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Behold our meal plan for the coming week! I love these meal plans because they not only help you but they help me too. I look into my kitchen cupboards and determine what I am going to cook for the week based on what I have and what my budget can permit me to buy. So friends, here are meals from Monday to Friday. As usual, there is a shopping list at the end to make shopping easier for you!

Monday: Fufu and stir-fry vegetable (njama njama) and chicken (kati kati) 

fufu njama njama


Tuesday: Koki beans (blackeyed peas  pudding) and plantain.

Koki beans and plantain


Wednesday: Rice and groundnut (peanut) soup.

rice and groundnut soup (1 of 1)


Thursday: Grilled fish served with Irish potato fries.

grilled fish (1 of 1)


Friday: Suya and grilled plantains. This combo is the truth and it’s Friday so you should make something special! Be sure to enjoy this with a chilled glass of juice. It would be a sin not to!

soya and planti

Now the shopping list:

  • Corn flour or semolina (for fufu)
  • Green leafy vegetable (Njama Njama or Spinach)
  • Chicken
  • Palm oil
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Hot pepper
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Maggi (or Bouillon Powder)
  • Blackeyed peas (koki beans)
  • Plantains
  • Rice
  • Groundnuts (peanuts)
  • Beef (or chicken if preferred) for groundnut soup
  • Vegetable oil
  • Frozen fish (for grilling)
  • Irish potatoes
  • Meat (for suya)
  • Ripe plantains

That’s it for this week, friends! Are you on Pinterest? Hover over image below and click on the pin button to pin this weekly meal plan for later.

West African inspired weekly meal plan

Have the loveliest of weekends!


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  1. You are truly a blessing. Love how you make cooking these meals so easy looking. Also love your suggestions for substitute ingredients. Thank you for sharing your talent.