Trying to feed your family without a plan typically ends with ordering in, a last-minute thrown together meal that is boring and bland, or something out of a box or can that is less than ideal or healthy.
Meal planning can seem like a daunting task for a busy Mom, but I am going to show you a way to plan a whole month (or year) of meals in under one hour with healthy recipes that your family will love.
How are you going to accomplish this? Using the power of Pinterest! I love using Pinterest to find healthy dinner ideas for my family. I simply create boards for different dinner themes I know my family will enjoy like kid-friendly meals, Paleo dinner ideas, Vegetarian, or healthy dinner ideas.
You can follow me on Pinterest to get lots of healthy recipe ideas for your family too!
As I am browsing on Pinterest (one of my favorite pass-times), I pin yummy looking recipes into my various theme boards.
Using my monthly theme night template, I plug in my recipes from Pinterest for the month and am done with a whole month of meal planning in less than one hour.
Once you’ve discovered your tried and true recipes that your family loves, you can simply repeat your month without it getting too boring. This way, you’ve created a whole year of meal plans with little effort.
Use this printable monthly theme night planner to keep you organized and to save time and money as you plan your healthy family meals.
These are the themes I’ve chosen for my family based on our taste preferences and budget, but feel free to create your own themes that suit your family.
I have also included some of my favorite recipes from Pinterest for each of my themes to get you started in your monthly meal planning.
Chicken Fajita Whole 30 Stuffed Peppers by Wholesome Yum
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos by The Real Food RDs
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls with Quinoa by These Lovely Acres
One Pot Mexican Beef and Vegetables by Hold the Grain
Keto Pork Rind Fried Chicken by Mainly Homemade
Keto Carne Asada Chimichurri by I Breathe I’m Hungry
Mediterranean Tuna Salad by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Whole 30 Spinach Artichoke Chicken by Paleo Running Mama
Paleo Spaghetti with “Nomato” Sauce and Meatballs by hol FAMILY
Creamy Pumpkin Fettuccine by Food Faith Fitness
Macrobiotic Sushi Bowl by Strength and Sunshine
Sweet Potato and Turkey Taco Bowls by Cooks Well With Others
French Onion Soup by The Pistachio Project
Creamy Cauliflower Leek Soup with Bacon by hol FAMILY
Instant Pot Turkey and Rice Soup by These Lovely Acres
Instant Pot Belizean Stewed Chicken by I Breathe I’m Hungry
Keto Friendly Chicken Parmesan Pizza by Hidden Springs Homestead
Thai Peanut Cauliflower Pizza by Food Faith Fitness
Crockpot Beef Italiano by This Crazy Maze
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken by Strength and Sunshine
Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Hummus Sandwich by Food Faith Fitness
Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich with Tahini Slaw by Strength and Sunshine
Grilled Sweet Potato Salad by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Southwestern Chicken Salad with Bacon by I Breathe I’m Hungry
Grilled Ginger Cauliflower Steaks with Tahini Sauce by Strength and Sunshine
Rainbow Peanut Noodle Vegan Pasta Bake by Food Faith Fitness
Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Yogurt Tahini Sauce and Marinated Vegetables by Strength and Sunshine
Paleo Pineapple Chicken by Paleo Running Mama
Breakfast for Dinner
Easy Spaghetti Sauce Shakshuka by This Crazy Maze
Sweet Potato Turkey Sausage Egg Bake by The Real Food RDs
Chicken Pot Pie by Joy Filled Eats
Deliciously Simple Grain Free Meatballs by The Pistachio Project
Tuna Casserole with Cauliflower by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Salmon with Lemon Dill Potatoes by Paleo Running Mama
Keto Sheet Pan Curried Chicken by I Breath I’m Hungry
Sheet Pan Chicken with Butternut Apples by Paleo Running Mama
Cajun Burgers by Joy Filled Eats
Grilled Pineapple Paleo Burger with Curry Cashew Cream by Food Faith Fitness
Roasted Root Vegetable Medley by Hold the Grain
Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Sweet Potatoes and Bacon by Food Faith Fitness
Stir-Fry with Garlic Scallion Cauliflower Rice by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Cashew Chicken with Broccoli by A Yellow Bowl
Asian Rice Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing by Cooks Well With Others
Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken by The Real Food RDs
The Best At Home Rotisserie Chicken by Strength and Sunshine
Instant Pot Whole Chicken by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Bacon and Butternut Squash Casserole by These Lovely Acres
Slow Cooker Beef Casserole by Oh The Things We’ll Make
One Pot Vegan Mac N Cheese by Strength and Sunshine
Healthy Homemade Sloppy Joes by The Pistachio Project
Indian Butter Chicken by The Real Food RDs
Slow Cooker Beef Curry by I Breath I’m Hungry
Homemade Cranberry Sage Cornbread Stuffing by Simple and Savory
Roasted Bacon Sweet Potatoes by Natural Paleo Family