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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

Homemade made easy

breakfast

Breakfast sandwiches
(Freeze extras.) 
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Homemade made easy

lunch

Arugula and quinoa salad
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Homemade made easy

dinner

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

Homemade made easy

breakfast

Blueberry pancakes
(Freeze extras.) 
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Homemade made easy

lunch

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

Dinner

Shrimp, green bean and couscous salad
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lineWednesday

Homemade made easy

breakfast

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

lunch

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

Dinner

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

Homemade made easy

breakfast

Raspberry and lime smoothies
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Homemade made easy

lunch

Caprese salad
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Homemade made easy

dinner

Brown butter bourbon salmon
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lineFriday

Homemade made easy

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breakfast

Yogurt and fruit parfait
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Homemade made easy

lunch

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

dinner

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

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saturday

Homemade made easy

breakfast

Ham, egg and cheese waffle sandwiches
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Homemade made easy

lunch

Leftover pizza from last night

Homemade made easy

Dinner

Chicken enchiladas (from freezer) 
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lineSunday

Homemade made easy

breakfast

Overnight slow-cooker
apple pie oatmeal
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Homemade made easy

lunch

Mac-and-cheese cups
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Homemade made easy

Dinner

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

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