Family-Friendly Weekly Menu Plan Using BJ’s Ingredients

Feeding a larger family requires planning, creativity, and, most importantly, a strategy that maximizes your food budget and time. With this in mind, here's a budget-friendly weekly menu plan tailored to suit the needs of a larger household.

Each meal prioritizes one-pot dishes and uses bulk ingredients that can be found at your local BJ's Wholesale Club. Plus, I've included a detailed shopping list and some foolproof meal prep tips to make your week even easier.

Meal Prep Tips With a Side of Sanity

Before you step into the culinary ring, here are some hacks to make dinner less like a reality TV challenge.

  • Batch cook that rice on Sunday. Trust me, Future You will be grateful.
  • Pre-chop veggies right after shopping so Future You gets excited about using them.
  • Cook double portions and freeze like you're preparing for the Ice Age. Someday, you won't want to cook. That’s when Future You winks at Past You.
  • Use similar ingredients across meals to make your wallet and sanity thank you. Who knew resourcefulness could taste so good?
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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Toast

Lunch: Chicken Caesar Wrap with Mixed Greens

Dinner: One-Pot Chicken and Rice

Snacks: Carrot sticks and Hummus


Breakfast: Oatmeal with Fresh Fruits

Lunch: Pork Chop Sandwiches with Coleslaw

Dinner: Beef Smoked Sausage Skillet

Snacks: Celery Sticks with Peanut Butter


Breakfast: Yogurt Parfait with Granola

Lunch: Salmon Salad Sandwiches

Dinner: Stir-Fried Vegetables with Pork Chops

Snacks: Cheese cubes and Crackers


Breakfast: Boiled eggs and Toast

Lunch: Leftovers Buffet (use any leftovers from previous dinners)

Dinner: Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Snacks: Fruit Salad


Breakfast: Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Lunch: Smoked Sausage Dogs with Relish

Dinner: One-Pot Creamy Salmon Pasta

Snacks: Veggie chips


Breakfast: French Toast with Berries

Lunch: Crispy Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauce

Dinner: DIY Taco Night with Ground Beef and Fixings

Snacks: Granola Bars


Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos with Sausage and Cheese

Lunch: Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups

Dinner: Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy

Snacks: Apples with Almond Butter

Want to use the same cute meal planner I do? Grab it here.

Shopping List

BJ's Wholesale Club Items:

  • Chicken breasts (bulk pack)
  • Eggs (large container- BJ's coupon for Eggland's Best)
  • Frozen vegetables (large bags, assorted)
  • Pork chops (bulk pack)
  • Hillshire Farm Beef Smoked Sausage( BJ's coupon)
  • Wellsley Farms Skinless Atlantic Salmon ( BJ's Coupon)
  • Mayo (large bottle)
  • Rice (large bag) ( BJ's coupon for Royal or Ben's)
  • Stove Top Stuffing (family pack- BJ's coupon)
  • Bread for toast and sandwiches
  • Caesar dressing and mixed greens for salads
  • Wraps for chicken Caesar wraps
  • Fresh vegetables for salads, and stir-fry (lettuce, onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc.)
  • Oatmeal and fresh fruit (berries, bananas)
  • Cereal and milk for an easy breakfast option
  • Coleslaw mix
  • Yogurt and granola for parfaits ( BJ's brand granola is the BEST)
  • Pasta for one-pot meals
  • Taco shells and ground beef for taco night
  • Variety of cheeses
  • Peanut butter and almond butter
  • Hummus
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Fresh produce for snacks (carrots, celery, apples)
  • Nuts and dried fruits for trail mix
  • Salsa and tortillas for breakfast burritos
  • Frozen fruit for smoothies
  • Ketchup, mustard, and relish for hot dogs

Shop BJ's online for these items and do a pickup order.

With this weekly menu plan, you're saving money and time and investing in creative, delicious meals that will keep your large family happy and healthy. Enjoy the variety of tastes and textures; remember, a little bit of prep goes a long way!

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