July Meal Plan Week 1

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Meal planning is the best way to manage the grocery budget. Plus it will save your sanity if it’s your job to figure out what to cook every day. We begin our July Meal Plan with grilling and easy recipes.

Weekly meal plan. July week 1

We are in summer meal plan mode which means cooking lighter and trying not to use the oven. In this week’s July meal plan, you will find weeknight dinner suggestions for every night of the week including the weekend. I like easy meals so my dinner ideas each week will always include different recipes which may be one dish dinners or ways to use leftovers for another meal. One example of that is this week’s Pimento cheese spread made from scratch is used for two meals.

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Monday Menu

Grilled Pork Chops rubbed with fresh herbs. Bone in. Easy summer grilling recipe for a quick weeknight meal. #grilledporkchops #porkchops #summergrilling

Grilled Herb Rubbed Pork Chops begin our weeknight meals this week.

You get to use some fresh herbs, hopefully from your own Herb garden. See how to easily grow your own herbs here.

Side Dish Ideas

Steamed Broccoli, Roasted Cauliflower with parmesan, or Homemade mashed potatoes.

Tuesday Menu

Foil pack chicken and vegetables
Foil pack dinner with Chicken and Vegetables

Campfire Grilled Chicken and Vegetables Foil Pack dinner. It’s a ‘one-dish’ dinner you can cook on the grill or in the oven.

Wednesday Menu

frozen pierogi, alfredo sauce, frozen meatballs and beef broth sitting in front of a Crockpot
Crockpot Pierogi and Meatballs Recipe

Hump day meal planning should be easy. We are making Crockpot Pierogi and Meatballs Alfredo today. Only 4 ingredients and it’s delicious!

My all time favorite Crockpot is this one I found on Amazon.

Thursday Menu

Homemade Pimento Cheese spread in a bowl

Made from scratch Pimento Cheese Sandwiches. Be sure to save enough Pimento cheese for burgers on Saturday! I like easy so I’m only serving chips and pickles with these sandwiches.

Friday Menu

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad is perfect for Friday night dinner. Serve any leftovers with it from earlier in the week. You can make this early in the day or even a day ahead.

Saturday Menu

Homemade Pimento Cheese Burgers

Pimento cheese burgers with chips and pickles. Skip the bun for a low carb and very delicious burger with melted pimento cheese on top.

Sunday Menu

BBQ Chicken wings

Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken Wings super easy recipe and a favorite any time of the year. This recipe has been shared over 200 thousand times. It must be good.

Side dish ideas; Homemade Creamy Cole Slaw, Corn-Tomato & Avocado Salad, Barbeque Baked Beans, or Oven Baked Homestyle Fries.

No Bake Dessert

Cherry Cheesecake served in a Mason jar

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar. Make ahead and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. A great idea for your 4th of July dessert too!

July Meal Plan Week One

This week’s meal plan for July Week one includes grilling recipes, one Crockpot easy dinner, side dish suggestions and simple meals you can make ahead like Tuna Pasta.

Grilled Herb Rubbed Pork chops

Campfire Grilled Chicken and Veggie Foil Pack dinner

Crockpot Pierogi and Meatballs Alfredo

Homemade Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Tuna Pasta Salad

Grilled Pimento Cheese Burgers

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Wings

Visit our monthly and weekly meal plans archives right here for more ideas.

Also see: July Meal Plan Week 2 and Week 3

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