Do you need a little help with a healthy summer meal plan? Cool. Cool. That’s what we’re here for! Keep scrolling (if you’re really in a hurry… go allllll the way down to print out the grocery list.) We’ve got seven healthy, family-friendly dinners that–
a.) WON’T take alllll night long to make and also
b.) WON’T break the bank.
Here’s what’s on the menu:
- Maple Bacon Kale Salad w/ Avocado and Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Chicken Sausage Sheet Pan
- Salsa Shortcut Taco Skillet
- Lettuce Wraps
- Coconut Lime Chicken (The Whole Cook)
- Caprese Flatbreads
- Honey Lime Shrimp (Cooking Classy) with Peppers & Onions
We did not include prices or a specific store on this meal plan. You can click on the “Healthy Meal Plans on a Budget” tab to find store-specific plans that include prices to Aldi, Kroger, Walmart, and Trader Joe’s. I’ll say I live in Huntington, West Virginia, and my typical grocery budget for two grownups and three kids (almost 3, 5, and 7) is about $100/week. We shop seasonal farmer’s markets, mostly Aldi and Kroger, and sometimes Walmart and/or Sam’s Club. So MOST of the items I would buy at Aldi for this plan. I haven’t seen canned coconut milk, water chestnuts, or fresh basil there, but you may find it at your local store!
If you want to know more how we eat healthy on a budget, we give plenty of ideas in this post here. If you need some breakfast ideas, here’s an Aldi-specific breakfast post with meal plan, or some extra meal-prep friendly ideas here.
Healthy Summer Meal Plan Dinners
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Maple Bacon Kale Salad
Holy Moly this thing is gooooood. Jodi and her husband have made us a warm bacon salad dressing salad for holiday dinners for the past several years, and I was playing around with some potential ingredients for a bacon/avocado/kale salad and I thought… why isn’t a maple bacon salad dressing more of a thing? Well. Now it is. You’re welcome.
Chicken Sausage Sheet Pan
Sheet pan meals are CLUTCH, amiright?! My kids absolutely love chicken sausage.
Salsa Shortcut Taco Skillet
This skillet comes together in like ten minutes. It’s so fast and easy. It’s one of our absolute favorites for Taco Tuesday. You can easily swap out shrimp, chicken, or turkey if you’re so inclined.
I love lettuce wraps, but rarely keep the hoisin sauce on hand that most recipes call for. I decided to use one of our favorite Asian-style peanut sauces the last time we ate lettuce wraps and it was incredible. Also, I unashamedly licked the jar after I poured it into the skillet.
Coconut Lime Chicken (The Whole Cook)
Goodness gracious this is a good one! It’s the quintessential summer flavor dish to go out with a bang.
We always keep naan and/or mini naan stashed in the freezer for easy-peasy pizza nights. These flatbreads use up the beautiful garden bounty you may have this time of year. If you scored some balsamic glaze recently as an Aldi find, even better! Most stores carry this beside regular balsamic vinegar (or you can make your own!). BTW, if you like an extra crispy crust, I like to bake pizzas on a baking/cooling rack on top of a sheet like this here. It’s also the BEST way to cook bacon.
Honey Lime Shrimp (Cooking Classy) with Peppers & Onions
This shrimp skillet only takes a few ingredients to achieve maximum flavor potential!
Before You Go…
We hope this one-week healthy summer meal plan helps you out! Please pin for later or share with your friends on Facebook! 🙂
P.S. You don’t need any fancy equipment for this meal plan, but if I had to suggest one tool that would simplify things, it would be this simple combo:
I use a sheet pan/silicone baking mat almost EVERY day and it makes cleanup a breeze. The baking rack on top of the sheet pan is the best way to cook bacon and we’ve really loved making naan pizzas on it as well!