Feed your family well without spending so much time figuring out how to do it all with the help of my latest family meal plan. They’re kid-friendly, yet parent-approved, and are a way to get some much needed cooking inspiration this spring!
Family Meal Plan
This meal plan includes 7 kid-friendly dinners that adults will like too, starting with a fun Sunday dinner to celebrate the holiday. And scroll down to find a few easy and healthy ideas for breakfast and snack time!
TIP: you can grab a downloadable version of my templates here.
Meal Planning Rotation
I’m offering ideas for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinners for each week to hopefully give you plenty of options. My monthly meal plans are 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 for sure don’t make every meal or snack from scratch, but I try to offer ideas in case one sounds good to you to try this week. You can of course do all of these, but do what works best for your life.
TIP: Find my go-to store-bought snacks here.
I like to make a batch of muffins to have for a few days during the week—you can always stash them in the fridge or freezer for a future day.
We usually rotate in cheese and cracker style snack lunches to keep the midday meal easy.
Add easy sides like warmed frozen veggies, salad kits, or cheese to round out these meals.
The breakfast options here are really great to make ahead and serve up throughout the week. Here’s to easier mornings!
Add a side of fruit to any of these ideas, along with a drink like milk or a smoothie.
Make extra quesadillas, stash them in the fridge in a container, and heat them up on future days.
Let the kids choose the color of shake they want so they have some control over their snack options.
Add rice, pasta, sliced bread, or other easy sides to any of these meals.
I love to incorporate smoothies into snacks or meals as an easy way to serve up a lot of nutrients in one fell swoop!
Add diced fruit or applesauce to these lunches, whether serving them at home or packed for school.
You can make the strawberry smoothie ahead of time and stash it in the fridge to serve as drinkable yogurt.
Start (or end) the week with a clean-out-the-fridge snack dinner to use up small amounts of foods you might have left to use.
I often rotate through the same types of lunches each week with slight variations. This helps me not have to keep coming up with new ideas and also use up what we have.
Add easy sides to these lunch ideas and a drink to ensure the kids have enough to eat.
Serve these for morning or afternoon snack, depending on your schedule.
Take any dinnertime shortcuts you may need to make these meals come together a little faster.
You can find all of my monthly meal plans here for more ideas throughout the year!