Free Weekly Meal Plan - Week 8

Free Weekly Meal Plan – What’s For Dinner! (Week 8)

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Free Weekly Meal Plan #8 - The Answer To What's For Dinner!

Welcome to week 8 of Melanie’s FREE meal plans with yummy recipes! Here’s what’s cooking this week:

  • Crockpot Chicken Onion Stew
  • Homemade Crab Cakes
  • Baked Bean And Zucchini Casserole
  • Deli Turkey Bagel Sandwiches
  • Thai Chicken Salad

And for dessert we’ll be having Easy Banana Muffins – huge tall muffins that taste like banana bread!

Your “What’s For Dinner” dilemma is now solved! With so many tasty dinner ideas, there is something delicious for everyone!

Please don’t forget to check back next Monday for week 9 meal plan! Here are the links to previous weeks’ meal plans in case you missed them: menu 1, menu 2, menu 3, menu 4, menu 5, menu 6, menu 7.

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FREE Family Meal Plan – Week 8

What’s For Dinner MONDAY – 2-Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Onion Stew

How To Make Chicken Onion Stew In A Crockpot

This amazing chicken stew is using just 2 ingredients – chicken and onions!  When these two ingredients simmer all day in a crockpot, they produce a mouthwatering sauce – great for dipping!  Put chicken and onions in a slow cooker in the morning, come back home in the evening to a delicious dinner!  Your house will smell amazing!

Recipe Link: Crockpot Chicken Onion Stew Recipe

What’s For Dinner TUESDAY: Easy Homemade Crab Cakes

How To Make Crab Cakes With Fresh Or Canned Crab Meat

Everyone will gobble up these yummy little crab cakes in seconds!  Making crabcakes at home is a snap with canned crab meat – just put all ingredient in a bowl, shape into patties and pan-fry.  Once you serve these mouthwatering crab cakes for dinner, you will feel like a star!

Recipe Link: Easy Crab Cake Recipe

What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Baked Beans and Zucchini Casserole

How To Make Baked Bean And Zucchini Casserole

On Wednesdays we are taking a break from the meat and are enjoying a vegetarian dish!  A vegetarian recipe for this week is a baked white bean and zucchini casserole.  Super healthy, full of nutritious vegetables, and very filling and delicious!  Even meat eaters will love it!

Recipe Link: Baked Beans And Zucchini Vegetarian Casserole Recipe

What’s For Dinner THURSDAY: Deli Turkey Sandwiches On Bagel

How To Make Deli Turkey Sandwiches On Bagels

Who says deli sandwiches can only be for lunch?  They also make an awesome easy dinner!  Give yourself a break from cooking and assemble these yummy sandwiches in 5 minutes flat!  Bagel, mayo, cheese, turkey, tomato and cucumber – so good!

Recipe Link: Deli Turkey Bagel Sandwich Recipe

 What’s For Dinner FRIDAY: Thai Chicken Salad

how to make thai chicken salad

This Thai chicken salad is incredible!  Chopped chicken is served over lettuce greens with chopped mango and homemade Thai dressing!  If you are looking to incorporate more main dish salads in your diet, this is it!  This is a perfect light and healthy dinner that tastes so good!

Recipe Link: Thai Chicken Salad Recipe

What’s For Dessert: Easy Banana Bread Muffins

How To Make Banana Bread Muffins

These banana muffins are huge!  This recipe makes big and puffy banana bread muffins – just like the bakery muffins!  Banana bread in a muffins form will certainly make your day!

Recipe Link: Easy Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

Meal Plan Shopping List

Crockpot Chicken Onion Stew

  • 1 whole cut-up raw chicken
  • 3 onions

Crab Cakes

  • 1 lb canned crab meat
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 lemon
  • 5 green onion stalks
  • 1 small package Ritz crackers
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tbsp oil

Baked Beans And Zucchini Casserole

  • 4 zucchinis
  • 1 onion
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) white cannellini beans
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs seasoning

Deli Turkey Bagel Sandwiches

  • 4 bagels, sliced
  • 12 deli turkey slices
  • 4 cheese slices
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced

Thai Chicken Salad

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 2 mangoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 large package lettuce leaves
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 4 green onions
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Banana Bread Muffins

  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 large bananas
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tbsp butter


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21 replies
    • Melanie Mendelson
      Melanie Mendelson says:

      The best thing about that stew is that it uses just 2 ingredients- chicken and onions! The onions turn into a delicious sauce after simmering in a slow cooker – will satisfy your onion freak side for sure!

  1. David | Spiced
    David | Spiced says:

    Oh my gosh…bagel sandwiches! I used to live off of bagel sandwiches when I was in college. I kid you not. Twice a day…and sometimes another for a snack. Haha! I totally need to make these bagel sandwiches and have a trip down memory lane!


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