FREE “Real Food” Meal Plans

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I’ve come across a lot of “meal plans” lately in both magazines and online. They’re always inspiring with so many different and creative ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner (each meal requires a separate recipe of course and never utilizes “leftovers”). Sure, if someone else was doing all of the cooking for me I would sign right up for one of those plans.

Then some other meal plans tell me that their dish made with goat cheese only costs $2 per serving. Well guess what, you can’t buy goat cheese by the serving (it costs $4 a container at best!). So rather than complaining about it, I’ve decided to come up with my own meal plan – two of them actually. And this is what you’ll find:

  • Two 7-day practical “real food” menu plans designed for busy families
  • Complete meals listed each day for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner
  • Food quantities calculated for a family of four
  • Corresponding grocery lists showing what to buy (in order of the store) and actual cost for each item
  • Budget-friendly prices compatible to what a family of four would receive on full food stamp (SNAP) benefits – $167/week – with additional cost-saving opportunities because…
    • Coupons were not used
    • Sale prices were not used
    • Prices for organic items were used in most cases
  • All underlined recipes are available on 100DaysofRealFood.com – check out the Recipes & Resources Page for a full list
  • All recipes are working mom/dad-friendly including tips on what to make in advance over the weekend
  • Almost every item listed follows our strict 10-day pledge rules, with just a few minor exceptions to keep the plan realistic for those busy working parents

Here’s the scoop on how to download these two FREE meal plans:

  1. Go to the “Meal Plans” link on the 100 Days of Real Food Facebook Page
  2. Click “like” if you are not already a fan
  3. Click on the image you would like to download. The top image is “Meal Plan 1” and the bottom image is “Meal Plan 2”

 

[Entered in Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday]

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68 comments to FREE “Real Food” Meal Plans

  • Marcy

    I love this website. I needed ideas for my family this summer. I tried the zucchini chips tonight and they were a hit. Thanks again!!

  • Nakia

    Hello. I am a single person. My son is no longer in the home. How can I follow the meal plans and make just enough for what I need? Thanks!

    • Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi there! You can always cut recipes in half or mix and match recipes that can be frozen for later use. Also, be sure to utilize leftovers for the for an easy meal the following day. :)

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