Fall 2023 Meal Plans
Make weeknight dinners easy!
Making meals for yourself and your family is a lot of work.
This fall, let us do the work for you!
The Mental Load Of Meal Planning Is Huge. Let Us Do The Work.
These meal plans were created to support happier, less stressful weeknight dinners for you and your family.
With these plans, you’ll be able to:
- Reduce mealtime stress
- Feel good about offering a variety of foods to your family
- Actually enjoy your the meals you’re cooking (no offense, chicken nuggets)
- Feel organized and prepared around mealtimes
- Reduce food waste
- Keep the fun and energy in cooking
- Spend less time searching for recipes
- Spend less time building grocery lists and shopping
- Spend more time doing the things you love
- Take meal planning off your to-do list
How Our Meal Plans Work
Every week for 10 weeks, I’ll send you a meal plan that includes:
- five dinner recipes
- two styles of grocery lists
- a list of prep steps if you want to work ahead a bit.
All you have to do each week is open your email. You’ll be ready to hit the ground running with cooking for the week!
I pull each set of weekly recipes for these meal plans from our most popular fan-favorite recipes on Pinch of Yum – what recipes are seasonal, what recipes would go together, and, bottom line, what I would personally want to eat in a week.
Since I’m using our most popular recipes to build these plans, the recipes included in the weekly plans have 4.7-star ratings or higher – they are known and loved, tried and true!
What People Say About Our Meal Plans
THANK YOU so much for the fall meal plans. I have a 2 year old and am diving headfirst back into my busy consulting job, and the cognitive load the meal plans have released is beyond measure. You have my business on these forever.Katie
Just wanted to tell you how much my family and I are LOVING THIS MEAL PLAN! We have four kids and my husband and I both work full time, and we were definitely in a rut on dinners. The meal plan has made us look forward to cooking and eating every night this week!Rebecca
I love to cook and have always enjoyed meal planning. I have never been interested in a service like this in the past as I never thought I’d enjoy a premade plan. I cannot believe how much time and mental capacity this has freed up for me!Ariel
All I have to say is THANK YOU. My husband and I both work full time and are in school at night. This past week has been the first week in a year where we have eaten dinner every night, not only lived on tuna, and have enjoyed food. This meal prep is life changing.Ashley
It’s been an absolute game changer for my family. Even as an all veggie family, we’ve been able to modify almost every recipe in a delicious veggie way. The brain space freed up by having a meal plan AND a grocery list is just something I don’t want to live without ever again. Can’t thank you and your team enough!Matea
I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed these meal plan recipes. I look forward to Thursday mornings to see what’s in store for next week. I adore these meal plans because they’ve filled our home with delicious home cooked meals, my 4 year old and toddler have enjoyed a healthy variety of foods, the meal plans have simplified my grocery shopping and even reduced our food waste.Laura
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What’s Included Each Week
A list of five delicious dinners that will get dinner on the table quickly and easily. Each weekly menu is finely tuned to the season, so you’re eating the freshest produce and getting all the season’s happiest vibes.
TWO thorough pick-and-choose grocery lists to get you everything you’ll need for the week, sorted either by category or recipe (if you’re not making all five), all check-able to account for everything you need, and nothing you don’t.
An all-on-one page agenda of items to prep for your weekly menu to make cooking a breeze. Take one hour on the weekend to chop your veg, whisk your sauce, or mix your sauces, and you’re ready to take on the week.
What Your Week Might Look Like
Here’s a glimpse at what a week might look like using these meal plans.
Receive menu for the week with ﬁve recipes, the full grocery list for all recipes, and prep steps.
Grocery shopping time! Before you go, check off what ingredients you already have, and get all the rest.
Take an hour and use the prep steps to prep your veggies, sauces, dressings, grains, etc. Store them in the fridge for the week ahead.
Monday – Friday
Cook! Use your prepped ingredients from your weekend prep to get dinner on the table fast.
Where do these recipes come from?
All recipes in the meal plans are existing Pinch of Yum recipes. I only select recipes with a 4.7-star or higher rating – we chose the best of the best, tried-and-true recipes that have already proven to be fan favorites!
Are these the same recipes that have been used in past meal plans?
For this Fall Meal Plan session, 18 out of 50 of the recipes have been used at some point in the last two years on a meal plan. 32 out of 50 of the recipes have not been used on a meal plan before!
Is this printable or digital?
The weekly meal plans will come to you in PDF form, so you can print them or view them digitally.
What does the recipe-type breakdown look like each week?
Generally, each week has 2-3 vegetarian recipes and 2-3 “meat” (chicken, fish, pork, and beef) recipes.
Do I have to make all five meals every week?
Not at all. Many people who use our meal plans report that they only cook 3-4 of the recipes each week. One of our grocery list styles is sorted by recipe which makes it easy to cross out any of the recipes you’re not needing that week.
How much does an average week of groceries cost?
It’s almost impossible to estimate this because it will depend on where you live, how much you already have stocked in your kitchen, and where you shop. That being said, this week I ordered all the groceries for week one (not including what I already had in my pantry – spices, condiments, etc.) and came in at around $80.
Can you share a sample recipe list?
Here’s the menu for one of the weeks from this winter, as an example!
- Ancho Turkey Chili – 4.8 stars
- Ginger Peanut Chicken – 4.8 stars
- Brussels Sprouts Tacos – 4.7 stars
- Creamy Red Pepper Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes – 4.9 stars
- Perfect Baked Salmon with Lentils – 4.7 stars
Do these meals follow a specific diet?
These meal plans include all kinds of recipes and the recipes are not specific to any diet.
How many servings does each meal provide?
On average, each dinner is 4-6 servings. If you need to scale up, you can head to the recipe here on the site and scale it in the recipe card (just be sure to adjust your grocery list too!).
What are the recipes like? Healthy, indulgent, kid-friendly, etc.?
The recipes I included are recipes that I like to eat throughout the week that are a great mix of healthy, comforting, and quick and easy. While not created for kids, most are doable for families depending on your family’s preferences.
How long does it take to cook each meal?
Each meal is different, and the amount of time depends on whether or not you’ve done any of the prep steps included in the meal plans. But as an average, the majority of the meals are around 30 minutes.
Do ingredients overlap week-to-week?
We did our best to choose recipes with similar ingredients, so you’ll see some overlap throughout the plan to help eliminate as much food waste as best we can!
Will ingredients in the meal plans be hard to find?
It depends on where you live, but most/all ingredients should be easy to find at your local grocery store. The most “hard to find” ingredients will be things like gochujang, curry paste, burrata, and miso.
Can I sign up for just one week at a time?
This is a 10-week session! At this time, we are only selling this as a complete Meal Plan set.
When will I receive my meal plan each week?
Every Thursday morning! Your new favorite day of the week.
Do recipes repeat throughout the meal plans?
Every week contains a new set of five recipes, no repeats.
How can I gift this to a friend?
How sweet of you! It’s pretty simple to do this – just enter your friend’s email at checkout when you purchase the meal plans. You can email our team ([email protected]) if you would like support with this!