I’ve gotten lots of requests to do a grocery shopping haul on my YouTube channel, so I just posted that video, but wanted to include the layout and recipes for how I meal plan with the coordinating recipes for one week for a family of four. I figure there will be two meals we either eat leftovers or get takeout, but so there are 5 days of dinners and 7 days of breakfasts and lunches are all at home. I work from home, so all these meals and recipes are very simple and fast since we’re always so busy. The full grocery shopping list is at the bottom in case you want to duplicate this meal plan for your family. FYI: I know sales/prices can vary based on produce and whether or not you buy organic, but this entire list was just under $200, and I always get organic dairy products and other organic options as much as I can.
Watch my meal planning video on YouTube here:
I am not a morning person, so breakfast in our home is very fast and simple. The kids get their choice of carb, with fruit or yogurt and milk. My husband, Adam, and I enjoy coffee in the mornings, and keep it simple with either toast and peanut butter or sometimes I’ll make fruit and oatmeal.
Here are the carb options for the kids:
Fruit + Yogurt options:
Since being pregnant, I realized I function much better when I eat small snacks throughout the day. Our kids like to snack a lot too, so these lunch options are more geared toward the kids. Adam will be at work and do lunch on his own, so when I’m home I usually snack on fruits, cheese sticks, protein bars, yogurt with granola, or occasionally have soup.
Chicken Alfredo + Fettuccini:
Red Sauce + Rigatoni:
Burgers + Salad:
Beef w/ Broccoli: