Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with easy baked chicken, chicken salad, chicken gumbo, chile & cheese bake, and omelets.
Ready for an easy week in the kitchen? I think this week’s meal plan is just the ticket for easy meals.
You’ll do some double-batch baking of chicken and potatoes early in the week and then reap the rewards later. In fact, you can do a lot of the prep work on one morning or afternoon and then assemble meals as the week progresses.
For instance chop all the vegetables at one time and store them in glass jars or plastic containers in the fridge. Dinner prep comes together in a snap without an extra cutting board and knife to wash. Every mom says, “Yes!”
Best thing is that these meals can all be tweaked to suit your family’s tastes and preferences.
Printable meal plans
Did you know that there are now 35 FREE printable meal plans plus a printable school lunch plan archived here at Life as MOM? Check them out and download a few so you can work your way to great food and peaceful evenings.
Each meal plan is designed to be kid- and budget-friendly, as well as be doable for novices as well as experienced cooks. And, of course each includes a shopping list and some make-ahead tips to make your week even easier.
Check out the meal plan archives if you haven’t already.
Here are the recipes featured in this week’s meal plan to print and cook. 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.
- Batch Meal: Easy Baked Chicken — make a double batch
- Salad Meal: Ginger-Sesame Turkey Salad — substitute chicken for the turkey
- Soup Meal: California Chicken Gumbo for a Mob
- “Breakfast for Dinner” Meal: Basic Omelets
- Meatless Meal: Chile Cheese Bake
- Side Dish: Crockpot Potatoes — make a double batch
- Side Dish: Baked Potato Homefries
- Bread: Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
- Dessert: Pepita Bars
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