Help your family eat well this week with a meal plan that takes everyone in the family into consideration. Here’s to a good week—whether you plan one meal or all of them!
Family Meal Plan
We’re heading into two back to back birthday weeks in our family, so I’ll be trying to incorporate some of my kids’ favorite meals into the meal plan. And there’s also Mother’s Day, so I hope that someone else will be cooking for you mamas on Sunday the 12th!
I love pasta and I love feta, so this is an ideal Mother’s Day dinner for me. You pick your own (and use this idea for another night if you’d like.) And for a dessert idea, this Lemon Pie from my friend Nikki sounds perfect!
Monday: Spinach Pesto Noodles
Amp up the nutrition in plain old noodles by pairing it with this delish pesto. If you happen to be lucky enough to be getting fresh spring greens, this is a great way to serve them to the kids. (You could try Banza chickpea pasta or rice noodles to vary the nutrition.)
Tuesday: Roasted Veggie and Bean Tacos
Serve these tacos up diy style so the kids can eat the filling separate from the tortillas (since they may not be up to the coordination it takes to eat regular tacos quite yet) and the adults can eat them the regular way.
Wednesday: Baked Falafel
This is a good way to serve up lentils and the patties have veggies right in the mix! Serve with a simple side of fruit, or pair them with rolls for a take on veggie burgers. Try with ketchup or a simple tahini sauce.
Thursday: Smoothies & Salmon Salad Sandwiches
Thursdays are activity nights in our house so our dinners are always super easy. I like to pair wild Salmon Salad sandwiches with smoothies to ensure that there’s a filling option that everyone likes.
Friday: Spinach Quesadillas, Corn
If you’re looking for a yummy way to serve up greens, you must try these spinach quesadillas. They are easy to make and are mellow enough for the kids, but flavorful enough for the parents. I’m always surprised at how much my toddler and my husband like these! Pair with a simple side of warmed frozen sweet corn.
Saturday: Pepperoni Rolls, Roasted Broccoli
I saw Sally from Real Mom Nutrition post these Pepperoni Rolls a few days ago and I love the idea so much I had to add them to our meal plan. We love this sort of dinner with simple roasted veggies.
Plus: Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids
- Carrot Muffins: These are a favorite and are a great way to get a dose of veggies in first thing.
- Raspberry Donuts: These would be a great Mother’s Day breakfast option, or a fun way to change up the weekday offerings.
- Blueberry Breakfast Bars: I just made a batch of these with blueberry jam and stashed half into the freezer for a future week. They’re so good to grab and go.
Plus: Healthy Snacks Ideas
- Blueberry Sweet Potato Smoothie: Add a spoonful or two of roasted mashed sweet potato (or canned butternut squash) to this smoothie for an extra dose of veggies.
- Zucchini Banana Bread: This is another baked good that works well to make ahead. You can dice it up and do it with chocolate chips or without!
- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cake: My middle girl turns three Monday (eek!) and she’s requested that we (somehow!) turn the entire house red, that all of her presents are red, and that she has chocolate for dessert. At least I’ll fulfill two out of three!
You can find kids lunch ideas here.
Find all of my family meal plans here.