Gear up for the week with an easy family meal plan designed to help you take some of the work out of feeding yourself and your kids!
Family Meal Plan
Below you’ll find 7 easy dinner ideas that can be adjusted to serve the kids, and a few ideas for easy breakfasts and snacks for everyone in the house.
Sunday: Red Curry Tofu and Veggies with Rice
If used in smaller amounts, curry paste is mild, yet flavorful—which means that it’s often a good option for both kids and adults. Swap in shrimp or chicken for the tofu if you prefer.
Monday: Spinach Pesto Linguine
Greens are plentiful in local markets at this time of the year so turn them into a kid-friendly pasta sauce with this easy pesto recipe.
Tuesday: Refried Bean Quesadillas and Roasted Baby Carrots
Spread refried beans on a tortilla, sprinkle with shredded cheese, and top with a second tortilla. Warm in a pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Slice and serve. Add a side of carrots or fruit to round the meal out.
Wednesday: Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Bacon Foil Packs
This is a delish excuse to fire up the grill! Try some rice or sliced Italian bread along side.
Thursday: Grilled Cheese and Ham Sandwiches, Mixed Veggies
I like to assemble grilled cheese and ham sandwiches like I was going to make them in a pan—butter on the outside of the bread and all—then place them on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for about 10 minutes at 375 F, flip halfway through, and you have a pile of sandwiches all ready at once. We like to serve with warmed frozen mixed veggies.
Friday: Greek Salad Bowls with Pita Bread
Trade in cheddar or mozzarella cheese for the kids if they aren’t feta fans and add pita bread alongside.
Saturday: Free Choice
It’s my birthday on Saturday and I’m reserving the right to decide what I want on the day. (It will likely be a burger and fries at a favorite restaurant!) So go out, use up leftovers, have a picnic…whatever works for your family!
Plus: Healthy Breakfast Ideas
- Avocado Toast with Hard-Cooked Eggs: Healthy fats, complex carbs, and protein make this a powerful morning meal.
- Hidden Veggie Smoothies: Let the kids pick the color they want and blend away!
- Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Apples: Because mornings are better when breakfast is ready when you walk downstairs.
Plus: Healthy Snacks for Kids
- Blueberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Popsicles: This treat even has greens blended right in!
- Orange Honey Fruit Snacks: You might be surprised at how easy these are to make at home.
- Easy Cheese Crackers: Make a batch with the kids as a fun activity you can eat!
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