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Holy heat! Someone turned up the mugginess meter! You can tell that July is almost here. That means about 1/3 of the summer is already over. Boo! Hiss! But Independence Day is right around the corner and that’s a great reason to celebrate – and to grill out.

Here’s a monthly menu plan for the July! Bon appetite!


What if I don’t cook every night?
Awesome! I don’t either – we often have leftovers 2-3 night/week. Just take this basic plan, cut out some meals and make leftovers part of your plan!

What if I don’t want a particular meal on a specific night?
Awesome! Just take this basic plan and swap meals around.

What if I want to see the Excel version?
Awesome! You can download it here.

What if I don’t eat beef? Or chicken? Or pork?
Awesome! Just take this basic plan, remove the foods you won’t eat and put in foods you will eat.

What if I don’t know how to make that meal?
Awesome! Included are the links for the recipe that I usually use.

What if we always have pizza on Friday nights?
Awesome! (Can I come over?) Just remove my Friday meals and put in pizza.

What if I want to plan for more than just dinner?
Awesome! Feel free to print this out, write out breakfast & lunch meals. Or you can edit it in Excel and make it your own!

What if I don’t like your recipe?
Awesome! Use which ever recipe you normally use and just use this basic plan as a suggestion.

What if I have my own monthly menu plan?
Awesome! Care to share it? Share it down below in the comments so that we all can see it and be inspired!

What’s cool about this menu plan?
I tried to have a variety of meals each week – some beef, some chicken, and some pastas. That way you won’t get too bored. Since it’s summer, I didn’t include any soup recipes, but did try to focus on lots of slow cooker recipes! But there are also plenty of ways to save time when using this menu plan. Examples: When prepping chicken at the beginning of the month, make enough for the other recipes and freeze it for future use. When making ground beef, brown 2-3 times the normal amount and freeze that. It makes it super quick to pull meals together!

Recipes in this menu plan:
Fiesta Chicken
Baked Potato Buffet
Meatball Subs
Sweet Asian Chicken
Italian Baked Hoagies
Taco Salad
Smoked Sausage & Potato Hash
Easy Skillet Nachos
Slow Cooker Ham
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Bean & Cheese Enchiladas
Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole
Sausage Lasagna Rolls
Oven Fried Chicken
Chicken Alfredo Bake
BBQ Ribs
Grilled Sausage & Veggie Packets
Chicken Stir Fry
Pepperoni Roll
Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
Pork Tenderloin
Slow Cooker Creamy Spaghetti
Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Sweet Garlic Chicken

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to three little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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  • Crystal Martin June 26, 2015, 12:13 pm

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing the monthly meal calendar and also the recipe links!

    • Crystal Martin June 26, 2015, 12:24 pm

      P.S. I get a “not found” error on the excel link.

      • Nicole June 26, 2015, 2:16 pm

        Thank you so much for telling me! Just fixed it. 🙂


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