How to plan a weekly menu in 30 minutes

How would you like to have an extra 3 hours a week? I will show you how simple it is- All you have to do is plan your weekly menu. Seriously- it is that easy!!
Let’s say you plan dinner every day- you will spend 15-30 minutes each day figuring out what to make. That’s 210 minutes each week spent towards planning dinners vs doing it 1 time for 30 minutes. Holy Moly!! Talk about a time saver. So let me show you how to plan a weekly menu in 30 minutes.

How to plan a weekly menu in 30 minutes:

  1. Do a quick survey of your fridge, freezer, pantry (10 minutes)
  2. Have a list of dinners and pick from that each week (10 minutes). See my printable below for an easy reference!
  3. Make your grocery list (10 minutes).


Home chef Lemon Creme Pork chops with Brussel Sprouts


Home chef Hoisin-Ginger Chicken


Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Fed and Fit


Sweet Potato, Egg and Spinach Breakfast Casserole

This Breakfast casserole is Whole30 compliant, Paleo and Vegetarian. It's so yummy you won't even miss the dairy or gluten! Get ready to have a new favorite recipe for breakfast!!

  • 3 Sweet Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 cloves garlic (diced)
  • 2 TBL olive oil
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups Spinach (torn)
  • 1/2 cup almond or cashew milk (plain, unsweetened)
  • 2 tsp salt (separated)
  • 2 tsp pepper (separated)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Place cubed sweet potatoes and diced garlic on a prepared baking sheet

  3. Drizzle olive oil over the top- sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of pepper

  4. Cook for 20 minutes, or until soft

  5. While sweet potatoes are cooking, whisk eggs and add the milk

  6. Add the rest of the salt and pepper and garlic powder

  7. In a prepared 9 x 13 pan add egg mixture, spinach, and sweet potatoes- mix until well combined

  8. Bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes

  9. Enjoy!





Out to eat


Slow cooker Chicken tacos

  • Slow cooker
  • 2 lbs Chicken breasts or thighs (chopped)
  • 1 TBL Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 TBL Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 TBL Olive Oil
  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker

  2. Cook on low 8-10 hours

  3. Shred chicken

  4. Serve with tortillas, chips, or over lettuce

  5. Add desired toppings- black beans, shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, avocado

Main Course

If you are wondering how to make your menu even easier- try these tips:

  1. Simplify your meal planning- Try Home Chef – here is a $35 off credit! If you decide to give them a try, I would love to hear your experience! We use them for 2 meals a week! Those are 2 meals I do not have to plan OR grocery shop for.
  2. Cook in batches- cook up a bunch of taco meat- divide it out and freeze. Each week you have a meal already made- just heat up in the crockpot during the day!
  3. Sit down to meal plan each week- then you only have to make the decision 1 time what you are having for dinner, instead of 7 times.
  4. Use my handy dinner planner and grocery list!
Planning our weekly menu 11/3/20
weekly meal plan grocery list

If you are ready to get organized I have some great posts for you:

How to plan your day

How to make monthly goals

Creating an Organized Home

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Faith ♥

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