Need a little help or jumpstart with your menu planning? Below are several menu plans I’ve put together based on past menu plans I’ve used for my own family. I harp on it all the time, but menu planning saves my sanity and my grocery budget.
I tailored these menu plans the same way I create my own (which may or may not work for you): a nicer, larger dinner on Sundays, a miscellaneous/leftover night at least once per week, homemade pizza one night a week with a list of “Treats to Make” below the menu. I also included a list of our favorite breakfast options underneath the menu. As for lunch? Well, you are on your own because we keep things ultra-simple around here for lunch – leftovers, PB&J’s, crackers and cheese, you know…simple, as in no-recipe-needed!
The only real change from my actual menu plan is that I’ve created the menu plans for just one week at a time for better ease in mixing and matching. If you create a two-week menu plan, you can combine two menu plans and bada-bing, you are good to go.
You can download these menu plans as a Word (editable) or PDF (not editable) document and mix and match, delete, cut, paste, hack to pieces, or do whatever your little soul needs to get the menu plan you so desire. The corresponding grocery lists are blank since I don’t know what you have in your pantry and fridge, but when the document is downloaded into Word and as a PDF, the recipes are clickable so you can easily get to the recipes and compile a grocery list. Hold down the CTRL key and select the recipe and a browser should open with the appropriate recipe page.
I’ll be adding new menu plans every so often (and have some great entertaining menu plans up my sleeve) so check back if you are in need of fresh menu planning inspiration!