Good morning! Well, I don’t know about you, but August means back-to-school for us! Which comes with some mixed feelings of excitement over new curriculum and fresh new school supplies, whoot whoot! And a little bit of anxiety over the chaos that I know is coming our way. It seems like everything starts up at once, school, sports, extra activities, and before I can even blink it’s almost Christmas!

That said, my monthly meal plan has been a huge blessing when our schedule starts to get crazy. I have to confess that over the summer I’m not so great at following my plan. Things are nice and relaxed and we kind of just do whatever we feel like that day for food. But man when school starts it seriously aids in my sanity levels to have a meal plan. It’s just one less thing I have to think about and keep track of.

So here we go!


Download the 2015 August Monthly Meal Plan:

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When do you all start school up? Or have you been doing school year round?


  1. Hi Erica, thanks so much for sharing your meal plans. I discovered your blog a few weeks ago, downloaded your August meal plan and was thrilled that I could edit it just a little to fit my family’s needs. I just shared about you on my new blog. 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for helping to make lives easier! I have done a similar monthly meal plan, but it is so easy to fall off the wagon. Your meal plans are helping to get me back on the wagon and introducing some great recipes for my family. I know we are only halfway through August, but I am already planning for September to try to get ahead of the game before school starts. What time during the month do you usually share the next month’s plan?
    Thank you again!

  3. Hi! Thank you for your monthly meal plan! I have a question…in planning ahead for a whole month, do you save money by buying in bulk or do you purchase items on sale ahead of time and then add them to your plans? I am new at menu planning (we usually just buy what is on sale) and I just want to get the most bang for my buck! Thanks in advance for your help!

    1. I actually still shop once a week, usually on the weekends. But we also buy in bulk where possible depending on the product. So I wouldn’t say I save money by buying for the whole month at once. However I do tend to save money by shopping off of my list. That way I don’t buy a bunch of extra stuff we don’t need.


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