Week 3 July Meal Plan Shortcut Recipes

Can you even believe we are discussing the week 3 July Meal Plan? Shortcut recipes and Meal planning is a must at my house to keep the grocery budget intact and help me have a more organized week.

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This weeks meal plan is about using shortcut recipes. That means I’m not really cooking from scratch too much and when I do, I still use a shortcut like the Slow Cooker.

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July Meal Plan Week 3

Monday Menu

Chicken parm topped with fresh basil served in a large white bowl
Easy Chicken parm

Stovetop Grilled Easy Chicken Parmigiana is one of my quick and easy recipes, not completely from scratch.

I use my stovetop griddle which gives the boneless skinless chicken a nice flavor and leaves those grill marks too.

Serve a salad on the side and maybe some rolls.

Tuesday Menu

Salmon with green beans and mashed potatoes on a white dish

Iron Skillet Parmesan Italian Crusted Salmon easy recipe. It’s pan seared and there are only 4 ingredients to the quick and easy recipe.

Sides dishes I like to serve with this Salmon are my Pecan Glazed Green Beans and Homemade Mashed Potatoes.

It’s a restaurant quality meal at home.

Wednesday Menu

Beef Tips and Gravy on a bed of rice
Crockpot Beef Tips & Gravy Recipe

The Crockpot makes this a shortcut recipe

One of the easiest recipes you can make for dinner. Crockpot Beef Tips and Gravy.

This recipe has been Pinned over 157,000 times and for good reason.

I always serve it on a bed of rice which as you know is ready in 20 minutes and involves nothing but rice and boiling water.

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

Thursday Menu

Aluminum foil laid out with vegetables on top of chicken ready to go into the oven for a Foil Pack dinner

Foil pack meals are a nice shortcut recipe

Another favorite way to cook for easy clean up is Foil Pack dinners aka Hobo Dinner. This one is called Foil Pack Chicken and Broccoli and I also tossed in Yams, onions and mushrooms which are optional.

No other side dishes needed. It’s a ‘one pot meal.’

Cook foil pack dinners on the grill or in the oven.

Friday Menu

chicken salad sandwiches
Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Rotisserie chicken makes this a shortcut recipe

Make these super easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad sandwiches for an easy Friday night dinner.

Serve chips and pickles on the side and prop your feet up.

You can make the chicken salad early in the day and not even be in the kitchen cooking after 5!

Saturday Menu

hamburger with homemade tomato and red onion jelly topping
Grilled burger with Tomato and Red Onion Jelly topping

Cook burgers from the store for a shortcut recipe today

Saturday calls for Grilled burgers! Tomato and Red Onion Jelly burger sauce is an easy recipe and a scrumptious topping for grilled burgers.

Sometimes I make my burgers from scratch with this recipe.

But y’all I’m not afraid to grill premade burgers from the grocery store too. It’s a time saver.

Sunday Menu

If you can chop vegetables and stir eggs, you can make these Baked Egg & Veggie Omelet Muffins. Easy to personalize, low carb and gluten free. A nice addition to your Brunch menu. Easy breakfast on the go finger food. #omelet #breakfast
Baked Egg & Veggie Muffins

Sunday Brunch at home! I don’t know about you but every once in a while, a good brunch spread on Sunday is nice at our house.

The menu consist of Baked Egg & Veggie Muffins,

Watermelon Blueberry Salad, cut up the watermelon the day before,

Triple Berry Cheesecake Parfait which can be made the night before and stored in the fridge,

and Homemade Banana Bread with pecans and cinnamon which can be made a day or two ahead or even taken from the freezer.

Another Summer No Bake Dessert

Pictures of homemade ice cream
No churn ice cream

No Churn Chocolate Toffee Homemade Ice Cream. Don’t like toffee? Leave it out, no problem.

July Meal Plan Week Three

Stovetop Grilled Easy Chicken Parmigiana 

Iron Skillet Parmesan Italian Crusted Salmon

Crockpot Beef Tips and Gravy.

Foil Pack Chicken and Broccoli 

Rotisserie Chicken Salad sandwiches

Grilled burgers with Tomato and Red Onion Jelly burger sauce

Sunday Brunch menu; Baked Egg & Veggie Muffins, Watermelon Blueberry Salad, Triple Berry Cheesecake Parfait , and Homemade Banana Bread .

Also see: July Meal Plan Week 1 and Week 2

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