Our Simple Fall Meal Plan {Free Printable}

I’m always looking for ways to simplify meal planning, especially now that I have 3 kids. My summer meal plan worked so well for us that I decided to come up with a fall meal plan as well.

The meal plan is a basic outline of the types of meals I will make each week. I normally go through our planned meals and then try to go another 2-3 days after that before going grocery shopping again. This saves us a lot of money on groceries, and we can always find food to eat for those other days that aren’t planned out.

Details of Our Fall Meal Plan

Here’s what our weekly fall meal plan looks like:

I really want to take advantage of all the fun stuff going on this fall. This fall meal plan printable will be so awesome to refer to each week as I plan out what we're going to have for dinner!

Download the above meal plan here. Otherwise, if you want to download a blank one to write in your own meal ideas, click here.

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Meal Components

Let me delve a bit deeper into some of these meal components, since they’re not specific on the meal plan. I will have a list of these components handy for me each week as I meal plan so that I can easily pick and choose what we want to eat that week.

Many of the ideas below are meals we really like. I usually find my recipes through Pinterest, on various blogs, Allrecipes.com, and occasionally my own cookbooks and family recipes. I have put links where there is a recipe that we have tried and really enjoyed.

Soups (or Chili)

Sandwiches or Wraps

  • Chicken salad
  • Hoagies
  • Tuna
  • Meat, cheese, and veggies
  • Egg salad
  • Sausage
  • Meatball
  • Grilled cheese
  • French dip
  • Tuna melts


One Pot Meals (includes casseroles and meals on sheet pans)


Slow Cooker Meals

Super Simple Meals

  • PB & J
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Quesadillas
  • Salad with diced chicken from the freezer and bread

Pressure Cooker Meals

I have to explain this one. I understand not everyone has a pressure cooker. But I just got an Instant Pot*, and I really want to try all kinds of meals in it. It will be great to use it at least once a week for dinner!

  • Soup (success!)
  • A whole chicken (success!)
  • Stew
  • Chicken and rice
  • Meatloaf
  • Chicken fajitas
  • Beans


  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Sausage
  • Fish


  • Rice (brown or white)
  • Mexican rice
  • Coconut rice
  • Risotto
  • Bread (whole grain)
  • Crockpot bread
  • French bread pizza
  • Breadsticks
  • Artisan bread
  • Baked potatoes
  • Oven fries or french fries
  • Crockpot sweet potatoes
  • Hash browns
  • Pasta salad
  • Pesto pasta
  • Homemade mac and cheese
  • Tortellinis
  • Raviolis

International Meals

  • Italian pasta
  • Tacos/Quesadillas/Burritos/Enchiladas
  • Chinese
  • Anything Argentine


This one’s easy. I will make my Garlic and Oregano Pizza Dough with one of our favorite pizza sauces. I do want to make sure we add veggies on the pizza, so here are some topping ideas:

  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Dried tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Shrimp
  • Bacon
  • BBQ chicken
  • Sausage
  • Ham
  • Pepperoni
  • Pineapple
  • Anchovies (for my dear husband!)

Happy Fall!!

Fall is such a busy time of year so this rotatable meal plan will make my life way easier! Can't wait to print it out and use it!

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I'm a mom of 3 on a journey to feed my family nourishing foods. Personally, I believe that you can feed your family healthy, delicious meals without spending a fortune or slaving away in the kitchen.

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