Meal plan for the month: 4 Weeks of simple recipes

Mar 17, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. ET

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

breakfast

Blueberry pancakes
(Freeze extras.) 
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lunch

Pork sandwiches (Use leftover pork from last night's dinner.) 
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Dinner

Shrimp, green bean and couscous salad
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line Wednesday

breakfast

Bake-and-take oatmeal
(Freeze extras.) 
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lunch

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

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

breakfast

Raspberry and lime smoothies
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lunch

Caprese salad
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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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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

breakfast

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

lunch

Leftover pizza from last night

Dinner

Chicken enchiladas (from freezer) 
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line Sunday

breakfast

Overnight slow-cooker
apple pie oatmeal
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lunch

Mac-and-cheese cups
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Dinner

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

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