This time of year is always a little hit or miss here in the Midwest, but as our pile of snow starts to thaw, I’m starting to think spring—and you’ll see that reflected in some of the recipes for this week’s meal plan. These are meant to help you feed your whole family well, both with family dinners, as well as the other meals in the day.
Healthy Family Meal Plan
This plan is designed to give you 7 ideas for dinners that the entire family can eat, as well as inspiration for homemade and healthy breakfasts and snacks. Here’s to a healthy week—and helping those toddlers eat well!
Monday: Healthy Broccoli and Cheese Soup
You guys, if you’re wanting to get your kids into soup, this Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe is such a good one to try! It’s packed with plant-based protein and fiber, sure, but it’s so super delish and cheesy. Plus, it’s a great family meal alongside crackers or muffins AND it also freezes wonderfully. Win, win, win!
Tuesday: Roasted Veggie Enchiladas
You can make the components of these healthy enchiladas ahead of time and simply assemble when it’s close to dinner. And they are filled with veggies and flavor, making them a healthy choice that (I hope) everyone will enjoy.
Wednesday: Hummus Sandwiches
Hummus is one of those staples that’s so easy to pick up at the store—but with just 5 minutes of your time, you can make a version that tastes a whole lot better (and has more nutrition) yourself.
Thursday: Tofu Nuggets, Sauteed Carrots, Rolls (or a Simple Grain)
If you want your kids to eat and enjoy tofu, this Breaded Tofu Nuggets recipe is a great option to try. They’re super crunchy, perfect for dipping in ketchup or ranch, and they’re loaded with protein, iron, and calcium. We love them with a simple veggie and carb side like bread, rice, or even noodles.
Friday: Flatbread Pizzas
This is an easy dinner option if you’re not in the mood to make homemade pizza dough. And the kids can help to assemble their own flatbread pizzas! Add a kid-friendly salad on the side or some sliced cucumbers and you’re good to go.
Saturday: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
This is an easy dish to have on the weekend when you’re likely a little tired of cooking. And it’s super creamy and has a veggie right in the mix! (You can always go with takeout today:)
Sunday: Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon
Add a simple side of pan-fried chicken or sauteed shrimp and dinner will be comforting and kid-friendly. I love the lemony flavors in this pasta—and the adults at the table might like their servings with crushed red pepper.
Plus: Easy Breakfast Ideas
- Homemade Granola: This recipe is sweetened with applesauce, which is a nice way to add nutrients to a morning staple. (And it lasts forever in the fridge!)
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins: Whole grains, healthier sweeteners, fruit, and just enough chocolate to make the kids extra happy, this muffin recipe has it all. (And can be made ahead and stored in the fridge all week!)
- Overnight Blueberry Baked Oatmeal: Mix up the ingredients the night before, pop it into the oven in the morning and a warm, satisfying breakfast is coming up. This is an easy way to serve steel cut oatmeal without needing to stand over the stovetop.
Plus: Healthy Snack Ideas
- Super Easy Crockpot Applesauce: With just 3 simple ingredients—and no added sugars—this simple Crockpot Applesauce boasts intense apple flavor and a smooth OR chunky texture to please the preferences of your kids. You can even make it overnight while you sleep!
- Healthy Store-Bought Snacks: Looking for the best snacks to pick up at the grocery store? Check out this list before you go!
- Soft-Roasted Chickpeas: This soft roasted chickpea recipe has a sweet-salty flavor that’s super yummy and makes for a healthy toddler snack option! (You may enjoy it too!)