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Healthy 7-Day Dinner Meal Plan + Grocery List #3

7 day dinner recipes and grocery list

Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List #3

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating these meal plan and grocery lists in order to help save you time, money, and feed your family with nutritious, delicious meals.

The “Why” Behind these Meal Plans and Grocery Lists

If you haven’t seen my week 1 or week 2 “healthy weekly meal plan and grocery list”, these meal plan blogs posts started because ironically one of my least favorite things to do each week is plan the weekly menu for dinner. Although I don’t enjoy it, it’s necessary and super helpful once completed.

Before I go grocery shopping each week, I always plan out 5 meals for the week (sometimes more) and ensure that at least 2 of those meals will provide leftovers. That way, I have a full week of dinners ready to make and I won’t have to spend time thinking up what’s for dinner last minute. Instead, I have my meal plan and ingredients ready to go. It saves me so much time and stress in the week, but that doesn’t mean I love taking the time to search for dinner ideas and plan out the week’s menu.

That’s why I decided to create these weekly dinner meal plans and grocery lists here on the blog so at least one of us doesn’t have to take the time to do the planning. If I know that I’m not only planning out my weekly dinners for my family but also helping you by creating a healthy dinner meal plan and grocery list for you to use, I’ll feel twice as good about completing the task.

On the Menu:

Below, you’ll find 5 meals with a link to the recipe or description on how I make the meal, as well as a complete grocery list to purchase all the ingredients needed for these meals.

Simply use the grocery list to purchase your ingredients, and bookmark this blog post to refer back throughout the week when cooking up your delicious dinners.

(5 dinners – have leftovers 2 nights this week)

1. Pizza 

I don’t have a recipe for this meal because we always just “wing it” on pizza night. We use Trader Joe’s garlic and herb pizza dough (the BEST in my opinion), any type of pizza sauce, and top it with our favorite, healthy toppings. This usually looks like mozzarella cheese and pepperoni for my husband and nutritional yeast for me, and for the both of us we love cherry tomatoes, spinach, black olives, black beans, pineapple, artichoke hearts, and more. I’ve added these toppings down below to the grocery shopping list so feel free to remove or add to those toppings for your own pizza.

 

2. Healthier Macaroni and Cheese – click here for the recipe from ifoodreal

 

3. Chicken Enchiladas – click here for the recipe from Gimme Some Oven

 

4. Pork Chops and Seasoned Red Potatoes –

click here for the recipe for pork chops from The Endless Meal 

and

click here for the recipe for seasoned red potatoes from Natasha’s Kitchen

 

5. Turkey Burgers 

I don’t have a recipe for this meal because it’s so easy! We buy our turkey burgers from Costco and grill them up, top with lettuce, tomato, cheese (sometimes), mustard and ketchup, and slap a bun on if we have them. As you can see from the picture, this time we didn’t have buns (we already used them for our salmon burgers) so we used our delicious dave’s killer bread and it worked just fine. 🙂

Find the Complete Grocery List for the Meals Below:

You can copy and paste the grocery list and save it in the notes section of your phone (that’s what I do), print it out to use at the store, or use it however else you desire.

refridgerated/dairy:

-mozzarella cheese (1 to 2 cups for 1 pizza)

-1 cup marble cheese, shredded (for mac n cheese – I used sharp cheddar instead)

-1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

– 3 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese

-sliced cheddar cheese (optional – if you want it for your turkey burgers)

-sour cream (optional topping for enchiladas)

-1 cup whole milk

-2 tbsp salted butter

meat:

1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (dice into small 1/2-inch pieces)

-pepperoni 

4 – (1 1/4 inch thick) boneless pork chops (or enough to feed your family)

produce:

-spinach

-cherry tomatoes 

-lettuce (for the turkey burgers)

-1 tomato (for the turkey burgers)

-1 small white onion

-2 cloves garlic

-3 lbs baby red potatoes

optional toppings for enchiladas: fresh cilantro, chopped red onions, diced avocado, avocado

cans/jars:

-pizza sauce (enough for 1 pizza)

-black olives

-1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles

-2 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained (1 can for enchiladas, and 1/4 to 1/2 cup for pizza)

-1 jar red enchilada sauce (either make it from the Gimme Some Oven recipe, or buy it)

bread/dry goods:

-pizza dough (I use the garlic and herb pizza dough from Trader Joe’s but any pizza dough will work

-hamburger buns

-3 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni noodles

-8 large flour tortillas

condiments/seasonings/oil/vinegar/extras:

-nutritional yeast (optional! I choose to use this instead of mozzarella cheese on my portion of the pizza)

-3 cups vegetable or chicken broth, low sodium

-1/4 tsp mustard (condiment)

-1/4 tsp garlic powder

– 2 tsp onion powder

-2 tsp garlic powder

-1 tsp oregano

1 tablespoon paprika

-1 1/2 tsp dry parsley

salt

-ground black pepper

-4 tablespoons olive oil

-ketchup, mustard, pickles, and any other condiments you like on your turkey burgers

And That’s a Wrap!

I sincerely hope I’ve saved you time and a headache from planning out your dinner meal plan and grocery list for the week. Simply bookmark this blog post, use the grocery list to shop for the items, and come back to my blog post to find the recipes for your meals each night this week.

Let me know in the comments below if you enjoy this meal plan and would like to see more in the future. Also, if you have any suggestions on types of dinners you’d like to see on the meal plan, I’d love to know that as well.

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