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Make sure you download this week’s meal planner to see the awesome new format.  It doesn’t hurt that this week has some KILLER recipes – with more PESTO and awesome recipes for Summer Squash.  And – my favorite Orzo Salad will become a staple in your house :).

Here’s what you are eating this week!

Dinner 1: Pesto Chicken Spaghetti Squash
Dinner 2: Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese
Dinner 3: Grilled Chicken
Dinner 4: Pesto Pasta
Dinner 5: Veggie Pita Pockets
Bonus Recipe: Avocado Tuna Salad

Included in this weekly meal planner:

  1. Each week includes a maximum of 20 ingredients. That’s right. You receive a grocery list of no more than 20 ingredients. This provides you with a budget-friendly grocery list, no matter where you shop.
  2. The plan only includes 5 dinner recipes. This allows you the flexibility to mix and match them according to your schedule. They are not assigned to days of the week.
  3. Each recipe is categorized by one of 4 cook times. It will either be a 10 minute recipe, 30 minute recipe, an hour recipe, or slow cooker recipe. You choose according to how much time you have.
  4. Each recipe includes 3 complete food groups: protein, grain and vegetable. Healthy – without counting calories.
  5. Each recipe is for 2 servings – aimed at young couples who need a fast dinner option. Families can multiply the ingredients.
  6. Each week will give you the instructions for 1 Prep Day. By prepping a few ingredients the weekend before, your cook time each day will be drastically shortened.

A few more things…

  • Many recipes include substitutions for the kinds of meat used (and many include the option to be meatless).
  • Many recipes will show the optional ingredients.  You can adjust according to your taste.
  • Each week, menu plans will be posted on Thursday, giving you Friday and the weekend for shopping + your Prep Day.
  • Each week will be self-contained with full recipes included.  You just need to print one page, and use it all week.
  • Each week will include multiple time-saving tips – to help you in the long-run!
Download the Menu Plan Here

See each weekly meal planner here!

Free Printable Mix-and-Match Meal Plan - The No Plan Meal Plan
Easy Meal Planner – Get your freebie today! – Week 8