One of the easiest ways to set up your meal plans is to follow done-for-you, simple meal plans. Take the stress out of meal planning with these easy ideas for creating a meal plan.
Weekly Meal Plans
Weekly Meal Planning Apps
What a Crock Meals to Go, a meal delivery service, sends pre-packaged meals that you can simply dump in your slow cooker to cook while you’re taking care of the kids, running errands, or getting ready for a busy weeknight!
Use a company like Plate Joy to create an easy, done-for-you weekly meal plan. You’ll get all the ingredients delivered to your door so you can quickly prepare each day’s meals.
Shipt, a shopping app, allows you to add shop online through your favorite local grocery store and choose meals, which will then be delivered to your door.
I also love MyFreezEasy’s app to create one-off dinners or print weekly meal plans. There are individual meal plans to choose from with up to 20 recipes in each meal plan. MyFreezEasy’s meal plans include meal prep instructions, a shopping list, and a full recipe based on your cooking method or preferred menu.
Weekly Meal Plans on a Budget
If you’re trying to save money while still planning healthy recipes for your family, these weekly meal plans on a budget are the perfect addition to your simple meal plans!
- Cheap Meal Plans for Families From Walking on Sunshine Recipes
- 52 Cheap Keto Meals From My Life Cookbook
- How to Eat Clean on a Budget From Clean Eating Kitchen
Healthy Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List
Create a healthy weekly meal plan (complete with a grocery list) with these simple meal plan ideas:
- 7-Day Diabetes Meal Plan (With Printable Grocery List) From Diabetes Strong
- Weekly Gluten-Free Meal Plan From E.A. Stewart, R.D.
Monthly Meal Plans
I love creating monthly meal plans based on my seasonal schedule and then saving my meal planners to use every year. “Recycling” meal plans is a great way to organize meal planning and simplify your meal planning process.
If you’re just getting started creating your monthly meal plans, be sure to check out how to create a monthly meal plan.
Get my free printable meal planner below, which contains both a weekly meal planning template and a monthly planning page, as well as a place to list your favorite recipes:
These monthly meal plans are easy to try:
- $200/Month Menu Plan for a Family of 5 From Thrifty Frugal Mom
- Aldi Meal Plan: 21 Meals From Moms Confession
I also LOVE using MyFreezEasy meal plans to create meals for the entire month. As you create each meal, you’ll double the recipe and freeze one entire meal for another day.
MyFreezEasy has an easy-to-use app for one-off meals, or you can download your choice of meal plans based on the number of meals you want to make, your favorite cooking method (Instant Pot, slow cooker, stovetop, oven, etc.), or the recipe type (keto, clean eating, allergy-free, chicken/beef/pork, etc.).
21 Day Fix Meal Plans
Following the 21 Day Fix Diet and Exercise Plan? These 21-Day Fix meal plans are a great starting point to create a simple meal plan that helps you lose weight and gives you the energy you need to stay active.
If you’re considering starting the 21-Day Fix, read my honest review of the 21 Day Fix here before you start.
How to Organize Your Meal Plans
Once you’ve found your perfect meal plan, it’s time to get organized! Grab my Organized Kitchen Binder, which also has over 50 recipes, printable meal planners, and kitchen organization templates to make getting dinner on the table easier.
Whether you want a weekly or monthly meal plan, these simple meal plans are the perfect starting point if you’re trying to create healthy, budget-friendly dinners for your family.