A Month of Meals: Back to Basics Meal Plan

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Are you looking for some easy meals that taste great and fit the budget? This Back to Basics Meal Plan is your answer for simply delicious dinners all month long.


Can you believe it that May is already here? Summer vacation is just around the corner! I know that for me, April rushed by in the blink of an eye.

It was a really crazy month, reminding me HOW VERY MUCH I need to be on the ball if I’m to feed my family nutritious, delicious, and affordable meals.

This perpetual busy-ness was the inspiration behind this month’s meal plan. Not only does it handle the nutritious, delicious, and affordable, but it also throws EASY for good measure. Whether you’re an old pro in the kitchen or a novice home cook, this basics meal plan is designed to make suppers simple for the weeks to come.

A Month of Meals: Back to Basics is a curation of some of my favorite basic dinner recipes. Not only are they simple and easy to prepare, but they promise to please even the pickiest of palates.

From lasagna and homemade pasta sauce to crispy chicken fingers and homemade pot pie, you’ll feast on simply delicious, classic favorites. Not only does this meal plan provide 30 favorite recipes, but it also gives you the keys to pairing those main dishes with simple and delicious sides.


A Month of Meals: Back to Basics Meal Plan

Having a meal plan at the ready enables me to do several things:

  • avoid pricey (and often unhealthy) take-out
  • grocery shop quickly and easily
  • thaw frozen ingredients in a timely manner
  • prep ingredients in the morning or the day before when I have more time than right at 6 pm
  • enlist family members to help with meal prep
  • save money because I am buying ingredients on purpose, not on impulse

This Back to Basics meal plan provides you with those super powers. With your $9 purchase, you’ll receive:

  • 30 budget-friendly, main dish recipes (these are not found in any of my cookbooks)
  • 4 weeks of meal plans
  • 5 grocery lists (1 for each week as well as 1 for the whole month so you can shop the sales, knowing you’ll use those items up later in the month)
  • side dish suggestions so you don’t have to wrack your brain for ideas
  • homemade alternatives to commercial products so you can save money and eat more healthfully
  • weekly prep tips
  • leftover alerts to help you avoid waste
  • bonus: appetizer and dessert ideas to make every meal special.

This Back to Basics Meal Plan is back for just one month. Get it while you can in the month of May.


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  1. Suze Clark says:

    Hi Jessica, Happy October! It’s finally cooling of in Northeast Tennessee. I love your blog and follow faithfully. I really wish that occasionally you would offer your meal plans as a comp for readers. I just can’t purchase but could really use the help. Thanks

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