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15 Recipes To Help You Meal Plan

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Get Ahead Of The Game

We all do our best to plan ahead, but sometimes it's hard! Work/life/Netflix will get in the way and we end up ordering takeout again... but go ahead and add some of these recipes to your meal plan or cookbook. They aren't hard, can easily be made beforehand and are budget-friendly! 🤓

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Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Mama Gourmand

Okay admit it, you'd rather skip breakfast than miss out on those extra twenty minutes of beauty to help you stay nourished AND beautiful, make this Breakfast Casserole. Just grab some the morning of, heat it up and you're set 💪.

Perfect Match


Blueberry Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Lemons and Basil

Because nothing goes better with coffee than some oatmeal breakfast bars ☕.

Creamy 'n' Dreamy


Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

Joyous Health

Do yourself a favor and prep these veggies beforehand. When it comes to the actual eating part, all you have to do is throw it all together. The dressing will hold for a few days in the fridge so no need to use it all at once.

Oodles of Noodles


Miso Roasted Kabocha Soba Bowls


Soba noodles can be eaten hot or cold, so make it the night before and put the leftovers in the fridge to be grabbed for lunch! ❄️

Dressing For Days


Shrimp and Avocado Taco Salad


This is one of my favorite salads, I love all of the different textures. And as a side note, that dressing can be put on top of anything and everything (it's so good!) 🍤

Kale Is Life. Still.


Chopped Kale Salad with Edamame, Carrot and Avocado

Cookie and Kate

Because we're not over kale yet and neither are you 💯.



One-Pot BBQ Cherry Pork Chops and Quinoa

Cotter Crunch

This is all made in one pot so it couldn't be easier. Take the leftovers and enjoy them for lunch or dinner the next day! 🍲

Fajitas Forever!


Grilled Chicken Fajitas

How to BBQ Right

Make a big batch at the start of the week and you'll be cruisin' Mexican style all week long. 😎

Don't Be Shy Now


Herb Gnocchi with Mid-Season Greens

Lady and Pups

Don't be afraid to make gnocchi just because you can't pronounce it ☝️.

Stir It Up


Shrimp Fried Rice

Wok & Skillet

Fried-rice is great because you can adapt the recipe to whatever you've got lying around in the kitchen. Don't be afraid to experiment!

Steak Playa


Herb-Marinated Steak Gyro Plates

Feed Me Phoebe

You can prep all the bits n bobs separately and when it's time to eat, just throw it together. In a wrap, in a salad or just straight from the fridge 😏.

No Mess = LOVE


One Pan Herb & Citrus Roast Chicken

Vodka & Biscuits

We sure do love one-pan recipes. Minimal effort will get you far! 😉

Low 'n' Slow


Braised Beef Pot Pie

A Hint of Rosemary

Stews are the best. Cook it slow and leave it while you do your own thing and come back when you're ready to eat. It will be good for a few days...if you can wait that long! 😁

Cheesy Goodness


20-Minute Taco Soup

Live Eat Learn

We gotta taco 'bout this soup! So tasty and makes bomb leftovers 💣.

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