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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!

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This is the 9th 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 June 2022 at Aldi and it cost £32.03.

Why use a weekly food planner?

⭐️ 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 of my Weekly Meal Plans here:

Meal Plan 8 – £30 from Aldi

Meal Plan 7 – £30 from Aldi

Meal Plan 6 – £35 from Aldi

Some tips for using a family meal planner:

➡️ 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

⭐️ £1.32 per portion

⭐️ Serve with the tortillas (I like to carefully toast them over an open gas flame for a couple of seconds), Greek yoghurt, the salsa and about 100g of the grated cheddar.

⭐️ I used red onion here instead of white onion.

Halloumi fajitas recipe on a board with tortilla wraps avocado and salsa.
5 from 13 votes

Halloumi Fajitas {15 Minute Meal}

These Halloumi Fajitas are so quick, tasty and colourful! Have dinner on the table in 15 minutes.

Dinner 2

⭐️ £1.16 per portion

⭐️ I used red onion here in place of white onion.

⭐️ You will have some leftover bacon in the pack – bacon sandwiches for breakfast later in the week?

A big pot of chicken and bacon pasta bake with broccoli and cheese on top.
4.91 from 62 votes

Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake {SO EASY!}

This easy Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake recipe is a delicious and healthy dinner for all the family. The simple creamy sauce is packed with vegetables and bacon and topped with cheese. 
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Dinner 3

⭐️ £1.63 per portion

⭐️ Serve with cooked rice and boiled green beans dressed with a little olive oil.

Beef Stifado, a Greek-style beef stew with vegetables in a slow cooker, ready to serve.
4.72 from 150 votes

Beef Stifado

This simple slow cooked Beef Stifado is a perfect winter warming family meal.
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Dinner 4

⭐️ £1.08 per portion

⭐️ Make a salad with the sweetcorn, a pepper and a red onion, 100g yoghurt, juice of 1 lime and 1tsp honey to dress it.

⭐️  You will have half a pack of pepperoni left. You could use this for snacks or sandwiches or another meal.

Delicious and easy naan bread pizzas topped with cheese and pepperoni.
5 from 17 votes

Naan Bread Pizza

A quick and easy prep followed by 10 minutes in the oven, you'll be turning to this delicious cheat's homemade Naan Bread Pizza recipe time and time again.
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Dinner 5

⭐️ £1.18 per portion

⭐️ Serve with cooked rice and boiled green beans dressed with a little olive oil and lime juice.

Baked Hone Glazed BBQ Salmon Recipe.
5 from 10 votes

Honey BBQ Salmon

This is an easy salmon recipe that the whole family will love. Oven-bake or barbecue for a light, flavour-packed dish.
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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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  1. Absolutely love these recipes, hard to find meal plans which the whole family love every single recipe for the week but these have nailed it! So excited to follow for weekly meals, also love how much time in the week it saves me from doing my weekly planning and shopping list!

  2. The halloumi fajitas went down a storm. I made large fresh salsa with chopped cherry toms, red onion, lime juice, coriander and dried mint to have in place of the usual lettuce and tomatoes I’d have in a meat fajita.

  3. This meal plan looks delicious!! Perfect meals for this hot weather too. Shall be trying these out on our 2.5 year old twins, they are massive food critics, haha!!