Meal Planning Examples: Steal My Personal Meal Planning + Grocery Shopping System Steal My 15 Healthy Freezer Meals on a Budget {Follow-Along Video + Printable Ingredients List} Steal My 2 Week Meal Plan on a Budget {Free Printable Ingredients List}

Steal my 2 week meal plan on a budget. These are healthy meals for families, and your partner/kids will be asking for seconds! Plus, get my free ingredients PDF that you can take to the store with you.

Ack! It's grocery shopping day and I don't have a plan (let alone a 2 week meal plan on a budget)!!

You haven't ever said that, have you;)?

We found out years ago that shopping every other week not only saved us money, but also saved us time and energy.

Now that we've got a baby, shopping every other week has become even more helpful.

We found out years ago that shopping every other week not only saved us money, but also saved us time and energy. Click To Tweet

Paul is in college full-time plus works full-time, and I am a WAHM (work at home Mom). So it takes a little juggling to schedule one baby-free evening to grocery shop every other week, let alone if we were to shop once a week.

Pssst: Truth be told, I enjoy the time out of the house to myself.

The Birth of the 2 Week Meal Plan on a Budget List

Since I do only grocery shop every other week, it takes some real planning on my part.

And you know what? Sometimes I just haven't wanted to take the hour or two to plan and make a list.

And sometimes I have wanted to − I enjoy trying new recipes − but the time just slipped away and I was left figuring out what I was going to make (and throwing lots of extra into the cart) to make it through two whole weeks.

So I got to thinking: what if I have a set two-week meal plan that I can fall back on no matter what? What would that look like?

And if I'm going to do that for myself, I might as well make it available to you (hope you like what we like to eat!).

You'll want to bookmark this list or Pin it so that you can get to the recipes. Then print out the grocery shopping list at the bottom of this post, and cross off what you already have. That way, you've already got your list together for two whole weeks' worth of meals! Awesomesauce.

Note: These recipes are ALL tested and thought to be delicious by us. I hope you like them as well!

2 Week Meal Plan on a Budget – The Recipes

Here are links to the Main Dish recipes:

  1. Butternut Squash Mac ‘N' Cheese
  2. Chicken Gyros: the sauce makes so much that I freeze half of it and then don't need to make it the next time I make this dish
  3. One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
  4. Food Nanny's Chicken Barbecue Pizza, Food Nanny's Pizza Dough recipe
  5. Biggest Loser's Tara's Turkey Mini-Meatloaf
  6. Spaghetti Carbonara with Peas
  7. Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  8. Tomato, Bacon, and Spinach Quiche
  9. Florentine Vegetable Sauce with Penne (if I don't have heavy cream, I substitute with my almond milk)
  10. Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups
  11. Leftover Pizza (pizza dough, sauce, mozzarella cheese, and whatever veggies are leftover in your fridge)
  12. Julia's Favorite Roast Chicken (this is perfect for a Sunday dinner made by my husband, then I use the chicken for a quick Monday dinner − see next)
  13. Chicken Strips on a Salad (Use chicken gleaned from the roasted chicken, then add lettuce/spinach, shredded carrots/shredded cheese, chopped veggies, and ranch dressing)
  14. Swiss Fondue (Bonus: this could be paired with a date night at home! I omit the kirsch, dry sherry or brandy because I don't ever have any on hand)

Here are the Side Dish/Veggie Recipes to Pair with Recipes Above:

Print out your free grocery shopping list that goes with these recipes for 2 week meal plan on a budget. Check in your cupboards, freezer, and fridge. Cross of what you already have, then shop for everything else that's leftover. Done and over with!

Between my freezer cooking day post and this two-week meal plan, you can have a month's worth of food pre-planned (with half of it super easy to put into the slow cooker or oven and fahgedaboutit!).

Between my freezer cooking day post and this two-week meal plan, you can have a month's worth of food pre-planned. Click To Tweet

Dinner is planned, my dear.

2 week meal plan on a budget

Your Meal Plan + Grocery Strategy Hook Up:

Meal Planning Examples: Steal My Personal Meal Planning + Grocery Shopping System
Steal My 15 Healthy Freezer Meals on a Budget {Follow-Along Video + Printable Ingredients List}
Steal My 2 Week Meal Plan on a Budget {Free Printable Ingredients List}

Here is a 2 week meal plan on a budget. I love how she breaks down meal planning tips, and she includes a grocery list for all of the recipes she uses. Family meal planning will be so much easier with this. Plus, once you see her sample meal plan, you can get a better idea of how to create your own moving forward. #mealplan #mealprep #mealplanning

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