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Weekly Meal Planning 
& Meal Ideas

Helpful Family Tips

Make Ahead Meals
Benefits of Meal Planning
Easy Meal Planning Tips
Cook a Healthy Family Dinner
Get Kids to Eat More Fruit
Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables
Help with Picky Eaters
Easy Kids Meals
Clean & Healthy Kitchen

Recipes & More

Quick Dinner Recipe Ideas
Easy Lasagna Recipe

Chicken Wing Recipes
Appetizer Recipes
Crockpot Soup Recipes
Easy Dessert Recipes

Our "How To"

Make Sun-dried Tomatoes
Cook Asparagus
Make Chicken Stock
Make Homemade Applesauce
Make a Perfect White Sauce
Homemade Salad Dressing
Prepare a Healthy Salad

Holiday Recipes

Easy Picnic Recipes
Halloween Ideas
Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving Turkey
Christmas Dinner Ideas
Christmas Cookie Recipes




Are you sick of the never-ending question -  "what's for dinner?"  

We can help make weekly meal planning easier starting today!  

Each week you will receive your family meal plan with a weekly menu, dinner recipes and a color-coded shopping list to go with your menu. 

Did you know that having a weekly menu and shopping list will save a significant amount of money on your weekly food budget?

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Try our Sample Family Meal Planner Today.   You will love our Family Meal Plans!

A healthier alternative; that is lower on fat but still high on taste! 

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what you will receive each week from

  • Easy Weekly Meal Plans for 3 Months
  • Weekly Menu
  • 7 Easy-to-Follow Dinner Recipes
  • Unique Color-Coded Grocery shopping list 
  • All Dinner Side Dish Suggestions & Recipes
  • Weekly Dessert Recipe
  • Weekly Meal planning for 7 days a week  
  • Family Menus using Common Ingredients
  • Sign-up and receive your weekly meal plan starting today!

8 Reasons Why It's Important to Plan Family Meals

  • Save money on your weekly grocery bill

  • Reduce shopping time by preparing a list

  • Prevent the frustration of forgetting key ingredients

  • Boost nutrition by eating home-cooked meals

  • Control your family's sodium and fat intake

  • Prevent waste by preparing appropriate quantities

  • Develop your kid's social skills by establishing rituals and keeping them out of trouble

  • Increase family bonding time

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Do you Dread Hearing...  "What's For Dinner?"

  • Every week we provide you with all new meal ideas that your busy family will love!  

  • All  meals are family-tested and approved before they become part of our weekly menu.  Recipes you and your whole family will love!  Healthy Recipes and meal plans to get you and your family on the right track!  

  • Do you eat at restaurants or order fast food a few times a week? You will benefit here as well; home-cooked meals are not only more nutritious, but will save you tons of money as well! 

  • Every Friday receive new family dinner menus, dinner recipes, and a color-coded grocery shopping list. 




Meal Planning Benefits

Our weekly meal planner is simple to use and geared toward those that don't have a lot of time to create family meal plans. You will benefit from weekly dinner recipes that are perfect for the busy family along with our unique color-coded shopping list.

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Benefits of Meal Planning



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Easy Meals  

Also try a few of our Easy Meals this week!

Inspiration for easy family dinner ideas. 



How to Significantly Reduce your

Monthly Food Bill  

Plan your weekly meals!  Having a weekly menu and shopping list will save a significant amount of money on your weekly budget. Only shop for what is on your list for that week, and make it a point to avoid the temptation of those extra items. 

How to Plan Family Meals 

We all know that getting dinner on the table each night is hard work!  Here are some great tips to help with weekly meal planning.  Having a well-stocked panty is key along with storing a few food items that can really help with the emergency "I have no time to cook" meals!

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How To Meal Plan & Plan Family Meals

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Looking for easy dinner ideas?  Stop back here and see what we are making for dinner tonight!


4 lbs. bone in chicken thighs

1 cup ketchup 
1 cup honey 
1 cup brown sugar 
1/2 cup soy sauce 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine sauce ingredients in a medium sized pan and bring to a light boil. Arrange chicken pieces in baking dish and pour sauce over chicken, turning chicken pieces to 
coat. Bake uncovered for 1-1/2 hours, turning once during cooking.

Serve over rice





3-4 lbs. chicken breasts (3-4 breasts depending on size)
1 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic (leave whole)
1/2 tsp. dried leaf thyme (plus a bit extra to sprinkle on chicken)

Pour chicken broth into crockpot and add garlic and thyme. Rinse chicken breasts in cold water and sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, and additional thyme. Add chicken breasts to the crockpot and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender. 

Remove chicken breasts from crockpot and let cool. Shred chicken when cool enough to handle. 

*3 lbs. of chicken breasts will make about 5 cups of shredded chicken to use in a variety of recipes!   

dinner time saving tips

Save time and money by purchasing chicken breasts on sale and use this easy method to make the tastiest shredded chicken for your dinner recipes.



2-1/2 cups shredded chicken
2 Tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-1/4 cups chicken broth, divided
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2-1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tube refrigerated biscuits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over low heat and sauté garlic gently for about 2 minutes.  Add 2 cups chicken broth, milk, salt, and pepper to the pan.  Bring to a light boil stirring constantly.  Mix together cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup of chicken broth in a small cup and whisk into broth mixture.  Stir constantly for 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens. Add parmesan cheese and shredded chicken; stir through to combine and remove from heat.

Spray a 9 x 13" casserole dish with nonstick spray and carefully pour chicken mixture into casserole dish.  Place biscuits on top and sprinkle with cheddar cheese over all.  Bake for 20 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned.



Weekly Meal Planning with family menus,  dinner recipes,  and  shopping list

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Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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