Take some of the work off of your plate this month with easy ideas for your family for each meal of the day. The recipes and ideas here are all straight forward, kid-friendly, and made with approachable ingredients so you don’t have to go to 4 stores to make dinner!
Healthy Family Meals for April
This meal plan takes the reality of being home into mind and also has a few fun ideas to help you celebrate Easter (if you do). This plan follows a basic theme structure to make meal planning easy .
TIP: you can grab a downloadable version of my templates here.
Family Meal Plan Rotation
I’m offering ideas for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinners for each week to hopefully give you plenty of options. This meal plan is built around the ideas of themes, which is meant to help reduce decision fatigue—since you start with narrower categories—and make it a little easier to feed your family.
I like to add simple sides to main meals to round them out and ensure that there’s always something on the table that the kids like. Things like fruit, veggies, cheese, or crackers are my go-tos.
- Easy Instant Pot Butter Chicken
- Teriyaki Shrimp and Noodles (or rice)
- Taco Buffet with Roasted Broccoli
- Pesto Pasta Salad (the leftovers are great for lunch!)
- Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets with rice and Roasted Asparagus
- Family-Style BLTs
- Spinach Pesto Pizza
TIP: Get my Master List of Lunch Ideas for Kids here.
Make a batch of muffins to have on hand for easy breakfasts or snacks—they all freeze really well too! I also recommend keeping a running list of meals that everyone likes on the fridge (or somewhere you’ll see it often) so you always have a few ideas to turn to when you need them.
- Chocolate Banana Muffins with Oats
- Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt
- Simple Blueberry Smoothie
- Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins
- Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
- Sheet Pan Black Bean Quesadillas
- Chicken Casear Pasta Salad
- Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowls
- Snack Plate
- Pizza (takeout or frozen or homemade!)
For the hummus sandwiches, try serving the components separated for littler kids or make an open face “sandwich” and cut into cubes for easy eating. You can also serve the chopped salad deconstructed and let the kids choose which ingredients they want to put on their plates.
Lunch, Snacks, and Treats
- Carrot Hummus Sandwiches
- Banana Oatmeal Muffins
- Bean and Cheese Quesadillas
- Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
- Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup
- Vegetable Stir Fry with Tofu and Rice
- Shrimp Tacos
- Broccoli and Sausage Pasta
- Fish Sticks with Cauliflower Cheesy Rice
- Lamb Meatballs sandwiches and Sauteed Carrots
- Easy Pizza Toast with Caesar Salad Kit
TIP: Find 15 Easy Toddler Meals for the days you don’t feel like cooking.
If you have any challenges finding ingredients, comment below and I’ll do my best to offer suggestions for foods you can swap in!
- Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
- Sesame Noodles with Carrot Fries
- Roasted Veggie Tacos
- Spinach Pesto Pasta with Peas
- Snack Plate
- English Muffin Pizza
TIP: You might also like to change things up with my Tofu Nuggets!
Happy Family Meals
If you’re looking for more guided meal plans with grocery lists, feeding tips, and a super easy approach to feeding your family, my Happy Family Meals system is ready for you—and it’s on sale! Check it out here.