How to Menu Plan for the Week

Tips and tricks on how to menu plan for the week, save money and waste less.

Menu Plan for the week!



With a new season comes new goals and today I am sharing my tips on how to menu plan for the week. We tend to menu plan more during fall through spring since the summers often mean traveling.

Menu planning just takes about 20-30 minutes to plan out a week’s worth of meals and use summer produce to your advantage. Here are some helpful tips on how to menu plan for the week:

  • Make a list of your family’s favorite meals.
  • Look at the weekly ad for your grocery store so you can be aware of what is on sale.
  • Once you see what is on sale, look for recipes and remember that you can freeze many items for later in the season.
  • Use a printable menu planning template to make notes.
  • Get creative on ways to use leftovers.
  • Check out the weekly menu plan for this week and available every Friday on this blog.

Menu Plan for the Week

Weekly Meal Plan #30

It’s hard to believe that July is nearly over and the kids are back to school soon in many parts of the country. If your schedule is extra busy this time of year, we have some recipes for you that are sure to be a hit with the entire family. Shop and prep ahead of time and then enjoy more time during the week!


Meals involving only one pan or pot are the best. Toss these delicious ingredients together in a frying pan for a delicious Cascade Scramble from Kimmi’s Dairyland.


Kick off the week with these Honey BBQ Chicken Thighs from My Fearless Kitchen!

Make Taco Tuesday easy this week with these delicious Chicken Taco Cups from The Shirley Journey. 

If you love grilling, switch up your usual menu with these Buffalo Hot Dogs from The Crumby Cupcake. They are sure to be a hit with hot dog fans of all ages.

Salads are so refreshing on a hot summer day. Cool off with this Berry Chicken Salad from Kimmi’s Dairyland.

It’s finally the weekend! Celebrate with Brown Sugar Baked Salmon from Organized Island. 

Fruit is the perfect dessert year round, but especially when it is in season during the summer. Enjoy this Berry Martini from Desserts Required with all your favorites this week!

Enjoy leftovers this weekend or treat yourself to a night out. We will be back next week with more delicious recipes for you!


How was your week?

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  1. Ohh.. I want everything here!
    Scarlet is currently our meal planner, if you can believe that one. I am totally giving these tips to her!

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