**NEW*** Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 7, 2010

The $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List

I’m so excited to now offer this amazing new weekly meal plan and printable grocery list for you all!  This is by far the most requested feature that I have yet to offer…and it’s finally here!

Here’s how it will work.

Every week I will post 5 links to archived recipes, plus an additional 1 or 2 recipes for breakfast, snacks or batch cooking recipes.  You can click through to see the original recipe and print that recipe if you like. (Or go green and just come back to this post to get to the recipe.)

This is a great weekly meal plan for the week when boneless skinless chicken breast is on sale, as 3 of the recipes call for chicken…but you’ll only need 2 packs with 3 chicken breasts in each pack!

The Recipes

Scroll down and you’ll see a list of ingredients for each of the recipes included, in the order they are listed above. I’ll include ALL ingredients, including many that you already have in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer. If you have those ingredients, just don’t click them!

Put a check mark by each of the ingredients, and a cute little box will appear at the bottom of your screen with your grocery list.  Once you’ve clicked all the ingredients you need, print your list and be on your way to the grocery store!

Ingredients List


If you are seeing this in an email or in your reader and you’d like to print your grocery list, then click here to access the list feature, which is only available on the website.

Find this useful and want to get a FREE $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan, complete with printable grocery list options, delivered to your inbox every Sunday evening…just in time to make the week’s meal plan!?

Subscribe to the Weekly Meal Plan Email, and be entered to win a copy of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook, given away to 2 weekly meal plan newsletter subscribers once a month.  And don’t forget to share it with a friend!

(And did I mention this is all FREE!!!!!)

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Cupcake Mommie (Jessica) November 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm

This is super cool Erin! What a great resource. Thanks for all your hard work!!!!


Dena November 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I absolutely love and appreciate everything you do to help us Erin!


Semalee Bilbrey @ Nailing Jello to a Tree November 7, 2010 at 8:10 pm

This is fabulous! Thank you so much for all of the hard work you’re putting into this!


Sugar & Spice Frugal Advice November 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Wow! It just doesn’t get any easier than that! Thanks for this wonderful new addition to the weekly meal plan.


Dana November 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

This is great!! I have been following your blog for some time and found so much to be helpful and useful! But this by far makes it even easier!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work to make things easy for us.


lisa @thebeadgirl November 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm

love love love this! thank you!


Anne November 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Thank you! Thank you! This is great!! I really appreciate all you do! I was so excited to receive your cookbook as a gift! Love it! Thank you! This new feature is fantastic! Can you tell I am excited!


Julie November 7, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Amazing! Love the clickable list making tool!!! So great!!!!! Did I mention this is amazing?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work!


Dawnie November 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm

THANK YOU !!! The recipes with ingredients and a clickable grocery list…absolutely the best addition. I’m so excited to get your email updates too. It’s like Christmas has come early, hahaha. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into your blog. Thank you again Erin :-)


Cathy D November 8, 2010 at 12:42 am

Wow! This is VERY cool! Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks! :)


Christine November 8, 2010 at 5:24 am

Wow! Thanks!


Amy M November 8, 2010 at 6:53 am

This is absolutely great!! And I love that most of your recipes either already fit into our weight loss diet.. OR can be modified to do so. :)

The grocery list is sooo neat!!!!!! I struggle with meal planning so this will really help me!


Amy M November 8, 2010 at 7:31 am

I have a quick question for anyone who has an answer…. Does anyone have a recipe for whole wheat bread and rolls that a beginner could handle?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Do you have a bread machine Amy?!


Amy M November 9, 2010 at 11:15 am

I do not have one… Maybe sometime next year I can save up for one. ANy ideas until then?

And in case I get a bread machine anytime soon do you have a link for that? Maybe I can find one in a thrift store. Thank you!


Tricia November 8, 2010 at 7:36 am

This is like a Thanksgiving gift to your readers! Wonderful.


Michele Pleasants November 8, 2010 at 7:52 am

Awesome! We love it!!!!


jaidi November 8, 2010 at 10:12 am

I LOvE THIS! This is going to be great for me and my family! Thank you for doing this. I love the feature to make the shopping list too! It is wonderful! Thanks!


Christan November 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

This is GREAT Erin. Thanks! Now, just to be disciplined enough to put it into practice . . . :)
Really, though, you did the work for me, so now all I have (read: get) to do is SHOP! Yay! Totally signing up for the email!


Amanda November 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm

LOVE this! Thank you for taking the time to do this. It makes my life sooo much easier.


Andrea November 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

This makes me smile, I am such a mom. Thanks you’re the greatest.


Dani November 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

OK now I just need this all in an iPhone app and I would be set!! :)
Thanks for all you do and best wishes for the sale of your book!


Gail Becker November 9, 2010 at 5:08 am

I appreciate all you do to help make my shopping & cooking easy! I love your website!!! Keep up the great work !


Aileen November 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

Thanks! I love this! Can’t wait to try the Pear Oven Pancakes!


Heather M November 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I just came across your website and I love it! Thank you so much for the yummy recipes we have already reay had 2 this week and I am cooking another one tonight they have been a big hit with my family!! You have a new faithful follower!!


Lindsey November 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm

What an AWESOME resource Erin! That’s amazing, thank you so much for putting so much time and effort into helping all of us :-) I’ve just recently found your blog, subscribed immediately, and enjoy reading your posts. Great work, and thanks again!


cheryl November 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm

what a great way to help mom out, you make it possible for quality family nights!!!!


Laurie November 15, 2010 at 11:26 am

Thank you, thank you! What a time- and money-saver! I’ve been struggling with meal planning (and execution) ever since I had my first baby 4 months ago, so this is soooo helpful — even more so since we’re trying to stick to a budget. God bless you for all your work!


Leslie, the Home Maker November 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

You so totally rock!
Thank you thank you thank you!
I know this was a lot of work!
I do so appreciate it!


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