Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #2

Want to feed your family healthy, home-cooked meals but find yourself at a loss as to what to make? Tired of making shopping lists? We’ve got you covered.

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #2 | Life as MOM

The “life as MOM” can be filled with joys, challenges, and everything in between. One of our greatest blessings and responsibilities as mothers and caregivers is to provide good, nourishing meals to our families.

The more I read, the more I’m convinced that we as a culture of people who care need to take ownership of what goes in our mouths. How we eat (healthy or not) effects how we live.

Eating meals at home with our spouses and children is a great way to fellowship together and develop relationships as well as customize our families’ meals and diets. I want this to be easy for me and for you because it is such a wonderful cause!

Last month I shared the first of hopefully many free printable meal plans. It’s my hope that by culling a variety of kid-friendly meals and providing you with the printable grocery list, you’ll be better equipped to cook and eat at home with the people that matter most to you.

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #2 | Life as MOM

Once again I followed a type of formula in creating this week’s meal plan. I tried to feature a variety of flavors and textures, but still allow for some overlap so you aren’t buying all kinds of oddball ingredients.

Here is the recipe list for Meal Plan #2. You’ll need to print each one out as well as print the meal plan and grocery list. After that, you’re good to go.

Many of these recipes can be made ahead and frozen (of course) to make it easier on your meal planning. And everything, except maybe the fish, tastes just as good the second day as it does the first.

Of special note: I’m currently on a 30-day elimination diet/nutritional reset so that I can trouble shoot whether some foods are bothersome to my body. In layman’s terms, it’s very similar to a paleo diet as it is grain, dairy, soy, sugar, and alcohol free. I’ve been chatting about it here, here, and here.

I designed this meal plan to be compatible with my new way of eating and allow me to share dinner with my family — and cook one meal every night instead of two. Adaptations for this as well as some special notes are listed in the printable meal plan and grocery list.

(And, no, I don’t get the dessert or the cornbread.)

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  1. Thank you for these great meal plans!!! I was getting ready to grocery shopping (checking sales online), but I do not have my meal plan completed. It’s nice to have some new ideas!

  2. Oh my goodness … thank you so much. Sometimes I get really burned out on meal planning. I feel like you just gave me a week’s vacation!

  3. Can you have quinoa? Some say it is grain, but it is my understanding it is actually a seed. Perhaps you know the answer. Good Luck. I have had gluten free oatmeal does that count?

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      On this diet, no. It eliminates seeds because they can be inflammatory as well. It’s meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, olives, coconut. It’s all been very tasty.

  4. Brandette W. says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this! Just today I have been contemplating how to get more fish into my and my husband’s diets. We have been on a weight-loss journey and adding more low calorie fish to our meal plan seems like a healthy way to go and give us more variety. Problem is, I don’t know how to cook any fresh fish other than salmon. I wanted to buy a couple big bags of unbreaded fish fillets (cod or something) at Sam’s/Costco and didn’t know how to prepare it. This will be the perfect solution!

  5. I cannot thank you enough for this! I have tried so many meal planning things in the past, including trying to make my own! They always seemed to make things HARDER. I don’t know what it is about this one, but the recipes really “jive” with the way we do dinner, LOVED the shopping list (so easy!) and I ended up spending LESS at the grocery store and it felt so good to come home and KNOW that I had stuff for at least five awesome meals. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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