Are you tired of hearing “what’s for dinner?” Are you sick of serving the kids Mac and Cheese every other day? Do you need a system for planning meals in less time?
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Back in September, we introduced you to my Never-Ask-Me-What’s-For-Dinner-Again Weekly Meal Plan. I made a crazy decision: we were going to eat the same thing for dinner every day of the week.
This system, which my family has stuck to for the last three months, has been incredible for us! It’s easy to remember, features kid and adult-friendly recipes, has helped LOWER our grocery bill while still giving us the opportunity to try new recipes!
We’ve assigned each night of the week a different theme, allowing for iterations and adjustments for maximum flexibility. Here is our family’s weekly meal plan:
Monday – Meatballs
Doesn’t matter what kind. We mostly go for Italian, but Swedish, curry, or even hamburgers. They’re just flat meatballs after all. And for my vegetarian friends, you can do meatless Mondays.
Tuesday – Tacos
Duh. You knew this was coming, right? We did ground beef for several weeks, and the kids got tired of it, so we often mix it up with chicken and rotate back and forth.
Wednesday – Breakfast for Dinner
WHAT, you say? That’s not alliteration? I was having trouble coming up with something kid-friendly, low carb, that worked with Wednesday. And you guys, guess what we had for dinner for our wedding? Breakfast. So, around our house, it’s Wedding Food Wednesday, which means: BREAKFAST FOR DINNER. Also: endless options!
Thursday – Chicken
Ok, this one has no alliteration, I tried but couldn’t do it. Forgive me. But, chicken and green beans is a weeknight MUST, so Thursdays it is. Also, I discovered #changeyourlifechicken from @thelazygenius and my life is, as promised, changed.
Friday – Fish
Gluten-free fish sticks for the kids, salmon with pesto, lemon, and roasted veggies for adults. One pan. I’ve barely run the dishwasher at this point in the week.
Saturday – Steak
Because it’s Saturday. Sautéed greens or a salad make this a complete and delicious weekend meal.
Sunday – Soup
For whatever reason, we often end up with a lot of extra taco meat, and we use this for a soup recipe on Sundays. Beef taco becomes chili or taco soup. Chicken becomes posole, white chicken chili or chicken noodle soup, depending on how it was originally seasoned.We created the best Meal Planner Printable to include a planning page for my Never-Ask-Me-What’s-For-Dinner-Again system and a blank version for you to add your own spin. Click here to grab the free printables now!
And don’t forget to check out the original meal planning blog post, for lots of recipe ideas for each night of the week! Now, share below, what’s for dinner at your house?