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:
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God bless you and thank you for sharing these recipes and shopping lists with us, I so needed this!!
I’m really excited to try your beef and broccoli and chicken alfredo in the crockpot recipes.
Hi Bri. I love watching your youtube video’s. Thank you for the meal plan….I think we all need inspiration in that area.
You are amazing. I don’t know how you do it all. But you do and wit class. On to tomorrow to see what you come up with. As always prayers for Adam and your dad.
Love these! For breakfast for my son I usually will make a big batch of pancakes and then wrap & freeze them 🙂 it helps just to pull it out the night before then you can either toast it or put in the microwave, easy !
Thanks for these slow cooker dinner tips! I watched this video this AM and need to meal plan for the week myself! Will be trying the beef + broccoli (I also love that giant minced garlic jar lol) and the chicken alfredo. I know you use the slow cooker a lot, have you tried using the liners they have for it? I love them but my husband questioned last time if the quality of the meal/flavor goes down a bit with those?
Hi Bri! You don’t brown your meat before you put it in the crock pot do you?
love love love your blog
your tips are always so helpful ; )
More recipes please!
I love everything about this post! I am a new mom and am constantly looking for easy but delicious and quick meals! I have been watching your channel for a few months and am hooked! I would love to see more posts like this one! Meal planning is not a strong point of mine!
You are awesome!
Thank you for this Bri, I know it must have taken a lot of time and energy, especially in the midst of Vlogmas! You motivated me to meal plan bc you made it easier
Would LOVE if you could do this like weekly 😀 Or maybe just weekly for 1 month so we have a whole month’s worth of different meals to plan for and cycle in and out. I struggle so much as a busy mom with meal planning and this makes life so easy!! Thanks for sharing.
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THANKS soo much Brie.. one of my goals this year is to save so planning my meals will definitely help with not buying unnecessary stuff , xxx