Free Weekly Meal Plan – Family Dinner Menu Ideas (Week 4)

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FREE Weekly Meal Plan - Week 4 Menu

What’s for dinner?  If figuring out what to make for dinner is always a struggle at your house, I have great news for you!  Introducing: a solution to “what’s for dinner” crisis! Every week on Mondays I publish a new meal plan with fresh new recipes and ideas on what to cook!  Best of all, these meal plans are completely free!

Now we are on week 4 of my FREE weekly meal plans, and if you missed the previous ones, here are the links:

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

  • 5 weekly dinner ideas – discover new recipes that you’ll love!
  • Picture of every dish!
  • Handy shopping list with all recipe ingredients!
  • A tasty dessert idea every week for extra deliciousness!

FREE Family Meal Plan – Week 4

Monday Dinner Idea – Chinese Orange Chicken

how to make orange chicken

Who needs a Chinese takeout when you can make this orange chicken yourself?  Delicious chicken with orange sauce tastes just like the orange chicken from your favorite Chinese restaurant.  And it’s so much healthier too :) This yummy recipe is always a hit!  Serve over rice for a complete Chinese-style meal.

Recipe link: Chinese Orange Chicken Copycat Recipe

Tuesday Dinner Idea – Filet Mignon Steak

how to cook filet mignon

Cooking filet mignon at home will cost you a fraction of the steakhouse dinner!  Even if you are on a budget, you can now enjoy the filet mignon steak by making it yourself.  Tender and juicy filet mignon is the best cut of steak ever – so delicious!   On the side, serve some salad or potatoes.  Cooking the filet mignon is very easy, even for beginners – just follow my easy instructions and cooking times for whatever your steak doneness preference (rare, medium or medium well).

Recipe Link: Filet Mignon Steak Recipe

Wednesday Dinner Idea – Vegetarian Brown Rice Pilaf

how to make vegan brown rice pilaf

After eating the filet mignon on Tuesday, it’s time to take a break from the meat :)  Vegetarian brown rice pilaf is full of healthy ingredients and is extremely good for you. This recipe will leave you very full even though it doesn’t have any meat!  This recipe is, in fact, vegan, and if you never tried vegan main dishes before, you’ll be surprised how complete and filling this meal is.  The protein in this dish comes from mushrooms and nuts, and will leave you very satisfied.

Recipe Link: Vegetarian Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

Thursday Dinner Idea – Easy Shrimp And Vegetable Stir Fry

Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe With Frozen Vegetables

This meal is super easy – just open a bag of frozen shrimp and a bag of frozen vegetables, add soy sauce and garlic for seasoning, put on a frying pan and cook until hot!   Can’t get any easier than that!  If you have frozen shrimp and frozen veggies in your freezer, you’ll have this meal available on demand when you don’t feel like going to the grocery store!

Recipe Link: Easy Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe With Frozen Vegetables

Friday Dinner Idea – Deli Turkey Quesadillas

deli turkey quesadillas recipe

Here’s another extremely easy recipe for you – deli turkey quesadillas!  Deli turkey slices and shredded cheese are cooked inside the flour tortilla.  Just 2 minutes on a frying pan per side, and you have a golden brown hot delicious quesadilla with oozing melted cheese and yummy turkey inside!

Recipe Link: Deli Turkey Quesadillas Recipe

Weekly Dessert Idea – Blueberry Bundt Cake

How To Make Blueberry Bundt Cake

A slice of this blueberry bundt cake is so perfect with your morning coffee!  This recipe is very easy to make, even if you are not an experienced baker – just mix the ingredients, pour into a bundt pan and bake!  Very tasty cake, not too heavy and is loaded with blueberries in every bite!

Recipe Link: Easy Blueberry Bundt Cake Recipe

Meal Plan Shopping List

Chinese Orange Chicken Recipe

  • 2 lbs skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1-inch piece of ginger root
  • 1 tsp red pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cornstarch

Filet Mignon Steak Recipe

  • 2 lbs filet mignon steak
  • 1 tbsp oil

Vegetarian Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 package (8 oz) mushrooms
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • ¼ cups slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Shrimp And Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

  • 1 package (1 lb) tail-off frozen cooked shrimp
  • 1 package (1 lb) frozen vegetables (stir-fry mix)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

Deli Turkey Quesadillas Recipe

  • 8 flour tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1 lb deli turkey slices
  • 1 package (8 oz) shredded cheese
  • 1 tbsp oil

Blueberry Bundt Cake Recipe

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup lowfat plain yogurt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

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  1. Loving these meal plans, Melanie! I would loooove a slice (or five!) of your bundt cake! YUM! :D

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