Week 36 ⋆ 100 days of real food

Healthy Eating

Need some ideas for dinner this week? Look at what I feed my family with this FREE weekly real food dinner plan, complete with 5 dinners, sides and treats.

Weekly dinner plan 36 for 100 days of real food

Why a meal plan?

Not only does meal planning save you time and money, but I learned quickly the key to cutting out processed foods is planning ahead! If you don’t have at least an idea of ​​what your next meal will be, chances are you’ll end up starving and driving out of desperation.

Benefits of meal planning:

  • Save time – Look at yourself, so organized! When you have a plan, you can make just one trip to the grocery store during the week and always have an answer to the question “what’s for dinner.”
  • Reduce stress – With planned recipes and ingredients on hand, there are fewer surprises, and you may get help in the kitchen.
  • Eat better – It’s easier to enjoy a variety of delicious, healthy meals and discover some new favorites along the way when you take the time to plan ahead.
  • Save money – Buy only what you need and waste less food.

Meal Planning Resources

I won’t lie, while I enjoy the results, planning our meals is my job no look forward to every week. So, to make it easy for you (and myself, ha!), I’ve been hard at work creating these resources:

  • Meal planning guidelines and easy recipes in ALL three of my best selling real food cookbooks.
  • My complete meal planning system in my meal planner workbook (I use my personal copy every week!) plus 52 weeks of blank templates.
  • My partnership with Real Plans for customizable meal plans built for you each week from over 400 of my real food recipes (+ over 1,000 others)—based on YOUR family’s preferences—in a handy app, complete with grocery lists.
  • Free weekly dinner plans like the one below (fill out the form and I’ll send them to your inbox every week).

This week’s free dinner plan

Every Friday, I’ll share a dinner plan like the one below, complete with 5 dinners, side dish suggestions, and a treat. Just click on the links and print out each recipe, and you’re off to a great start to the week! If you need more ideas, I’ve got you covered with my list of Go-to Basic Pages (and more).

Feel free to share this dinner plan (and recipes) with friends and family using the share buttons at the top/bottom of each post, and don’t forget subscribe using the form above to continue with plans.

Day 1: Easy Slow Cooker Steak Chili

Two bowls filled with hot steak chili in slow cooking topped with grated cheese

Side dish: Cornbread and kale salad on the side

Homemade cornbread in a cast iron skillet.

Day 2: Tomato pasta with roasted garlic and kale

Roasted garlic and tomato pasta with kale topped with shredded cheese.

Day 3: Light salmon with walnut crust

A large piece of walnut-crusted salmon with a side of green beans on a plate.

Side dish: Steamed beans and brown rice

Day 4: Braised Chicken Marsala

Braised Chicken Marsala on a white plate topped with chopped parsley

Side dish: whole wheat pasta and stewed asparagus

Day 5: Whole grain pizza rolls

Homemade whole grain pizza rolls on a baking sheet in the oven.

Side dish: Simple salad

Dessert: Muffins with applesauce made from whole carrots

A batch of warm apple and carrot muffins in a basket with a decorative cloth.

I hope you enjoy your dinner plan and come back for more next week!

Lisa Leake, #1 NYT Bestselling Author

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