These weekly real food meal plans will help you to save time, money, and sanity. Serve your family healthy food with these meal plans on a budget.
Meal planning is an essential part of a real food household. Without a plan, it’s too easy to fall back on processed food or takeout when dinnertime comes. Below are some examples of weekly menus that I use.
Real Food Meal Plans
Preparation is key if you want to consistently feed your family whole foods. It’s difficult to maintain a full menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so I like to focus on dinner when building my menu. Breakfast and lunch can work themselves out as long as I have lots of healthy ingredients on hand. But dinner needs a little more forethought.
If you’re not sure how to put together a menu for your family, read my post that details how to meal plan. And be sure to check out my round-ups of meals that cost less than $1 per serving: 30 Healthy Dinner Recipes, 20 Frugal Vegan Dinner Recipes, and 10 Frugal Crock Pot Recipes. These are great recipes to plug into a weekly meal plan on a budget.
Over the course of a few years, I’ve put together several real food meal plans. I’ve included some of own recipes, along with recipes from other websites. If you’re short on time, you can copy any of these menus for your family. Kids and adults enjoy these recipes, and there’s something for everyone here.
Never go to the grocery store without a solid plan for the week ahead. It takes a little time, but it’s worth it when you’re able to consistently feed your family healthy food on a budget.