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2 Week Meal Plan, Recipes & Shopping List

2 Week Meal Plan
Comments (26)
  1. Megan Sucher says:

    I’m excited to try this! I received 3 other meal plans, but not the 2 weeks for $85 meal plan. How can I get that?

    1. Passion For Savings says:

      Hi Megan, right under the photo there is a teal box that says “Download Now.” Try to click that and then you should be able to enter your email address to get them. Let me know if you can’t get it to work.

  2. jennifer says:

    Love this simple plan! Is the chicken for the chicken and rice precooked or does it cook while in the oven? I got a little mixed up with the enchilada note since that recipe calls for cooked and shredded chicken. Thanks!

    1. Passion For Savings says:

      The rice and chicken are uncooked for the Chicken and Rice recipe.

  3. Jennifer says:

    ENTER YOUR COMMENT HEREhow do you pre cook your chicken?

    1. Passion For Savings says:

      I like to cook it in a crockpot with some chicken broth, chicken stock, or water. You can also poach chicken breasts on the stove. There are many ways you can do this but these are my two favorite ways for meal planning. Slow cooker method is great when you plan ahead and have a larger amount to cook and poaching works if you’re in a time crunch. :)

  4. Bea says:

    Heather, I teared up when I read this. I work night shift for law enforcement. Winter break is coming up so the the child will be home. Husband doesn’t cook. I’m PMS’ing and I just finished writing in my journal that I needed to get a meal plan together for the next two weeks to try to alleviate some stress. Your printable meal plan was an answer to prayer. Thank you! Thank you! If I could hug you I would. Thank you!

  5. Flores says:

    As I approach my due date, I’ve been looking for meal plan ideas and I absolutely love this one!! It’s so simple and easy for my prego brain to comprehend.

  6. Taja Lamont says:

    How many people does the recipes feed?

    1. Passion For Savings says:

      Hi Taja, it just depends on the recipe. All of them will feed at least 4. Some feed more and it also depends on how big of eaters you have!

  7. Chiara says:

    My husband and I were just trying to organize our finances: student loans, medical bills after having our first son last summer, budgeting for our planned travels this year, etc etc etc. This was one of the first meal plans we came across on Pinterest, and we ADORE it. The ingredients are SO basic, but are so delicious and so easy to put together. Even when we are crunched for time or tired, these recipes are so great. Even though some of the prices were a little undershot in the list, this plan is economic, time-friendly, energy-friendly, and TASTEBUD-friendly! We seriously, seriously, seriously LOVE everything about this plan and will come back to this, GUARANTEED. Currently seeing what else you guys have in store! Keep ’em coming!

  8. Erin says:

    Started the 14 day meal plan tonight and love it! Do you have anymore meal plans available. This is by far the best plan I have saw. Love that it includes the grocery list.

  9. Brooke says:

    This is fantastic!!!! One of the best meal plans i have seen, seriously!!! after adding up how much i spent on groceries last month, i realized i have to get serious about meal planning!!! and this breaks it down so SIMPLY!!!!!!

    my husband is not a big fan of chicken, but i will be able to make most of these meals. he will suck it up and eat it every now and then, LOL.

    thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

  10. Holly says:

    I cannot tell you what a godsend this was for me! As an adult I’ve never had to meal plan, or budget – I’m a huge impulse eater (meaning I don’t plan dinners I just eat what I feel like that night), I get take out a ton, and end up at the store 4 times a week! Recently my husband lost his job so we really wanted to budget and save some money, I hadn’t the slightest clue where to even start, and that’s when I found you! I ended up getting my groceries from Amazon, it helped seeing my bill with each added item, and since I’m a Prime member it was free shipping. There were some items I didn’t get because I already had, and several items I purchased double of in hopes this would last us a while. My total bill was $150! And now I don’t have to hem and haw over what to make, I just look at the list and pick off that.

    Seriously, thank you for sharing this!

    1. I’m so glad you found it helpful!

  11. Sara says:

    Trying this for the first time. We were able to knock off a few things we already had like spaghetti sauce and noodles and some vegs but we also added a few things like drinks and bread and eggs. A few of the things on the list we couldn’t find at the exact price and a bunch of things we found even cheaper so all together my groceries only cost $77 and we have everything on the list from Walmart. Hope this goes well!

  12. Darcee says:

    I love this! thanks so much for sharing!

  13. Heather says:

    I menu plan as well and another thing that has also helped me save money is rearranging my shopping list. I usually shop at Walmart and almost always go to the same one (there are three or four about the same distance from my house), so I know the store pretty well. When I am making my shopping list, I write down everything I need, then rearrange it to be in the order of where the items are in the store. It keeps you from going down every aisle, which usually leads to spending more money.

  14. Jennifer says:

    Do you thaw the chicken for the oven fried legs? A couple of ours bled through the breading … Is that normal? Thanks!!

    1. Passion For Savings says:

      I did thaw the legs before frying them but I didn’t have any problems with bleeding through the breading, So sorry that happened! It might be the brand of chicken legs, but I just use the basic Walmart or Sams Brand.

  15. Jennifer says:

    Couple questions!! Everything has been great so far!!

  16. kim says:

    I’m really excited about this! Finally a meal plan that Makes sense with my families picky taste! And I know prices vary across the country, but that’s still such a great budget amount! This is really going to help me through the holidays!

  17. Maria says:

    I love this idea.. i always plan in my head what i am going to eat for dinner but i never shop that way and end up eating out alot more then usual. This was a nice starter. and i love that you included a shopping list. I went shopping yesterday and took your list and only bought that and other assumed items i didnt have. I am in Ontario so my bill was $150. But there about 5 items i bought bulk that i never had before, like Panko, Flour, Bisquick, and Rice. I also bought more meat then needed because of an amazing deal and kept it separate for future use. so i would assume my bill would have been closer to 120. but still not bad. I cooked all my ground pork (instead of beef) and separted all my meat according to recipe just as you mentioned.. Easy Peasy! Tonight is Chili! Cant wait :)

  18. Jennifer says:

    I never realized you are from NWA. My in laws are there and we are only 3hrs north so we are always down there. My oldest goes to VBS at Bentonville Church of Christ. Small world.

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