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Meal plan for the month: 4 Weeks of simple recipes

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Homemade made easy

Eating out can get expensive and whipping up home-cooked meals is no picnic either. The key is to plan ahead. This simple monthly meal plan includes four weeks of make-ahead freezer meals, transformed leftovers and even a few takeout nights.

Week One

Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Breakfast sandwiches
(Freeze extras.) 
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Arugula and quinoa salad
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Easy slow-cooker pork tacos (Save leftovers in the refrigerator.) 
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Blueberry pancakes
(Freeze extras.) 
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Pork sandwiches (Use leftover pork from last night's dinner.) 
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Shrimp, green bean and couscous salad
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Homemade made easyHomemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Bake-and-take oatmeal
(Freeze extras.) 
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Shrimp, green bean
and couscous salad
(Use last night's leftovers.) 
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Green chile chicken enchiladas (Double the recipe
and freeze leftovers.) 
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Homemade made easy
Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Raspberry and lime smoothies
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Caprese salad
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Brown butter bourbon salmon
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Homemade made easy

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Homemade made easy

Yogurt and fruit parfait
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Spinach salad with salmon (Use last night's leftovers.) 
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Pizza from your favorite pizza joint (Take the night off from cooking. You deserve it!)

Homemade made easy
Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Ham, egg and cheese waffle sandwiches
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Leftover pizza from last night

Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Chicken enchiladas (from freezer) 
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Overnight slow-cooker
apple pie oatmeal
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Mac-and-cheese cups
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Homemade made easy

Homemade made easy

Sweet-n-spicy pan-glazed chicken (Save leftovers in refrigerator.) 
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Continue on for week two

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