8:04 PM

I have recently started planning again and stretched it out to two weeks which is based on Hubby’s pay cycle. Here is last weeks and this weeks –

Monday Oven cooked fish with vegetables
Tuesday Slow Cooker: Creamy Chicken (see recipe below)
Wednesday Toasted sandwiches (ham or chicken)
Thursday Split chook and vegetables
Friday Oven cooked fish and vegetables
Saturday Homemade pizzas
Sunday Mother’s day ??

Monday Tuna Bake
Tuesday Sausages, handcut chips and vegetables
Wednesday Mufti-food night
Thursday Homemade rissoles, handcut chips and salad
Friday Mufti-food night
Saturday Lasagna, homemade garlic bread and salad
Sunday Mufti-food night (sports presentation for my daughter)

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 16, 2017 - 8:28 AM

Vicky, love the planning, 2 weeks at a time would make it easier too! I’d love to see your creamy chicken recipe, can you please share it 🙂

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Lila & Huxley June 8, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Perfect meals for this cold weather!

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