How It Works

Our mission is to help as many people save money, time, and stress through smart and simple meal planning.

That’s why we try to keep things as simple as possible.

There are two ways to use $5 Meal Plan:

  • Use our pre-made weekly meal plan and shopping list,
  • Use our fancy drag and drop Meal Plan Builder.

You will finally be able to get a weekly meal plan that works for your family!

What’s Inside Pre-made Weekly Meal Plan

Each week, your meal plan will arrive in your inbox on Friday at 11 AM Eastern.

The meal includes a menu and a shopping list.

The menu will include:

  • Five dinner entrees with sides – Each week we’ll include one freezer friendly, one slow cooker, and one 20-minute.
  • We will also include one lunch and one breakfast, plus,
  • A random goodie each week – sometimes it’ll be a dessert, sometimes a beverage, and sometimes it’ll be a snack (sometimes more than one!) – Treat yourself to something fun!

Download our sample meal plan
Download our sample meal plan

Meal IconsEach week, we’ll feature at least one 20-minute meal, freezer-friendly meal, and one slow cooker meal. Get ahead of your meals by using these time-tested shortcuts!

What’s Inside our Meal Plan Builder

We know that your family has its own tastes and preferences, so we created a drag and drop Meal Plan Builder so you can customize your weekly meal plan.

In this 7-minute video, Erin explains how the meal plan builder works:

It’s easy to use and our current members love it.

Share with Fellow Members

$5 Meal Plan Facebook GroupShare ideas, opinions, and fun stories with your fellow meal planners on our private Facebook group!

The Facebook Group is included in your membership absolutely free and you get lifetime access. Should you decide that $5 Meal Plan is not for you, we will not ask you to leave the group. We think you’ll become friends with other $5 Meal Planners and we wouldn’t want to get in the way of that.

Enjoy Your Meals!

With the hard work of planning done for you, all you need to do is buy the ingredients and make the delicious healthy home-cooked meals that your family is sure to love!

Ready to Give Us a Try?

Sign up for your no-risk free 14-day trial today!

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What Our Members Are Saying...

$5 Dinners has done a great job with the new $5 meal plan. The recipes are easy to read and follow. The grocery list is well organized and user friendly. Overall, it is a great meal planning service!


Nampa, ID

$5 Meal Plan is wonderful! The recipes are frugal yet everything I have ever tried has tasted great and, most importantly, my family likes them. $5 Dinners is great!


Wilmington, DE

It's very user friendly and is simpler than anything else I've tried. I LOVE the icons that quickly describe the meals (as a mom of 2 young ones who contribute to my scatterbrain, that is so helpful!). I used to take hours planning meals and this is simple enough to cut down my planning time significantly!


Saskatchewan, CAN

$5 Meal Plan has helped me change from super frazzled to Super Mom in the kitchen! Erin's family friendly, frugal meals are full of healthy, wholesome ingredients and easy to follow directions. The detailed shopping list makes grocery shopping a breeze. I'm so happy to have an expert do the planning for me so I can enjoy cooking again.


Louisville, KY

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