Weekly Family Meal Plan #143

A family friendly meal plan, with seven days of dinner ideas that are filling and hearty. Find meal ideas that will help beat the cold weather blues.

The cold weather has really set in now that we are officially in winter. This week’s meal plan is full of ideas that will help fill tummies on these cold days. Find below a hearty chicken soup recipe, a stew recipe, and a slow cooker honey sesame chicken recipe that is better than takeaway! I hope you find some inspiration for your family’s dinners.


Each week I plan my meals for the following week, this is called meal or menu planning. Some think it’s not worth it, but it really is a simple task that takes 5-10 minutes to plan one week of meals. The money and time that these five minutes save me throughout my week, makes it well worth the effort.


T-bone Steaks with Asian-Style Mushrooms – I’ve been craving a good steak for a little while now, and grilled t-bones will do the trick. Serve with a nice salad the yummy Asian style mushrooms in the recipe.


Easy Chicken and Corn Chowder – a thick and chunky soup that is easy to make and very filling. Serve with a nice crusty bread. Perfect for a cold winter’s night.


Beef Taco Strips – this is a great dinner option for a busy weeknight. They take about 15 minutes to cook and the kids (depending on their age) can even help assemble and wrap their own tacos.

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Salmon Poke Bowl – This recipe is currently our family favourite dinner. And it takes less than 30 minutes to make! So delicious and healthy with sushi rice, fresh salmon and veggies.


Honey Sesame Chicken – Skip getting Friday night takeaway, and throw this yummy slow cooker recipe on in the morning. Your future self will thank you!


Savoury Mince on Toast – savoury mince is so versatile! You can dish it up with mashed potato and veggies, have it in toasted sandwiches, put over pasta, or for a really quick dinner (which is what I opted for!) simply serve on toast – yum yum!


Irish Stew– A hearty stew is definitely called for with the weather we’ve been having lately. Packed full of veggies and tender chunks of lamb, this is comfort food to the max!


No-Bake Breakfast Bar – Well these cereal bars don’t actually require any baking, but I’m planning on whipping up a batch of these. I love to keep them in the freezer for the family to grab as a little snack.



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