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!!
August 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
Oh, summer is almost gone! Back to school is almost here. How did this happen? August is usually a very busy month, so with that in mind, I hope this meal plan will at least help with your meal woes! I’ve included lots of delicious and easy recipes, like my new Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta. There are also a couple of new flan recipes in the desserts area, make sure to check them out!
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!
Enjoy these wonderful dishes for August.
August 1Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
August 2Thai Red Curry Salmon from Spice Cravings
Simmered in a red curry paste and coconut milk, this deliciously tender and flaky salmon is ready in under 30 minutes!
August 3Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta from One Happy Housewife
Infused with delicious sun-dried tomato and basil, you’ll love the comforting creaminess of this pasta dish.
August 4Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
August 5Spaghetti & Meatballs from One Happy Housewife
This super easy Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe requires no prep and is ready in minutes.
August 6Carne Asada Tacos from Paint the Kitchen Red
A wonderfully flavorful tender beef that’s quick and easy to make at home. Perfect for tacos!
August 7Butter Chicken from Two Sleevers
An easy recipe that’ll give you restaurant quality butter chicken in under 30 minutes.
August 8Tandoori Salmon from Ministry of Curry
Tender, flaky salmon marinated in a mouth watering tandoori spice blend.
August 9Eggroll in a Bowl from Awe Filled Homemaker
This deconstructed egg roll is seriously flavorful, easy to make and absolutely delicious.
August 10Broccoli Cheese Soup from Cooking with Karli
A creamy, flavorful cheesy soup with tender broccoli.
August 11Low Country Shrimp Boil from Simply Happy Foodie
Potatoes, sausage, corn and shrimp cooked together with seafood seasoning and Cajun spices.
August 12Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife
A super hearty and flavorful, from scratch pasta casserole made fast.
August 13Mango BBQ Fish Tacos from Awe Filled Homemaker
The wonderful sweet spiciness of these fish tacos will transform taco Tuesdays.
August 14Thai Curry Noodles from Simply Vegetarian 777
A wonderful vegan Thai recipe that’s loaded with vegetables and is super easy to make.
August 15Hawaiian Chicken from One Happy Housewife
Enjoy the delightful tastes of the islands with this sweet, savory and tangy chicken cooked with bell pepper, sweet onion, pineapple and macadamia nuts.
August 16Poor Man’s Burnt Ends from This Old Gal
A chuck roast cooked in a smoky sweet glaze until it’s so tender that you’d think it was smoked all day. But this one only takes 30 minutes!
August 17Red Beans and Rice With Sausage from Monday is Meatloaf
This traditional dish that epitomizes Louisiana cuisine is packed with red beans, green peppers, celery, onions, loads of bacon, and smoked sausage.
August 18Buffalo Chicken Sliders from Adventures of a Nurse
Tender pulled chicken with a blue cheese hot sauce that is the perfect mix of spice and a splash of sweet.
August 19Tuna Noodle Casserole from This Old Gal
The layers of warm comforting flavor of this casserole will bring back childhood memories.
August 20Cochinita Pibil from One Happy Housewife
With a mix of sweet, acidic and earthy flavors this traditional Mexican food will provide a unique experience for your taste buds.
August 21Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife
Pineapple, red and yellow peppers, and sweet onion give the traditional Sloppy Joe a Hawaiian twist.
August 22Caribbean Chicken Thighs from Dinner of Herbs
Enjoy the island flavor with with these chicken thighs served with sweet potato slices & topped with a fresh mango salsa.
August 23Salpicón from One Happy Housewife
A light minced meat with a fresh citrusy taste. Perfect served on a corn tortilla or over a bed of rice.
August 24Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife
A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.
August 25Carnitas from One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
August 26Chicken And Potatoes from Recipes from a Pantry
A quick and easy one-pot dish that’s loaded with Mediterranean flavor.
August 27Taco 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.
August 28Chicken Couscous from One Happy Housewife
A very simple and flavorful chicken and couscous recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.
August 29Smothered Pork Chops from Awe Filled Homemaker
These wonderfully tender pork chops are smothered in a delicious gravy.
August 30Chicken Tetrazzini from One Happy Housewife
With tender bite-sized chicken served over spaghetti and topped with a creamy sauce, this Chicken Tetrazzini will be a family favorite.
August 31Couscous with Ground Beef from One Happy Housewife
Super easy and delicious pasta dish that’s full of flavor.
Corn on the Cob from One Happy Housewife
Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.
Cilantro Lime Rice from One Happy Housewife
Perfectly cooked rice with a fresh lime and cilantro flavor. Enjoy in a burrito bowl or as a side dish to chicken, beef, or fish.
Lemon Parmesan Orzo from Piping Pot Curry
garlic, cherry tomatoes and parsley is a perfect side dish. It is very quick and easy to make pressure cooker orzo pasta!
Green Beans from One Happy Housewife
The buttery garlic flavor make these tender green beans a favorite side dish.
Salsa Rice from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and delicious side dish that makes a perfect companion for any meal, especially Mexican inspired dishes.
Arroz con Leche from One Happy Housewife
This traditional Hispanic dessert is so creamy, rich and delicious. Simple ingredients and so quick and easy to make.
Coconut Flan from One Happy Housewife
A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.
Dulce de Leche from One Happy Housewife
Enjoy this deliciously rich and sweet caramel spread that is a common treat in many Hispanic countries.
Orange Cheesecake from Simply Happy Foodie
The flavor of the chocolate crust paired with the fresh orange of this creamy cheesecake is incredible.
Chocoflan from One Happy Housewife
A moist chocolate cake layered with a smooth, creamy flan, and topped with caramel.
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 years 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!