Make getting meals onto the table easier this week with my kid-friendly meal plan. It’s designed to inspire you to serve your family healthy food, but also not have you in the kitchen for hours. There are 7 easy dinners ideas, plus breakfasts and snacks—all healthy kids food adults will like too.
Sunday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Roasted Broccoli
Pair an easy skillet green curry (it’s mild, no worries!) with rice noodles (cut them up with kitchen shears for the kids) for an easy Monday night dinner.
Tuesday: Loaded Potato Nachos
Layer all your favorite nacho toppings on tender potatoes for a sheet pan dinner the kids will love.
Wednesday: Instant Pot Tandori Chicken with Rice and Peas
This chicken recipe has been on repeat in my house lately and you can make it from frozen in the Instant Pot or you can simply simmer all the ingredients (using thawed chicken) in a skillet on the stove top.
To do it that way, add the coconut milk and spices to a large skillet and stir together. Add the chicken and bring up to a simmer over medium heat. Cover, with the lid sort of askance so a little steam can escape, and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. (You may need to lower the heat slightly if it’s bubbling too fast and splattering.)
Stir in 2 cups of frozen peas once the chicken is done and serve with cooked rice. The chicken is super tender and mild if you omit the cayenne pepper!
Thursday: Sausage and Pepper Pasta
We had this recently with linguine and it was a hit. And super easy! (You may want to omit the parsley for the kids.)
My two year old surprised me recently by declaring that she LOVES fish when I made sheet pan baked tilapia. Which is a nice reminder that the kids can surprise us occasionally if we let them! This is a nice fish dish for a Friday before Easter.
Saturday: Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches and Fries
Otherwise known as meatballs and toast! Use homemade meatballs or store-bought and serve with fries (we like the Alexia brand crinkle cut ones) or a simple side of veggies.
Plus: Healthy Breakfast Ideas
- Baked Banana French Toast Sticks: Bake a batch on a sheet pan, stash leftovers in the freezer, and quick breakfasts are seconds away on future days.
- Easy Baked Apple Donuts: This recipe is easy, healthy, and fun!
- Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies: Whether you’re a mom who needs a one-handed breakfast or the kids would like a treat, these are a favorite way to start the day.
Plus: Healthy Snack Ideas
- Crockpot Sweet Potatoes: I like to make a batch of mashed sweet potatoes to have on hand to stir into yogurt, add to smoothies, or simply serve as a component of a meal.
- Cheesy Kale Bites: Serve these with ketchup, salsa, or tomato sauce for a nutritious snack.
- Strawberry Muffins: Whether you need these to be gluten-free or dairy-free, this is a bright and fresh muffin recipe for spring.
You can find kids lunch ideas here.
All of my family meal plans are here.