Meal planning is one of those things that I’ve never been 100% successful at. I always start with the best intentions and somehow after a short while I fall back into old habits.
It’s always the same story:
We get all excited, plan out a week of meals and buy all the ingredients. For a whole week, we eat delicious pre-planned meals and there’s no eating out. (That means $$ saved!!) Then comes week two and then life happens and we forget to plan the meals for the week and then it’s over.
Who wants Chick Fil A?
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I Finally Have a Plan
So this year, I’m making it a goal to meal plan. Once I make it a goal, it’s ON!! I’m going to try to be as intentional as possible to stick to a meal plan every month.
By putting these meal plans together every month, it will make it easier to know exactly what to cook each day and what ingredients to have on hand. I also really feel like the Instant Pot can help me keep up with a monthly meal plan.
Time to Conquer This Meal Planning Thing
Ok, so with 5 children and life in general, I have to be realistic. Maybe I won’t be able to follow the plan perfectly. Maybe you won’t either. The beauty of it is, you can tweak it when you need to and you can move things around to suit your needs. The key is to try to be as consistent as possible and when you go off track, just try to get back on it as soon as possible. Let’s be as intentional as possible and we can conquer this meal planning thing together!!
July 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
Summer is officially underway, and though it’s not the usual summer, we’re still ready for some delicious summer food! This month’s meal plan has 4th of July in mind with a delicious Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork on that day, plus lots of easy dessert and side dish ideas, including my new Instant Pot Potato Salad, that pairs perfectly with the pulled pork! Have a safe July friends!
You can still get the June Meal Plan if you need it.
Right below the list of recipes, you can find the link to the printable/clickable menu calendar. You’ll also find links to all my previous monthly meal plans. Enjoy!
July 1Red Beans and Rice from One Happy Housewife
A perfect dump and start dish to make in your pressure cooker on those busy weeknights when you need something fast and delicious.
July 2Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife
Pineapple, red and yellow peppers, and sweet onion give the traditional Sloppy Joe a Hawaiian twist.
July 3Cajun Shrimp Alfredo from One Happy Housewife
This creamy, rich pasta is loaded with andouille sausage, plump tender shrimp, and Cajun flavor.
July 4Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
July 5Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
July 6Chicken Thighs with Potatoes from Simply Happy Foodie
Cook two foods at once with this simple and delicious Instant Pot recipe.
July 7Taco Pasta from One Happy Housewife
The perfect hearty meal for a busy weeknight, this easy and delicious pasta dish is kid-approved and will be ready in no time.
July 8Potato & Peas Curry (Aloo Matar) from Piping Pot Curry
This quick and easy Instant Pot recipe delivers a warm bowl of potatoes and peas in a delicious curry.
July 9Spaghetti and Meat Sauce from One Happy Housewife
A tasty traditional Italian pasta dish that will be loved by the whole family and can be served in minutes.
July 10Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin from Simply Happy Foodie
This pork tenderloin is so tender and the honey garlic sauce is absolutely delicious.
July 11Fish Biryani from Ministry of Curry
This one pot meal is made with aromatic long-grain basmati rice that’s cooked over perfectly spiced fish and topped with caramelized onions and cilantro.
July 12Cajun Chicken Salad from Spice Cravings
Spice things up with this cajun style chicken salad is so fresh and tasty.
July 13Egg Roll in a Bowl from Awe Filled Homemaker
This deconstructed egg roll is seriously flavorful, easy to make and absolutely delicious.
July 14Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
July 15Couscous with Ground Beef from One Happy Housewife
Super easy and delicious pasta dish that’s full of flavor.
July 16Coconut Shrimp Curry from Piping Pot Curry
A quick and simple shrimp curry made with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, coconut milk and Indian spices.
July 17Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.
July 18Moroccan Chickpea Soup from Spice Cravings
This dump-and-start recipe makes a wonderfully hearty soup that is so rich and flavorful.
July 19Tuna Casserole from One Happy Housewife
A classic comfort dish made fast from scratch thanks to the pressure cooker.
July 20Chili with Beans from One Happy Housewife
A hearty, comforting bowl of homemade chili packed full of amazing flavor.
July 21Carne Asada Tacos from Paint the Kitchen Red
A wonderfully flavorful tender beef that’s quick and easy to make at home. Perfect for tacos!
July 22Fish Curry from Paint the Kitchen Red
This popular Indian coconut milk-based curry is quick and easy to make.
July 23Ragda Patties from Ministry of Curry
Enjoy this popular Indian street food in your own home. Spicy, sweet, and tangy, each bite is an explosion of flavors.
July 24Chicken Broccoli Alfredo from One Happy Housewife
A incredibly delicious pasta dish that features a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s unforgettably rich, creamy, and flavorful.
July 25Gumbo from Paint the Kitchen Red
Chicken, sausage, and shrimp make for a hearty bowl of Cajun comfort food.
July 26Stuffed Peppers from Recipes from a Pantry
These stuffed peppers are so filling and easy to make in the electric pressure cooker.
July 27Lobster Tails from One Happy Housewife
Perfectly cooked and tender lobster tails made fast in the Instant Pot.
July 28Carnitas from One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
July 29Lasagna from One Happy Housewife
A rich, creamy and flavorful lasagna that you can have on the table in no time.
July 30Chicken Tortilla Soup from Two Sleevers
This authentic Mexican chicken tortilla soup packs a robust and spicy kick.
July 31Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife
A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.
Potato Salad from One Happy Housewife
This creamy and delicious potato salad makes a perfect side dish for either a special occasion or an ordinary family dinner.
Corn on the Cob from One Happy Housewife
Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.
Macaroni and Cheese from One Happy Housewife
The absolute BEST Instant Pot Mac and Cheese! A blend of four cheeses make it the creamiest and cheesiest.
Macaroni Salad from One Happy Housewife
This macaroni salad has a delicious surprise in every bite!
White Cheddar Mac from One Happy Housewife
The perfect combination of flavorful cheeses and a hint of garlic makes this super creamy mac and cheese absolutely incredible.
Flan from One Happy Housewife
A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy and silky smooth flan.
Strawberries & Cream Cake from One Happy Housewife
This strawberries and cream Instant Pot cake is topped with a creamy glaze and is so moist and delicious.
Peach Cobbler from Awe Filled Homemaker
There’s nothing better than warm peach cobbler and now you can make it in your Instant Pot with this wonderful recipe.
Turtle Lava Cakes from One Happy Housewife
These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans.
Lemon Cake from One Happy Housewife
Drizzled with a sweet lemony glaze, this wonderful lemon cake is the perfect refreshing dessert.
Get the Printable Instant Pot Meal Plan
I’ve put together a handy printable calendar so you can get a full monthly view of the plan. The PDF has clickable links as well so you can download it and keep it on your computer to visit all the recipes. The printable/PDF is available to my subscribers. If you’re not a subscriber yet, sign up below so you can have access to my entire collection of printables.
Instant Pot Accessories!
There are so many accessories available for the Instant Pot. So many, that it is hard to know what to get and what is unnecessary. To make things easier for you, I have put together a list of my most recommended accessories. I also explain how to best use each accessory and where to purchase them, click here to check it out.
More Instant Pot Meal Plans
I’ve been creating my Instant Pot Meal Plans for quite some time and have accumulated over a year’s worth of meal plans. I’m making all of my previously published meal plans available to you via the list of links below. You can access each month of the year by simply clicking on the one you want to look at, the link will then take you to the recipes for that particular month.
Since I carefully select each recipe for each month, every month has a unique list of recipes. Browse through each month to see all the different recipes and get ideas for creating your very own meal plans. Feel free to peruse each of the months!
- January Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March Instant Pot Meal Plan
- April Instant Pot Meal Plan
- May Instant Pot Meal Plan
- June Instant Pot Meal Plan
- July Instant Pot Meal Plan
- August Instant Pot Meal Plan
- September Instant Pot Meal Plan
- October Instant Pot Meal Plan
- November Instant Pot Meal Plan
- December Instant Pot Meal Plan
Don’t forget to check back at the end of each month for the updated Meal Plan!