This week I'm back with a one week meal plan for two. Another seven recipes are featured as part of our Weekly Meal Plan. There are printable menus available for you to customize to help inspire you to get dinner on the table every night this week...even it's just for two people!
I know it's not always easy to come up with meals when you're cooking for just two people. The temptation is there to pick up dinner at your local fast food restaurant.
Sometimes it's easy to fall into the habit of preparing the same food during the week. Maybe it's food you're comfortable with because it's easy. Or maybe you know you can get dinner ready fast.
Which is why this one week meal plan for two is the perfect inspiration to help us get dinner on the table.
How to Meal Plan
Sit down and look at the coming week. What does the week look like? Will you be home all 7 nights for dinner?
Maybe you need to plan a meal or two ahead of time because you'll be home late from work that night. Consider meals that can be made ahead of time and perhaps frozen so you can quickly get dinner on the table.
You might also want to make meals knowing you'll have leftovers. That way you can use the leftovers for another meal during the week. Or perhaps take the leftovers to work with you.
Meal Plan for a Week for Two
This is just an example of how I like to meal plan. You could also incorporate a “leftover meal” or even “clean out the refrigerator” night. This is something we do at least once a week or every 10 days.
Assign each day of the week a different category and then plan a meal according to that category.
- Monday - Sausage and Peppers Sandwich
- Tuesday - Salsa Chicken
- Wednesday - Instant Pot Pasta Primavera from Corrie Cooks
- Thursday - Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp from Dancing through the
- Friday - Sauteed Chicken Cutlets
- Saturday - Air Fryer Pizza
- Sunday - Cast Iron Steak - you don't need an outdoor grill to cook a delicious steak!
Now, pick a side dish to serve with the recipes listed above. Side dishes should include potatoes or rice along with one or two veggies. A tossed salad with homemade ranch salad dressing is always nice too.
More Dinner Ideas
There are quite a few printables to help you get dinner on the table for your family. The Weekly Meal Plan Printable, Pantry List Essentials, even the Keto Friendly Food Lists are all available once you sign up for my weekly newsletter, you’ll be able to download and print them out.
If you’re already a subscriber, check your email for this week’s newsletter. I included the password to enter the WOS Printable Library. Or just leave me a comment below and I’ll send the link directly to your email.
If you're looking for more detailed meal plans with grocery lists, you're going to love Eat at Home Menu Plans. The Eat at Home Menu Planning does all the work for you. For only a few dollars per week and you get four different menu plans for every week.