Here’s what you get in A Week of Good Cheap Eats:
A week’s worth of meal plans
This weekly meal plan provides the structure and recipes for 7 breakfasts, 5 packable lunches, and 7 dinners. It’s basically a week’s worth of menus, leaving you a little wiggle room for using up leftovers or going off plan for two lunches during the week. There’s structure here without feeling stifling.
Budget-friendly main dish recipes
Rather than clicking around on the web, you’ve got all the main dish recipes here at your fingertips, making it super easy to enlist the aid of spouse, babysitter, or older child.
A grocery list for the week
No need to check each recipe and create a grocery list. It’s done for you!
I’ve included simple side dish suggestions in the menus as well as the grocery list. Feel free to use your own side dish ideas, but know that options are here for you to grab and go. They’re pretty simple ideas that ensure that you’ll have a well-balanced meal without much thought.
(All the lunches are packable and include suggestions like “seasonal fruit” or “veggie dippers”. Feel free to add whatever lunch snacks and sides you typically add to sack lunches.)
Weekly prep tips
This week’s meal plan contains tips for prepping ahead so that dinner can be made a day or two in advance and assembled on the spot, or in some cases, even frozen for another night.
I’ve included a weekly printable planner to make meal prep even easier. In this printable weekly grid, you’ve got spots for plotting the week’s meals as well as noting which groceries you need to pick up and the specific prep items you want to tackle. In this way, you can truly customize this week of menus to suit your life and household.