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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

monday

Breakfast sandwiches | Sheknows.com

breakfast

Breakfast sandwiches
(Freeze extras.) 
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Greek Salad | Sheknows.com

lunch

Arugula and quinoa salad
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Easy slow cooker pork tacos | Sheknows.com

dinner

Easy slow-cooker pork tacos (Save leftovers in the refrigerator.) 
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lineTuesday

Blueberry pancakes | Sheknows.com

breakfast

Blueberry pancakes
(Freeze extras.) 
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Pork Sandwiches | Sheknows.com

lunch

Pork sandwiches (Use leftover pork from last night's dinner.) 
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Shrimp, Green bean, and couscous salad | Sheknows.com

Dinner

Shrimp, green bean and couscous salad
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line Wednesday

Bake and take oatmeal | Sheknows.com

breakfast

Bake-and-take oatmeal
(Freeze extras.) 
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Shrimp, Green bean, and couscous salad | Sheknows.com

lunch

Shrimp, green bean
and couscous salad
(Use last night's leftovers.) 
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Green chilie chicken enchiladas | Sheknows.com

Dinner

Green chile chicken enchiladas (Double the recipe
and freeze leftovers.) 
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thursday

Raspberry and lime smoothies | Sheknows.com

breakfast

Raspberry and lime smoothies
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Caprese salad | Sheknows.com

lunch

Caprese salad
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Brown butter and bourbon salmon | Sheknows.com

dinner

Brown butter bourbon salmon
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lineFriday

Yogurt and fruit parfait | Sheknows.com

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breakfast

Yogurt and fruit parfait
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Spinach and salmon salad | Sheknows.com

lunch

Spinach salad with salmon (Use last night's leftovers.) 
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Pizza | Sheknows.com

dinner

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

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saturday

Ham, Egg and cheese waffle sandwiches | Sheknows.com

breakfast

Ham, egg and cheese waffle sandwiches
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Pizza | Sheknows.com

lunch

Leftover pizza from last night

Green chilie chicken enchiladas | Sheknows.com

Dinner

Chicken enchiladas (from freezer) 
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line Sunday

Overnight slow cooker apple pie oatmeal | Sheknows.com

breakfast

Overnight slow-cooker
apple pie oatmeal
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Mac and cheese cups | Sheknows.com

lunch

Mac-and-cheese cups
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Sweet n spicy pan-glazed chicken | Sheknows.com

Dinner

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

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