Free Weekly Meal Plans - Menu For Week 3

Free Weekly Meal Plan – Family Dinner Menu Ideas (Week 3)

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Free Weekly Meal Plan - Week 3 Menu

Today is a MEAL PLAN MONDAY!   Now we are on week 3 of my FREE weekly meal plans, and if you missed the previous ones, here’s the links: free menu plan – week 1 and free menu plan – week 2.

Here’s what you get in these delicious FREE meal plans:

  • 5 easy and tasty dinner ideas for Monday through Friday – use them all, or just pick the ones you like most!
  • Recipe photos, so you’ll know exactly what you’ll be making!
  • Easy printable shopping list you can take to the grocery store!
  • Weekly dessert recipe to try your hand in making a new sweet treat!

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FREE Family Meal Plan – Week 3

Monday Dinner Idea – Turkey Meatloaf

how to make turkey meatloaf

This healthy and easy recipe is using ground turkey to make a meatloaf.  All you need to do is combined ground turkey with onion, bread and a few seasonings, shape into a log and bake in the oven.  Then slice and serve!

Recipe link: How To Make Healthy Turkey Meatloaf

Tuesday Dinner Idea: Pigs In A Blanket

How To Make Pretzel Dogs

Think pigs in a blanket can be just an appetizer?  Well, they turn into a main dish when you make them with regular size hot-dogs!  These hot dogs wrapped in dough are a true hit with both kids and adults!  To make them, just wrap hot dogs into packaged refrigerated dough and bake.  So easy, perfect for those crazy busy nights!

Recipe link: Pigs In A Blanket Hot Dogs

Wednesday Dinner Idea: Mexican Lasagna

mexican vegetarian lasagna recipe

I’ve chosen Wednesday as a day for the vegetarian meal, and all the vegetarian dishes I make are good enough for meat eaters – they won’t miss the meat!  This Mexican version of “lasagna” uses tortillas instead of lasagna noodles, and layers them with beans, corn, salsa and shredded cheese – so yummy!

Recipe link: How To Make Mexican Lasagna

Thursday Dinner Idea: Pan-Fried Fish In Egg And Flour Coating

Pan Fried Fish Recipe In Egg And Flour Batter

This is a different way of pan-frying fish that really easy and tasty!  Fish is first dipped in egg, then in flour, then pan-fried in a little oil.  The egg and flour coating on the fish is delicious, and the fish inside is extra juicy and tender!

Recipe link: How To Cook Fish In Egg And Flour Coating

Friday Dinner Idea: Baked Italian Sausage With Peppers And Onions

baked italian sausage with peppers

This meal requires very little work on your part – just put the sausage with onion and pepper slices on a baking sheet, and let the oven do the baking. No standing over stove – the oven does all the work!  For a lean option, you can use the low-fat turkey Italian sausage – it tastes delicious!

Recipe Link: Baked Italian Sausage Recipe With Peppers And Onions

Dessert Recipe Of The Week: Fat-Free Healthy Carrot Cake

how to make healthy fat free carrot cake

If you know me well, you know I’m not into dieting of any kind, and I love good food.  So have I gone crazy for suggesting a fat-free cake?  No 🙂  This cake is so tasty that you won’t miss the fat!   It’s also very nutritious from all the carrots and raisins.  This cake makes a great breakfast, or anytime treat.  Even if you are watching your calories, finally with this dessert you can have your cake and eat it too 🙂

Recipe link: Fat-Free Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

Meal Plan Shopping List

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

  • 2 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

Pig In A Blanket Hot Dogs Recipe

  • 1 package (8 total) hot dogs
  • 1 package (8 total) canned refrigerated pretzel, crescent or dinner rolls

Mexican Lasagna Recipe

  • 6 flour tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) vegetarian low-fat refried beans
  • 1 can (15 oz) corn, drained
  • 1 1/2 cup salsa (mild, medium or spicy, whichever you prefer)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Fish Coated In Egg And Flour

  • 1 lb fish fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Baked Italian Sausage With Peppers And Onions

  • 1 lb Italian sausage links
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 onion
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