Need some ideas for dinner this week? Check out what I use this to feed my family Free weekly real food dinner plan with 5 dinners, sides and treats.

Why meal planning?

Not only does meal planning save you time and money, but I learned it quickly The key to cutting back on processed foods is planning ahead! If you at least don’t know what your next meal will be, chances are you’ll end up starving and driving through in desperation.

Meal Plan Benefits:

  • save time – Look at you, so organized! When you have a plan, you can go to the grocery store only once a week and always have the answer to “what’s for dinner.”
  • relieve pressure – With planned recipes and ingredients on hand, there are fewer surprises, and you might get some help in the kitchen.
  • eat better – When you take the time to plan ahead, it’s easier to enjoy a variety of delicious, healthy meals and discover some new favorites along the way.
  • save money – Buy only what you need and reduce food waste.

Meal Planning Resources

I won’t lie, planning our meals was a chore for me, although I enjoyed the results no Look forward to it every week. So, to make it easier for you (and myself, ha!), I worked hard to create these resources:

  • Meal planning guides and easy recipes in three of my best-selling books real food recipes.
  • My Complete Meal Planning System Meal Planner Workbook (I use my personal copy every week!) Plus 52 weeks of blank templates.
  • My partnership with Real Plans Meal plans tailored to you Every week from my 400+ real food recipes (+ 1,000+ other recipes) – depending on your family’s preferences – in one handy app complete with shopping list.
  • Free weekly dinner plan as shown below (Fill out the form and I’ll send them to your inbox every week).

This week’s free dinner plan

Every Friday I share a dinner plan, pictured below, that includes 5 dinners, side dish suggestions, and a treat. Just click the link and print each recipe and you’re off to a great start this week! If you need other ideas, I’ve got my list for you Fundamentals (and more).

Feel free to share this dinner plan (and recipe) with friends and family using the share button at the top/bottom of each post, don’t forget Subscribe using the form above to keep plans coming.

Day 1: Chicken and Vegetable Teriyaki Chicken

Homemade chicken and colorful peppers in a teriyaki sauce in a pan.

Day 2: Chopped Salad

A large white plate with chopped salad including couscous, smoked salmon, arugula and more vegetables.

Side dishes: Whole Wheat Buttermilk Cheese Crackers

A handful of buttermilk cheese biscuits in the shape of stars on a red napkin.

Day 3: Easy Flank Steak Taco Bowl (with Creamed Spinach and Corn)

Three white bowls filled with rice, steak with creamed spinach and corn.

Day 4: Baked {Summer} Vegetable Pasta

White side dish with homemade baked pasta and summer vegetables.

Day 5: Asian Balsamic Vinaigrette Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Asian balsamic chicken, broccoli and carrots cooked on a pan.

treat: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (with sugar!)

Three freshly baked chocolate chip cookies on a white plate.

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

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We are all different, which can make meal planning a real challenge. That’s why I partner with Real Plans to provide weekly meal plan for you– based on your answers to some simple questions.

Be prepared to feel organized and good about the food you serve to your family, And RealPlans does all the hard work figuring out what to do and what to buy. Including my 400+ real food recipes and many more.

— Lisa Lick, #1 New York Times bestselling author 100 days of real food