Struggling to keep your meals exciting without breaking the bank? Meet Family Budget Meal Plan 134—a complete weekly menu planner packed with budget-friendly family meals that won't skimp on flavour.
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🛒 What's Included in Meal Plan 134?
- 5 cost-effective recipes: A mix of pasta, one-pot meals, and slow cooker favourites.
- Itemized shopping list: Keep track of what you have and what to buy.
- Prep and leftovers guide: Tips for meal prep and creative ways to use leftovers.
As with all my family budget meal plans, these are entirely free and will always be free.
You may want to make all five recipes and have leftovers for lunches, or you may pick just a couple and add them to your weekly rotation. Either way, these recipes are designed to fit into your life and make budgeting easier.
👩🍳 Recipe Highlights and printable meal plan
Dinner 1- Easy Chicken Pasta Bake
Dive into the comfort of creamy tomato pasta and tender chicken, topped with a golden, crispy cheese crust — a family favourite that brings gourmet dining home effortlessly.
Dinner 2- 30 Minute Korean Chicken
Experience bold Korean flavours in a flash — this sizzling dish brings together sweet and spicy aromas, perfect for those craving an exotic touch to weeknight dinners.
Dinner 3- Prawn Tacos
Light yet zesty prawn tacos pack a punch of fresh flavours, marrying succulent seafood with vibrant herbs for a quick trip to coastal cuisine right from your kitchen.
Dinner 4- Slow Cooker Cottage Pie
Savour the rich, deep flavours that only a slow cooker can bring out with this classic cottage pie — a hands-off, hearty meal that promises to satisfy every appetite.
Dinner 5- Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Juicy, well-seasoned meatballs simmered in a robust tomato sauce; this quintessential comfort dish is simple to prepare and impressive on the plate.
The secret to cooking on a budget
Who says cheap meals have to be bland or repetitive? Our meal plans are built on a foundation of easy pasta recipes, convenient one-pot meals, and fool-proof slow cooker classics. Best of all, each dish on this week's menu is budget-friendly and designed for maximum flavour with minimal ingredients.
🌿 Pantry Staples: Less is More
This meal plan was designed to use the least amount of ingredients possible to keep costs down but to use them in unique combinations. So, you'll see alot of the same ingredients over and over. This not only keeps costs low but reduces waste. Below are the ingredients that you will see repeated.
- olive oil
- vegetable oil
- dried herbs and spices
Before you shop for this meal plan, please check your cupboards and fridge/ freezer for ingredients you may already have.
*Especially items like fresh garlic, limes, lemons and fresh herbs.
Meal plan FAQs
Absolutely! Our recipes are designed to be straightforward and easy to follow. Whether a kitchen novice or a seasoned cook, you'll find these recipes manageable and delicious.
Absolutely! Feel free to mix and match recipes to suit your taste and needs. Each meal plan is designed to be flexible for just that reason.
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