Weekly Meal Plan #40

FREE Weekly Easy Meal Plan – Week 40 Recipes & Dinner Inspiration

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FREE Weekly Meal Plan With Easy Recipes And Dinner Inspiration

Welcome to the 40th installment of Melanie’s FREE Weekly Meal Plans – your endless source of dinner inspiration!  Here’s what’s cooking in our kitchen this week:

  • Crockpot Chili Dump Dinner
  • Tuna Avocado Wrap
  • Cranberry Apple Grilled Cheese
  • Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken
  • Crispy Breaded Turkey Patties

And for dessert we are having AMAZING cranberry-orange bread!  Enjoy!

Monday Dinner Idea: Crockpot Chili Dump Dinner

Crockpot Chili Recipe Without Browning

This is a true dump dinner – just dump the ingredients in the slow cooker, press the button and walk away.  No pre-cooking and no browning needed!  Your house will smell amazing and this hearty chili will be waiting for you at dinner time!

Recipe link: Easy Crockpot Chili Dump Dinner Recipe

Tuesday Dinner Idea: Tuna Avocado Wrap

Low Carb Tuna Avocado Wrap

This tuna avocado wrap is super easy to make and so delicious!  Canned tuna is mashed with avocado and mixed with onions and tomatoes, then wrapped in tortillas – so healthy and tasty!

Recipe link: Healthy Tuna Avocado Wrap Recipe

Wednesday Dinner Idea: Cranberry Apple Grilled Cheese

Cranberry Grilled Cheese Recipe

Give me this gooey cheese right now!  Melted cheese between crispy golden bread pairs perfectly with cranberry sauce and apple slices!

Recipe link: Cranberry Apple Grilled Cheese Recipe

Thursday Dinner Idea: Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken

Homemade Sweet & Sour Chinese Chicken Recipe

Chinese food for dinner!  The difference is that you don’t have to order a Chinese takeout, you’ll make this yummy homemade sweet & sour chicken yourself!  Much healthier than takeout and just as delicious!

Recipe link: Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe

Friday Dinner Idea: Crispy Breaded Turkey Patties

Crispy Breaded Turkey Cutlets Recipe

Turkey patties are dipped in egg, then in bread crumbs, then pan fried.  This is a classic easy recipe and so tasty!

Recipe link: Crispy Breaded Turkey Patties Recipe

Weekly Dessert Idea: Cranberry Orange Bread

Holiday Cranberry Orange Bread

This festive cranberry orange loaf is amazing!  It has such a deep orange flavor and such amazing smell, you’ll get addicted to it for life!  Once you try one bite, you just won’t be able to stop eating it!

Recipe link: Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

Weekly Meal Plan Shopping List

Crockpot Chili Dump Dinner

  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) black or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Tuna Avocado Wrap

  • 2 cans (5 oz each) chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ lemon
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 4 flour tortillas (regular, whole-wheat or low-carb)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cranberry Apple Grilled Cheese

  • 8 slices bread
  • 4 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 8 slices cheese
  • 4 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 2 apples, sliced into thin slices

Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce

Crispy Breaded Turkey Patties

  • 1 lb turkey cutlets
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tbsp pepper

Cranberry Orange Bread

  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups fresh cranberries

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