Meal Plans

Meal Plan July 17-July 21

Here’s the meal plan for July 17-July 21. This week, I’m sharing some favorite recipes prepared just a little bit differently than usual. We’ve got sloppy Joes on baked potatoes, rather than in a sandwich. Instead of my caprese pesto chicken I’m making it with haddock, which is delicious and summery! And I’ve even got a summer stew that I tried last year and it was a big hit with the family!

I hope you enjoy some or all of these recipes. Have an awesome week!

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Monday: Oven baked BBQ ribs. I’ll be honest, I’ve never actually tried this recipe. But I figured, why not try it together? Ribs are on sale this week and, while I don’t make them often, they are delicious, aren’t they! So let’s see how this goes- the recipe looks easy and tasty. I’d say these would be good with some corn on the cob and a side salad, maybe some bread. Let me know how you like them!

Tuesday: Slow-cooker honey garlic chicken and vegetables. I think it’s nice to try to do at least one slow cooker meal a week in the summer. Honestly, though, there are few I like (if you have any favorites, please share them in the comments!). This one is great and easy, though. My husband loves it and the kids eat it too, so I call it a win! I always make it with chicken thighs because I think they cook great in the slow-cooker, plus they’re cheap (and on sale this week!).

Wednesday: Summer vegetable stew. This is a yummy summer stew that can be made with or without meat, but it does require standing over the stove some, so you may want to make sure you’ve got your AC cranking. It also requires quite a few vegetables so if you’ve got garden veggies, you’re golden. If not, pay a visit to your generous friend with a garden. 🙂

Thursday: Sloppy Joes on baked potatoes with brocolli. I love sloppy Joes and I think I definitely prefer them on baked potatoes. It adds some vitamins and feels heartier. Want baked potatoes fast? Cook them in the microwave- there’s no shame in it! Throw some brocolli on there and you’ve got a meal! I like this recipe, but I use about half of the ketchup and brown sugar it calls for because we like them a little less sweet. It also calls for liquid smoke, but I never include that because I never have it.

Friday: Caprese Pesto Haddock. I use the exact same recipe as I do for chicken, and simply substitute haddock for the chicken. I was skeptical about this when I first tried it, but I honestly don’t know which one I like better! They’re both so good!