Budget-Friendly Meal Plans

Budget-Friendly Meal Plans - The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming the bill, and a make-ahead prep list.

Are you looking to get dinner on the table quickly, easily, and under budget? Well, This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less pretty much fits that bill.

The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming the bill, and a make-ahead prep list.

These meal plans offer you a one-stop shopping trip as well as a go-to list for getting supper on the table in a snap.

  • Plan 1: Mostly Chicken (chicken sliders, chicken & bean burritos, salsa verde chicken, sausages and rice, tortellini pasta salad, soup, and pizza)
  • Plan 2: Mostly Meatless (green chile burritos, cheese enchiladas, egg sandwiches, Popeye’s burgers, meat sauce and pasta, vegetable soup, pizza)
  • Plan 3: Pretty Meaty (pasta with meat sauce, chili beans soup, pizza, tacos, sandwiches, and chicken)
  • Plan 4: Mostly Make-Ahead Breakfasts (granola, pancakes, eggs, oatmeal, breakfast bar, waffles, and egg-sausage sandwiches)
  • Coming next week: Easy Lunches

Please let me know what kind of meal plans you’d like to see. Want to make your own meal plans? Take Meal Planning 101, my free online course that teaches you everything you need to know.

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  1. Shirlene Weber says:

    I made the Oatmeal Waffles (and half the batter into pancakes with blueberries) today :-) Very filling with just one. My 6 yr old enjoys the pancakes. I will use the waffles to make his pbj sandwiches this week for school. He will like that. Thanks for sharing.

    • Shirlene, I made the waffles this morning and we liked them too. I thought the batch made a lot more than expected (about four in my large square (each makes 4 smaller squares) waffle iron) and there will be plenty to pull out of the freezer for breakfast a few days from now. Having the dry mix ready made it really easy to serve a hot, homemade breakfast when I had only about 20 minutes to spare.

    • Shirlene Weber says:

      My little one said the waffles made a good sandwich ! I think I will try my smaller waffle maker next time because the one I used was the thick waffle maker (only 2 at a time). I may add some nutmeg and/or cinnamon next time as well.

      • Do you have a thin-eggo-style waffle maker? I really want to get one. I’m so tired of the thick Belgian ones.

        • Shirlene Weber says:

          I have the 4 squares one side is for waffles one side for sandwich (flat griddle side). I’ve had trouble with that one sticking in the past but I will try my Pam spray for high heat(grilling)to see if that works. I like a Belgian style sometimes but for a hearty recipe such as thi I think the thinner style is better, especially for a sandwich !

  2. Thank you for these plans! They are great! I’ve made the 3 dinner plans but haven’t tried the breakfast one. I’d love to see some themed plans, such as fall, holiday weeks (thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.). Also perhaps a quick meals plan.

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