Embrace the changing of the seasons (or at least the promise that spring is coming someday soon!) with 4 weeks of healthy spring recipes for this month.
While it still feels like winter where we are, but I’m craving a change of seasons so bright flavors, berries, and greens are on my mind. This meal plan is designed to give you easy family meal ideas, plus homemade snack ideas to help round out what we serve to the kids.
Use all of the ideas here, pick and choose a couple to try, or come back to this post throughout the month when you find yourself without a dinner plan. Whatever your approach to meal planning, I’m here to help!
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March Week 1
We mix in no-recipe ideas like toast, cereal, and freezer waffles with these ideas to keep it easy for everyone.
Find my list of favorite kids snacks to buy at the store to mix in with these homemade options.
I love to have a batch of muffins ready for lunch to pair with simple sides like fruit and cheese.
Here are a few easy dinner options for this week. Add in leftovers, takeout, or any other recipe that your family enjoys.
March Week 2
I aim to start with smaller portions and allow more according to the unique hunger of the kids (since they can be pretty unpredictable!).
All of these snacks can work for multiple days, so you can make them once and enjoy them a few times.
One homemade lunch option in the mix makes it easier to mix up what we offer—without the pressure to cook each day.
Add simple sides like a salad kit, sliced cheese, cut up or canned fruit, or crackers to any of these meals to round them out.
March Week 3
Remember to check the fridge and freezer for any leftovers that may need to be used up before heading to the store to reduce your own food waste.
We love to make green pancakes for an easy, yet festive meal on St. Patrick’s Day!
Smoothies are a quick and easy snack to share, both for the kids and for us parents!
All of these ideas can be made and shared with the kids so you can be sure to feed yourself too.
March Week 4
Grab some frozen produce to make quick work of some of these recipes without the worry that it will spoil before you have a chance to use it.
The kids may like to help make the cookies or bars right along with you.
Pair any of these ideas with cut up fruit for an easy kids lunch.
Find a mix of quick, yet nutritious options to choose from below for dinner this week.