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

Cover image for meal plan 2.

This is the second 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 March 2022 at Aldi and it cost £33.18.

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 1 – £35 from Aldi
Meal Plan 23 – 5 dinners under £30
Meal Plan 22 – Brand new family faves

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

⭐️ Serve with homemade chips and salad. Follow the recipe in the link for the method.

⭐️ Make a Tzatziki with 250g of yoghurt plus half of a cucumber grated (squeeze the water out with your hands). Mix together with salt and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.

⭐️ I like to cook my kebabs on a grill rack in the oven while the chips are cooking. They will take about 25 minutes. Check they are full cooked through before serving.

⭐️NOTE: If you want to be super organised and save energy you can bake your potatoes ready for tomorrow and store in the fridge overnight.

Side photo of chicken kebabs sprinkled with mint. Chicken kebabs lying on a white plate.
4.77 from 307 votes

Chicken Kebab Recipe

An easy and delicious Chicken Kebab recipe. This recipe includes a tasty yoghurt marinade. These chicken kebab skewers are so versatile, they can be grilled, baked in the oven or cooked on the BBQ. A new healthy version of your favourite Greek takeaway.
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Dinner 2

⭐️ Serve with salad

⭐️ I omitted the egg from the recipe as I didn’t need to buy eggs for anything else. They are fine without.

⭐️ I used 50g of the Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese instead of regular soft cheese in the recipe.

⭐️ For the salad: 

  • 2 tomatoes
  • Half cucumber
  • Tin of sweetcorn
  • 1 pepper
  • Juice of lemon
  • 150g natural yoghurt
  • 2 tsp honey (from your cupboard if you have it)
Loaded potato skins with bacon and cheese, topped with sour cream and chives.
4.91 from 33 votes

Loaded Potato Skins (with Bacon and Cheese}

These Loaded Potato Skins stuffed with crispy bacon and cheese are the perfect easy comfort food. Melting cheesy goodness baked in a jacket potato.
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Dinner 3

⭐️ Serve with boiled rice and cucumber salad

⭐️ I used a red onion instead of the white mentioned in the recipe.

⭐️ Make a cucumber salad with 250g of yoghurt, half a cucumber chopped into cubes plus a tablespoon of mint sauce.

A big pan full of beef mince keema curry with peas and chillies.
5 from 101 votes

Keema Curry {Easy Beef Mince Recipe!}

This Keema Curry is a really simple mince beef recipe. Cooked in under 30 minutes, it's delicious enough for a weekend fakeaway and easy enough for a midweek meal too.
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Dinner 4

⭐️ Serve with tortilla chips from your shopping list.

Vegetarian Enchiladas in a dish ready to be served.
5 from 13 votes

Best Ever Vegetarian Enchiladas {with Butternut Squash}

These easy Vegetarian Enchiladas with are packed with roasted vegetables and beans. Simple to make and totally delicious. You definitely won't miss the meat.
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Dinner 5

⭐️ Serve with garlic bread: I made homemade garlic bread by slicing the baguettes, popping under the grill for 5 minutes, then flipping over, topping with a little garlic puree, salt and olive oil and grated cheddar cheese, and melting the cheese under the grill.

A big bowl fill of prawn pasta with courgettes, peas, prawns and spaghetti, ready to eat.
5 from 30 votes

Prawn Pasta {10 Minute Meal}

This creamy Prawn Pasta recipe is so simple to make and uses a clever shortcut to pack in heaps of flavour in just 10 minutes.
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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. Love the weekly meal plans and I hope they continue as it takes the hassle out of planning so thank you 🙂 just two points. 1) I was unable to find weekly meal plan 1 and 2) I struggled to find the meal plans under cheap eats – perhaps they should have their own tab on your website. Thanks again for making life so much simpler (and affordable) x

  2. Loving the recipes. Caught sight of the kebabs one even. Spend ages trawling through social media but was relieved when I found it. Such easy meals. Just how I like them. You are much more adventurous with your ingredients… I’m giving it a go and the kids ( well most of them ) are tucking in. Thanks for the weekly plan. It’s really useful.( Won’t need to search now)… The ever present, ” what’s for dinner” dilema … You are a star XXX