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Have you considered setting up a weekly meal plan? It’s a real game-changer! Not only does it save you time and money, but it also takes the stress out of figuring out what’s for dinner. Plus, it’s a great way to ensure your family gets balanced, nutritious meals all week.

Why not stick the plan on the fridge? That way, everyone knows what delicious dishes are coming up!

This week, we’ve got some exciting meals lined up: pasta dishes, soup, something Asian-inspired, and a tasty blueberry treat to top it all off!

Weekly meal plan for May 13, 2024 pizza sloppy joes, chicken burrito bowls, zuppa toscana, chinese honey garlic chicken, baked spaghetti, and blueberry cheesecake cookies.

We share a new meal plan weekly, so check back each week. I will post the plan each Thursday before the following week’s menu which starts on Monday. This will give you plenty of time to shop and prep.

I love to add fruit and veggies to each dinner. Add whatever you have on hand, and you know your family will eat.

What’s on the menu

Pizza Sloppy Joes

Indulge in a delightful fusion of two beloved comfort foods with pizza sloppy joes. This mouthwatering dish combines the flavors of a classic pizza with the messy deliciousness of sloppy joes, resulting in a savory and satisfying meal that is sure to please pizza and sandwich lovers alike.
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A pizza sloppy joe with melted mozzarella on a toasted sesame seed bun plated with pickles and chips.

Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

Get ready to dig into these scrumptious and satisfying Chicken Burrito Bowls. Tender, juicy chicken is coated in a blend of savory spices before being grilled to perfection and paired with fluffy cilantro lime rice, black beans, fresh pico de gallo, and corn salsa. Each bite is bursting with bold and zesty flavors, as well as a variety of textures and flavors!
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A chicken burrito bowl on a white table.

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Zuppa Toscana Soup is a warm bowl of comfort filled with tender potatoes, bacon, spicy sausage, fresh kale, and a delicious creamy broth.
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Zuppa Toscana Soup

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Make this better-than-take-out Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe in less than 30 minutes! It’s made easily with simple ingredients, like frozen chicken bites, your favorite honey, chicken broth, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, red pepper flakes, and red pepper flakes served over white rice.
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A light wooden bowl filled with rice and topped with crispy honey garlic chicken garnished with sliced green onions, set on a wooden table with a bunch on spring onions and red pepper flakes.

Ultimate Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Ultimate Baked Spaghetti Casserole is as scrumptious as the name implies! With layers of spaghetti, a flavorful meat sauce, and creamy alfredo sauce, all baked to hot, bubbly perfection
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Removing a scoop of layered baked spaghetti with a spatula

Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe

Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies are soft, fluffy, with a cheesecake-like texture, and just bursting with fresh blueberries and velvety white chocolate chips.
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Three blueberry cheesecake cookies stacked with blueberries scattered in the background.

Printable meal plan

Meal plan list for week of May 13, 2024.

This week’s tips for success

  • For the burrito bowl, most of the ingredients are quickly pulled together. The chicken is really the only thing that requires a little bit of time to cook other than the rice(make a little extra rice and put it aside for Thursday’s meal. This is a great one to meal prep over the weekend if you are short on time that evening. Make the pico and the corn salsa on Sunday, and use a boil-in-the-bag rice to keep it really simple that evening.
  • Leftover Repurpose Tip: Put leftover burrito bowl ingredients in a tortilla shell for tacos or as a burrito for lunch during the week.
  • Soups are a great, easy meal, and it’s all about putting it all in one pot and letting it cook while you unwind from the day or helping the kiddos with homework or running to after-school activities. This can also be made in the slow cooker. And don’t forget soups are always a great take-along for lunch. Put it in a thermos or warm this up in the microwave for a hot lunch.
  • The Ultimate Spaghetti hits the spot for cheesy, saucy comfort food. It has that “gather round the table” feel that brings everyone together to catch up and make those lasting memories. The dish takes a little time but uses some shortcuts, so you are not in the kitchen all day. You can put this together before heading off to church and pop it in the oven when you get home. This dish is a meal in itself, but you can pair it with a quick and simple salad or side dish like air fryer green beans.

How to use the meal plans

Keep in mind the following tips when using these meal plans. 

Each meal plan includes a printable guide complete with a place for jotting down a shopping list. I also offer a way to generate a shopping list via my recipe cards.

Print a hard copy

  • Print the meal plan to hang on your fridge (For those who love a hard copy)
  • You can print each recipe to prepare dinner and make a manual grocery list! Clicking on the name of each recipe on the meal plan will take you directly to that recipe!
  • Right-click each link and hit open in a new tab so you have all the recipes open at once. Then, hit the “jump to recipe” button and print off the recipes. There is a check box to check off ingredients you already have. This will make shopping a bit easier.
  • OR generate a shopping list from the recipe card– see the instructions below for Adding to Shopping Cart.

Use your device

(for those who would rather not print the list)

  • Save the PDF or bookmark this page for handy reference.
  • Then use your mobile device or tablet to open each recipe while in the kitchen. Click on each recipe you would like to use to open the post. Scroll or jump to the recipe card. (Use the Cook Mode on the recipe card to keep the device screen from going dark)
  • To generate a shopping list from the recipe card. Click on the “Add to Shopping Cart” button for each recipe to which you want items added. Once finished adding all recipes, click the “Go to shopping cart button” on the last recipe you would like to add. There, you will see all the recipes listed. Next, click the shopping cart or buggy icon at the top right of the page. From here, you can edit and customize your shopping list. Then you can print or email the list.
  • Keep in mind this list is saved in your browser and may not work in a private browser. When you return, the previous items may still be there, so you can clear your browser or remove old recipes from previous visits.

This week, we are kicking off our very first meal plan here at Soulfully Made. I am so glad you will be joining us each week. If you are looking for blank meal planners, you can find them in our subscriber’s library.

You’ll find lots more inspiration for what to add to your menu in our recipe index as well!

Remember, if you make one of these recipes, we’d love to hear from you. I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review on the recipe blog post.

Happy Cooking!

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