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Using a weekly Family Meal Plan takes the drama out of midweek dinners. Stay balanced, save money and save your sanity!

Weekly dinner meal plan with printable shopping list

This is the 11th weekly meal plan I will be sharing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, and so many of you asked for all of the info in one place, so here it is. 

Watch out for the videos of each recipe coming each night this week, so you can cook along!

For reference, I shopped for this Meal Plan in July 2022 at Aldi and it cost £30.32.

Why use a family meal plan?

⭐️ Knowing exactly what food to buy for avoids food waste, saving you money.

⭐️ Having a plan for dinner avoids the mental load of “what’s for dinner?” question every night.

The printable shopping list can be found here.

You can find more Weekly Meal Plans here:

Meal Plan 10 – £32 (All 10 minute meals!)

Meal Plan 9 – £32 from Aldi

Meal Plan 8 – £30 from Aldi

Some tips:

➡️ Check for any items on the shopping list that you already have in your cupboard.

➡️ Maybe think about doubling up and freezing a recipe or two where the recipes are suitable, so save cooking another day or for the weekend.

➡️ Remove ingredients for any meals that you don’t want to cook.

➡️ The shopping list includes the cheapest version of each ingredient. Obviously if you want to buy lower fat mince or free range etc, that’s personal choice.

➡️ All of the recipes are to serve 4, so if you’re cooking for 2, simply halve the ingredients.

Weekly Meal Ideas: The Recipes:

Dinner 1

⭐️ £1.41 per portion

⭐️ Serve with the tortillas (I like to carefully toast them over an open gas flame for a couple of seconds), the leaves and the dip included in the recipe.

Halloumi Kebabs on skewers for a simple family dinner recipe.
5 from 20 votes

Sticky Halloumi Kebabs {with Sweet Chilli Dip}

This vegetarian Sticky Halloumi Kebabs recipe is perfect for the grill or BBQ – packed with flavour and so simple to make.
View Recipe

Dinner 2

⭐️ £1.95 per portion

⭐️ I think the frozen green beans actually work better than fresh here as they stay soft rather than drying out.

Recipe for bacon wrapped chicken served with potatoes and green beans.
4.85 from 13 votes

Bacon Wrapped Chicken {One Pan Meal}

Make this Bacon Wrapped Chicken recipe with Parmentier potatoes and green beans for an impressive but deliciously simple meal.
View Recipe

Dinner 3

⭐️ £1.05 per portion

⭐️ A full meal, cooks all in one pan.

Meal Plan Recipe for Chorizo Gnocchi Bake
5 from 49 votes

Chorizo Gnocchi Pan-Fry

A simple but flavoursome one-pan recipe, this Chorizo Gnocchi dish is great for the whole family and can be whipped up in 20 minutes.
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Dinner 4

⭐️ £1.28 per portion

⭐️ Serve with extra green beans from your frozen bag if you’d like more veggies on the side.

⭐️ I swapped the regular onion for red onion on our shopping list.

A lasagne dish filled with cooked Courgette Lasagne, topped with cheese and basil. One corner is missing, having already been served with a spoon.
4.79 from 19 votes

Courgette Lasagne {with Double Cheese Topping}

This super healthy and delicious vegetarian Courgette Lasagne is perfect for family suppers and is the ideal for a meat lasagne alternative.
View Recipe

Dinner 5

⭐️ £1.05 per portion

⭐️ Serve with cooked rice and extra limes.

Fish stew ready to serve.
4.96 from 21 votes

Easy Fish Stew {with Paprika and Lime}

This easy Fish Stew recipe has a sweet creaminess that kids will love. Loosely inspired by the Brazilian-style Moqueca dish, it's a really tasty way to eat more fish.
View Recipe

Quick reminder, the printable shopping list can be found here.

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Sarah Rossi founder of and author of 'What's for Dinner?' books.


Hi, I'm Sarah. I help busy people decide 'What's for Dinner?' Find hundreds of recipes here, and also in my bestselling recipe book. Hope my recipes make your life easier ❤️

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