Make it easier to feed your family this month with my easy family meal plans. They’re here to lighten your work load and help you get yummy meals on the table with a little more ease.

March Meal Plan

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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Lemon broccoli pasta in two bowls with spoon.

March Week 1

Find easy dinners for the week ahead below. For full access to ideas for every meal of the day with adjustable serving sizes and an editable grocery list, upgrade your account.

Quick Lemon Broccoli Pasta
Bursting with fresh, bright flavor, this Lemon Broccoli Pasta is one of our absolute favorite fast meals. It's ready in less than 20 minutes, you can use fresh or frozen broccoli, and it's perfect for little kids and us adults.
Quick Lemon Broccoli Pasta
Lemon broccoli pasta in two bowls with spoon.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Tacos
With a short ingredient list and a veggie-loaded sauce, these Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are such a delicious family meal. (You can even make it in the Instant Pot for dinner in just 25 minutes.)
Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Tacos
Slow cooker chicken tacos on plate with sides.
30-Minute Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
You can serve this soup chunky or pureed smooth, according to what your family might prefer. There's also a slow cooker option if that's more your speed! Try it as a dip for little kids if they're not into a full bowl.
30-Minute Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
black bean soup in white bowls
Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough
Amazingly tender and fast, this Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough is the easiest pizza dough ever. There's no yeast, so it doesn't need time to rise—and yet it bakes up perfectly. Use for personal pizzas, a big pizza to share, or pizza rolls—all in about 20 minutes!
Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough
greek yogurt pizza dough pizza on counter.
Crispy Baked Fish Sticks (to Share with the Kids!)
We like to have these with simple sides such as Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli, or Salad. They’re also great in tacos!
Crispy Baked Fish Sticks (to Share with the Kids!)
fish-sticks-with-ketchup-and-lemon
hamburger helper in various bowls and pan.

March Week 2

Homemade Hamburger Helper
This one-pot homemade Hamburger Helper is nutritious, delicious, and so easy to make. It's a 30-minute way to make quick work of dinner!
Homemade Hamburger Helper
Hamburger helper in pan and bowls.
Baked Sheet Pan Nachos
These Baked Sheet Pan Nachos have a tender potato base and are topped with black beans, cheese, salsa and veggies. They're a total family dinner hit. (You can add some of the ingredients to some of the areas—leaving the spinach off, adding more salsa or spice—to customize for everyone at the table.)
Baked Sheet Pan Nachos
healthy loaded potato nachos
Easy Cheesy Rice (with Veggies!)
This Cheesy Rice recipe has four options to add in veggies and has been a staple of my family's diet for a few years now. It's SO easy and versatile—and stores wonderfully in the fridge. And it's downright delish!
Easy Cheesy Rice (with Veggies!)
cheesy rice in bowl with hands and pink nails.
Quick Rice Noodle Salad
This quick Rice Noodle Salad is a favorite family dinner when I don't feel like cooking—you just have to boil water and the rest is assembly only! It takes about 20 minutes and is so fresh and delish.
Quick Rice Noodle Salad
Rice noodle salad in multiple bowls with sides.
Favorite Pizza Rolls (with Veggies)
This Pizza Rolls recipe is packed with nutrition—and even greens!—but the cheese, and silly spiral shape makes them much more appeal to toddlers and big kids. Be sure to grease your pan well and roll the dough up fairly tightly around the fillings for best results. (But it's okay if they don't look perfect when they go into the pan!) 
Favorite Pizza Rolls (with Veggies)
pizza-rolls-on-kids-plate
Carrot soup in various bowls and pan.

March Week 3

Crispy Salmon Nuggets
With a short ingredient list and cooking time, these Salmon Nuggets are ready in about 20 minutes and are crispy on the outside and tender in the middle. They are such a delicious meal to share with the kids.
Crispy Salmon Nuggets
Salmon nuggets on plate with dip and lemon slices.
Lemon Ricotta Pasta
With a short ingredient list, quick method that takes just about 20 minutes, and bright, fresh flavor, this creamy Lemon Ricotta Pasta is a favorite pasta dish to share with the kids. You can even add peas or spinach if you like!
Lemon Ricotta Pasta
Lemon ricotta in two bowls with sides.
Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos
You can try serving this to your toddler with the components separated if they aren’t quite up to holding and eating a regular taco. Simply arrange the filling, the tortillas, and toppings on a plate and let them eat them however they like!
Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos
parent and kids roasted sweet potato taco plates
Creamy Carrot Soup
This creamy Carrot Soup is easy and comforting, and it's a great vegetarian soup to share with the kids. Add some crackers or pita alongside to round out this meal.
Creamy Carrot Soup
Carrot soup in various bowls and pan.
Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs
With hints of garlic and ginger, these Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs are flavorful and a perfect protein to serve with rice or noodles and broccoli or green beans as an easy family meal. You can bake them in the oven or make then in the Air Fryer.
Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs
Teriyaki chicken in white bowl with sides.
instant pot chana masala meal.

March Week 4

Easy Baked Salmon Cakes (Salmon Patties)
These tender fish cakes make a quick and easy pantry meal when you haven’t planned ahead for dinner. Recipe updated slightly to ensure moistness in June 2021.
Easy Baked Salmon Cakes (Salmon Patties)
salmon-cakes-on-parent-and-child-plate
Orzotto with Peas
With the creamy texture of risotto but a much faster cook time and an easier method, this Orzotto with peas is a favorite quick family dinner.
Orzotto with Peas
Orzotto with peas on plates and in pan.
4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Meatballs
With just four simple and affordable ingredients, you can make tender Baked Chicken Meatballs to share with the kids. Bonus: You can tuck a veggie into the mix, and they are perfect to batch-cook and stash in the freezer!
4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Meatballs
baked chicken meatballs on cookie sheet.
Instant Pot Chana Masala-Style Chickpeas
Try making a super easy Indian food recipe at home with this mild Instant Pot Chana Masala. It's easy to make, freezes beautifully, and packs extra veggies tucked right into the sauce. (This will likely make enough for two meals—I like to freeze the second half for a future week.)
Instant Pot Chana Masala-Style Chickpeas
instant pot chana masala meal.
Easy Pizza Toast
Learn how to make the quickest Pizza Toast to share with the kids for an easy lunch or dinner. This is the fastest way to get the flavors we love of pizza, with less work!
Easy Pizza Toast
Pizza toast on baking sheet after baking.

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  1. You are so generous with your advice, recipes and planning resources! I know people love to hate in Instagram, but I feel so lucky to be a mother at a time when I can access all of this. Thank you!